Campus Ministry Newsletter
So many ways to engage this month!
MISSION WEEK AT LOYOLA
Monday, March 16th: Virtual Experiences of the Spiritual Exercises; 10am, takes place at www.loyola.edu/mission
Tuesday, March 17th: Interfaith Panel Discussion: Finding Common Ground Towards Cultivating Beloved Community; 12pm-1pm, Sellinger VIP Lounge
Tuesday, March 17th: Ignite the Mission: Advocacy Night in Annapolis; 4pm-8:30pm, Meet at Maryland Hall
Wednesday, March 18th: Festival Sing; 7:30pm, Alumni Memorial Chapel
Thursday, March 19th: Campus Min Café Honors First Magis Mentors; 9am-11am, Cohn Hall 100
Thursday, March 19th: The Examen; 5 pm, Alumni Memorial Chapel
Thursday, March 19th: Messina Welcomes Sarah Smarsh, author of the 2019-2020 Common Text, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth; 7pm, McGuire Hall
Friday, March 20th: Maryland Day Festivities
Saturday, March 21st: York Road Community Day - CCSJ; 9:30 am-12:30pm, Meet at 5104 York Road
Sunday, March 22nd: Men's Lacrosse vs. Army; 12pm, Ridley Athletic Conference
Sunday, March 22nd: Mass Celebrated by Rev. Pat Nolan, S.J. '01; 6pm, Alumni Memorial Chapel
For more information, visit https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/mission-week
Interfaith Panel Discussion: Finding Common Ground Towards Cultivating Beloved Community
Religious diversity is ascending to unprecedented levels in American history. Consequently, there exists a pressing need to respond to the increasing challenges associated with this cultural shift, as many members of society find themselves dealing with greater isolation, marginalization, and segregation because they do not identify with the Christian beliefs and practices of the vast majority. In this panel discussion, Dr. Heather Miller Rubens and Dr. Matthew D. Taylor, scholars from the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS), will discuss the importance of creating interfaith spaces of dialogue and collaboration, and why these spaces are essential for cultivating a shared sense of belonging found in Beloved Community.
8th Annual Festival Sing
Free concert, open to the public, featuring the Chimes and Belles, Greysounds, University Singers, Repertory Choir, and the Loyola Chapel and Gospel Choirs!
Contact: CM Associate Director, George Miller.
Campus Min Café Honors First Magis Mentors!
Magis, a Latin word meaning “more” or “greater” is related to the Jesuit Motto, AMDG (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), “for the greater glory of God.” A fundamental Jesuit value, striving for Magis encourages each person to try to do the more, the better, the greater – for God and our neighbor, not for ourselves.
Magis Mentors is an initiative to express gratitude for the members of our community who strive to live into the Magis. We invite you to Campus Min Café on March 19th to recognize YOUR NOMINEES (students, faculty members, staff, and administrators,) as the first ever Magis Mentors!
Loyola Welcomes Sarah Smarsh
Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in McGuire Hall
Loyola welcomes Sarah Smarsh, author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth. Smarsh was born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, the child of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. In Heartland, she introduces readers to a compelling cast of characters from her own family—grandmothers who act as second mothers, farmers who work themselves to the bone, builders who can’t afford their own homes, children who move from school to school.
Campus Ministry is proud to co-sponsor this event with Messina.
Tickets are available at the Box Office (M-F 11am-7pm) for Loyola Community Members. Neighbors, Community Members and Guests may reserve up to 2 tickets on eventbrite.
Loyola Welcomes Rev. Bryan N. Massingale!
This year's Maryland Day Convocation will feature Fordham University's James and Nancy Buckman Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Rev. Bryan Massingale. Fr. Massingale, who is a leader in the field of theological ethics, will receive the University's Ignatian Citizenship Award.
Volunteer Positions Available!
Ignite Retreat (Apps. due Fri. 3/13)
F.I.R.S.T. Pre-Fall (Apps. due Fri. 3/13)
Koinonia Small Group (Apps due Fri. 3/26)
Ecumenical Worship (Contact Rev. Scott Adams)
Interfaith (Contact Rev. Scott Adams)
Immersions (Apps. due Mon. 4/6)
Interfaith Retreat (Apps. open Fall 2020)
Women's Retreat (Apps. open Fall 2020)
Monday, March 9th at 7pm
Monday, March 23rd at 7 pm
A space for those seeking to go deeper in their spiritual journey or to learn more about various faith traditions to come together in community to learn and grow.
Location: Campus Ministry Common Space (Cohn 100 - Under the Chapel)
Contact: CM Intern, Sofia Lentine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Annual Interfaith Retreat: Apr. 3-5th!
Focused on the theme The Crossroads of Our Stories, Interfaith Retreat will be an opportunity for self-reflection and empowerment, along with a time to make new friends from diverse faith traditions. This retreat is open to all, and a great opportunity for those looking for a meaningful weekend away from campus.
Contact: CM intern Sofia Lentine
Join a Koinonia Small Group for the Spring!
Koinonia is Greek for "community," and Koinonia groups are small, faith-based discussion groups that meet weekly for prayer and meaningful discussion. Groups are student-led, and a great way to meet other students and form a sense of community on campus.
Contact: CM Grad Assistant, Lea Angelica Tanseco
Chosen Generation Gospel Choir
Every Tuesday at 7pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel
Gospel Choir is looking for new members to engage in worship through song and praise. Practices will continue every Tuesday until April 14th.
Contact: Chosen Generation’s President, Cayla Wike
Weekly Meetings Weds. from 5-6pm in Campus Ministry Common Space (Cohn Hall)
Interested in discussing the intersection of faith and gender? Come join us each week and meet other women on campus!
Contact: CM Intern, Seemab Kazmi, email@example.com
Campus Min Café
Every Thurs. from 9-11am in Campus Ministry Common Space (Cohn Hall).
Come grab your morning coffee in Campus Min! Stop in to grab a cup to-go or sit down and join us for community!
Get your punch card to win prizes for frequent visitors!
Contact: CM Asst. Dir. Emily Kane
Weekly Guided Examen
Every Thursday at 5:00pm in Alumni Chapel
Come to pause and reflect on your day and your week with a guided student-led Ignatian Examen, a 5 step method for reviewing your day and giving thanks to God.
Contact: CM Intern, Flor Paniagua-Peart
LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Rosary Prayer for Lent
Join us as often or as little as you would like, immediately following the 12:10pm Mass every weekday for a Rosary Prayer for Lent. Beginners are welcome. Rosaries will be available.
Contact: Elizabeth Stover, Dept. of Psychology
Wednesday Night Lenten Prayer
Wednesday, March 11th: Adoration
Wednesday, March 25th: Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, April 1st: Reconciliation Prayer Service
Contact: CM Associate Director, George Miller.
Ecumenical and Interfaith Services
March 15th at 3pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel
The Roots of Refuge Ecumenical Community presents: SOUL FOOD, a Sunday worship service rooted in the Black Church tradition. Join us for our next monthly service on Sun. March 15th at 3pm in Alumni Chapel for an experience filled with transformative love for Jesus Christ by feeding the soul through prayer, worship, and song.
Questions? Contact CM Assistant Director, Rev. Scott Adams
The Ignatian Workout for Lent: An Online Retreat
Tim Muldoon writes that, “Life in Christ demands the same kind of vigilance, preparation, and training that a person undertakes as an athlete.”
This Lent, become a spiritual athlete and join Tim for The Ignatian Workout for Lent. Each Monday he’ll share audio reflections accompanied by suggestions for prayer and action. Based on the book of the same name, the online retreat begins the week of Ash Wednesday and continues through Easter Week.
Praying Lent: Creighton Online Ministries
Praying Lent website from Creighton Online Ministries offers resources to assist your entry into this wonderful season, from preparing to begin Lent to preparing to celebrate the holy three days following Lent. They also offer a Daily Prayer with a link to the readings of the day, a brief meditation, a link to the Daily Reflection for that day and Intercessions from the Liturgy of the Hours.
Broken: Daily Lenten Reflections from Ignatian Solidarity Network
During Lent, we say: We can break the barriers that keep us from a world where dignity and compassion bring the justice we seek. Subscribe today for FREE daily reflections from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday: igsol.net/lent-19
Jesuit Refugee Services: Observe Lent by Taking Action
During Lent we often feel compelled to reflect, look inward, and contemplate the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. But, Christ did not sit passively in the desert, he actively resisted the Devil’s temptations.
With the current debate in our country about asylum seekers and migrants, the great need of the more than 68 million displaced people, and the conflict, war, and persecution that continues to degrade the human dignity of millions of individuals, at JRS/USA we feel called to a more active approach to Lent. So, this year, we’re asking our supporters and friends to consider the Three Pillars of Lenten Observance – prayer, fasting, and almsgiving – as three calls to action for refugees. JRS suggests that you can live our these three actions to dedicate ourselves to our displaced brothers and sisters around the world.