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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com with any questions. Please also fill out the Catholic Student Leader Form to learn more about opportunities to get involved!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com
Community Service and Reflection
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
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.
Find out more by checking out the Office of Multicultural Affairs' website: https://www.seattleu.edu/oma/food-security-initiative/food-pantry/
- 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.
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:
- King County 24 Hr Crisis Connections - 866-427-4747
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- Crisis Text Line for People of Color - Text STEVE to 741-741
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