Campus Ministry Happenings

October 13, 2021

We're in Full Swing!

So much is happening and we hope to see you in lots of places this week! You can eat some ice cream, play some games, and check out the prizes at our Fall Back In event - happening today! Follow that by "Finding Hope" at Bible Study this evening.

Remember to get yourself and your friends registered for New Student Retreat or Sophomore/Transfer Retreat! Also - great news - the application is open to sign up for the Ignatian Silent Retreat over MLK weekend in January, as well! See below for all this and so much more - including our Student Leader of the Week and great community service opportunities.
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This Week in Campus Ministry
Fall Back In: Campus Ministry Welcome Party

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in STCN 160

Join your friends from Camp Min for our welcome back party! Expect throwback vibes, yummy snacks, good friends, and prizes. Stop by any time between 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Getting to Know the Word Bible Study: Finding Hope in Hard Times

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. on Zoom

Join us for this 6-week virtual Bible study where we wrestle with what to do when hard times come our way. We’ll explore several Biblical characters who faced trials of their own and found faith to keep going. While we hope you can join us for the full series, you are welcome to join in for just one or more session as you can.


Delight Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in Hunthausen 160

Come join us for our first weekly meeting of the quarter where we will discuss chapter 1 of Delight's book Known. Haven't read it? Don't worry! We will provide a summary at the meeting to help start reflection and conversation.

Klesis Christian Fellowship: Weekly Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in Casey Building 515

Klesis (Greek for "divine invitation" ) Christian Fellowship is a NEW student club on campus! Come make friends and meet mentors as we're in person on campus in Casey 515 this quarter. Join us for FREE dinner, fun, and a time of exploring the bible and the deeper questions of life together! Anyone who wants to learn about Christianity or grow in their faith is welcome to join. We're excited to meet you!

Eco Sangha Zen Buddhist Weekly Meditation

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. in the Multifaith Prayer Room, Campion Hall

For students interested in Zen Buddhist meditation and connecting with other Buddhists on campus, join us for a weekly meditation. If you are new to Zen, please join us at 7:10 pm for an optional training.

Jewish Student Union Weekly Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. Pigott 200

Our weekly meetings exist as a place for Jewish students or students interested in the Jewish faith to meet and connect. It's a very informal time where we gather and chat about all kinds of things. Sometimes we bond over the foods our families eat, what kinds of traditions we practice during holidays, and sometimes random things like what our favorite bagel toppings are. It's a fun time and we hope you can join us!


KIN Kickoff!

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campion Ecumenical Chapel

Interested in being in community with other Catholic students? Join us for a casual night of connection and games! Feel free to bring a friend!


Klesis Christian Fellowship: Game Night

Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Game Room 330

Join Klesis Christian Fellowship for our game night + FREE boba! Come meet new friends and play some fun games after a long week of exams and school work. ALL students are welcome!

Liturgical Minister Training for Mass at the Chapel

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. and Monday, Oct.18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Ignatius

Are you interested in serving our Mass community as an Altar Server, Lector or Eucharistic Minister? No experience is required and all are invited to join us for one of the trainings listed above. To serve as an altar server or Eucharistic Minister you need to have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. To serve as a lector you need to have received the Sacrament of Baptism. Contact lopezjo@seattleu.edu with any questions. Please also fill out the Catholic Student Leader Form to learn more about opportunities to get involved!

BIPOC Students Lunch

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. in Student Center 322 (OMA Lounge)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Campus Ministry invite all BIPOC students to a monthly lunchtime gathering for community, connection, and fun over shared food! Come as you are, all are welcome. A simple lunch will be provided. For catering purposes, please RSVP. Questions? Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu

Praying the Rosary

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel

Join the Rosary Group for a half hour of praying the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The Rosary is a Catholic contemplative practice meditating on the life of Christ, in which prayers are recited using rosary beads as guides. Bring your own rosary, or use your fingers instead! All are welcome.

Mass at the Chapel of St. Ignatius

Sundays at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. & Weekdays at 12:30 p.m.

Join your fellow Redhawks for our weekly Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. or 8 p.m. and weekday Mass, Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Ignatius. Masks are required at all times inside the Chapel. No pre-registration is required to attend Mass, and all are welcome regardless of university affiliation. Please read all our protocols for attending Mass on our Campus Liturgy Page.

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This week’s Student Leader Of the Week is Eli Waldman! Eli is a fourth-year Political Science and Public Affairs double major, and works for the Parking and Transportation Office as well as being the Vice President of the Jewish Student Union. Eli will also be going on Campus Ministry’s upcoming New Student and Sophomore Retreats as a Retreat Leader. “I enjoy the community-building aspect of the retreats. I also appreciate a chance to get out of the city, into nature, and away from technology.” Eli is looking forward to leading retreats this year. “NSR and Sophomore Retreat especially are something I wish I had gone on. It's a chance to reflect upon and set intentions for what you want out of your college experience. It is also a chance to create a community that potentially lasts for years or decades. I'd recommend everyone who has the chance to go on one of these retreats should do so!”

Forming community is a large part of what Campus Ministry does. “Pretty much every time I come to a Campus Ministry event or just hang out on the couches or anything, I find the most welcoming and community-oriented people and just like having a good time, making connections, and meeting new people. I know that the Jewish Student Union has been a huge source of community for me but Campus Ministry itself really has been like a place that I feel like I'm part of a campus community and part of the Campus Ministry community.” Where do you find beloved community on campus?


Come to Jewish Student Union meetings on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in Pigott 200!

Sign Up! Registrations and Applications

New Student Retreat

November 5-7, 2021 @ Camp Indianola

All new students are welcome to join us for a weekend of community building and reflection!

Registration is now live! Click HERE to register!

Sophomore - and Transfer! - Retreat

November 5-7, 2021 @ Gwinwood Retreat Center

All second year and transfer students are welcome to join us for a weekend of community building and reflection!

Registration is now live! Click HERE to register!

Ignatian Silent Retreat

January 14-17, 2022 at Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way.

Apply by Nov. 10, 2021!

Through silence and meaningful reflection, participants are invited to discover God’s love in their lives, listen deeply to the core of who they are, and respond to the holy call to act with compassion, courage and hope in this world. Click HERE to apply! Questions? Email Megan at kushmegan@seattleu.edu

Community Service and Reflection

Are you interested in exploring and learning how your values, faith, or spirituality intersect with social justice? Engaging justice is at the heart of Ignatian Spirituality and Campus Ministry. In the 2021-2022 academic year, Campus Ministry provides various community service opportunities and reflection sessions to live out a "faith that does justice" in various ways in our community. Sign up for Community Service and Reflection on ConnectSU.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available weekly on Sundays at 7:15 p.m. at the Chapel, and for current SU students by appointment. Please complete the online form and indicate your availability, and a Jesuit will contact you via email to set up a time to meet for a 15 minute appointment. St. James Cathedral is offering Reconciliation every week on Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) Check their schedule for more information. Questions? Contact the Campus Minister for Liturgy.
A Place to Pause Sunday Scripture Reflection

Each week during the academic year, students and staff write reflections on the week's Scripture readings. We'll be including them here in this newsletter. If you are interested in writing one, contact JoAnn Lopez, Campus Minister for Liturgy.

Around Campus: Get Connected
Center for Student Involvement is holding their Club Banner Competition November 8-12! The sign-up form is now live on ConnectSU and will stay open until October 15th at midnight. Clubs are encouraged to sign-up to make a banner that embodies the spirit and values of your student club or organization. Each club and organization will design and create a banner that will be hung during Homecoming and then voted on. The winning club will receive funding. If you have any questions about the Club Banner Competition, please don't hesitate to reach out to Citlali Yanez Sanchez at cyanezsanchez@seattleu.edu.
Homecoming Court Nominations are also LIVE! You can find it by going to the Campus Traditions page on ConnectSU, or HERE. Please nominate ANY student (undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral) that you think embodies the values of Seattle University. We would love to see a diverse representation of the student body and you all would help us do so! The form is open from October 4th to October 15th at midnight. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Homecoming Court Chair, Dream Gonzales at dgonzales@seattleu.edu. Please share widely with your networks and communities as you are able.
Later this month, on Monday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Indigenous Peoples Institute will host its 2nd annual "Honoring Indigenous Voices: Interweaving the Work of Storytelling and its Relationship to Inner Growth" and will feature panelists who will discuss intergenerational trauma specifically surrounding mandated residential and boarding schools for First Nations and Native American youth. Details and registration information can be found here.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting monthly Affinity Spaces! Find OMA on ConnectSU for dates, location, and more.
The SU food pantry is open for Fall Quarter. Pantry hours: Wednesdays (2-6pm), Thursdays (10am-12pm), Fridays (10am-2pm)

Find out more by checking out the Office of Multicultural Affairs' website: https://www.seattleu.edu/oma/food-security-initiative/food-pantry/

Check out the Center for Community Engagement's guide for supporting our neighbors in challenging times to find ways that you can care for our greater Seattle community!
Beyond SU: Learn, Engage, Advocate


  • Are you curious about what life is like as a Jesuit? Join Jesuits West for Come and See - Jesuit Life in Seattle. Come and find out more about Jesuit life in the Seattle area. Participants will have opportunities to meet and connect with Jesuits, listen to presentations about Jesuit works, and experience fellowship and prayer with Jesuits and other discerners. Sign up HERE!


  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest has opened their 2022-23 service year application. They have more than 100 AmeriCorps opportunities available with nonprofit partner organizations across five states: Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. To learn more go to jvcnorthwest.org.


  • Interested in post-graduate service? Discerning next steps after graduation? Connect with Campus Ministers Fr. Vincent Duong, SJ, or with JoAnn Lopez to find out more about programs and possibilities, and how to discern the best fit for you.


  • Vaccinations Available at Polyclinic for Faculty, Staff and Students! The Polyclinic is offering same-day and same-week COVID vaccine availability, including appointments this Saturday. Seattle University students/family and faculty and staff can call 206-320-6399 (a direct line) and the Polyclinic will get them scheduled for a vaccine.
Connect with a Campus Minister

Are you a student who is feeling stressed, adjusting to life changes, or just looking for someone to talk to? Campus Ministry welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to seek care and conversation from a member of the Campus Ministry team.

If you or someone around you is experiencing an emergency or are in a crisis, please call one of the numbers below to get in touch with someone right away: