Newman Catholic Community @ RIT

October 11, 2015 Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Fr. Patrick Conroy, SJ blessing Pope Francis before the joint session of Congress (September 2015).

RIT Nation

Here we are in the middle of the semester and there are many opportunities for growth in the weeks ahead.

Please join us as the Newman Catholic Community welcomes Fr. Pat Conroy, SJ to RIT on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14th. As you can see from the photograph above, Fr. Pat blessed Pope Francis as he entered the Capitol Building before the joint session of Congress on September 24, 2015. This picture was taken by the Vatican photographer. Fr. Pat will have dinner with us on Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30 pm in the Skalny Room and then speak in the Allen Chapel at 7 pm the same evening. All are welcome. Please sign up for the dinner so we know how much chili to make! Sign ups outside the chapel after Mass or by email:

You are also welcome to join us for a Milkshake Mass on Wednesday, October 14th at noon in the Allen Chapel. Fr. Pat will preside at a daily Mass (about 30 minutes) and then milkshakes will be served in the lobby after Mass.

There are some great retreat opportunities coming up in the weeks ahead. The three retreats are very different in purpose. Take a look and see if any one of the opportunities jump out at you. You can sign up outside of Mass or by email. Each of the retreats cost $10. As always, if money would keep you away, please let me know and we can work something out.

Although there are no classes on Monday, we will still have a 10 am and 5 pm Mass this weekend (Columbus Day weekend). And remember, Tuesday is a Monday schedule on campus. Next weekend we will add a Mass on Saturday at 4 pm for Brick City Weekend.

Have a great week. Know that we are here for you and we pray for you daily!

Peace friends!

Alice MN

Help us welcome Fr. Pat Conroy, SJ to RIT!

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Dinner with Fr. Pat Conroy before the presentation in Allen Chapel

Join other students for dinner in the Skalny Room at 5:30 pm with Fr. Pat Conroy. Chili and salad, bread and cookies. Sign up at Masses this weekend. All are welcome!

Watch this 4 minute video to meet Fr. Pat Conroy, SJ

Patrick Conroy SJ: Chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives
I met Fr. Pat about thirty years ago while serving as a Jesuit Volunteer on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana. Fr. Pat is now the Chaplain for the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, October 14, Fr. Pat will celebrate a Mass with us in the Allen Chapel at noon.

Milkshake Mass

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Wednesday, October 14th at noon

Join Fr. Pat Conroy for a noon Mass in the Allen Chapel and then enjoy a delicious Milkshake before heading out to class or work. This Mass will last about 20-30 minutes.

Teaching and Milkshake Mass - Wednesday, October 21 @ 8 pm

Ever wonder why we do what we do at Mass? Fr. John Hayes will celebrate the Eucharist with us and we will stop and talk about why we do what we do at Mass. And, after, milkshakes for everyone. This Mass will last an hour.

Wednesday morning Mass 8:15 am at Guardian Angels Church

Last semester, a group of students gathered on Wednesday mornings for Mass at Guardian Angels Church in Henrietta. You have been asking again, so let's get it started! We meet at the Center for Religious Life at 8 am and are back on campus for 9 am classes.

If you are interested, email Alice or Trevor Brudz . This year we have two cars going, so we can take up to 9 people.

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Brick City Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday, October 17th 4 pm in Allen Chapel

Sunday, October 18th 10 am and 5 pm in Allen Chapel

For Brick City Weekend, the Newman Catholic community will add a Mass on Saturday at 4 pm in the Allen Chapel.

This Mass is scheduled so that families and alums are able to worship together before family members and alums begin to head home.

Retreat Opportunities in October

Looking for a little time away from campus?

Several Retreats - Many Different Twists on Time Away!

Intercollegiate Retreat at Mt. Irenaeus

Friday, October 23– Sunday, October 25

This weekend retreat includes students from six local colleges in western New York. It’s a great chance to meet new people, share in our Christian faith, have fun and enjoy some wonderful food! Mt. Irenaeus is located on 400 acres which includes a pond and many miles of trails for hiking and running. (8 students)

Sister of St. Joseph Service Weekend

Friday, October 23– Sunday, October 25

This weekend opportunity is a service retreat. We will gather at a beautiful old home located next door to St. Bonafice Church in Rochester. Dinner, prayer and community on Friday evening before heading out to three places to serve the poor and marginalized in Rochester on Saturday. When we return Saturday evening we will have a delicious meal and debrief the day. A great opportunity for community and meeting new friends as the Newman Community at Brockport will join us for this adventure. (8 students)

Mercy Center for Spirituality Retreat

Friday, October 30—Sunday, November 1

Last chance for a retreat this semester! Located right next to Highland Park in Rochester, this weekend will offer a chance to learn more about yourself, prayer and others in our community. Delicious food, great conversation and time to do some homework too! (15 students)

Welcome Home!

The Newman Catholic Community welcomes you to RIT!

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Sunday Mass is each Sunday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Center for Religious Life. (Just off the quarter mile by the bridge.)

10 a.m. Mass is interpreted.