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Class of 2012’s DeSisto & Brochu Tie the Knot in EC Chapel

Posted on Jun 25 by

Today, Saturday, June 25, 2016, Emmanuel College Mission & Ministry had the pleasure of hosting the marriage of Kelly DeSisto ’12 & Ike Brochu ’12 in the Emmanuel College Chapel.  Kelly and Ike were both stand-out students during their time at Emmanuel and the Mission & Ministry staff wish them nothing but joy and blessings on their marriage!  We asked Kelly and Ike to share with us why it was important to them to be married at Emmanuel; they wrote: From the moment we started wedding planning, we both knew that we wanted to get married on the campus where we met, fell in love, and even became engaged. Emmanuel College is our second home – it is where we met for the first time in the dining hall during our first year of college. It is where we discovered who we are as students, leaders, and members of the community. Most importantly, it is where we grew as partners and as a family. Without Emmanuel College, the success in our relationship, friendships, and life-long learning would not have been...


End of semester …..

Posted on May 3 by

The Mission and Ministry Office of Emmanuel College wish all of the Emmanuel and COF students well during their exam period.  We pray for an anxiety and stress free environment for all the students as they finish up their papers and class projects, exam preps, and distinction presentations.  May God bless all of you as you complete your semester/year.  And have a wonderful summer break.  Father John and the Mission and Ministry...



Posted on Apr 21 by

Mission and Ministry of Emmanuel College wishes a Happy Passover to our Jewish brothers and sisters within the COF family, especially those celebrating here at...


3 EC Students Confirmed at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Posted on Apr 20 by

On Saturday April 16th, thirty students from different colleges and universities in Boston were welcome as full-members of the Catholic Church. In a beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the students received the sacrament of confirmation from Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. This year three students from Emmanuel College were confirmed: Adrianna Durocher (2017), Cinthia Garcia (2018), and Jasmine Benitez (2017). Cardinal O’Malley talked about the hopeful sign that it is to see young people becoming new members of the Catholic Church, the joy we all experience, and the anticipation to see them actively engaged in our Church. These three students participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Program (RCIA) which Emmanuel College offers throughout the academic year. This program is open to all students from Colleges of the Fenway. The program includes teaching about the sacraments, Catholic doctrine, liturgy, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, Catholic social teaching, Vatican II and more. In other words, students learn why Catholics do what we do. As part of the program students had the opportunity to visit a...


Emmanuel College Celebrates Founders’ Week

Posted on Mar 4 by

The following article was written by Amy Stewart, Communications Manager in the Office of Marketing & Communications at Emmanuel College, and was originally printed in The Pilot, Boston’s Catholic Newspaper. Emmanuel College celebrated Founders’ Week from Sunday, January 31st, through Saturday, February 6th, with a series of event including the keynote Founders’ Week Address, opportunities for prayer and community service, and campus-wide discussions that reflect how Emmanuel continues to live out the SND mission.  Founders’ Week commemorates the founding of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SND) by St. Julie Billiart on February 2, 1804, and the founding of Emmanuel College by the SNDs in 1919. In recognition of the Holy Year of Mercy, the theme of this year’s Founders’ Week Address was “Cerebrating the Ministries of Mercy of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.”  Sister Ellen Dabrieo, SND, Support Coordinator for the East/West Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and Sister Maria Delaney, SND, Co-Director of the U.S. Office of SND Sponsored Ministries, each spoke on how they show or understand mercy, through corporal or spiritual...


Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Posted on Nov 20 by

On November 18, Emmanuel College celebrated its traditional Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service. The prayer service had been scheduled and planned weeks ago by the Cardinal Sean O’Malley Center for Mission and Ministry. The service was modified to include prayers for last week’s violent events.  Few times has the interfaith service has been as important as this year, in the wake of last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Lebanon and France. Students, faculty and staff from different faiths came together to pray for the victims of the attacks and to remind us that no religion accepts those actions. We recognized the importance of all faiths praying together and do not allow violence to create divisions. The community expressed gratitude for the goodness of God, for our faith and for the freedom and peace we experience in our country and in our Emmanuel community. As in previous years, students from Mission Grammar joined our celebration. The fourth grade students were accompanied by their teachers Keenan Flowers and Emmanuel alumna Courtney...

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