Campus Ministry Newsletter
Our Interns & GA's for the 2020-2021 Academic Year Welcome You!
First Year Meet & Greet
This Thurs. Oct 8 at 7:30pm
A great opportunity for first years to meet other students and get to know Campus Ministry as well as the Loyola community even better! Meet other first-year students and students involved in campus ministry in this event hosted by Campus Ministry upperclassmen and leaders! Join here on Zoom.
Contact: CM Intern, Maeve O'Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Liturgical Ministry Community!
Interested in getting involved at Mass? Sign up to become a Liturgical Minister! Lector positions are currently available for Fall 2020. While we're virtual, the community of liturgical ministers stay connected with weekly reflection and prayer emails and opportunities to connect. If you are interested in being a Eucharist Minister or Minister of Hospitalities once we return to live instruction, you can sign up for those future positions as well!
Contact: CM Interns for Liturgical Ministry, email@example.com.
Quick Convos with Father Jack
Father Jack will be hosting quick conversations with Loyola students throughout the semester on topics relevant faith, humanity, and this current season we are in. Quick Convos will be shared each week to the Campus Ministry Instagram Story, on @jackdennis53 and our website!
Check out the first student reflection from Turner Wilferth '21 as he reflects on gratitude during this season.
Contact: CM Intern, Flor Paniagua-Peart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets Weekly on Zoom, Oct. 28-Nov. 20. Register now!
We'll be offering a virtual Ignite Retreat this November to explore in community the principles of Ignatian Spirituality. It will run for three weeks and each week will dig deeper into different aspects of Ignatian Spirituality. At the end of each week, retreatants will share their thoughts and reflections in a small group reflection on Zoom. Meet new people and build relationships while reflecting on topics like gratitude, finding God in all things, discernment, and more!
Contact: Sarah Swanson, Ignite Retreat Coordinator
Follow @ loyolacampusmin to win!
Open until Oct. 9th!
There's still time! Every new person who follows us will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of custom-designed Loyola vans! Spread the word! We'll keep you updated on everything on instagram, facebook and twitter!
Contact: Madeline Buscone, Social Media Manager
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Info Session
Interested in service after you graduate from Loyola? Are you asking yourself - why should you consider and apply for a service program like the Jesuit Volunteer Corps?
Join staff and former Jesuit Volunteers to talk about the future, formation, and future of JVC.
Contact: JVC Recruiter, Courtney Romans, email@example.com
Weekly & Ongoing Opportunities!
Roots of Refuge Soul Food Sunday
Sunday, Oct 18th at 3pm
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
Chosen Generation Gospel Choir
Tuesdays at 7:30 - Join Now!
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cura Faith Sharing Groups
Still open for new members! Meet weekly. Sign up now!
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)
- LGBTQIA+ identified students
- First Year students
- Racial Equity (affinity spaces for BIPOC and white/white-passing students)
Contact: Cura Grad Assistant, Chanali Sweeper
Bible Study on Race, Identity, Justice & Peace
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!
- 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
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
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Still accepting participants!
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
Resources & Campus Partners
Latinx Heritage Month
Campus Ministry will be sharing about Latin Theologians on our Instagram page as well!
Some events include:
- Latinx Activism & History, Charm City Trivia - October 10th at 8pm
- Keynote Speaker - October 15th at 7pm
Creating A Sacred Space At Home
With all the heaviness of the world, carving out a sacred space can be a life-affirming way to care for yourself and foster a practice of spiritual sustenance. If you haven't already, we invite you to take some time this week to create your own space in your home where you can come for retreat, inspiration, prayer or meditation.
Empower is a virtual support group for students of color at Loyola. Empower provides an affinity space for participants to discuss issues unique to their experience at a predominantly white institution such as academic stress, relationships, race/ethnicity related stress, identity development, and resilience. Participating in this group will empower students and provide an opportunity for connection.
Contact Info & Register here.
Build Resilience with The Counseling Center
Learn more about how you can build resilience by visiting: www.loyola.edu/resilience or contact the Counseling Center at 410-617-2273.
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.
Contact: Brandon Muncy, Counseling Center
The Bunting Peace & Justice Speaker Series
Thurs. Oct. 8 at 12:15pm
Maria Stephan, co-author of Why Civil Resistance Works and Director, Program on Non-Violent Action, U.S. Institute on Peace, will speak on Where People Power Meets Peacebuilding on Thurs. Oct 8 at 12:15pm
Next month, Arsalan Suleman will speak on litigating genocide at the International Court of Justice on Nov. 10 at 12:15pm
Zoom code for the events: 430-077-6560