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Welcoming the new academic year in with the Spirit!

It was wonderful to have so many members of our Loyola community join in our livestreamed Mass of the Holy Spirit! This tradition connects us to Jesuit universities around the country and around the world. Calling on the Holy Spirit to guide us in this new year, full of so many challenges, reminds us of our interconnectedness and the strong global educational network in which we are grounded. We wish you all wisdom, strength and health as you engage your studies this semester! If you missed the mass, you can watch it back all week at www.loyola.edu/livestreamed-mass.

Welcoming the beautiful spirit of our Intern Team too!

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Coming Up!

Chosen Generation Gospel Choir

Tuesdays at 7:30 starting tonight!


Chosen Generation Gospel Choir has a mission to encourage, inspire, and nurture one another towards a deeper faith in Jesus Christ through song and praise while making surprising friendships that authentically cultivate Beloved Community where all can experience a place called home. All faith background and singing abilities are welcome.


Contact: Cayla Wilke, Gospel Choir President for zoom link!

Cura Faith Sharing Groups

Small groups meet weekly, starting Sept. 21. Sign up from now until October!


Cura Faith-Sharing Groups build off of our Koinonia Small Groups and get their name from the Jesuit value cura personalis. During this time of increased isolation, we hope to provide an avenue of connection, so that we can provide for each other the kind of love and care that can only come from being in community.


Cura groups will gather virtually each week to reflect and pray together, discussing topics that are relevant to your lives as students. Groups include 5-10 participants led by 1-2 student leaders. This year, we'll have affinity spaces for students with shared identities to come process through their experiences together.


Group themes for Fall 2020:

  • General groups (all class years)
  • Women’s Spirituality
  • LGBTQIA+ identified students
  • First Year students
  • Racial Equity (affinity spaces for BIPOC and white/white-passing students)


Contact: Cura Grad Assistant, Chanali Sweeper

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Oct. 24-26

Apply by Fri. Sept. 25


Join Jesuit-educated peers from across the U.S. and around the world to learn, reflect, and pray with social justice movement leaders and fellow students committed to education and action!


To learn more and/or register, visit: https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/ignatian-family-teach-in or https://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/


Questions? Contact Emily Kane, Assistant Director

Roots of Refuge Soul Food Sunday

This Sun. Sept. 27

Every third Sunday at 3pm


Roots of Refuge Ecumenical Christian Community gathers for a Sunday Worship Service and Gospel Choir performance. Lay leadership positions are available.


Contact: Rev. Scott Adams, Assistant Director

Livestream Catholic Masses

Wednesdays at 12:10 pm


Sundays at 5pm (Alumni Memorial Chapel) and 10pm (Hopkins Court Lounge)


First Fridays Monthly at 8am


Want to be a lector for the 5pm mass live on zoom! Contact litmin@loyola.edu!


Visit www.loyola.edu/campusministry for live-streaming and zoom links.

Follow @ loyolacampusmin to win!

We'll keep you updated on everything on instagram, facebook and twitter! Every new person who follows us will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of custom-designed Loyola vans! Spread the word!


Contact: Madeline Buscone, Social Media Manager

Pop-In Examen

By request for any club, class, office, meeting or group!


Campus Ministry will be offering pop-in Examens for any students, student groups, classes or clubs to give a space for our community to pause and reflect on their day and their week with a guided student or staff-led Ignatian Examen.


Contact: Erica Marshall, Grad Assistant

Leaders Needed for the Virtual Ignite Retreat

We'll be offering a virtual retreat opportunity this fall to explore in community the principles of Ignatian Spirituality. Leaders interested in sharing reflections and leading small groups are needed! Reach out to Sarah by Monday 9/28 if you're interested!


Contact: Sarah Swanson, Ignite Retreat Coordinator

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Interested in Becoming Catholic, First Communion or confirmation? Join a community that gets together weekly throughout the year to learn and pray about their Catholic faith.


Contact: Flor Paniagua-Peart, CM Intern

Bible Study on Race, Identity, Justice & Peace

Every Thursday at 12 noon


Join Rev. Scott for weekly bible studies to address these and many other questions, as we seek substantive insights for restoration, empowerment, justice and peace in the ancient, but still very relevant, wisdom deeply rooted in the Word of God!


Many of us find ourselves “hard-pressed on every side” and “perplexed” by existential questions that seem unanswerable:

  • What does it all mean—what really matters?
  • How can I effectively respond to my reasonable fears, anxieties and even anger that often consumes me?
  • Where can I find nurturance in these moments of depletion?
  • Why is God silent in the space of desolation?


Join on Zoom: https://loyola.zoom.us/j/6173727497


Contact: Rev. Scott Adams, Assistant Director

Chapel Choir

Thursdays weekly at 7pm


Loyola's Chapel Choir leads sung prayer for on campus Catholic Masses and special campus celebrations like the Festival of Lessons & Carols held every Christmas. While we're virtual, our chapel choir community will continue rehearsals every Thursday night. No auditions are needed, join anytime. All are welcome!


Contact for the zoom link: chapelchoir@loyola.edu

Resources & Campus Partners

In, Out & In Between (IOIB)

Every Thursday from 3-4:15pm


Out? Questioning? Not Sure? No problem.


IOIB is a group that provides space for queer-identifying students and those who may be questioning/exploring their sexual or gender identity. This is a group that is not for allies, as it is an affinity space, allowing folks to speak openly about their experiences connected to queer identity, intersections with other identities, relationships (family, friends, dating), and college life. Conversation topics are selected by student participants. Meetings will be held on Zoom.


Register: http://loyola.edu/ioib!


Contact: Brandon Muncy, Counseling Center

Philosophy Club

Weds. Sept. 23 at 7pm


Is Loyola a white campus? What can we as a community do to change that? Come have your voice heard. This semester the Philosophy Club will be focusing all meetings on Critical Philosophy on Race and Racism. All are welcome to join them for an open conversation. Email for zoom link.


Contact: mzaridze@loyola.edu or lrnank@loyola.edu

Milestone Fair

All Week Sept. 21-25


Stay on track to becoming Loyola Ready! To get started, select your class year on the home page ( Milestone Fair Link for access: http://cglink.me/v130). Check out each “booth” or topic within your class year. Click on the link in the booth description to submit a “flipgrid video” response to the topic prompts. Each video you submit enters you into a chance to win prizes, including Loyola gear and AirPods Pro!


Contact: Ashley Schantz, Assistant Director in Student Engagement, aschantz@loyola.edu

Hora De Cafe con Leche

Tues. Sept. 22nd from 1-2 pm


Calling all advanced and Native Spanish Speakers! Hora de Café con Leche provides you with an opportunity to engage in conversation relating to the Latinx community while enjoying café con leche (virtually)! For advanced and Native Spanish speakers. Zoom Meeting ID: 985 329 7424



Contact Julie Rivera, Assistant Director in ALANA Services, jcrivera@loyola.edu

The Bunting Peace & Justice Speaker Series

Maria Stephan will speak on where people power meets peace building on Oct 8 at 12:15pm


Arsalan Suleman will speak on litigating genocide at the International Court of Justice at Nov 10 at 12:15pm


Zoom code for the event: 430-077-6560

ALANA Services Month Long Meet & Greet Series

Friday, September 25th at 3:00 pm


Join the ALANA Services staff for a month-long series where you can learn more about the work the office does. The Month-Long Meet & Greet Series will take place each Friday in September. This week meet our Graduate Assistants and learn about our ALANA student organizations. Here is the Zoom information for this meet & greet event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89897620296


Contact: Julie Rivera, Asst. Dir. in ALANA, jcrivera@loyola.edu

Resources for Change

Loyola students, Emma Schiller '21, Matthew Dorsey '21, and Ahmed Jackson '21 are working to educate the Loyola Community through their website and social media account: Resources for Change, which includes resources nationally as well as Loyola specific.

Campus Ministry's Racial Justice Statement and Resources

Campus Ministry's outlines our commitment to racial justice and offers resources for education, prayer, reflection and action through our racial justice webpage. We commit to engaging in antiracist work and allyship through a lens of faith. For further resources, please visit: https://www.loyola.edu/department/campus-ministry/justice/racial-justice.

Loyola Votes

Whether you are registered to vote, not registered to vote, or not sure—visit LoyolaVotes! for help with voter registration, make requests for absentee/mail-in ballots, or receive voting reminders via text or email.

Prayer Wall

Campus Ministry invites all members of the Loyola community to offer prayer intentions for loved ones, joys, hopes, griefs and anxieties during the multiple pandemics facing our country . We also encourage members of the community to visit and add the intentions of others to your own daily prayer. To submit an intention, visit our Prayer Wall and click on the pink plus symbol in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
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