Liturgical and Music Ministries
Liturgy at Boston College is an experience of true community. Our Masses are opportunities to come together as one and recognize the God that is with us and within us. The liturgies are enhanced by the talents and gifts of many people — including the students who welcome us, who lead us in song, and who join us in prayer.
Interested in music and song? Share your experiences and talent through the Liturgical Arts Group.
Desire to minister in other ways, such as by serving as a lector or eucharistic minister? Find opportunities via the Liturgical Ministries tab below.
The Liturgy Arts Group serves the Boston College community by sharing its gift of music at Sunday liturgies and special events on campus. With song and instruments, LAG is committed to enlivening and enriching the University’s worship experience.
The Liturgy Arts Group believes music making is an expression of faith and that facilitating liturgical participation is a responsibility and special privilege. Through praise of God in song and prayer, the community finds its way to greater depth and joy in its service to God and others.
LAG welcomes all students with a love for creating music. If you are a singer, instrumentalist, handbell ringer or visual artist, we invite you to share your special gift at the regular weekend liturgies and at special events throughout the year.
Through weekly meetings – which include singing and playing through the music, as well as praying together – the Liturgy Arts Group prepares for the upcoming Sunday liturgy and for special celebrations such as Mass of the Holy Spirit, Parents' Weekend, Baccalaureate Mass, and other events. View the LAG event calendar here. Contact Meyer Chambers to get involved!
Executive Board for 2017-2018
President - Christian Wilson
Vice President/Events Coordinator - Sarah Ratton
Treasurer - Christopher McMahon
Secretary - Kiana Labrecque
St. Ignatius Representative - Camila Loforte Bertero
St. Joseph Representative - Soyun Chang
Trinity Representative - Stephen Saville
BC Bells Representative - Cecilia Wu
Practices are generally Wednesdays from 4 - 6 PM and Sundays at 7 PM (for 8 PM liturgies).
St. Joseph Chapel - Upper Campus 8 PM
Trinity Chapel - Newton Campus 8 PM
Lannon Chapel - St. Ignatius Church 8 PM
University Memorial Mass
Veteran's Day Mass
Midyear Baccalaureate Mass
Alumni Laetare Sunday Mass
University Advent/Christmas Mass at St. Ignatius
University/St. Ignatius Parish Confirmation
Spring Baccalaureate Mass in Conte Forum
Service Trip Commissioning Masses
Pedro Arrupe International Programs
Thanksgiving Interfaith Service
Dr. Martin Luther King Worship Service
Service of Remembrance
Holiday Progressive Dinner
Italian Home for Children Christmas Gift Drive
LAG Dinner in the City
Visit to MCI Framingham
Boston College Arts Festival: Mass and Concert
The Winter Trip
Freshmen E-Board Dinner
Local Parish Visit
Weekly student liturgies at Boston College are celebrated in chapels and worship spaces in each of the three residential areas of campus: Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus, St. Joe’s Chapel on upper campus, and St. Ignatius Church and the Heights Room on the lower campus. Our student liturgies are enhanced by the talents and gifts of many people, and we encourage you to share your gifts with our worshipping communities in any of the following ways:
Distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful, participating in the ministry of the table of God. Eucharistic Ministers must be fully initiated Catholics.
Proclaim the true and saving word of God through the scriptures, and lead the assembly in the prayers of intercession. Lectors must be members of the Christian faith.
Assist with the preparation of the liturgy. These students also have to opportunity to occasionally serve at baptisms, weddings, etc.
Schedule the Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors for each liturgy, as well as assigning the Eucharistic Ministers to their stations for the liturgy and finding substitutes as needed.
Help to create a welcoming environment at Mass. Greeters extend a welcome and sense of hospitality by greeting students as they arrive, distributing mass programs, coordinating the collection, and setting up post-Mass socials.
Any student who desires to serve as a minister for the first time at BC (with the exception of music ministers, see above) should complete the Liturgical Ministries application. You will then be contacted by Ellen Modica to set up an appointment to talk about your interest and to learn more about the process. Training is required to participate in some ministries; more information and dates for these trainings can be found on our calendar page. You can also speak to any Campus Minister after Mass for further information.
We invite all students to participate and hope you will find a home here with us, whether you have served as a minister at your home parish or school, or if you’d like to give it a try for the first time. Please contact Ellen Modica for more information on how to get involved.