The Catholic community at Connecticut College provides opportunities for worship and the formation of a personal vision of the Gospel and its place in one’s life on a college campus and beyond. The Diocese of Norwich provides these services in conjunction with the College. Father Larry LaPointe is our Catholic Chaplain, and he is on campus Sunday evenings for Mass. Visit the Catholic community’s Facebook page for more information.
Catholic Mass is celebrated Sundays at 4 p.m. in Harkness Chapel when the College is in session. Check out the college calendar or the Catholic community’s Facebook page for the Mass time on Holy days during the school term.
The liturgies are an expression of the community of believers and rely on and encourage the involvement of those from the academic community. Opportunities abound in folk music, traditional music, dance, art (banners, vestments, etc.,) reading and assisting in the distribution of Communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available upon individual request and at periodic communal celebrations of the Sacrament.
Father Larry LaPointe
A once familiar face has reappeared on campus! Fr. Larry LaPointe, a chaplain at Connecticut College from 1979 to 2012 will be celebrating Sunday and holy day Masses in Harkness Chapel at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Fr. Larry taught a First Year Seminar from 2007-2010 and received the College Medal in 2013. He is now Pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, a multi-cultural, multi-lingual Catholic parish in Willimantic, CT.
Students who may have missed the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Confirmation may prepare for the sacrament here and be confirmed locally. Individual spiritual guidance is available by appointment. For more information, contact Father Larry LaPointe at 860-439-2450.
Conn Catholics are a community of believers — students, faculty, staff and alumni, growing together in faith. All who are interested in liturgy, have questions or just want to talk are welcome to join, regardless of faith background. Mass and gatherings are held at Harkness Chapel. See The Catholic Community at Connecticut College on Facebook!
Local places of worship
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Roman Catholic) 63 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill 860-443-1875