Campus Ministry Newsletter

October 2017

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Welcome to Rev. Scott H. Adams!

Campus Ministry welcomes Rev. Scott Adams as the new Assistant Director of Interfaith and Ecumenical Ministries. We are blessed by the wealth of experience Scott brings to our work in the areas of race and faith, restorative justice, trauma and crisis intervention, grief and bereavement. Prior to Loyola, Scott served as the founding Senior Pastor of Ekklesia Community Ministries in Bel Air, Maryland, as the director of a non-profit restorative justice program in Durham, NC and as an administrator for Maryland’s Health and Human Services agency. He holds two Masters Degrees in Theology; ThM from Duke Divinity School, and an MA from St. Mary's Seminary and University.

Stop by our office to meet Scott!



Remembering Jimi Patrick, '20

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Pray for and with those impacted by natural disasters

Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. on the Quad

Let us join our voices in solidarity praying for and with those impacted by natural disasters. Last week, Mosaic called together our community to acknowledge the natural disasters permeating our environment and to honor those affected by the devastation. We have deep gratitude for the intentional and reflective words offered in response to the suffering of our neighbors. Campus Ministry continues this call to prayer, and invites you back to the quad.

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Nov. 4-6

Apply by Sun. Oct. 1 at midnight!

Join 1400 students from Jesuit universities, high schools and organizations to engage justice through education, prayer and action. This year's theme is Rowing Into the Deep: Magis Meets Justice. Attend workshops, hear from nationally recognized faith & justice leaders, and advocate on Capitol Hill. The Teach-In will take place November 4-6, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Apply here!

Contact: Megan Lynch, CM Intern,

Ignite Retreat Oct. 13-15

Register by Oct. 6!

Experience the Ignatian story, which is at the heart of Loyola’s mission, and learn how it can connect meaningfully to your life and unique spiritual journey. Ignite is open to students of all faith traditions, belief systems and spiritual backgrounds and all class years. The retreat takes place at Loyola's Retreat House in Flintstone, Maryland and costs only $35.

Register Here!

Contact: CM Assistant Director, Megan Linz Dickinson,


Applications are due Mon. Oct. 2 at midnight!

Spring Breach Outreach (SBO) is a week-long service immersion program held during Loyola’s spring break that provides students, faculty and Loyola employees a chance to learn about social justice issues in Baltimore and in communities throughout the U.S. through first-hand experiences. Each year, the program features locations with community partners across the U.S., each focusing on a different social justice issue. Three of this year's themes are highlighted below.

Apply here!

Contact: CCSJ Assistant Director, Angela Nantamu.

Sacred Text Study Oct. 4 at 12pm

Join us every first and third Wednesdays in Hopkins 250.

Join together with scholars from Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism to study sacred texts. This month, we will gather on Oct. 4 and Oct. 18.

Contact: CM Assistant Director, Scott Adams.



Standing with Our Neighbors Who Are Undocumented

Weds. Oct. 11 from 11am - 2pm on the Quad.

Come out to the quad to learn, stand and take action with and for our neighbors among us who are undocumented.

Contact: CM Assistant Director, Elise Gower.

Mindful Meals

Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm!

Mindful Meals is a monthly program structured around the Catholic Worker House round table discussion model. This program promotes awareness and dialogue about specific justice issues prevalent in our world today. Through a simple meal and shared conversation space, participants gain a better understanding of our human role in contributing to and addressing these issues. All are invited to the dialogue to provide multiple viewpoints and understanding.

10/25- Black Wealth and Economic Disparity

11/29- Ally: Its not a title, its a responsibility

Contact: CM Intern, Alex Agee.


Weds. Oct. 25 at 8pm in Fava Chapel

We invite students from all spiritual backgrounds and identities to gather in community to explore different spiritual practices and reflect over a cup of tea. This month's SpiritualiTEA will be featuring a spiritual practice from Judaism.

Contact: CM Assistant Director, Scott Adams.

Men's Retreat

November 17 -19

The Men’s Retreat is a time for you to take several days away from campus and hang out with other Loyola men. During the weekend, you’ll be given the opportunity not only to look at your life by reflecting on your relationships with other men, women, and God, but also to get a better sense of who you are and where you’re going.

Contact: CM Chaplain, Fr. Murray, SJ.

In, Out & In Between

The group is support-based and is designed to encourage open discussion about gender, sexuality, religion and spirituality, coming out, relationships, family, community, and other areas of your life that may be difficult to discuss elsewhere. Group sessions are held each Thursday.

Contact: Counseling Center Staff Psychologist, Aaron Barnes, (410) 627-2703 or


It's never too late to join a Koinonia small group!

Koinonia is Greek for "community," and Koinonia groups are small, faith-based discussion groups that meet weekly for prayer and meaningful discussion. Groups are student-led and are held at a common location on campus. Koinonia is a great way to meet other students and form a sense of community on campus. Sign up for a group at any point during the semester and get more information.

Contact: CM Grad Assistant, Tara Carleton at

Become a Catholic Relief Services Ambassador!

Join us at our next Ambassador meeting Oct. 16th at 7:30pm in Campus Ministry!

Looking for a way to get involved on campus in a meaningful way? Catholic Relief Services is still accepting new Student Ambassadors. As a member of CRS, you will have the opportunity to engage the campus community in education, dialogue, and action on issues of global injustice. Learn more!

You can also learn more & get involved at one of our October events:

  • Tues, Oct. 10th from 12-2pm, Education and Advocacy outside Boulder
  • Thurs. Oct. 12th at 3:30pm, Prayer Service in the Chapel
  • Fair Trade Halloween Candy Sample and Sale
  • Fri. Oct. 27th from 12-2pm, On the Quad

Contact: CM Grad Assistant for Social Justice, Elizabeth Nawrocki

Share the Journey

Join Pope Francis in this international call to love your migrant and refugee neighbors.

Learn more #sharejourney !

St. Alphonsus House Dinner Program

Are you a leader in the Loyola community? Bring a group to Loyola's St. Alphonsus House for a home-cooked meal, guided conversation, and quality time spent with fellow students sponsored by Campus Ministry. Dinners typically accommodate 8-10 students on Monday evenings at 6PM and are free of charge.

Contact: CM Interns Katherine Ellis,, or Elisabeth Abdoo,

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Have you ever considered joining the Catholic Church? Seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith? Growing Closer with God? If you have, RCIA may be for you.

RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which individuals become full members of the Catholic Church. This formation process includes weekly meetings and culminates in the reception of one (or more) of the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. During the RCIA process, individuals are invited to explore more deeply their own faith journey, while being introduced to the basic beliefs, liturgy, and spiritual tradition of the Catholic Church.

Contact: CM Intern for RCIA, Michael DiBianca '18,


Evensong, or evening prayer, takes place every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel. It provides the community with an opportunity to come together in song and prayer.

Each week a member from the Loyola community gives a reflection about their own faith or spiritual journey.

Free pizza always follows in Cohn Hall 133 for fellowship and conversation.



Family Weekend Masses

Saturday, October 7 at 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 8 at 11a.m. and 6 p.m.

in Alumni Memorial Chapel

Regular Weekend Masses

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Weekday Masses

  • 12:10 p.m. Monday-Friday: Daily Mass in Alumni Chapel
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each day (Mon. – Fri.) before the 12:10 p.m. Daily Mass

Interfaith & Eccumenical Prayer Space in Fava Chapel

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Fava Chapel is open to all students between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm! If you're looking for a quite place for rest, reflection, meditation, or prayer, Fava Chapel, located in Hammerman House, is the place for you.



Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference 2017

The keynote by Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D. , a theologian at Fordham University specializing in social ethics, with teaching/research interests in the areas of racial justice, liberation theology, and Catholic Social Thought, gave a talk, "The Ignatian Witness to Truth in a Climate of Injustice," that challenges all of us at Jesuit institutions to take action for racial justice.

Consent Matters

"Consent is vital to our home at Loyola. It enables us to foster a community where we hold ourselves and each other accountable, in addition to being advocates for change around the world." -Tamar Barsamian

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or misconduct, please refer to…/title-ix/reporting-resources.

Thank you to the Office of Student Development and Greycomm for putting this video together.

Prayer following Natural Disasters

Compassionate Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent natural disasters. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayer for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the long road of rebuilding ahead.

We ask your blessing on all those who have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their security and their hope. Bless the work of relief agencies and those proving emergency assistance. May their work be guided by the grace and strength that comes from You alone.

Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, in aid to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of those affected, even after the crisis is over. We ask this in Jesus' name.

Support Hurricane Relief

Unidos por Puerto Rico

This initiative, from Beatriz Rosselló, the first lady of Puerto Rico, enlists private sector help in providing aid to those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Jesuits Schools & Parishes of Puerto Rico

All donations will go directly to rebuilding Jesuit schools and parish communities in Puerto Rico. This fund is managed by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province .

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