Nazareth Catholic Community

Febuary 10, 2016 ~ Ash Wedensday


Greetings Everyone,

Today, Wednesday, 2/10, is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the 40 day liturgical season of Lent. We will celebrate TWO services on campus for Ash Wednesday: Mass at 12:30PM and an Ecumenical Service at 7:00PM. Lent is an invitation to discover more fully the person God created each of us to become. It is also a time to reflect on the path we are currently traveling.

A common Lenten tradition is the practice of fasting. When we were young, the concept of fasting was taught to us by having us give something up for Lent, like candy or desserts. As adults, we are being asked to fast from things that prevent us from seeing the person God created us to become and living our lives accordingly. We are called to peel away actions, habits or views that block us from living as the person we truly are now.

Don’t know what to “give up for Lent”? Here are some suggestions: self-doubt ~ jealously ~ over work or poor use of time ~ distractions (like Facebook or Netflix) ~ a negative self image ~ guilt ~ apathy ~ negativity ~ a grudge ~ procrastinating.

To assist you in your Lenten journey, we have purchased each of you a Lenten prayer book titled Sacred Reading. These books have short daily reflections to help guide you on your 40 day Lenten journey. They will be available to you on Ash Wednesday. Also, check out the weblinks below for additional information about Lent and the Operation Rice Bowl collection.

May this Lent be one of spiritual growth, discovery and renewal.

Lenten Peace,

~ Jamie

Hungering for Opportunity in Colombia

The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Presents: Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

  • Keeping Hope in the Desert: What Our Brothers and Sisters in Iraq Can Teach Us.
    THIS THURSDAY: February 11, 2016, 7 p.m.
    Forum, Otto A. Shults Community Center
  • Is Mercy about Forgetting?
    THIS FRIDAY: February 12, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
    Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center

Internationally acclaimed preacher, speaker, and writer, Timothy Radcliffe is director of the Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars Hall at University of Oxford, which is dedicated to promoting social justice and human rights.

A Dominican friar of the English province, he worked as university chaplain in London, taught theology at Oxford for many years, and then served as global master of his religious community, the Order of Preachers. In that role, he traveled to every continent. Pope Francis appointed Radcliffe as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, which works with various international organizations and ecumenical religious groups in carrying out its mission.

Known for his progressive and inclusive vision of the Church, Radcliffe is the author of What Is the Point of Being a Christian? (2005), for which he won the 2007 Michael Ramsey Prize, awarded by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the “most promising contemporary theological writing from the global Church.” Among his other most recent books are I Call You Friends (2013) and Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist (2008).

“So the challenge for the Church is to become the sort of community that can speak convincingly about God, which is to say a place of mercy and mutual delight, of joy and freedom.” ~ Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

Check out these online Lenten Resources:

Lent and Holy Week Events and Dates!

Eucharistic Adoration and Compline
Thursday, 2/18 and 3/31 at 9:00PM

Stations of the Cross
Monday, 2/22 at 9:30PM
Tuesday, 3/15 at 6:30PM

Palm Sunday: 3/20 at 7:00PM
Holy Thursday: 3/24 at 8:00PM
Good Friday: 3/25 at 12:30
Easter: Sunday, 3/27 at 7:00PM
All Services are held in Linehan Chapel.

Are You Free on Wednesdays at 12:30? Come to Mass!

Every Wednesday, we will celebrate Mass at 12:30PM in Linehan Chapel. Don't worry, you have the time! This Mass is shorter than a Sunday Mass, only about 25 minutes! What a wonderful way to find balance and spiritual nourishment in the middle of your busy week!

Divine Doughnuts

Tuesdays @ 9:15AM in GAC 151
Coffee. Sprinkles.Prayer

Joint weekly gathering of the Nazareth Catholic and Protestant Communities

Spring Break Service Retreat sponsored by the Center for Spirituality

ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!!!! You are invited to spend your spring break with fellow Naz students, faculty, and staff along with children and families of Clairvaux Farm. We will take the week to work with Deep Roots Inc--doing projects around the farm and getting to know the people they serve as we learn more about poverty and homelessness and the ways in which we can make a true difference. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve and to explore the intersection of spirituality and social justice, then we hope you will consider joining us in March!

We will depart on March 6 at 9:00 am and return on Saturday March 12 in the early evening. Cost is ONLY $85. Scholarships are available!

For more information please RSVP below or contact Nadia Mullin at for more information.

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Spring Break Service Retreat sponsored by the Center for Spirituality

Sunday, March 6th, 8am to Saturday, March 12th, 5pm

Earleville, Maryland, United States

Earleville, MD

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Nazareth College Catholic Community

Sunday Mass 7:00PM
Wednesday Mass: 12:30PM
Gluten free hosts available upon request.
For the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please e-mail one of our priests to schedule an appointment.

Jamie R. Fazio, M.Div., Catholic Chaplain, Office: GAC 162

The Nazareth College Catholic Community is part of the Nazareth Center for Spirituality. All are always welcome!

Nazareth College Catholic Community Pastoral Team: