Nazareth Catholic Community

December 3, 2014 ~ 1st week of Advent

Chaplain's Chatter: Thoughts, Reflections and Musings from the Catholic Chaplain

Greetings Everyone,

At the end of Mass this past Sunday, Fr. Bob invited each of us to "discover the person deep inside you this Advent." Advent offers us the opportunity to journey inward, to discover more fully the person God created us to discover. It is a time to listen to the voice of God that speaks to us deep within our hearts. We journey inward so we can live outward lives of genuineness, freedom and lasting joy.

Pope Francis said that "[the Advent] journey never comes to an end. Just as in each of our lives we always need to begin again, to get up again, to rediscover the meaning of the goal of our lives, so also for the great human family it is always necessary to rediscover the common horizon toward which we are journeying. The horizon of hope!"

As we head into the busyness and stress of finals week, I pray the hope of Advent will give you assurance, comfort and direction.

Advent Peace,

~ Jamie

Holy Day Mass

Monday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception a holy day of obligation and the patron feast of the United States. We will celebrate a holy day Mass at noon in Linehan Chapel. Take a break from studying for finals and join us to celebrate Mary.

The Sisters of St. Joseph have invited you to their home for a snack as your prepare for your finals!

You are invited for pizza on Tuesday, December 9 from 6:45 PM – 8:00PM at the SSJ Motherhouse on French Road.

Please come for some physical and spiritual nourishment! All are Welcome!

If you need a ride please meet outside Jamie's office, GAC 162 at 6:45PM

Get your FREE Advent Book: Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season

The Nazareth Catholic Community has purchased an advent prayer book to assist you with your Advent adventure. This year's book, Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014-2015, was written by the Irish Jesuits and is ideal for people on the go who want to grab a few moments to read, reflect, and pray in the midst of their busy days. Pick up your FREE copy in the Chapel today!

Not sure about the relationship between Advent and Christmas?

Check out Busted’s two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent
and wait to celebrate Christmas:

Clairvaux Service Retreat

You are invited to spend your spring break with fellow Naz students along with children and families who have been affected by homelessness. We will take the week to work with Deep Roots and the people they serve as we learn more about poverty and homelessness and the ways in which we can make a true difference. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve and to explore the intersection of spirituality and social justice, then we hope you will consider joining us in March!

"Deep Roots works with children and their families, who are disconnected through homelessness or other similar marginalization: connecting hearts. Our program will challenge children to envision a brighter future, to sustain healthy relationships and to navigate a course towards personal and social responsibility through better life experiences, with mentors, providing healthy life-models for all future relationships."

Contact Nadia Mullin at for more information.

Applications are available from Nadia or Ruth on the 1st floor of GAC.

Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality

Nazareth College Catholic Community

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

Jamie R. Fazio, M.Div., Catholic Chaplain, Office: GAC 162

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

Nazareth College Catholic Community Pastoral Team:

HOLY DAY MASS: Monday, December 8 at Noon

Monday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception a holy day of obligation and the patron feast of the United States. We will celebrate a holy day Mass at noon in Linehan Chapel.