Founded by a Simmons College undergraduate looking for a Catholic community, COF Catholics was developed and is supported by Emmanuel College Campus Ministry to provide for and support the Catholic student community at all five Colleges of the Fenway. COF Catholics meet every Sunday from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel College, just before the Sunday 8:00 p.m. Mass in the Emmanuel College Chapel. Students from Simmons College, Emmanuel College and Wentworth College have been gathering together weekly in faith, friendship and fellowship and the group hopes to expand more.
COF Catholics have themed meetings that have focused on saints, a rosary bead-making workshop and Advent and Lenten reflection meetings. Group activities have included praying the rosary, scripture reflection, committed Catholic relationships Q & A panel, group prayer and just talking and sharing. The group feels a strong bond to each other and there is both a Facebook group and Twitter feed to support and connect the group members even more. In the future, COF Catholics would like to do a retreat, community service projects, adoration and visiting Catholic churches in the greater Boston area.