Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Graduate & Professional Student Ministries


WELCOME, or welcome back, to Boston College!

If you are interested in any of these upcoming Graduate programs, please contact: Sister Mary Sweeney, Campus Minister for Graduate Students

Prayer for Graduate Students
for the Beginning of the School Year

Loving God, as I begin this semester in grad school, I offer you my thanks for the gifts that you have given me. You have blessed me in numerous ways and have put good and generous people on my path.

As the semester unfolds, keep me mindful of those blessings and of the wonderful opportunities that have enabled me to be here pursuing graduate studies. When the challenges arise, keep before me the joy that brought me to my field of study and the hope that calls me to keep moving forward.

May your Spirit guide me and direct this university. I pray this through Christ, your son and my brother, who is the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.

There is always something going on at Boston College, including options specific to graduate and professional students. Check out these oppprtunities and resources offered for graduate and professional students. Please feel free to contact Sister Mary with any questions, or to request additional information.


Sun Script
Did you ever wish you were more attuned to the Sunday Liturgy?
This might be the opportunity. Graduate and professional students gather to read and to pray, discuss and to share the Sunday Scriptures (get it?) for the upcoming Sunday. 
Groups will form in September. Join us for lunch! Interested? Email Sister Mary.


Growing through Grief
Are you grieving the death of a loved one?  Growing through Grief is a group for undergrad and graduate students.  This fall, we will gather on Mondays from 5 - 6:15 PM in the Service Building (located between Campion and Higgins). 

Faith Sharing
Small groups for faith sharing form each semester.  If you're interested, email Sr. Mary.


Catholic, with Questions?
Not studying theology but wish you knew more about your Catholic faith? There are many great articles that can expand your understanding of Catholicism.  If you'd like to get together with a small group of grad students to review Catholicism and look at various topics (liturgy, sacraments, morality, Bible, Catholic practices), email Sr. Mary.

Off-Campus Churches
Are you looking for a Sunday community for liturgy?  Young adults have often found communities at St. Ignatius Parish Church at the corner of the campus, St. Cecelia's near the Prudential Center in the Back Bay, and Our Lady Help of Christians on Washington Street in Newton, near the Mass Pike.


Peace & Quiet & Prayer
Close your school week with 15 minutes of peace, quiet and prayer.  Just 15 minutes Thursdays at 4 pm in Cushing Chapel, School of Nursing (second floor
next to room 326). We will practice the Ignatian Examen on some days - a great practice to cultivate.


Interested in a volunteer opportunity?  The Volunteer and Service Learning Center has many possible sites.


Considering Catholicism?/RCIA
Do you have questions about Catholicism?  Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic?   Are you interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation? The group will meet on Tuesday nights, 7 - 9 pm, beginning on September 16. Email Sister Mary for more information.

Former Jesuit Volunteers and ROSTROs
If you're a former JV, Rostro de Cristo Volunteer or other Church Volunteer, please check back for future events and gatherings.

Prayer! Holy Connections!!
For a boost for your prayer life, check out (sponsored by the Jesuits of Ireland) and (sponsored by the Jesuits in Britain).  Also there are daily masses in the Gasson Hall Chapel at 8 am, 11 am, and 12 pm, Monday-Friday.  In addition, St. Ignatius has daily masses at 12:15 pm and 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.


Grad Retreats
Join us for Twilight Retreats at Murray House.  These events take place several times a semester and are meant to provide grad students with an occasion to meet folks from other BC programs, to enjoy a nice meal, and to pause for some reflection and sharing.  Please check back for upcoming retreats.

If you would like more information about other faith groups on or near campus, check out Campus Ministry's website and their collections of Multi-Faith Programs and Services.

Campus Ministry
McElroy 233
(617) 552-3475