Campus Ministry Newsletter

March 2018

Welcome Back!

Campus Ministry welcomes you back to another month of amazing opportunities! Whether you spent your spring break reflecting on silent retreat, engaged in an immersion, connecting with family and friends or busy with work, we hope that your spring break was a time of renewal for you! As Christians reorient and recommit themselves to following Jesus' example during Lent, we invite you to reflect yourself on your own intentions for your spiritual life in this community.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Thurs. Mar. 15th at 5pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel


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

Solidarity Suppers

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

Bryan Stevenson

Mon. Mar. 19th at 6pm in Reitz Arena


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.

Hunger Banquet

Wed. Mar. 21st at 6pm


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

Festival Sing Concert

Thu. Mar. 22nd from 7:30-9:30pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel


Join Loyola's Chapel & Gospel Choirs, Loyola's University Singers & Repertory Choir, the Belles & Chimes and Greysounds in a night of song!

York Road Community Days

Sat. Mar. 24th & April 7th from 9:30am-12:30pm at 5104 York Rd.


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

Mon. Mar. 26th from 3pm-4pm in the Hug Lounge


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

Every Tuesday Night at 6:30pm


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

The group is support-based and is designed to encourage open discussion about gender, sexuality, religion and spirituality, coming out, relationships, family, community, and other areas of your life that may be difficult to discuss elsewhere. Group sessions are held each Thursday.


Contact: Counseling Center Staff Psychologist, Aaron Barnes, (410) 627-2703.

Register a Group for the St. Alphonsus Dinner Program

The St. Alphonsus Dinner Program is a ministry of hospitality available to all members of the Loyola community. Our program provides a home-cooked meal, guided conversation, and quality time spent with fellow students on Monday nights. The program is a great fit for Messina classes and groups of residents. We encourage Evergreens and RAs to bring a group of their first-year students for a valuable and enjoyable evening!


Contact/Reservations: CM Intern Elisabeth Abdoo '20.

THINK | PRAY | ACT

THINK

Who are we? What do we stand for? Who do we welcome and why?

Visit this podcast hosted by Jesuitical for young people. In this episode they ask us to reflect on these questions. Spending time reflecting with this or other Ignatian Resources for Lent.

PRAY

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.

ACT

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.


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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.