Campus Ministry Happenings

October 20, 2021

It's Midterms... Retreat Yourself!

New Student Retreat and Sophomore/Transfer Retreat registrations close this Friday - get yourself or your friends signed up right away! Also, the Ignatian Silent Retreat application is open now, as well... sign up today!

Fall Quarter Retreats Both Fall Quarter retreats will be held on the same weekend, Nov. 5-7, at  two different retreat centers. register today on connectsu! New student retreat @ Camp Indianola for first-year students Sophomore Retreat @ Gwinwood For second-year and transfer student Questions? Contact Stevi Hamill at Seattle U Campus Ministry Image: Students on New Student Retreat
This Week in Campus Ministry

Getting to Know the Word Bible Study: Finding Hope in Hard Times

Wednesdays at 5 p.m. on Zoom

Join us for this 6-week virtual Bible study where we wrestle with what to do when hard times come our way. We’ll explore several Biblical characters who faced trials of their own and found faith to keep going. While we hope you can join us for the full series, you are welcome to join in for just one or more session as you can.

Rest and Restore: A Space for Black Women

Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in STCN 390

This is a meeting for new peer-led group titled "Rest and Restore: A Space for Black Women." This is a reflective, "come as you are" space for Black women on campus to celebrate all that we are. Each week features a new theme chosen by the members of R&R and is open to Black women and nonbinary folks on SU's campus. Email Shala at for any questions or to get on the email list to find out themes in advance.

Delight Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in HUNT 160

Come join us for our weekly meeting! We will be discussing chapter 2 of Delight's book Known. Haven't read it? Don't worry! We will provide a summary at the meeting to help start reflection and conversation.

Eco Sangha Zen Buddhist Weekly Meditation

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. in the Multifaith Prayer Room, Campion Hall

For students interested in Zen Buddhist meditation and connecting with other Buddhists on campus, join us for a weekly meditation. If you are new to Zen, please join us at 7:10 pm for an optional training.

Jewish Student Union Weekly Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. in Pigott 200

Our weekly meetings exist as a place for Jewish students or students interested in the Jewish faith to meet and connect. It's a very informal time where we gather and chat about all kinds of things. Sometimes we bond over the foods our families eat, what kinds of traditions we practice during holidays, and sometimes random things like what our favorite bagel toppings are. It's a fun time and we hope you can join us!

MSA Bi-Weekly Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. in Pigott 103

Join us for bi-weekly Muslim Student Association meetings where we connect about our community's social, spiritual, and religious needs. This will be a chance for us to check in and talk about our hopes for the year. Drop by any time, come hang out, chat, and chill!

Praying the Rosary

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel and on Zoom

Join the Rosary Group for a half hour of praying the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The Rosary is a Catholic contemplative practice meditating on the life of Christ, in which prayers are recited using rosary beads as guides. Bring your own rosary, or use your fingers instead! All are welcome. The zoom link is on the ConnectSU event page.

Mass at the Chapel of St. Ignatius

Sundays at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. & Weekdays at 12:30 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7:15 p.m.

Join your fellow Redhawks for our weekly Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. or 8 p.m. and weekday Mass, Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Ignatius. Masks are required at all times inside the Chapel. No pre-registration is required to attend Mass, and all are welcome regardless of university affiliation. Please read all our protocols for attending Mass on our Campus Liturgy Page.

Sign Up! Registrations and Applications

New Student Retreat (closes Friday!)

November 5-7, 2021 @ Camp Indianola

All new students are welcome to join us for a weekend of community building and reflection!

Registration ends this Friday! Click HERE to register!

Sophomore Retreat (closes Friday!)

November 5-7, 2021 @ Gwinwood Retreat Center

All second year and transfer students are welcome to join us for a weekend of community building, reflection, and fun!

Registration ends this Friday! Click HERE to register!

Ignatian Silent Retreat

Jan.14-17, 2022, at Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way.

Apply by Nov. 10, 2021!

Through silence and meaningful reflection, participants are invited to discover God’s love in their lives, listen deeply to the core of who they are, and respond to the holy call to act with compassion, courage and hope in this world. Click HERE to apply! Questions? Email Megan at

Community Service and Reflection

Are you interested in exploring and learning how your values, faith, or spirituality intersect with social justice? Engaging justice is at the heart of Ignatian Spirituality and Campus Ministry. In the 2021-2022 academic year, Campus Ministry provides various community service opportunities and reflection sessions to live out a "faith that does justice" in various ways in our community. Sign up for Community Service and Reflection on ConnectSU.
A Place to Pause Sunday Scripture Reflection

Each week during the academic year, students and staff write reflections on the week's Scripture readings. We'll be including them in this newsletter and you can read the full reflection here. If you are interested in writing one, contact JoAnn Lopez, Campus Minister for Liturgy.

Around Campus: Get Connected
The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture is holding their Catholic Heritage Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, on Zoom with Dr. Massimo Faggioli, a dynamic theologian and Vatican II scholar. There will also be a panel discussion on Thursday, October 28, at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom; Dr. Orlando Espín will discuss Vatican II from the perspective of the Latinoax community and Dr. Catherine Clifford will focus on Christian unity and ecumenism. Please RSVP to to join in!
Next Monday, October 25m from 6 to 8 p.m., the Indigenous Peoples Institute will host its 2nd annual "Honoring Indigenous Voices: Interweaving the Work of Storytelling and its Relationship to Inner Growth" and will feature panelists who will discuss intergenerational trauma specifically surrounding mandated residential and boarding schools for First Nations and Native American youth. Details and registration information can be found here.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is asking for your thoughts on food justice and what it means to you! Food Justice Week starts October 24 and goes until the 30th. Please send a picture of you, your community, or something related to food justice AND Answer the question: What does Food Justice mean to you? Please send via email ( by Monday, October 25th!

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting monthly Affinity Spaces! Find OMA on ConnectSU for dates, location, and more.
The SU food pantry is open for Fall Quarter. Pantry hours: Wednesdays (2-6pm), Thursdays (10am-12pm), Fridays (10am-2pm)

Find out more by checking out the Office of Multicultural Affairs' website:

Check out the Center for Community Engagement's guide for supporting our neighbors in challenging times to find ways that you can care for our greater Seattle community!
Check out Learning Assistance Programs for some great workshops and resources. On Oct. 27 there will be a workshop for using citation managers on Zoom! If you have any questions email
Beyond SU: Learn, Engage, Advocate

  • Interested in post-graduate service? Discerning next steps after graduation? Connect with Campus Ministers Fr. Vincent Duong, SJ, or with JoAnn Lopez to find out more about programs and possibilities, and how to discern the best fit for you.

  • Vaccinations Available at Polyclinic for Faculty, Staff and Students! The Polyclinic is offering same-day and same-week COVID vaccine availability, including appointments this Saturday. Seattle University students/family and faculty and staff can call 206-320-6399 (a direct line) and the Polyclinic will get them scheduled for a vaccine.
Connect with a Campus Minister

Are you a student who is feeling stressed, adjusting to life changes, or just looking for someone to talk to? Campus Ministry welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to seek care and conversation from a member of the Campus Ministry team.

If you or someone around you is experiencing an emergency or are in a crisis, please call one of the numbers below to get in touch with someone right away: