Campus Ministry Newsletter

March 2020

So many ways to engage this month!


Sunday, March 15th: Mission Week Mass; 6pm, Alumni Memorial Chapel

Monday, March 16th: Virtual Experiences of the Spiritual Exercises; 10am, takes place at

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

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Interfaith Panel Discussion: Finding Common Ground Towards Cultivating Beloved Community

Tuesday, March 17th, 12pm-1pm in Sellinger VIP Lounge

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

Weds. Mar. 18th at 7:30pm in the Alumni Memorial Chapel

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!

Thursday, March 19th, 9am-11am in the Campus Ministry Common Space (Cohn Hall 100)

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!

1:30pm, McGuire Hall

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)

Faith Zone

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

Partner Program: BSA Fashion Show

Friday, March 27th from 8-10pm in Reitz Arena

Loyola University Maryland's Black Student Association presents "GLO," the 22th Annual BSA Fashion Show. General Admission $15, VIP Admission $25.

Second Annual Interfaith Retreat: Apr. 3-5th!

Register by April 1st!

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


Weekly Offerings

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

Women's Spirituality

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,

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



Catholic Masses

Sunday Masses

Alumni Memorial Chapel

  • 11:00am
  • 6:00pm

Fava Chapel

  • 8:00pm

Hopkins Court Lounge

  • 10:00pm

Contact: CM Associate Director, George Miller.

Weekday Masses

Alumni Memorial Chapel

  • 12:10pm Monday-Friday

Jesuit Residence Chapel

  • 5:15 pm Tuesday-Friday

***The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available Monday-Friday in Alumni Chapel before the 12:10pm Mass. You can also contact Fr. Tom Roach for other available times.

Rosary Prayer for Lent

Daily at 12:30pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel

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

Join us in Alumni Memorial Chapel at 7:30pm for a special prayer on three Wednesdays during the Lenten season:

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

Soul Food

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

Fava Chapel

Open Hours 7:00am-11:00pm

Fava Chapel is open to all students between 7:00am and 11:00pm! If you're looking for a quiet place for rest, reflection, meditation, or prayer, Fava Chapel--located on the first floor of Hammerman Hall--is the place for you.



A graphic with green hands open to the sky with the word Pray under them, a picture of two purple fish with the word fast under them, and a picture of an orangeupward facing hand with a heart coming out of it with the word give underneath
Lent is the Christian season of repentance and renewal over the 40 days before the celebration of Easter. Christians turn away from sinfulness and recommit to following Jesus. Lent offers a special opportunity to grow in relationship with God. In our busy world, Lent provides an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we've done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.

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. : A Service of Loyola Press offers a long list of Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer to encourage reflection in the season of Lent.

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.

Crosswalk: Lenten Reflection

Reflections on Lent from Christians : Honoring the Sacrifice of Jesus and Let God Change You During Lent

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:

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.


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