Nazareth Catholic Community

March 18, 2015 ~ 4th week of Lent

Chaplain's Chatter: Thoughts, Reflections and Musings from the Catholic Chaplain

Lenten Greetings,

You are invited THIS, Thursday, March 19 at 9:00PM in Linehan Chapel to pray the Stations of the Cross. This traditional Lenten prayer is a powerful way to enter into the mystery of Jesus' gift of himself to us.

The Stations of the Cross is not a historical examination of “what happened” on that day in history. Rather, the Stations of the Cross provide an opportunity to use this long standing Christian prayer to let Jesus touch our hearts deeply by showing us the depth of his love for us by placing ourselves into the journey Jesus took on Good Friday.

The point of this exercise is to lead us to gratitude. It will also lead us into a sense of solidarity with all our brothers and sisters who suffer throughout the world. Praying the stations also helps us to remember that we are not abandoned by God as we carry the crosses of our own lives.

Please consider joining us THIS Thursday at 9:00PM in Linehan Chapel. Come again or for the first time.

Lenten Peace,

~ Jamie

The Stations of the Cross. . . Where did they come from?

From the earliest of days, followers of Jesus told the story of his passion, death, and resurrection. When pilgrims came to Jerusalem, they were anxious to see sites where Jesus had been. These sites became important holy connections with Jesus.

Eventually, following in the footsteps of Jesus, along the way of the cross, became a part of the pilgrimage visit. The stations, as we know them today, came about when it was no longer easy or even possible to visit the holy sites. In the 1500's, villages all over Europe started creating “replicas” of the way of the cross, with small shrines commemorating the places along the route in Jerusalem.

These shrines became the set of 14 stations we now know, and were placed in every Catholic Church in the world.

Are You a Busy Person? Then We Have a Retreat for You!!!

Busy Person’s Retreat Begins THIS Sunday March 22!

The Busy Person’s Retreat is a wonderful opportunity for a busy
person, like you, to have a mini retreat accompanied by a Sister of Saint
Joseph prayer guide to help you manage the stress of your semester.

It is simple: meet your personal Prayer Guide after Mass next SUNDAY and then together, you work out a schedule to meet throughout the week. AND IT IS FREE!

RSVP below to participate!

Busy Person’s Retreat

Sunday, March 22nd, 7pm

After Mass

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies Presents:

M. Cathleen Kaveny

  • Faith and Citizenship: A Challenge for American Catholics
    March 19, 2015, 7 p.m.
    Forum, Otto A. Shults Community Center
  • How Should Believers Speak Truthfully in the Public Square?
    March 20, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
    Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center

A legal scholar and moral theologian, M. Cathleen Kaveny is the Donald and Juliet Libby Professor at Boston College where she holds appointments in both the Department of Theology and the Law School. Before joining the faculty of Boston College, she taught law and theology at the University of Notre Dame and was a visiting professor at Princeton University, Yale University, and Georgetown University. Kaveny teaches first-year law students and offers seminars exploring topics such as “Faith, Morality, and Law,” “Mercy and Justice,” and “Complicity.”

As a nationally noted expert on the intersections of law, morality, and religion, she is frequently interviewed by media outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe. A columnist for Commonweal magazine and the author of countless journal articles and book chapters on law, ethics, and medical ethics, Kaveny is the author of Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society (2012) and the forthcoming Prophecy without Contempt: An Ethics of Religious Rhetoric in the Public Square.

She is currently serving as president of The Society of Christian Ethics, the major professional society for scholars of Christian ethics and moral theology in North America.

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Lent and Holy Week Events and Dates!

Stations of the Cross
THIS Thursday, 3/19 at 9:00PM

Lent Busy Person Retreat
Sunday, 3/22 to Thursday, 3/26, Sign up at Mass on 3/22

Lenten Penance Service
Tuesday, 3/24 at 7:00PM

Eucharistic Adoration and Compline
3/26 at 9:00PM

Palm Sunday: 3/29 at 7:00PM
Holy Thursday: 4/2 at 8:00PM
Good Friday: 4/3 at 12:30
Easter: Sunday, 4/5 at 7:00PM

Mass with Bishop Clark
Sunday, 4/12 at 7:00PM

All Services are held in Linehan Chapel.

"The Church is the house that welcomes all and refuses no one." ~ Pope Francis

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

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!

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 sponsored by the Nazareth Center for Spirituality. All are always welcome!

Nazareth College Catholic Community Pastoral Team: