Newman Catholic Community @ RIT
Fourth Sunday of Lent + March 15, 2015
This conversation inspired me to take a few minutes to write a letter to my sophomore in college son who is currently home on Spring Break. In the letter, I expressed my appreciation for him coming home and working extra hours at his job. I told him how much I appreciated his interest in his younger siblings and their activities. I chose not to mention the dishes left in the kitchen sink each night after I go to bed and the other things that sometimes bug me. As of this writing, he has not found the note yet...he will...it has chocolate in it!!
You know, I am often in awe as I walk to my car after a day on campus. You inspire me and encourage me to do and be better. I thank you for trusting me with your struggles as well as with your celebrations! And, I really think this is what Lent is all about...taking a bit of time to see the face of God in the eyes and hearts of those around us.
We have just passed the half way point in Lent. If your Lent is lacking passion, you might start with a letter to someone who is important to you, but maybe you have not let them know lately. It just might spark a conversation that might not have happened otherwise.
It's not too late to make this the best Lent ever! Yes, Lent is More!!
Bethany House Dinner Preparation - Sunday, March 15 @ 3:30 pm
An on campus Retreat Opportunity...again, for busy people
A Lenten Experience of the Sacred and The Mysteries of Life
· What gives us hope?
· What saps the life out of us?
· How does kinship with others help us
do more than survive?
One last week of the Lenten Lunchtime Retreat
March 16 @ RIT – Jones Chapel
Noon – 1 p.m.
will be the facilitators for the retreat.
RIT RELAY FOR LIFE - Newman Catholic Community Team!
Join the fun...
We have had three generous people offer to help us put this team together. Two are offering help with the $10. registration fees, one is offering matching monies for what we raise! Come along, it will be a great time!
The Relay for Life is an all night event 6 pm - 6 am to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Games, activities and food for participants. Team members will walk around the field house throughout the night (but you don't have to walk all night...you walk as long as you want to walk) while at the same time participating in activities and games and other such nonsense! It's fun! It's big (hundreds of people) and it is for a good cause!
Relay for Life is a global event sponsoredby the American Cancer Society. Cities all over the world host a Relay for Life event during the Spring and Summer. This fundraiser is an organized walk that can last up 24 hours. Members of the team walk around the track during the fundraiser, in addition, there are activities, food, and a great atmosphere to make it fun-filled and entertaining event. The RIT Relay this year is a 12 hour event from 6 pm- 6 am on April 11th in the Gordon Field House. The goal of RIT Relay is 50,000 dollars and this money goes to American Cancer Society for research on cancer and to support cancer patients in many ways.
To sign up and find out more information, go to:
If you are hesitant to join the team, no worries...the Newman community will sponsor some fund raising events to raise money for our team. We can work on this one together! Join the fun and bring a friend.
Scripture Reflection continues!
Interested in praying the Rosary?
Don't know how to pray the rosary? That is ok, we will have some rosaries and booklets for those who need a refresher or would like to start from the beginning.
Think about stopping by for a few minutes of quiet before the evening gets underway.
Holy Week Liturgies
Holy Thursday - Liturgy of the Lord's Supper - Thursday, April 2-7 pm in Allen Chapel -adoration in Jones until 10 pm
Good Friday - Liturgy of the Lord's Passion - Friday, April 3-noon in Allen Chapel
Easter Vigil - Saturday, April 4-8 pm in Allen Chapel
Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 5-10 am and 5 pm in Allen Chapel