Elms College students have a multitude of options to expand their spiritual lives. From service trips to community service and finding a place of worship, our Office of Campus Ministry can help you along your spiritual journey.
We celebrate daily Mass Monday through Thursday at 12:15 p.m. (daily Mass location will be the Alumnae Library Theater beginning Sept. 26, 2016). Saturday Masses are held in the Alumnae Library Theater at 6 p.m. There also are a number of Catholic churches and other places of worship in our local community.
Eucharistic Adoration is a time set aside for personal prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament is placed in a monstrance on the altar so that all may encounter our Lord, fully present under the appearance of simple bread. All are welcome for a time of reflection and spiritual renewal.
The Soup and Substance series is a monthly lunchtime meeting during which Elms College staff, students, and faculty are invited to share their spiritual journeys with their peers. This series, organized by Campus Ministry, has become a popular forum where the topics of faith and spirituality can be discussed in a safe, supportive and receptive environment.
Soup and Substance Series presentations begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room.
Fontbonne Scholars are full-time undergraduate students who wish to explore the mission of the college and the charism of the college’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph. Through study, reflection, and participation in various activities, Fontbonne Scholars live out their faith in daily interactions, create a welcoming environment in encouraging others to become involved in campus activities, and integrate the college’s mission and SSJ charism in their personal and professional life.
As part of our desire to connect our students with Sisters of St. Joseph, twice each semester, a group of 10-12 students are invited, along with four Sisters of St. Joseph, to share lunch and conversation together. Students are invited to “lunch with a Sister” and are given some starter questions beforehand. Questions may include, “Why did you join the SSJs?” “What type of work have you done?” “What type of work do you do now? “What training did you receive?" “How has religious life changed for you over the years?”
Campus Ministry, along with SAAC and the Student Activities Board, has teamed up with Boston College in bringing Agape Latte to our campus! Agape Latte is an informal/low-key student-led series on spirituality/faith/life journey.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.