Sunday: Mass is Live-Streamed

October 11, 2020 - 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Our 7:00PM Mass THIS Sunday will be live streamed from Linehan Chapel!

Greetings Everyone,

Over the next two weeks, while Nazareth is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all of us on campus, participation in our Sunday 7:00PM Mass will be limited to live stream only. While we may not be able to gather in the same physical space, our faith reminds us of the universal spiritual communion that we share, uniting us with one another and God in this time of need. Please find the link to the live feed below.

I would like to invite each of you to reflect on what our Catholic faith asks us during times like these. Caholic Social Teaching clearly states that we are alway called to care for and orient our actions and decisions for the benefit of the common good. We have been asked to make changes and sacrifices over these next few weeks. While these can be bothersome and inconvenient to us as individuals, they are necessary, right and just for the care of our common campus community. I am asking you to keep the perspective of our faith in-mind, as we process this together as a community.

Also, please keep in prayer the fellow members of our campus community who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. May we also not lose sight of those who are lacking proper health care and whose lives are threatened due to poverty, prejudice and violence both locally and throughout the world due to this pandemic.

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to email me. Meanwhile, please be good to yourself and know we are all in this together!

Pax et Bonum,

~ Jamie

PS: We will NOT be celebrating our Wednesday 12:30PM Mass over these next few weeks.

Our Sunday 7:00PM Masses will be able to be viewed by everyone via a live feed at

What exactly is the Common Good?

The Busy Person’s (Student) Retreat! Fall 2020!

The Busy Person’s (Student) Retreat was created by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernadin of Chicago. Essentially it is designed for the busy college student or young adult who is unable to attend or afford a weekend retreat. It is a unique opportunity for the individual to deepen their relationship with God in a way that fits into their busy lives and schedules.

With the Covid 19 world we now live in, the retreat is now Virtual and works like this:

Interested students will sign up to participate for the retreat through the Nazareth College Catholic Community. I will assign each student signed up with a Spiritual Guide and together they will set up a schedule to meet for four sessions over a period of time, until you leave for the Thanksgiving/Christmas break.

All of the participants will receive a retreat booklet on-line. Throughout the retreat, the student and their Sister Spiritual Guide will each devote themselves to a half an hour of personal prayer and reflection using the retreat booklet and then they will meet for a half an hour, probably on ZOOM or whatever app that works best for them, for four different times.

The Spiritual Guides will be Sisters of St. Joseph, who have experience in being a Spiritual Guide for a Busy Person Retreat, and who will volunteer their time to offer this retreat opportunity for a “Busy” college student like you.

In peace & gratefulness,

Sr. Donna

The Busy Person’s (Student) Retreat! Fall 2020!

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 9pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Presents:

Puerto Rico & Charlottesville: White Supremacy & the Task of Decolonial Theology

Dr. Teresa Delgado

Co-sponsored with Community & Belonging and Nazareth College Latinx Heritage Month

Puerto Rico & Charlottesville: White Supremacy & the Task of Decolonial Theology

Thursday, October 15

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Zoom Webinar - Open to the wider Rochester community

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: Naz2020

How to be a Community of Solidarity in the Face of White Supremacy

First-Year Student Workshop - Open to the Nazareth community only

Friday, October 16

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Via Zoom (see Nazareth App for Zoom link)

“Send Them Back’?...” Puerto Rico, Charlottesville, and the Task of Decolonial Theology

Friday, October 16 - Open to the Nazareth community only

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Via Zoom (see Nazareth App for Zoom Link)

Teresa Delgado, Ph.D., is director of the peace and justice studies program and professor and chairperson of the religious studies department at Iona College. Deeply influenced by the trailblazing womanist theologian, Delores S. Williams, Delgado's scholarship is driven by an ethical vision that prioritizes justice for racially, ethnically, and sexually marginalized persons.

This vision shapes her work whether mentoring doctoral students of color in theology and religion or lecturing across the U.S. That her commitment to social justice activism is propelled by an urgency to seek social transformation now – and not tomorrow — is made clear in her book, A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom (2017) and her 2019 essay, "For the Beauty of the World: The Moral Imaginary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s World House."

Nazareth College Catholic Community Pastoral Team:

Nazareth College Catholic Community

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

Jamie R. Fazio, M.Div. (he/him/his), Catholic Chaplain, Office: GAC 160

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