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Hello and welcome to Tufts!

The campus has felt so quiet these past few weeks, but no one is fooled; our buildings have been full of people working hard in preparation for your arrival. We are so excited to meet you.

As the Catholic Chaplain, I support the sacramental, spiritual, and ‘searching’ lives of students—those who identify as Catholic and all who are interested or hungry for meaning. Our community is constantly asking what it means to be Catholic and spiritually rooted in college and specifically at Tufts. You are coming to a campus that cares deeply about interfaith collaboration. We hope you will bring your curiosity to learn from folks who are different from you and a willingness to share your own experience.   

Our weekly Sunday Mass at 5 pm in Goddard Chapel is the center of our Catholic worship life at Tufts, grounding our weeks with participation that consistently hovers around one hundred students. Our dedicated choir is keen to welcome any interested new members or musicians and we lovingly insist that folks in the pews sing and sing loudly—Goddard Chapel is a judgment-free zone! The more voices that help us co-create our worship, the better.

Throughout the year, the Catholic Community at Tufts (CCT) offers opportunities for service and prayer. There is always room for more student involvement. It is my sincere hope that you bless us with your wisdom and stories and help us to continue to explore what it means to be Church.

Please join us for our first liturgy of the 2017-2018 academic year Sunday September 3 at 5 PM in Goddard Chapel. Our choir practices at 4 PM in the chapel. Immediately following mass, we will gather across the quad in the Rabb Room for dinner.  All are welcome and as always, please, come as you are.

Stay blessed and good luck packing,


“What does the Lord require of you? Only to do justice, love goodness and

walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8)


Lynn A. Cooper, MDiv

Catholic Chaplain

Tufts University Chaplaincy

Office: Tufts Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155


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