Campus Ministry Newsletter
Last Chance! Campus Ministry Intern Applications Due Tomorrow!
Application Deadline Tues. Mar. 13 at 3pm
Campus Ministry undergrad internships for the 2018-2019 school year are $10.10/hr. direct hire work opportunities in 9 different areas. For more information and job descriptions, visit the internships website.
Contact: CM Assistant Director, Megan Linz Dickinson
Lenten Taize Prayer
Weds. Mar. 14 at 8pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel
Taizé is a musical form of prayer using repetitive simple musical lines and core biblical texts that can be sung by a whole assembly of various nationalities, languages, and denominations. It originated in an ecumenical Christian community from Taize, France.
Contact: CM Intern Gabe Nacion
Evensong with student presider, Rachel Burke, '18
Evensong, or evening prayer, provides the community with an opportunity to come together in song and prayer. One student presides over the service each week, and free pizza always follows in Cohn Hall 133 for fellowship and conversation. This week we are happy to have Rachel Burke presiding for us. No RSVP necessary!
Contact: CM Intern, Kelly Mueller
Men's Retreat (Mar. 23 - 25)
Register by Fri. Mar. 16th
Men's Retreat is a time for you to take several days away from campus. You will have the opportunity to look at your life by reflecting on your relationships with other men, women, and God, while attaining at better sense of who you are and where you are going. Register online now!
Contact: University Chaplain Fr. John Murray, SJ
Mon. Mar.19th at 4:30pm at St. Alphonsus House
Come break bread with your neighbors at the St. Alphonsus House! Join York Road community members and Loyola students for a meal and conversation to strengthen community ties and build relationships.
This event is co-sponsored by CCSJ.
Contact: CCSJ Intern, Adelina Harvey
Join Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, for his lecture, American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference. Stevenson will speak about America having the largest prison population in the world – and how the criminal justice system that puts the men, women, and children in these prisons is broken. An inspiring and unflinchingly honest speaker, Bryan Stevenson talks about defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and motivate audiences to make a change.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets from the Box Office are required. Neighbors and community partners may reserve up to two tickets through Eventbrite.
Join CRS ambassadors at a Hunger Banquet! It is a memorable, interactive event that brings hunger and poverty issues to life through a shared meal. The Hunger Banquet offers students the opportunity to experience a simulation of hunger and disparity, and is guided with stories of poverty from around the world. Following the Banquet, students reflect on their experience in an open dialogue. Register online now!
Contact: CM Grad Assistant, Elizabeth Nawrocki.
Lenten Social Justice Stations of the Cross
Weds. Mar. 21 at 8pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel
Join us during Lent to pray the Stations of the Cross, sometimes called the “way of the cross." This form of prayer began in the 1500s, and in recreating Jesus’ passion and death, was a way to bring the events of Christ’s life into the people’s lives. For centuries, the stations of the cross have helped Christian people reflect on the mystery of the suffering and death of Jesus in an intimate way. The Social Justice Stations will link contemporary social justice issues with each station, making visible the connection between the burdens facing marginalized and oppressed people today and the cross that was carried by Jesus.
*description adapted from Education for Justice
York Road Community Days
Join CCSJ in these community service opportunities! All tools and materials are provided. Projects typically take place outdoors, but they have also included projects at local elementary schools and recreation centers. The day will start with a brief overview of the local area and Loyola's commitment to our community. It will end with a brief reflection and information about opportunities for further engagement. Contact Marie McSweeney Anderson to sign up!
Contact: Marie McSweeney Anderson, 410-617-1171
Coffee and CommuniTEA
Join Campus Ministry and members from across the Loyola community for fellowship and great conversations over coffee, tea, and light refreshments! This month, we welcome staff from the Center for Community Service and Justice who will share with us about what's new and exciting in their work!
Mindful Meals--Left Behind: Educational Inequality
Tues. Mar. 27th at 12:15pm in College Center 105
Join us for a faith-based meal and thoughtful dialogues surrounding social justice issues. Mindful Meals is a monthly program structured around the Catholic Worker House round table discussion model. This program promotes awareness and dialogue about specific justice issues prevalent in our world today. Through a simple meal and shared conversation space, participants gain a better understanding of our human role in contributing to and addressing these issues. All are invited to the dialogue to provide multiple viewpoints and understanding. Lunch provided and no RSVP needed!
Contact: CM Intern, Alex Agee.
Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues with Sister Helen Prejean
Mon. Mar. 26 at 7pm, McGuire Hall
Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. She has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to all executions. She is the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, which has ignited a national debate on capital punishment and it inspired an Academy Award winning movie, a play, and an opera.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets from the Box Office are required. Neighbors and community partners may reserve up to two tickets throughEventbrite.
Women's Retreat (Apr. 8)
Sun. April 8th from 9am - 4pm at the Carmelite Monastery
Register by Mar. 30!
We invite all woman-identifying students to participate in a one-day, off campus retreat to explore one's full, authentic self in community with others. There will be intentional time for community, prayerful reflection, and relaxation at the Carmelite Monastery.
Contact: Elise Gower
Between the Lines Interfaith Book Club
Join this weekly book club discussing fiction about different faith traditions. Together, we will choose one book for each month and meet weekly to examine themes and how each novel furthers our understanding of different faiths. Contact Sofia (below) to sign up to be a part of our Interfaith book club!
Contact: Sofia Lentine
Apply to be a Koinonia Small Group Leader!
Applications due Thurs. April 5 at 5pm
Koinonia is Greek for "community," and Koinonia groups are small, faith-based discussion groups that meet weekly for prayer and meaningful discussion. Koinonia leaders serve as group facilitators, role models, and ambassadors capable of creating a welcoming space for students with various backgrounds and interests and open to leading peers in discussions of faith and spirituality. Visit the Koinonia website for application and information.
You can also still Sign up for a group at any point during the semester and get more information!
Contact: CM Grad Assistant, Tara Carleton
In, Out and In Between
Contact: Counseling Center Staff Psychologist, Aaron Barnes, (410) 627-2703.
Register a Group for the St. Alphonsus Dinner Program
Contact/Reservations: CM Intern Elisabeth Abdoo '20.
THINK | PRAY | ACT
During Lent, the words of Isaiah call us to act with justice—to let our light “break forth like the dawn” by being the best versions of ourselves— working together to build a world in which the dignity of all people is upheld. Voices from the Ignatian network challenge us to let go—of fear, of unknowing, of oppressive systems—to restore and repair our world.
How will our light “break forth” this Lent?
Sign up for weekly lenten emails from the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
CRS Rice Bowl
Be sure to pick up your Rice Bowl in Campus Ministry so you can participate in the Lenten practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Stay tuned for instructions on returning your Rice Bowl at the end of Lent.
Sunday Mass & Liturgical Ministry
Join us for the following masses, held every Sunday!
11:00am in Alumni Memorial Chapel
6:00pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel
8:00pm in Fava Chapel (First Floor Hammerman)
10:00pm in Hopkins Court Lounge
Contact: CM Associate Director, George Miller.