Campus Ministry Newsletter

LENTEN EDITION

Tomorrow Christians will begin the Lenten journey. During this time we focus on turning away from our patterns and actions which lead us into darkness and sin. Lent is an opportunity to commit ourselves to following Jesus, to spiritual health and freedom.


Pope Francis' Lenten message reminds us that "...God's mercy transforms human hearts...". May each of us find time this Lent to disrupt the patterns in our lives which lead us to indifference. May we pay attention to the places and relationships where mercy is needed. May the mercy and love we receive inspire us to act in solidarity with those on the margins of our hearts, our campus, our city of Baltimore and our world.


Campus Ministry offers a variety of resources and experiences to pray, reflect and act this Lent. This Lenten edition of the Campus Ministry Newsletter is filled with links to daily reflections, retreats, prayer experiences and educational resources.


Peace & blessings,


Seán Bray

LENTEN RESOURCES

Looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends? Look no further than Busted Halo’s® two-minute video that describes the day which begins the season of Lent, and why Catholics and many Christians receive ashes on their foreheads.
Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes

LIFT EVERY VOICE

LIFT EVERY VOICE is a Lenten blog addressing America’s original sin of racism through the lens of Ignatian spirituality and the daily readings. From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, voices from throughout the Ignatian network will lament racial injustice in our communities and reflect on how the Gospel calls us to repent, pray, and act in solidarity with those affected by an enduring legacy of systemic and personal racial discrimination.

Lenten Moments of Mercy

Sign up for Lenten Moments of Mercy. This daily e-mail series delivers fresh reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent, sharing the inspiring words of Pope Francis and suggesting Lenten actions and prayers.

ONLINE LENTEN RETREAT

This Lent, become a spiritual athlete and join Tim for The Ignatian Workout for Lent. Each Monday he’ll share audio reflections accompanied by suggestions for prayer and action. Based on the book of the same name, the online retreat begins the week of Ash Wednesday and continues through Easter Week.

CRS RICEBOWL

Every Lent, Catholics in the United States do something amazing. Their prayers, fasting and almsgiving become lifesaving aid for millions of individuals living in conditions of poverty around the world. The hungry are fed; the thirsty are given drink; the homeless find shelter. And this has been going on for more than 40 years. CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services‘ Lenten faith-in-action program

CRS RICEBOWL APP

It's time to think outside the bowl with the CRS Rice Bowl app. Bring Lent into your life, online, offline, anytime, anywhere. Tap into a rich spiritual experience and make the 40 days of Lent ones that will change your life–and the world. Download the app today.

Father James Martin, SJ | What is Lent?

RETREAT & REFLECTION

An Ignatian Lenten Retreat

A Retreat for Lent aimed at finding inner peace that comes through a direct relationship with our God. Retreatants will meet on February 18 & 25, March 10 & 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM. The retreat is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. The retreat is co-sponosored by the Office of mission Integration & the Jesuit Collaborative. To register contact Anita Podles Apodles@loyola.edu or call 410-617-2030.

A LENTEN EVENING REFLECTION

Join Fr. Tim Brown on Wednesday, March 9th from 5:00-6:30 PM for a Lenten evening reflection on Anthony De Mello, SJ's book "The Way to Love". Please RSVP to Anita Podles at Apodles@loyola.edu

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES RETREAT

Experience the beauty and depth of Ignatian spirituality on this five-day adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. This retreat is individually directed, meaning that participants meet one-on-one daily with a Jesuit spiritual director. Liturgy will be offered daily, and the retreat team will also present brief reflections on key elements of the Spiritual Exercises.

The retreat begins Monday, February 29th (10 a.m. departure from the Loyola campus) and concludes Saturday, March 5th (returning to campus by 2 p.m.). $75 for students and $200 for faculty and staff.

PRAYER & WORSHIP

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES

There will be three opportunities throughout the day for members of the Loyola community to receive ashes:

  • 12:10 p.m. Mass in Alumni Chapel
  • 5:00 p.m. Ecumenical Prayer Service in Alumni Chapel
  • 9:00 p.m. Mass in Alumni Chapel

Sunday Mass Schedule


  • 11:00 a.m. in Alumni Chapel
  • 6:00 p.m. in Alumni Chapel
  • 8:00 p.m. in Fava Chapel (Hammerman)
  • 10:00 p.m. in Hopkins Court

Weekday Mass & Liturgy Schedule


  • 12:10 p.m. Monday-Friday: Daily Mass in Alumni Chapel
  • 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Evensong (Evening Prayer) in Alumni Chapel | This week's presider: Patrick O'Connor class of 2016
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each day (Mon. – Fri.) before the 12:10 p.m. Daily Mass

LENTEN PRAYER

Every week, during Lent, at 9 PM in the Alumni Chapel we will host different opportunities for the campus to enter into prayer.

Wednesday, Feb. 17th: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday, Feb. 22nd: Stations of the Cross

Monday, Mar. 7th: Candlelight Rosary

Monday, Mar. 14th: Taize Prayer

Wednesday, Mar. 16th: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday, Mar. 21st: Stations of the Cross

ROSARY PRAYER GROUP

Join the Rosary Prayer Group this Lent. The group meets every Saturday at 6 PM in the Alumni Chapel.

EVENSONG

Please join us for Evensong on Thursdays at 5 PM in Alumni Chapel. Evensong is a beautiful evening of prayer, song, and student-led reflection. Pizza & fellowship follow in Cohn Hall 133. Our February Evensong Presiders will be:

Thursday, February 11th:

Thursday, February 18th:

Thursday, February 25th:

Up and Coming Events

TEA & CONVERSATION: Feb 11th

Please join us on Thursday, February 11th at 2:00PM in Cohn 133 for Tea & Conversation with Mark Jordan to discuss faith and sexuality. This hour will be an opportunity to have a more intimate conversation with Professor Jordan before his keynote lecture.


Please RSVP for the tea to elgower@loyola.edu by Friday, 2/5.

RSVPs are not required to attend, however, they are much appreciated in helping us prepare appropriately for numbers.

Faith and Sexuality: Why Theology Must Think Again About Sex

Please join the entire Loyola community next Thursday evening for a conversation about Faith & Sexuality. Distinguished theologian Mark Jordan, Ph.D., will consider “Why Theology Must Think Again About Sex,”. Jordan is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought at the Harvard Divinity School, where he is also a professor of women, gender, and sexuality.


Feb. 11, 2016, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall, refreshments available at 6:30 p.m. in the McGuire Atrium.


For more information on Professor Jordan and event details, please visit the event site.

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