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Catholic Chaplain, Lynn Cooper

Welcome from the Catholic Chaplain

 “The gifts Christ gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” –Ephesians 4:11-12 

This short passage from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians is a reminder that we are the modern-day apostles! We are called to embody Jesus’ love ethic, creating community and serving others with our gifts and callings. 

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Tufts seeks to “equip the saints” by providing opportunities to ask hard questions about spiritual life, community, racial justice, and what our faith looks like in action. Through liturgy, retreats, meals, community service, the work for justice, small group conversations, and shared spiritual practice, we prepare students for a lifelong journey of faith. 

The University Chaplaincy is grounded in an intentional interfaith ethic wherein we learn with and from folks from other religious and philosophical traditions, and folks from no tradition as well. That work begins from a place of genuine curiosity and trust. Our students have the opportunity to expand their religious literacy and to explore the sacrament of interfaith friendship. The saints here at Tufts are always teaching us and we as chaplains are blessed to walk beside them. 

Young folks are not just the future of the Church. Young folks ARE the church right here and now. I can’t wait to meet you and learn how your gifts will shape our community! 


Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper, A02, D.Min.


Welcome from the Catholic Community

Sean Moushegian, E21, Former President of the Catholic Community at Tufts

"I’m frequently reminded of our identity – the Catholic Community at Tufts (CCT).  No arbitrary choice of words, community describes our essence – both what we are and was what we aspire to be.  CCT has the shape and form that it does because of the individual contributions of its members, present and past.  Learning from each member of our community – members new, old, and even those who have graduated – is essential to maintaining a robust, adaptable and enriching Catholic community for us all.  Welcome!"


Please reach out to student leaders with any questions. 

Co-President Caitlin Duffy, A24
Co-President Sebastian Fernandez, E24
Treasurer Clare Coffman, A24
Retreat Coordinator/Social Planning: Samantha Rodriguez Sanchez, A24
Members at large: Emma Jennings, A24

Isabella Drezek, A26

Christopher Petrik, A24

Jack Burton, E26

Jaiden Mosley, A25

Retreat on Cape Cod February 2023