Dec. 16, 2004 • Volume 13 Number 8


Second "What Makes Us Catholic" course begins in January

A second offering of the on-line course "What Makes Us Catholic," developed by the Boston College Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry as part of the Church in the 21st Century intiative, will begin on Jan. 10.

The four-week course will be taught by IREPM Director Prof. Thomas Groome (Theology), a widely read author of books on Catholicism and Catholic education, and IREPM faculty member Barbara Radtke. It will be available to the public at a cost of $75.

Its purpose is to integrate Catholic Christian faith into "real life," suggesting a spirituality to sustain people in the everyday. Along with the written text, brief video segments with Groome and Radtke as well as other resources will be provided to stimulate discussion. Each participant will be assigned to a small community for conversation and faith sharing.

For more information, contact Maureen Lamb at ext.2-8057 or, or see the IREPM Web site, at

Shuttle bus schedule for holidays

The University's shuttle bus service will stop for the Christmas break at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and resume on a limited basis on Monday, Jan. 3.

From Jan. 3-7, a van service will be available daily from 7-9:30 a.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Bus service will start again on Jan. 10. There will be two buses each for the Newton Campus and Cleveland Circle routes from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., with an approximate waiting time of 15-30 minutes.

The service will shift to its regular weekend schedule for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Jan. 15-17, and resume the normal semester schedule on Jan. 18.

For more information on the shuttle bus service, see

Children's Center registration due Dec. 23

The Department of Human Resources will draw lots for the September 2005 preschool openings in the Boston College Children's Center, on Jan. 17.

Children who will be between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 5 years 0 months by September 1, 2005, are eligible for the program. Lots are drawn according to available openings, age group and employee or student category.

Interested parents must register by Dec. 23 for the lottery by filling out a form, which is available on-line at, and and returning it to the address listed on the form. For additional questions, call Barbara Krakowsky at the Children's Center at (617) 552-3089.

Last Chronicle of the semester

Today's issue of Boston College Chronicle is the final one of the fall 2004 semester.

Chronicle will resume publication on Jan. 20 and continue on a biweekly schedule until the end of the spring semester. Copy for the Jan. 20 issue will be due on Thursday, Jan. 13.

For more information, call ext.2-3317 or e-mail

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