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Update 4-16-13: Mass of Healing and Hope Today

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (4-16-13) A Mass of Healing and Hope in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy will be celebrated today at 5:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church for all members of the BC community.  University President William P. Leahy, S.J., will celebrate the Mass. A sacramental anointing for healing will follow the service.

The Boston College community is asked to continue to pray for all victims of this tragedy, including two graduate students, M.B.A. student Liza Cherney and joint J.D./M.B.A. student Brittany Loring. The two spectators were hospitalized with injuries resulting from the explosions near the Marathon finish line.

There were no injuries reported among the more than 300 BC undergraduates who ran in the Marathon, many on behalf of the Campus School.

Counseling is also available to BC students through University Counseling Services.
Additional information will be posted on BCInfo ( as it becomes available.

Read the University's previous update (4-15-13) here.

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