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Religious and Spiritual Observance at WIT

Celebrating Religious and Spiritual Diversity at Wentworth

Wentworth Institute of Technology is proud to be a part of a diverse religious and spiritual community. It is vital that we recognize, honor, and celebrate the various ways in which members of our community find peace with themselves and the world around them as we continue to commit ourselves to inclusive excellence. Below is a list of resources that we hope you find beneficial on your spiritual journey during your time here at Wentworth.

Religious Diversity

Religious and Spiritual Resources on Campus

  • Student Groups

    Islamic Society at Wentworth (ISWIT) 

    Wentworth Jewish Club (WITJC) 

    Catholic Student Association (CSA)

    Alpha/Omega (Bible Study Group) 

    Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

  • Safe Spaces for Worship on Campus and Nearby



    Sacred Space in Beatty 029: The Center for Diversity and Global Engagement supports an inclusive space for all religious, secular, and spiritual identities in Beatty Hall 029. Religious texts, cushions, and an ablution area are available for use. If there is anything you'd like to add to the space please let us know via our feedback form here! 


    This information is a compilation of religious organizations and places of worship that are accessible to all College of the Fenway students. They were selected due to their proximity to the Colleges of the Fenway area. Please contact the places of worship to find out more about their practices and to confirm service times. 

    An asterisk (*) indicates places of worship that have identified themselves as "open to and affirming of" persons who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, either by official declaration within their denomination or by a statement of mission. Their congregations serve heterosexual people as well and are very open to having college students attend their services. 




    Ruggles Baptist Church 

    874 Beacon St. 


    C and D line off Green Line 

    Worship Services: Sunday - 10:00AM 

    Contact Person: Larry Showalter 


    Tremont Temple Baptist Church 

    88 Tremont Street, Boston MA 


    Park Street stop 

    Services: Sunday - 11:00AM 


    Old Cambridge* 

    1151 Mass Ave. (Harvard Square) 


    Services: Sunday - 10:30AM 


    Marsh Chapel - Boston University 

    735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 

    617-353-3560, 617-353-3630 

    B-line off Green to BU Central Stop 

    Baptist Services: Sunday - 11:00AM 

    Contact: Ray Bouchard 




    Boston Baha'i Center 

    595 Albany Street 

    Boston, MA 02118 




    Cambridge Buddhist Association 

    Worship Services 

    75 Sparks Street, Cambridge MA 


    Open Meditation Sessions: Sunday - 9:30AM - 11:45AM; Monday & Wednesday - 7:30 - 9:00 PM 

    Contact: Dokuro Jaeckel, Zen Spiritual Director 


    Boston Zen: Boundless Way Zen 


    New England Buddhist Center 

    303 Boylston St, Brookline, MA 02445


    Eastern Orthodox 


    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England 

    514 Parker Street, Roxbury MA 


    Sunday Services: Orthos - 8:00AM; Divine Liturgy - 9:30AM 

    Contact Person: Fr. George 


    Marsh Chapel - Boston University 

    735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 

    617-353-3560, 617-353-3630 

    B-line off Green to BU Central Stop 

    Orthodox Services: Monday - 7:30PM 




    Cathedral of St. Paul * 

    138 Tremont Street 


    Services: Sunday 8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:30PM 


    Marsh Chapel - Boston University 

    735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 

    617-353-3560, 617-353-3630 

    B-line off Green to BU Central Stop 

    Episcopal Services: Sunday - 6:30 PM 

    For information contact: 


    Trinity Church * 

    206 Clarendon Street, Boston MA 


    Green Line to Copley Stop 

    Services: Sunday 7:45AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, and 6:00PM 

    Contact Person: Malia Crawford 


    St. John the Evangelist * 

    35 Bowdoin Street 


    Services: Sunday 10:30AM 




    Ramakrishna Vedanta Society Church 

    58 Deerfield Street 

    Boston, MA 

    Open: Sunday 11:00AM to 12:00PM, Thursday 7:30 to 8:30PM, Monday through Wednesday and Saturday 6:00PM to 7:30PM 

    Meditation: Wednesday and Saturday - 6:00PM to 7:30PM 

    Call for more details 617-536-5320 




    Temple Israel * 

    Longwood & Plymouth Street, Boston MA 


    Green D-line, Longwood Stop 

    Regular Services: Friday - 5:45PM, Saturday - 9:00AM, 10:30AM 

    Contact Person: Susan Misselbeck 


    Am Tikva * 

    50 Sewell Ave. (Coolidge Corner) 


    Services: Call for services. 


    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 


    Boston Temple in Belmont 

    86 Frontage Road 

    Belmont, Massachusetts 02478-2135 

    United States 

    Phone: 617-993-9993 




    University Lutheran Church* 

    66 Winthrop St. (Harvard Square) 


    Services: Sunday 9:00AM & 11:00AM 




    Columbus Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 

    600 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA 


    Orange Line to Massachusetts Avenue Stop 

    Services: Sunday - 10:00AM (Summer); 11:00AM (Fall/Winter) 

    Contact Person: Reverend Sherman Dunmore 




    Boston University Islamic Society 

    Daily Prayer: Call for times 

    GSU Basement, 775 Commonwealth Ave. 

    Boston, MA 

    Contact: for times 


    The Islamic Society of Boston

    100 Malcolm X Blvd Roxbury, MA 02120

    Website for prayer times and services




    Marsh Chapel - Boston University 


    Services: Sunday - 11:00AM 


    Presbyterian / U.C.C. 


    Church of the Covenant * 

    67 Newbury Street 


    Services: Sunday - 10:30AM 


    Roman Catholic 


    Catholic Center HUB at Northeastern University 

    68 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115 


    Services: Mass Sunday 12:30 at the Fenway Center (across from the Catholic Center HUB), Confirmation Classes Wednesdays at 7:30pm 


    Dignity/Boston * 

    Meets at St. John the Evangelist (35 Bowdoin St.) 


    Services: Sunday 5:30 PM 


    Emmanuel College Chapel 

    Administration Bldg 

    Masses: Sunday - 11:00AM, 8:00PM; Monday - Thursday 8:00AM 

    Contact: Father Stephen Boyle, 735-9703; Jennie Reis, 735-9777; Deirdre Bradley - Turner, 735-9753 Laurel Clanton, 735-9703 


    Marsh Chapel - Boston University 


    Masses: (T W Th F) 12:10PM, Confession (F) 1-2:30PM; Sunday - 12:30PM, 6:00PM, 10:00PM 

    Contacts: Shelli Jankowski-Smith, Director, Dr. Jane LaMarche, Co-Director 


    Paulist Center * 

    6 Park Street 


    Services: Saturday 6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM & 12PM & 6:00PM 


    Mission Church 

    1545 Tremont St., Boston MA 


    E-line Green to Brigham Circle Stop 

    Masses: Monday to Friday 7:00AM, 12:10PM; Saturday - 9:00AM, 12:10PM, 4:00PM; Sunday - 9:00AM, 6:30PM 

    Confessions: Weekdays - 12:10 PM 

    Spanish Mass: Wednesday 6:30PM; Sunday 11:00AM 

    Contact Person: Father Richard Bennett 


    St. Cecilia's  

    18 Belvedere Street, Boston MA 


    Green Line to Hynes Convention  

    Masses: M, W, Th, F - 7:30AM; Saturday - 5PM; Sunday - 8AM, 9:30AM, 11AM, 6PM (only during academic year) 

    Pastoral Director: Fr. John Unni 


    Unitarian Universalist 


    First Church in Boston 

    66 Marlborough Street, Boston MA 

    617-776-7416, extension 26 

    Hale Chapel, 2nd Floor 


    Arlington Street* 

    351 Boylston St. 


    Services: Sunday 11AM 

    Open: 9AM - 5PM Monday - Friday 

    Contact: Cory 


    United Church of Christ 


    Central Congregational * 

    87 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain 


    Services: Sunday 10:30AM 

    Contact: Pastor Michael 


    Old South * 

    645 Boylston Street 


    Services: Sunday 9AM, 11AM 


    First Church of Cambridge * 

    11 Garden Street (Harvard Square) 


    Services: Sunday 10AM & 11AM 


    United Methodist 


    Old West

    131 Cambridge Street 


    Services: Sunday 11AM 


    Harvard Epworth

    1555 Massachusetts Avenue (Harvard Square) 


    Services: Sunday 11AM, Communion 10AM

  • 2023-2024 Holiday and Spiritual Observance Calendar

    September 2023

    September 6th - Krishna Janmashtami 

    September 15th - Rosh Hashanah

    September 18th - Ganesh Chaturthi

    September 21st - Mabon 

    September 24th - Yom Kippur

    September 26th - Mawlid Al-Nabi

    September 29th - Sukkot 

    October 2023 

    October 7th - SimChat Torah

    October 15th - Navratri 

    October 24th - Vijayadashami 

    November 2023

    November 12th - Diwali 

    December 2023

    December 3rd  - Advent Begins

    December 7th-15th - Hanukkah

    December 8th  - Bodhi Day 

    December 21st - Yule Begins 

    December 25th - Christmas 

    January 2024 

    January 6th - Epiphany Day

    January 15th - Makar Sankrati 

    January 24th - Tu Bishvat

    January 25th - Mahayana New Year

    February 2024

    February 1st - Imbolc 

    February 14th - Ash Wednesday 

    February 14th - Lent Begins 

    February 15th - Parinirvana Day

    February 24th - Magha Puja

    March 2024

    March 8th - Maha Shivaratri 

    March 10th - Ramadan

    March 19th - Ostara 

    March 21st - Palm Sunday 

    March 25th - Holi 

    March 29th - Good Friday 

    March 31st - Easter Sunday

    April 2024 

    April 10th - Eid Al Fitr

    April 17th - Rama Navami

    April 22nd - Passover 

    May 2024

    May 1st - Beltane 

    May 9th - Ascension Day 

    May 19th - Pentecost

    May 23rd - Vesek 

    May 25th - Lag BaOmer 

    June 2024

    June 16th - Eid Al Adha 

    June 21st - World Humanist Day

    June 21st - Litha (Midsommer) 

    July 2024

    July 7th - Al Hijra 

    July 16th - Ashura 

    July 21st - Asala/Dharma Day

    August 2024

    August 1st - Lammas 

    August 19th - Raksha Bandhan

Wentworth Instititue of Technology Non-Discrimination Policy

Wentworth Institute of Technology does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. All forms of religious and spiritual expression are protected by our non-discrimination policy. We encourage our students, faculty, and staff to engage critically, act thoughtfully with one another, and treat each other with respect. You can view and learn more about our non-discrimination policy here.  Additionally, Wentworth also makes accommodations for students when their religious obligations may come in conflict with their class schedules. More information about absence due to religious observance can be found here.

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