Nazareth Catholic Community

January 17, 2016 ~ 2nd Sunday of Ordianry Time


"Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope." ~ Pope Francis

Welcome Back Everyone,

I hope the first week of classes went well for each of you! Over the past few weeks you have been hearing about Pope Francis' calling for an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy for 2016. This semester our campus Catholic community will have a number of actives planned to coincide with this special Jubilee Year. You may have been wondering, what is the Year of Mercy? Why is it important? What am I being invited to discover?

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy actually began on December 8th, 2015 – which was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II. It will end on the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016. During this special period of time Pope Francis has called all Catholics to "find the joy rediscovering and rendering fruitful God's mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time."

Pope Francis has asked us to rediscover the Corporal Works of Mercy. As its name implies, the Corporal Works are directed toward serving the body: corpus, in Latin, means “body”. Throughout the Gospels Jesus invites us to follow his example, an example that sets down tangible ways we might better serve our brothers and sisters in need. The Corporal Works of Mercy are ways for us to gain a greater understating of how we are each being called to develop out gifts and talents to serve others.

There are seven Corporal Works of Mercy that invite us to help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.

  1. Feed the hungry
  2. Give drink to the thirsty
  3. Clothe the naked
  4. Shelter the homeless
  5. Visit the sick
  6. Visit the imprisoned
  7. Bury the dead

May this Jubilee Year of Mercy be one of discovery of how you’re being called to be a living example of Mercy in our world!

Peace and Mercy,

~ Jamie

Pope Francis' prayer intentions for January 2016

Commemoration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

TOMORROW, Monday, January 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. the campus community will gather in the Callahan Theater in the Arts Center for the annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ***ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELLED AT THIS TIME. ***

This year's commemoration will focus on the theme "Darkness cannot overcome darkness, only light can do that. Hatred cannot overcome hatred, only love can do that."

The annual Dr. King service features student speakers and singers who will help us reflect on this timely theme. All are welcome to this dynamic and inspirational tribute to Dr. King, at a time when his message is more critical than ever. A lunch reception will follow in the Arts Center Lobby.

Looking for a long term service program: Desales Service Works

TONIGHT at Mass we will welcome 2015 Nazareth grad Amber Weeks who is currently working with Desales Service Works. Desales Service Works is a project of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. DSW exists to impact the lives of others and to Live Jesus! We provide opportunities for face-to-face service, and we work to change the lives of those we serve and to expand the mindset of those who serve. All of our efforts seek to improve struggling neighborhoods while recognizing the goodness of these impoverished communities.
DeSales Service Works Introduction

Are You Free on Wednesdays at 12:30? Come to Mass!

Every Wednesday, we will celebrate Mass at 12:30PM in Linehan Chapel. Don't worry, you have the time! This Mass is shorter than a Sunday Mass, only about 25 minutes! What a wonderful way to find balance and spiritual nourishment in the middle of your busy week!

THURSDAY NIGHT: Eucharistic Adoration and Compline

THIS, Thursday, January 21, 9:00PM to 10:00PM

Linehan Chapel

Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus.

Compline is an evening prayer that settles the mind and heart and serves as a peaceful connection between one day or week and the next.

You do not have to be Catholic too participate and there are no special requirements.

Any questions, please call Sr. Donna- 585-733-4422 or email her at

All are welcome!

Many thanks to the Sisters of St. Joseph who will be leading the prayer!

Divine Doughnuts

Tuesdays @ 9:15AM in GAC 151
Coffee. Sprinkles.Prayer

Joint weekly gathering of the Nazareth Catholic and Protestant Communities

Spring Break Service Retreat sponsored by the Center for Spirituality

ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!!!! You are invited to spend your spring break with fellow Naz students, faculty, and staff along with children and families of Clairvaux Farm. We will take the week to work with Deep Roots Inc--doing projects around the farm and getting to know the people they serve as we learn more about poverty and homelessness and the ways in which we can make a true difference. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve and to explore the intersection of spirituality and social justice, then we hope you will consider joining us in March!

We will depart on March 6 at 9:00 am and return on Saturday March 12 in the early evening. Cost is ONLY $85. Scholarships are available!

For more information please RSVP below or contact Nadia Mullin at for more information.

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Spring Break Service Retreat sponsored by the Center for Spirituality

Sunday, March 6th, 8am to Saturday, March 12th, 5pm

Earleville, Maryland, United States

Earleville, MD

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Nazareth College Catholic Community

Sunday Mass 7:00PM
Wednesday Mass: 12:30PM
Gluten free hosts available upon request.
For the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please e-mail one of our priests to schedule an appointment.

Jamie R. Fazio, M.Div., Catholic Chaplain, Office: GAC 162

The Nazareth College Catholic Community is part of the Nazareth Center for Spirituality. All are always welcome!

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