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We’ve received word that we can celebrate Mass this weekend in the MIT Chapel. The Archdiocese of Boston has not cancelled Masses this weekend (so far, although as we all know, everything is fluid). So we’ll still have Mass. We will not be having coffee and donuts, or the St. Patrick’s Day party, just the religious events. Within Mass, we’ll also follow the CDC and Archdiocesan approved guidelines. Confessions will be available all morning in the Community Room of W11, from after the 9:30 Mass until around noon. I’ll also try to be available for Confessions after the 5 pm Mass.

In happy news, the Archdiocese has given me permission to accelerate the Baptisms, Confirmations, and Receptions into the Church for those who were going to have that happen during the Easter Vigil and (in the case of confirmations) during the Easter Season. We’ll do that at the 1 pm Mass on Sunday. We’ll do this even if the Archdiocese were to generally cancel Masses (which, as of now, to repeat, they haven’t done), just as a private celebration of the sacraments under extraordinary conditions.

Also, I want our help to offer to students (even non-Catholics) for short-term, acute financial needs. If you know someone who needs help paying for a ticket home (or for the rescheduling fees), or for food for a short time, they can contact us at catholic@mit.edu. There’s obviously a limit on this, and I’d prefer that most of this help come in the form of “emergency loans”, but I’m gathering that the bureaucracy at MIT might not be as responsive as my checkbook can be. If you’d like to help with this, the best way today (3/12) is to donate to our 24-hour challenge (which multiplies the effect of the donation): https://mit24hourchallenge.mightycause.com/story/Tech-Catholic .

After today, the best way is to donate through our website: http://tcc.mit.edu/donate.

I’ll try to send out a general email when I have been able to figure out how the TCC will function going forward.

 

Fr. Daniel Patrick Moloney, Ph.D.

The St. Patrick's Party planned for this Sunday has been cancelled.

TI Talk: The Dark Night of Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Therese of Lisieux Cancelled

TCC Winter Retreat: February 14-16, 2020. TCC is planning the Winter Retreat at the Betania II Spiritual Life & Marian Center in Medway, MA. Bus transfer to and from the retreat center, lodging, and food at the retreat center are free. The bus departs MIT W11 on Friday, February 14 at 7 PM. We will leave from the Betania II on Sunday, February 16 at 11 AM. Space is limited! Please sign up in the back of the Chapel or email catholic@mit.edu.

Thursday, 1/16 to Tuesday, 1/21  @  5:15 PM

Wednesday, 1/22 @ 4 PM

Starting on Thursday, 1/23 our regular Weekday Mass Schedule resumes.

This IAP course explores the topic of sexuality and self-mastery from classical philosophical and theological perspectives informed by evidence-based cognitive psychology and contemporary neuroscience. We will discuss how pleasure, reason, emotions, habit, will-power, commitments, love, and freedom coincide and often conflict, and will propose a framework for answering current questions. Professor: Fr. Robert Gahl, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ethics at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Rome. Five classes between 1/16-1/22, 6-8:30 pm, dinner provided. For more info, see http://student.mit.edu/iap/ns372.html

Schedule:

Jan/15Wed06:00PM-08:30PM(CANCELED)
Jan/16Thu06:00PM-08:30PMW20 West L (W20-201)
Jan/17Fri06:00PM-08:30PMW20 Coffeeh (W20-308
Jan/20Mon06:00PM-08:30PMW20 Coffeeh (W20-308
Jan/21Tue06:00PM-08:30PMW20 Coffeeh (W20-308
Jan/22Wed06:00PM-08:30PMW20 Coffeeh (W20-308

 

The last Sunday Masses will be on December 15, and will resume on January 12.

Weekday Masses end on Wednesday, December 18, and will resume in January.

Thu. 12/12: Join us for caroling at MIT and outside! We'll be singing in Lobby 7 and then in Regina Cleri, a retired priests' assisted living facility in Boston. We meet will meet at 10:45 in Kresge Rehearsal Room B (W16-030) for practice. For more info and RSVP (not required, but encouraged), contact Piotr at suwara@mit.edu . Invite your friends, too!

Thursday, December 12 at 5:15 PM. Mass in Spanish and English in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the MIT Chapel. Reception following Mass in W11/Main Dining Room. There will be NO 12:05 PM Mass that day.

 For our last Thomistic Institute lecture of the year, Prof. Paige Hochschild, a convert from Anglicanism and the Chair of the Department of Theology at Mount St. Mary’s University and Seminary, will speak about the Catholic theology of Mary and its sources, especially in Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, St. John Henry Newman, and in Pope Benedict XVI. 

MIT Room 3-270 (3-720 does not exist, if you checked the website before)

Friday, Dec. 13

5:30 PM