Posts Tagged ‘Jesuits’

Nativity Celebrates 10th Anniversary in High Style

November 6th, 2013 by smorriss

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In October, Nativity School of Worcester hosted a black tie gala at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall (bathed in Crusader purple, which is also the signature hue of Nativity) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the school’s opening (and to benefit the school’s ongoing programs to educate young men from Worcester’s most at-risk neighborhoods in the Jesuit tradition). The celebration sold out with 450 attendees who enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dancing, and, of course, a 10th  birthday cake.  “We were all thrilled that so many people came to help celebrate a school that was just a dream ten years ago,” says Patrick T. Maloney ’02, the school’s director of advancement. Maloney is just one of many Holy Cross alumni and student volunteers who work at Nativity, which has a strong relationship with the College.

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Sean Dillon ’04, the principal of Nativity School of Worcester, cuts the cake with Matthew Brunell, Crista (Carrick) Mahoney ’02 and one of Nativity’s young students, Naethan, looking on.

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Two men from the Holy Cross family who laid the foundation for the Nativity School 10 years ago, and continue to champion it today: Charles “Chick” Weiss, director of grants, foundation and corporate giving for Holy Cross and Nativity Worcester board member and former president of the College, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J.

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Spoiler alert: This young man, an 8th grader at Nativity, will be the subject of a “day in the life” feature in the Winter 2014 issue of Holy Cross Magazine, hitting mailboxes in mid-December.

Photography by Rob Carlin

Fr. Boroughs Participates in Catholic College Presidents Forum on Emmanuel Radio

September 27th, 2013 by csteuer

Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross,  joined the presidents of Anna Maria College and Assumption College on Emmanuel Radio’s inaugural radio program called “Catholic College Presidents Forum.” The three Catholic college presidents discussed higher education in the 21st century, the current challenges that Catholic colleges face, and hopes for each school in the future. The new program is scheduled to air on Emmanuel Radio 1230 AM, on September 27.

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From left, Cindy R. Dorsey, general manager of Emmanuel Radio; Father Boroughs, president of Holy Cross; Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College; and Jack Calareso president of Anna Maria College.

 

 

Another Mass of the Holy Spirit in the books

August 26th, 2013 by smorriss

The campus community gathered on the Hart Lawn Saturday afternoon for the annual (and much-loved) Mass of the Holy Spirit, during which faculty, staff and parents are invited to bless the incoming first-year students as they begin their journey at Holy Cross.

Faculty and Jesuits lined up behind student altar servers carrying the crucifix and colorful, streaming banners. They processed down from the Hart Center lobby to the Hart Lawn, where the outdoor service takes place.

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., President of the College, led the procession and welcomed families to the Mass.

Gorgeous blue skies, anyone?

Fathers Harman, Hayes, Boroughs, Lynch and Savard (from left), at the altar in front of the colorful cross that reminds some of a homemade quilt. This scene will be repeated at the Baccalaureate Mass four years from now, when the Class of 2017 graduates and offers a blessing to their parents as they leave campus to enter “the real world.”

There was a lot of purple in the audience, and…

…a lot of hugs as parents wished their students well and said good bye.

Class of 1968 Reunion Celebrations

June 8th, 2013 by smorriss

Tom Cecil, professor of mathematics and a member of the Class of 1968, shared two photos taken by Tom Andruskevich ’68 and this weekend’s reunion. At the 11 a.m. Class of 1968 Mass on Saturday in Mary Chapel (below), Holy Cross President Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., was joined by concelebrants Rev. John Endres, S.J., ’68 (left) and Rev. John Michalowski, S.J., ’68 (right).


Cecil (left) and his classmates Linnie Regan, Mike Ball and Rich Regan provided the music for the Mass. “We had a great reunion,” Cecil notes.

Rowing Teams Dedicate Boat to Athletics Chaplain Fr. Kuzniewski

April 6th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Holy Cross men’s and women’s rowing teams dedicate a new boat in honor of Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history and athletics chaplain, at a ceremony at the Donahue Rowing Center at Lake Quinsigamond. The teams recognized his long service as athletics chaplain, his devotion to Holy Cross and its student-athletes.


Rev. John Savard, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community, and Rev. James Hayes, S.J., associate chaplain for mission (not pictured), bless the boat.


Fr. K, as he is affectionately called by members of the Holy Cross community, christened the boat with holy water.

Fr. K stands next to the boat that bears his name. Alumni and friends of the team were in attendance.

Photography by Ed O’Donnell

Fr. Boroughs Accepts Posthumous Award for Fr. Brooks

January 21st, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, speaks at the Worcester County Community Breakfast honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Quinsigamond Community College. William Wallace, left, presented the Eleanor Hawley Community Service Award to Holy Cross and Rev. John E. Brooks, the college’s longest-serving president, who died last year. Fr. Boroughs accepted the award on behalf of the College and Fr. Brooks. Read coverage in the Telegram & Gazette.

Photograph by Steve Ericson

Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols Offers Many Festive Scenes

December 6th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A holiday tradition since 1978, the Office of the College Chaplains and the College Choir at Holy Cross host an annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent in St. Joseph Chapel.

Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission, gives a reading.

Michelizabeth Sainvill ’14 delivers a reading.


Guest conductor Christopher Shepard leads the College Choir.


Michelle Sterk Barrett, director of Community-Based Learning, gives a reading.


Paul Melley, assistant chaplain and director of liturgical music, delivers a reading.


Marybeth Kearns-Barrett, director of the Office of the College Chaplains, presides at the event. Servers are, from left, Matthew Boni ’15 and Joseph Seebode ’15.


From left, Suzanne Crifo ’13, Ariel Jiminez ’13, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, Tracy Barlok, vice president for development and alumni relations, and Eileen Dombrowski, receptionist in the Office of the College Chaplains.


Fr. Boroughs gives a reading.
Photography by John Buckingham

‘Today’ Show Segment Serves as Poignant Tribute to Fr. Brooks

July 5th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

“Today” show correspondent Craig Melvin, right, interviews Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., in the Mary Chapel at Holy Cross on April 17. The segment, which focused on the book “Fraternity,” the story of Fr. Brooks’ efforts to recruit African-American students to campus in the late 1960s, aired on July 4 and can be viewed online. It was the last television interview for Fr. Brooks, who died July 2.

Photograph by Christian Santillo

Fr. McFarland Receives Honorary Degree During Commencement

May 25th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., 31st president of the College of the Holy Cross, receives an honorary degree during the 166th Commencement Exercises held on Fitton Field. Rev. Philip Boroughs, the College’s current president, reads his citation, while Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president, places the doctoral hood over Fr. McFarland.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Fr. Boroughs Makes a Surprise Appearance at Midnight Breakfast

May 13th, 2012 by csteuer

Fr. Boroughs serves a student at Midnight Breakfast.

Members of the Jesuit community smile for a photo after a job well done! L-R: Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president; Rev. John Gavin, S.J., assistant professor of religious studies; Christopher Ryan, S.J., grants associate; Rev. Gregory Lynch, S.J., assistant chaplain; and Rev. James Hayes, S.J.,  associate chaplain.

Recognizing that students stay up late to study during finals period, administrators at the College of the Holy Cross volunteer each semester to serve the scholars breakfast late into the night. On Sunday May 13, Fr. Boroughs surprised students as he donned an apron and dining services cap and served them bacon and eggs!

Don’t miss out on the late night fun! The menu includes popular breakfast items, such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, assorted bagels, Belgian waffles and topping bar, assorted juices and nightly specials. See who is serving tonight.

Photography by Rev. John Savard, S.J.