Nazareth Catholic Community

November 12, 2014 ~ 32nd Week of Ordianry Time

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

Thanksgiving Baskets!

I’m sure you are all aware, we are fast approaching that busy but wonderful time of year. Once again the Center for Spiritually, Campus Safety, and the Nursing Department are getting ready for the annual Thanksgiving Baskets program. As you may remember from previous years, we ask the Nazareth College community to sponsor families and donate food in an effort to help make Thanksgiving a little brighter for local families in need.

This year we will be coordinating Thanksgiving Baskets to help those families served by Dimitri House. They have served hundreds of families in the Rochester area since 1985 and are excited about working with Nazareth once again!

Here is how you can help:

Create a food basket with your department, floor, team, or club for a specific family. To register for a family and receive a suggested food list please email Katharine Stich at All baskets need to be collected, assembled, and delivered to the Center for Spirituality by Wednesday, November 19th by 5 pm.

Collect food items and donate them at the Center for Spirituality Office in GAC #102 (see Ruth in #153 to unlock the room), or in the Nursing Department in Smyth.

• Stop by Campus Safety to participate in the Food for Fines program.

• Help organize food into baskets in Linehan Chapel on Thursday, November 20th from 8 a.m. – 11 am.

• Help deliver the baskets on Friday, November 21st from 9 a.m. - 12noon.

Certified drivers are needed on the 21st.

• Make a monetary donation. Send checks made out to "Nazareth College" to the Center for Spirituality (CFS) department. Write "Thanksgiving Baskets" on the checks. All money received will be used to purchase food items to complete the baskets.

Here is a suggested list of nonperishable items food items:

· Gravy

· Stuffing

· Cooking Bag/Roaster

· Aluminum Foil

· Canned Vegetables: (corn, peas, etc.)

· Cranberry sauce (canned)

· Potatoes (Canned or Instant)

· Drinks (Juice/soda,water)

· Olives/pickles

· Jello/pudding

· Pie filling-(apple, pumpkin)

· Pie crust boxed

· Bread/ Roll mix

Anything you can do to help make Thanksgiving a little more cheerful for everyone will be tremendously appreciated! Thank you!


~ Jamie

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!

TOMORROW!!! Mass and Meal - OFF CAMPUS!

Thursday, Nov. 13th, 5:30-8pm

330 Gregory St

Rochester, NY

Sister Donna and the Sisters of St. Joseph she lives with have invited us to their home to celebrate Mass and enjoy a home cooked pasta dinner!

Meet at GAC 151 at 5:30PM and we will travel together to St. Boniface parish where Sister Donna lives (only 10 minutes from Nazareth). Mass will be at 6:00PM followed by supper.

RSVP NOW! We want to make sure we have enough food! Let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Eucharistic Adoration and Compline

Thursday, November 20. 9:00PM to 10:00PM
Linehan Chapel

Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus. When Jesus was suffering His agony in the garden, He asked his apostles, “Could you not spend one hour with Me?” Jesus’ lamentation touches our hearts, and we respond, “We can.” Adoration is for anyone who wishes to come.

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 to participate and there are no special requirements.

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

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

Clairvaux Service Retreat

You are invited to spend your spring break with fellow Naz students along with children and families who have been affected by homelessness. We will take the week to work with Deep Roots and 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!

"Deep Roots works with children and their families, who are disconnected through homelessness or other similar marginalization: connecting hearts. Our program will challenge children to envision a brighter future, to sustain healthy relationships and to navigate a course towards personal and social responsibility through better life experiences, with mentors, providing healthy life-models for all future relationships."

Contact Nadia Mullin at for more information.

Applications are available from Nadia or Ruth on the 1st floor of GAC.

Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality

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!

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