FAQ

Who are we? We’re a diverse group of undergrads, grads, alumni, and affiliates who value Catholicism.

Where and how often is Mass offered on campus? During the semester, the MIT chapel has daily Mass every day except Saturday, and three Masses on Sunday. There are donuts and coffee after every Sunday Mass, which is a great way to meet people. When classes are not in session we have one Mass a week, Sunday at 10am. There are also many nearby parishes that offer the sacraments. In particular, St. Clements offers perpetual adoration and the St. Francis Chapel in the Prudential center offers Reconciliation, Mass, and Adoration daily.  

What kinds of activities does TCC do?

  • Weekly Bible studies organized by FOCUS (Fellowship Of Catholic University Students).

  • Spaghetti Supper: (almost) every Friday at 7pm, hang out and eat free spaghetti and garlic bread in the community room of W11.

  • Social things: TCC puts on ~2-3 parties per semester and various other events like bible study cookoffs or an Easter BBQ. FOCUS also puts on a couple of intercollege parties and an annual Coffee House, a fun event where students and missionaries from MIT and nearby colleges showcase their artistic talents.

  • Service opportunities such as homeless outreach and opportunities to lector, EM, or serve at the altar.

  • Prayer opportunities from adoration (Mon-Fri except Thursday) to rosaries.

  • Weekly Tech Catholic Talks featuring pizza and an informal lecture/discussion about a Catholic topic.

  • Thomistic Institute Lectures: about two-three times per semester, MIT brings in outside speakers to talk about various topics in Catholic theology. You can check out past events (including recordings) here.

  • A choir for each of the Sunday Masses.

  • And many others!

Will I be able to go to confession on campus? Yes! The Catholic chaplain, Fr. Moloney, offers reconciliation in English and Spanish on Wednesdays during adoration from 8:15-9pm in the lower level of the Chapel, as well as after every Mass on Sunday, after Mass on Tuesday and Friday, before Mass on Monday, and by appointment. See the prayer page for more details.

Can I get baptized/confirmed at MIT? Yes! The Catholic chaplain offers Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes and opportunities to be baptized or confirmed every year. Check out the Prayer page for more details.

What if I’m discerning the priesthood/religious life? During the school year, Fr. Moloney leads a weekly Melchizedek Group for Priestly Vocations for those wishing to discern the priesthood and one for women discerning religious life. In addition for women, a group called Fiat meets monthly in Boston. If you’ll be looking for a spiritual director and want help with this, ask Fr. Moloney (dmoloney@mit.edu) for advice.

I’m coming for Campus Preview Weekend (CPW)! Can I get a Catholic host? While we can’t guarantee that your host will be Catholic, if you check the box that says you’re Catholic and comment that you’d like a Catholic host on your CPW registration form, we’ll do our best to match you.

What’s are TCC’s events during Campus Preview Weekend (CPW)? Will be announced in March. 

What are TCC’s events during Residence Exploration (REX)? Will be announced later in the summer.