Memorial Events Scheduled

Memorial Events Scheduled

Boston College will hold a Day of Remembrance on the first anniversary of Sept. 11 this Wednesday with Masses, memorial and prayer services and a candlelight vigil.

The observance will begin at noon with a University-wide memorial service in O'Neill Plaza. After the tolling of the Gasson Hall bells, University President William P. Leahy, SJ, will offer reflections on behalf of the Boston College community and representatives of several religious traditions will lead an interfaith prayer service.

Boston College faculty, staff and students will then join together to read the names of the 21 alumni and three BC parents who died in the terrorist attacks. The ceremony will conclude with the singing of "Amazing Grace."

All undergraduate classes will be cancelled from noon to 1 p.m. to allow faculty and students to attend the service. Graduate classes are cancelled at the discretion of the instructor.

St. Mary's Chapel will follow its normal daily Mass schedule on Wednesday, although the noon Mass will be cancelled due to the University service, according to St. Mary's Prefect Rev. James O'Brien, SJ. Masses will be held at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. that day.

At 7 p.m., St. Ignatius Parish will hold a taize prayer service, a loosely structured Christian service featuring scripture reading, repetitive singing and meditative silence.

The Day of Remembrance will conclude at 8 p.m. when members of Undergraduate Government of Boston College lead a candlelight vigil on O'Neill Plaza.

-Stephen Gawlik

 

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