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The BC Alumni Spirituality programming attends to the sacramental, spiritual, and pastoral needs of the BC Alumni Community. All of this is accomplished through masses, retreats, service experiences, and faith programming.

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Though the young faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar with eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.
ISAIAH, 40: 30-31

During the Church seasons of Advent and Lent we offer a series of weekly reflections written by a member of the BC community.

Advent Reflections

During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ's birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as Savior and anticipate his promised Second Coming. And amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives.


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Lenten Reflections

Lent is a season of repentance and renewal. We turn away from our sinfulness and recommit ourselves to following Jesus. Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer encourage us in the season of Lent. Throughout the season of Lent, a member of the BC community shares his or her thoughts on the season and the importance of passing on the faith. A new reflection is posted on Friday for each week of Lent.

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Alumni Association Masses

Laetare Sunday

Laetare Sunday, which marks the midpoint of Lent, has been celebrated annually at BC for more than 70 years. The day includes Mass presided over by University President William P. Leahy, S.J., followed by brunch and an address from a special guest speaker. This year, Laetare Sunday will be held on March 10, 2024.

Annual Alumni Memorial Mass

November 3, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus, the Annual Memorial Mass provides an opportunity to remember and honor the memory of deceased alumni, family, and friends.

Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony

Alumni are welcome to join us for our Annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony. The event includes Mass and a ceremony with a guest speaker and roll call at the BC Veterans Memorial on Burns Library Lawn. A luncheon reception follows.

BCAA Grief Outreach

If you know of an alumnus/a who is recently deceased, please let us know so that we can send a card to the family. To pass along information about deceased alumni, email the BC Alumni Association at or call 617-552-4700.

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Faith Resources

Living Our Faith

The Church in the 21st Century Center is a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church. Signature programming includes Faith Feeds, faith conversation program for all ages (in person or virtual); Mass and Mingle, a new social opportunity for 20- and 30-something in the Greater Boston area to meet new friends while also engaging with Catholic faith and spirituality; and Pray It Forward, a 15-minute, virtual, weekly prayer program on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. EST.

C21 Resources Magazine

C21 Resources magazine is a compilation of the best analyses and essays on key challenges facing the Church today, published by the Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College.

Ever to Excel (E2E)

For high school students around the world: attend this week-long residential summer program at Boston College offering resources and a supportive community environment to contemplate how to create a more meaningful life through the lens of Jesuit spirituality.

Courses in Jesuit Studies through the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies (IAJS)

Explore courses and a certificate in Jesuit Studies which promote a deep understanding of the spirituality, history, and leadership methods associated with the Society of Jesus and its apostolates. A special highlight is the annual summer immersion course/ pilgrimage to Spain and Italy.

School of Theology and Ministry: Crossroads

Experiencing this continuing education program through Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, which offers a collection of non-credit online courses for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation.

19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises

Participate in an eight-month Jesuit retreat in daily life involving prayer (meditation, contemplation, and scripture) and meetings with a spiritual director. Retreatants come to a greater awareness of God’s presence in their lives. Two in-person meetings on campus required. Offered every two years through The Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College.

The Last Lecture Series from Alpha Sigma Nu (the Jesuit honor society)

Attend lecture events sponsored by the Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Society, featuring faculty with lasting roots in the community. Explore past event recordings online.