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See here for a list of Holy Week observances at Tufts University.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29

Protestant Worship Service, 7:30 pm, Goddard Chapel

Guest Preacher – The Reverend Dr. Karen Coleman
The Reverend Dr. Karen Coleman will be leading this years’ Protestant Palm Sunday service. Dr. Coleman currently serves as rector of St. James Somerville and most recently served as chairperson of the Bishop’s Consecration Committee. She previously served as Priest-in-Charge at Trinity Church, Randolph and as an Assistant at Christ Church, Needham. She says it has been a rewarding experience to serve in three deaneries and to see the face of Christ in the people of the Diocese. She believes faith is caught more than it is taught and that outreach is a way to help young adults deepen their faith and commit to the church. She writes: “There is something about the mystery of religion, the incredible connectedness with a God who loves us so extravagantly.” The rest of her bio can be found here.

Catholic Mass, 10 pm, Goddard Chapel

Catholic Mass sponsored by the Catholic Community at Tufts.

Good Friday

Friday, April 3

Ecumenical Service, 12:10-12:40 pm, Goddard Chapel

As an Easter people, we must not forget that the brightness of morning only comes by way of the night. Like Christians all over the world, we will gather on Good Friday to sit with the darkness and listen to God’s word. As a community, we come together so that we might be truly present to one another and to ourselves, in all of our beauty and our brokenness. Join us on Good Friday in prayer, keeping vigil and staying awake to the tombs in our world and the tombs in our hearts. Led by Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper and Protestant Chaplain Chanta Bhan. Sponsored by the University Chaplaincy. For more information please contact

Stations of the Cross, Immediately Following the Ecumenical Service, Beginning at Goddard Chapel


Each year, we encounter Holy Week anew. The story of Jesus’ Passion remains the same but we change. We have lived a whole twelve months–with joys and hurts–hearing news of daily crucifixions and gracious births and merciful rebirths. We bring these stories with us through Holy Week with the hope that they help us to understand how it is that Jesus and the Gospel speak to us. Join us this year for Stations of the Cross. We will begin at Goddard Chapel and make our way through campus in prayer and song, stopping along to witness to the Passion. Led by Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper and Protestant Chaplain Chanta Bhan. For more information please contact

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 5

Catholic Mass, 11 am, Goddard Chapel

Ecumenical Easter Lunch, 12:30 pm, Interfaith Center

Join the Catholic Community at Tufts and the Protestant Student Association for our annual Easter lunch. Lunch will begin immediately after the on-campus Catholic Mass at 11 am. Protestant students are invited to attend local churches that morning, since there will be no on-campus service that evening. The event is open to everyone.