Campus Ministry Newsletter

February 2020

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Nominate a Magis Mentor!

Nominate a student, faculty, staff or administrator by Feb. 25!

Magis Mentors is an initiative to express gratitude for the members of our community who strive to live into the Magis.

Magis, a Latin word meaning “more” or “greater” is related to the Jesuit Motto, AMDG (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), “for the greater glory of God.” Fr. Bryan Massingale describes Magis as the inner longing--a sacred, holy restlessness for that which is always out of our reach, but which beckons and allures us, and entices us to reach beyond where we are now. Magis is an inner dynamism of spirit that leaves us dissatisfied with the way things are, and calls us forward into the deep. A fundamental Jesuit value, striving for Magis encourages each person to try to do the more, the better, the greater – for God and our neighbor, not for ourselves.

The first Magis Mentors will be recognized at the Campus Min Café during Mission Week on Thursday, March. 19.

Contact: CM Grad Asst. Erica Marshall



Campus Ministry Internship Positions Available for 2020-2021!

Apps & References Due Tues. Feb. 25th at 3pm!

Interested in work rooted in Faith and Justice? Campus Ministry Intern Positions are now available for the 2020-2021 school year! Come to an info session to learn how you can build your career skills on campus and help serve the community as a Campus Ministry Intern!

Info Sessions:

  • Tues. Feb. 11th at 6pm
  • Weds. Feb. 19th at 6pm

Contact: CM Grad Assistant, Erica Marshall or CM Asst. Dir., Megan Linz Dickinson

IgnatianQ Conference Mar. 20-22 in Denver!

Register by Mon. Feb. 10th

Join the Loyola delegation to the 7th annual IgnatianQ conference. This year’s theme is “At the Crossroads: Staying the Course for a Love that is Whole”. This student-led conference is designed specifically for queer students at Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation to build community and focus on the idea that “queerness exists in congruence with religious identities and spaces, not in spite of those spaces.” If you are interested in applying, you can find more information on the Loyola Ignatian Q website.

Contact: CM Assistant Dir., Emily Kane.

Reflect with Us Outside Boulder

Weds. Feb. 19th from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Campus Ministry is joining with CCSJ to reflect on the quote by Pastor Martin Niemöller. Come reflect with us on our Thought Wall and enjoy some donuts!

Ash Wednesday Services

Weds. Feb. 26th

Each year in the Christian traditions, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day season of repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration at Easter. Campus Ministry offers four Ash Wednesday Services throughout the day for community members to come together in observation of this holiday.


10:00 am - Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes @ Loyola Timonium Campus (Rm. 66)

12:10 pm - Catholic Mass @ Alumni Memorial Chapel

4:30 pm - Ecumenical Service @ Alumni Memorial Chapel

8:30 pm - Catholic Mass @ Alumni Memorial Chapel

Roots of Refuge Presents: Soul Food

Sunday, Feb. 16th at 3pm

Roots of Refuge Ecumenical Christian Community gathers for a Sunday Worship Service and Gospel Choir performance. Lay leadership positions are available.

Contact: Rev. Scott Adams at

Faith Zone

Monday, Feb. 17th at 7pm

A space for those seeking to go deeper in their spiritual journey or to learn more about various faith traditions to come together in community to learn and grow.

Location: Campus Ministry Common Space (Cohn 100 - Under the Chapel)

Contact: CM Intern, Sofia Lentine at

Your Personal Finances Through a Faith Lens

Weds. Feb 26th at 6pm in the Refectory

Join us for our first Mindful Meal of the semester for a shared meal and conversation examining finances through a faith lens. Professor JP Krahel will lead the conversation with the goal of motivating students to foster a relationship with their finances and understand the benefits of financial literacy through the perspective of faith.

RSVP Required: CM Intern, Seemab Kazmi

Register for Interfaith Retreat!

Register by Fri. Mar. 27th

The Interfaith Retreat will offer you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of both the religious experiences of others and your own religious identities. It will offer safe and empowering spaces of equality where all can freely express their truths and their needs, with with the goal of celebrating religious diversity, while building bridges across traditions.

Contact: CM Asst. Dir., Rev. Scott Adams

Black History Month

During this national celebration, we recognize the achievements of African Americans, uplift the central role and contributions of Black Americans in U.S. History and acknowledge the struggles for equity and inclusion.

Loyola’s Black Student Association Presents: Black History Month—Celebrating the Beauty of Our Culture:

  • UMOJA: A Celebration of Black Culture—Feb. 7 from 7-9pm in McGuire Hall. Come out in your formal attire to enjoy delicious food, amazing performances, and an incredible event.
  • Good Hair: A heart to heart discussion of black hair.--Feb. 12th at 7:30pm in CIE
  • Love & Basketball: A Valentine's Day Movie Showing of a Classic--Feb. 14 in CIE at 7:30pm
  • Keynote Speaker on Feb. 21 in CIE from 6-7:30pm
  • 90's Watch Party on Feb. 26 in CIE at 7:30pm


We also invite you to explore the work and stories of these Black religious leaders from Baltimore:

Mother Mary Lange, a Oblate Sister of Providence, whose life here in Baltimore is exemplifies a faith that does justice.

Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, was the first ordained African American woman in the Episcopal Church. She is recognized for her human rights and social justice.

Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, is the Senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church (our neighbor), founder of the Orita’s Cross Freedom School, launched the Black Church Food Security Network and is known as a community organizer, social entrepreneur and a man for and with others.



Become a Liturgical Minister!

The Catholic Worship team is looking for new Liturgical Ministers, specifically:

1. Ministers of Hospitality

2. Lectors

3. Eucharistic Ministers

These volunteer positions require no previous experience, and training will be provided!

Contact: CM Interns, litmin@loyola, or stop by Campus Ministry under the Chapel!

Chosen Generation Gospel Choir

Every Tuesday at 7pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel

Gospel Choir is looking for new members to engage in worship through song and praise. Practices will continue every Tuesday until April 14th.

Contact: Chosen Generation’s President, Cayla Wike

Koinonia Small Groups

Small groups meet weekly on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Rolling Sign-Ups open now!

Interested in joining a small group this semester? Sign up for a student-led faith based discussion group through Koinonia!

Get info and sign up online!

Contact: CM Grad Assistant, Lea Tanseco,

Women's Spirituality Group

Weekly Meetings Weds. from 5-6pm in Campus Ministry Common Space (Cohn Hall)

Interested in discussing the intersection of faith and gender? Come join us each week and meet other women on campus!

Contact: CM Intern, Seemab Kazmi,

Campus Min Cafe every Thursday!

Every Thurs. from 9-11am in Campus Ministry Common Space (Cohn Hall).

Come grab your morning coffee in Campus Min! Stop in to grab a cup to-go or sit down and join us for community!

Get your punch card to win prizes for frequent visitors!

Contact: CM Asst. Dir. Emily Kane

Weekly Examen every Thursday!

Thurs. from 5-5:30pm in Alumni Memorial Chapel

Students gather in community to pause and reflect on their day and their week with a guided student-led Ignatian Examen. Join us every Thursday or just one!

Contact: CM Intern, Flor Paniagua-Peart

Interfaith Student Coalition

Join students working to support the needs of all faith practices on our campus.

Contact: CM Intern, Sofia Lentine.

CRS Ambassadors

CRS Student Ambassadors support Catholic Relief Services’ mission of service for and solidarity with those around the world who suffer injustice and affronts to human dignity, especially in the form of poverty, hunger, and climate change. Ambassadors meet on a monthly basis throughout the semester to learn, discuss, pray, and plan events to educate our wider campus about these injustices.

Contact: CM Asst. Dir., Emily Kane


Catholic Masses & Worship

We hope the first month of Spring semester went well and we hope to see you around campus!