Campus Ministry Newsletter

September 2016

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Welcome to the new year and our first edition of the Campus Ministry newsletter. Each month Campus Ministry will produce a newsletter highlighting our programs and partners, sharing stories and linking you to faith and justice resources.

Throughout the year Campus Ministry will provide programming, prayer and worship, and retreat and reflection opportunities rooted in our goals to:

  1. Promote our Jesuit Catholic tradition, principles and story.
  2. Welcome students from all traditions, spiritual practices and belief systems.
  3. Build a community of companions.
  4. Care for the community.
  5. Form discerning leaders for a more just and humane world

George, Fr. Murray, Elise, Megan, Fr. Roach, our 24 interns, our 4 GA's, our student leaders and myself look forward to working with and for the Loyola community this year.

Peace and blessings,

Seán Bray

Director of Campus Ministry

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Liturgical Ministry Training

Interested in serving as a liturgical minister? Our community needs your gifts. Be sure to attend one of trainings happening this week in the Alumni Chapel.

Today-September 20th: Hospitality & Communion Ministers training at 6 PM

For more information contact

Music Ministry meets every Thursday at 6:30 PM in Alumni Chapel

For more information contact:


Are you passionate about the intersection of faith and justice? Come to Campus Ministry on Tuesday 9/20 at 7:00 pm to learn more about the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassador program! Snacks will be provided! For More information contact Drew Belfield


Koinonia is a community of small faith-based groups of 5-10 students led by two student leaders. Groups meet for about an hour and a half each week. Members are invited to share food, prayer, and lively discussion on topics relevant to college life. Everyone is welcome—we hope you’ll join us! For more information, email

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Loyola will be sending a delegation to Washington, D.C. to Join 1400 students from different Jesuit institutions at #IFTJ2016. This years theme is Mercy in Action. Attend workshops, hear from nationally recognized faith & justice figures and take action. The Teach-In will take place November 12-14 in Washington, DC; if interested follow this link here!

The St. Alphonsus Dinner Program

The St. Alphonsus Dinner Program is a ministry of hospitality and is specifically designed for first-year students that are transitioning into the Loyola community. Our program provides a home-cooked meal, guided conversation, and quality time spent with fellow students. The dinners typically accommodate 8-10 students, and will be on Tuesday nights during the school year. For more information, please contact Gigi Conger or Gabby Cameron

Interested in becoming Catholic?

Have you ever considered joining the Catholic Church? Seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith? Growing closer with God? If you have, then RCIA may be for you.

RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which individuals become full members of the Catholic Church. The goal of this formation process is for individuals to receive one (or more) of the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. During the RCIA process, individuals are invited to explore more deeply their own faith journey, while being introduced to the basic beliefs, liturgy, and spiritual tradition of the Catholic Church.

Please contact Fr. John Murray, S.J. or Michael DiBianca at for specific information.


AMDG Retreat: Oct 7-9, 2016

AMDG Retreat
The AMDG retreat will invite students into quiet time of prayer and reflection, journaling time and faith-sharing time. The retreat will accept only 17 students. The retreat will be open to all class years. For further information contact Fr. John Murray, S.J. or ext. 5881.


Join us on the Ignite Retreat to learn how the Ignatian story can connect meaningfully to your life and unique spiritual journey.

Open to students of all faith traditions and spiritualities, the weekend will offer opportunities for relationship building and an introduction to themes of Ignatian Spirituality. Through personal and group reflective experiences, this retreat creates a space for exploring who you are in relationship with self, God and others.

Students from all class years are invited to attend!


Sunday Mass Schedules

  • 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

  • 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:
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each day (Mon. – Fri.) before the 12:10 p.m. Daily Mass

FAVA Chapel

New this year, Fava Chapel is open to all students between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm! If you're looking for a quite place for rest, reflection, meditation, or prayer, Fava Chapel is the place for you.

Partner Programs

In, Out and In Between

Trans*? Out? LGBTQIA? Questioning? Join In, Out, and In Between, to discuss topics including religion, coming out, relationships, and family in a confidential and safe space. You are not alone. For more information contact Elise Gower or Aaron Barnes

No Impact Week

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with the No Impact Experiment at Loyola Oct. 2-9! The No Impact experience is about discovering how living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle can increase personal fulfillment, health, happiness, and time with family and friends.

Good Hound

Check out the Loyola Votes website for election resources, on campus events and a link to register to vote. Being a Good Hound this election means being respectful, listening, dialoguing and engaging.

Reflection Resources

The Examen



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