Christmas Eve Mass: 8 PM, with prelude at 7:30 PM. A reception will follow in the Lauring Community Room. There will be no Mass on Christmas morning.
One of the College’s most popular and beloved holiday traditions is the annual Lessons and Carols performance.
Revered by The New York Times for his “ardor, richness and power,” renowned New York City Metropolitan Opera tenor Matthew Polenzani will perform at Assumption College on Saturday, March 17, in the Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall in the Tsotsis Family Academic Center.
Assumption College will host a free public concert on Friday, November 17, featuring Christian singer-songwriter, Ryan Tremblay, along with guest, wife Elizabeth. In his captivating performances, Ryan and his wife play music and share stories of their Catholic experience and love for the people and Sacraments of the Catholic Church, including meeting Pope Francis and raising triplets. Ryan released his first album, My Life With You, in August 2010 with his co-writer/producer Todd Urbonas.
In observance of Veterans Day, on Thursday, Nov. 9, Assumption College will host an alumni guest speaker at 4 p.m., who will offer a lecture titled “Please Don’t Just Thank me for my Service” in the Salon, in the La Maison building on the College’s campus, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester.
Professor Tony Esolen will discuss the differences between how we experience time and how Dante, steeped as he was in both Scripture and in a way of life that measured time sub specie aeternitatis, experienced such. Time will be explored not only for the hours of the day, but for the years of a man’s life, and the entire history of mankind from the Fall to the Second Coming.
The Bach Consort of Worcester returns with a concert devoted entirely to the music of J. S. Bach. The concert will feature the celebrated Fifth Brandenburg Concerto with soloists Michelle Graveline, Harpsichord; Tracy Kraus, flute; and Peter Sulski, violin.
Hollander will explore the remarkable indulgence that many intellectuals in the twentieth and twenty-first century have shown toward left and right-wing tyrannies. What accounts for their deep ambivalence or even hostility toward free and prosperous democracies and their support for violent and fanatical regimes that suppress human freedom?
Speaker: Flagg Taylor
The tradition of liberal education recognizes and respects us as persons, but this kind of education is increasingly threatened today. Our situation within the academy exhibits significant parallels with the status of human beings caught in the grip of ideology in totalitarian regimes.
Lecturer: Prof. Candace Hetzner (Boston College)