Nazareth Catholic Community

September 18, 2016 ~ 25th Week of Ordinary Time

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

Greetings Everyone,

This Wednesday, September 21, is the United Nations International Day of Peace. You are invited to participate in a candlelight procession from Linehan Chapel to the campus Peace Pole (located between the Shults Center and the Library) will take place from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. Please gather in the foyer in front of Linehan Chapel at 7:00PM. Individuals are invited to bring poems, prayers, songs or readings to share.

All are welcome!


~ Jamie

"Dialogue is what creates peace. It is impossible for peace to exist without dialogue. All the wars, all the strife, all the unsolved problems over which we clash are due to a lack of dialogue. When there is a problem,talk: this makes peace." ~ Pope Francis

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The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at Nazareth College Presents: SR. NORMA S. PIMENTAL, M.J

The Human Face of Migration:

Learning Mercy at the Border
September 22, 7 p.m.
Forum, Otto A. Shults Community Center

Nurturing a Culture of Caring
September 23, 1:30 p.m.
Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center

“My only role and my only interest is for the person, the dignity of the human being . . . We welcome [the migrants] with joy and care. They are overjoyed that we greet them that way, and they cry. It’s something that indicates to them that this place is safe.” ~ Sr. Norma S. Pimental

For more than a decade, Norma S. Pimental, a sister of the Missionaries of Jesus, has served as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, overseeing a host of ministries and social services and leading efforts to provide relief in times of disaster and crisis. She has been instrumental in quickly organizing community resources to respond to the surge of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States and setting up the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Drawing attention, nationally and globally, to the plight of the countless and distressed refugee individuals and families, Pimental has revealed the human face of migration. She has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the “State of Civil Rights in Immigration Detention Facilities” and addressed the members of the United Nations.

Pimental’s ministry of advocacy and service has been recognized in many ways: the Martin Luther King Jr. "Keep the Dream Alive" Award from Catholic Charities USA; awards from the University of Texas - Pan American and Texas Medical Association; nomination as Texan of the Year; and recipient of the 2015 Rio Grande Valley’s Citizen of the Year. In September 2015, Pope Francis saluted Sister Norma via satellite and thanked her for her work. “I love you,” he said.

Do you like to sing? Do you play an instrument? Our Church Choir is for you!

Rehearsal every Sunday before Mass at 6:00PM.
Come again or for the first time!
If you play an instrument bring it along!

E-mail Jessica Tripi, choir director, at

Volunteer Opportunity! Saint’s Place, Refuge Assistance

Saint’s Place, located up the road from Nazareth in the village of Pittsford, assists refugees from war-torn countries as they begin their new life in the US. Opportunities include assisting new families with clothing selection on Saturdays and during the week. Transportation is provided. They are in desperate need of help!

"Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity.

They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave

their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing

and having, but above all for being more." ~ Pope Francis

If you are interested in volunteering at Saints Place, please email Jamie Fazio at

Catholic Liturgical Music Retreat!

Facilitated by 2008 Nazareth Alumni Scott Paeplow

Learn more about the meaning and spirituality of our hymns and the Mass!

Would you like to know more about the music we sing at Mass each week?

Ever wonder about the history and meaning of the sung parts of the Mass?

Are you interested in sacred or liturgical music?

Is Music a form of prayer that speaks to you?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this is the retreat for you!

Join us for a Catholic Music Retreat facilitated by 2008 Nazareth Alumni Scott Paeplow!

The retreat will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and on Sunday, September 25 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Food will be provided. Please RSVP to

Muslim-Catholic Alliance

This student group will be made up of members of both the Nazareth Catholic and Muslim communities. It will meet a few times this semester for opportunities of joint reflection, prayer and community service.

Participants will learn from the story of the peaceful encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malek al-Kamil to increase understanding between Christians and Muslims and to demonstrate how Christians and Muslims can work together for social justice. It will be seen how both the Bible and Quran both call for actions that promote the common good and love of neighbor.

If you are interested in being involved in the Muslim-Catholic Alliance, please email Jamie Fazio at

Eucharistic Adoration and Compline

Mark your calendars for the following Tuesdays from 8:00PM to 9:00PM: September 27; October 18 and November 29.

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 to 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!

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!


If you're looking for Bible Study, fellowship, music, food, and more, NCF is the place to be!

NCF will start up on Tuesday Sept. 20 at 6:30 pm in GAC 151. Stay tuned next semester for more info on when NCF will meet. Visit our Facebook page for more info!

For more info about NCF contact Ceara Curry ( or Rachael Engert (

"NCF is a community that welcomes and supports one another by modeling Christ in service to others."

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 160

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

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