Nazareth Catholic Community

September 2, 2015 ~ 22nd Week of Ordinary Time

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

Greetings Everyone,

I was very glad to be back at our 7:00PM Mass this past Sunday night – I truly miss our liturgies during the summer months. If you are new to our Catholic Community - WELCOME! I pray that our campus parish can be a spiritual home for you during your time at Nazareth. I very much look forward to meeting you. For those of you returning, WELCOME BACK! Please know you were missed!

As we begin this new semester, now is the perfect time to take some steps that will help you later when the stress and workload of the semester piles up. Having regularly scheduled times throughout your week designated for prayer can help bring calm and balance during times of stress and busyness. Consider making our Sunday night 7:00PM Mass and our 12:30PM Mass on Wednesdays part of your weekly routine. Add these Mass times to your phone/computer/paper calendars to help you remember!

As a Eucharistic people, our celebration of the Mass provides us the spiritual nourishment that will carry us through the week! Take time to step out of the busyness of the semester, become more centered, reconnect with God and step back into the semester more focused. You will be glad you did! See you at Mass!

~ Jamie

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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 Wojcinski, choir director, at

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!

Eucharistic Adoration and Compline

THIS Thursday, September 3, 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.

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

Divine Doughnuts

Tuesdays @ 9:15AM in GAC 151
Coffee. Sprinkles.Prayer

Joint weekly gathering of the Nazareth Catholic and Protestant Communities

The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at Nazareth College Presents: Fr. John Dear

Disarming the Heart, Disarming the World: The Peacemaker’s Work Today
September 10, 7 p.m.
Forum, Otto A. Shults Community Center

Peace Be With You: Practicing Nonviolence in a World of Violence and War
September 11, 1:30 p.m.
Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center

John Dear is an internationally recognized voice for peace and nonviolence. A priest, pastor, retreat leader, and author, he served for years as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the U.S. After September 11, 2001, he was a Red Cross coordinator of chaplains at the Family Assistance Center in New York, where he counseled thousands of relatives and rescue workers. Dear has traveled the war zones of the world, been arrested some 75 times for peace, led Nobel Peace prize winners to Iraq, recently visited Afghanistan, given thousands of lectures on peace across the U.S., and served as a pastor of several churches in New Mexico.

His most recent books include Walking the Way: Following Jesus on the Lenten Journey of Gospel Nonviolence to the Cross and Resurrection(2015); Thomas Merton Peacemaker (2015); The Nonviolent Life (2013); and A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World(2008). He is featured in the film The Narrow Path. He has been nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Senator Barbara Mikulski. He works for Campaign on Violence, is a priest of the Diocese of Monterey, California., and lives in New Mexico.

To learn more about this year's lecture series, check out:

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Fall Retreat 2015!

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 4pm to Sunday, Oct. 4th, 3pm

231 Monastery Rd

Pine City, NY

Meet new people ~ Get off campus ~ Enjoy home cooked food ~ Meet Real Live Monks! ~ Chase some sheep ~ Spend time outdoors ~ Discover more about yourself and God

Cost ONLY $15.00 (scholarships available if needed)

To RSVP, respond to this e-mail or on the list next to Jamie’s office, GAC 162

Note: We will leave campus at 4:00 on Friday and return by noon on Sunday.

You can bring homework with you! Space is limited and will fill up fast!!!!

Some of the 2014 retreat participants!

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Webpage of the Week:

Ignatian spirituality helps us see God as actively involved in the world and intimately involved with us in every moment and place. Check out this link for ways to pray, approaches to making decisions and a practical guide to everyday life.

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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 part of the Nazareth Center for Spirituality. All are always welcome!

Nazareth College Catholic Community Pastoral Team: