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Campus Ministry October 3rd: E-Newsletter
October 4th, 11:30 AM
Join us for a short prayer service in honor of St. Francis. We will be reflecting through prayer and song, along with a short meditation by Sr. Katarina Schuth. Join us to celebrate this great saint!
Campus Ministry is here to help! We have a vocations page on our website with upcoming discernment events as well as resources for your discernment.
Upcoming vocation events: There are several Come & See weekends happening this fall. One of them is Fr. Patrick's order; ask him for more info!
Discernment groups on campus: Did you know that there are men's and women's vocation discernment groups taking place on campus? Check out the page for times, locations, and contact info.
We're also running an event next week about the vocation to marriage. Check out the info below!
October 9th, 6-7 PM
3 married couples share how they met and how they strive to live a Christ-centered marriage. Light dinner will be provided.
We just returned from the first Freshman Retreat and it was a great success! There is still space to sign up for the Freshman Retreat II held Oct 13-14th. Registration is open until Sunday, Oct. 7th. Register on Campus Ministry's website.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM every other week. Next meeting is this Wed. Oct 3rd.
Ladies, come explore deep questions about love, intimacy, and the relationship challenges young women face on campus today. Join us every other week for an honest, enlightening conversation about how we are called to live out our dignity as women in the midst of our hookup culture. Led by Molly Bird and Vanessa Walsh of Campus Ministry.
Guatemala, Jamaica, California, Venezuela, India, or Ecuador: Where will you go?
Applications for J-term 2013 VISION service immersion trips are due Thursday, October 4th. Want more info? Join us Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 PM in ASC 237 for an info session or check out our website.
Friday, October 5th: Gathering at the State Capitol at 6 PM, Procession begins at 7 PM.
Join other from the Archdiocese to gather to invoke our Blessed Mother's intercession for the many graces we need to strengthen and support faith-filled, holy marriges and holy families. This year, Danielle Rose, Catholic singer/songwriter and fellow Minnesotan will be performing during the gathering at 6:00 PM. She will also perform a concert following adoration at the Cathedral of St. Paul (Post-procession concert in Hayden Hall, St. Paul Cathedral.)
Thursday, October 11th marks the opening of the "Year of Fath" declared by Pope Benedict XVI one year ago. The Year of Faith begins October 11th on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church through November 24th, 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. In the apostolic letter, "Porta Fidei" the Holy Father reminds us:
"We cannot accept that salt should become tasteless or the light be kept hidden (cf. Mt 5:13-16). The people of today can still experience the need to go to the well, like the Samaritan woman, in order to hear Jesus, who invites us to believe in him and to draw upon the source of living water welling up within him (cf. Jn 4:14). We must rediscover a taste for feeding ourselves on the word of God, faithfully handed down by the Church, and on the bread of life, offered as sustenance for his disciples (cf. Jn 6:51)."
With the declaration of the Year of Faith, we are all invited to acquaint ourselves with the rich tradition of the Christian life, whether we are long time believers or just beginning the journey. Acceptance of the Christian life should change us and it demands action. Be ready to give a reason for your joy, through which you may catch fish in the net of the Gospel.
Campus Ministry joyfully invites our whole campus community to join us for the opening of the Year of Faith, celebrated at the 12:10 PM Mass in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, October 11th. Join us for an open house celebration in the Campus Ministry office (ASC 207) following the Mass for cupcakes, coffee, and hot chocolate until 2 PM.
In honor of the launch of the new iPhone 5, we've asked our Campus Ministry staff who have iPhones to share their favorite apps. Have a favorite app of your own? Share it with us on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ustcampusmin.
1. iBreviary (recommended by Fr. Rutten)
4. FOCUSequip (recommended by Vanessa Walsh)
5. Pulse (recommended by Molly Bird)
6. iConfess (recommended by Aaron Brown)
7. Jesus Calling (recommended by Angela Deeney)
8. Target (recommended by Pete Nielsen)
9. Words With Friends (recommended by Angela Deeney)
10. Merriam-Webster Dictionary (recommended by Vanessa Walsh)
11. Evangelizo (recommended by Fr. Tobin)
12. The Catholic Directory: Mass times (recommended by Fr. Tobin)
Monday, October 8th, 7:30 PM
On May 12, 1879, John Henry Newman traveled to Rome at the age of 78 to receive the honor of being elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope Leo XIII. In his "Bigletto Speech", Newman thanked the Pope for this honor and in some ways summarized his life's work: His fight against "liberalism" in religion and his firm and sure hope for the future of the Catholic Church. His words help us to make sense of the current period in the Church and in the world, and Fr. Cipolla will speak that as he presents The Prophetic Voice of Newman in the Bigletto Speech. Fr. Cipolla is Chair, Classics Department, Brunswick School in Greenwich, and Parochial Vicar at St. Mary's Church in Norwalk, CT. Free and open to the public.
Journey in Faith Reflection Groups
Journey in Faith Reflection groups are small faith sharing groups where students can explore and grow in faith. These groups are about praying together and reflecting on faith and life, growing together in love of God, and supporting one another in living out a life of faith. Journey in Faith groups are not a bible study, but Scripture will be used in discussion and sharing. Journey in Faith groups are an active response to the call of the Gospel. Reflection groups will meet every other week during the fall and spring semesters and are led by the Peer Ministry leadership team.
United We Praise
Monday, Oct. 22nd, 9:15 PM
Join in an evening of Praise and Worship with students from St. Thomas and young adults from around the Twin Cities. Led by the Peer Ministry music team and musicians from other Christian groups on campus.
Theology of the Body Study
Begins Thursday, October 4th at 7 PM
The Peer Ministry Team is hosting a weekly study of the Theology of the Body. Theology of the Body is an in-depth look at the dignity of the human person, specifically geared towards relationships between men, women, and God. This program, created by Christopher West, is focused on learning about love and freedom in today's society. Email Steve Joerger or Caroline Stiles for more info.
Tennis with a Peer Minister!
Looking for a fun challenge and a workout? Join Peer Minister Allen-Michael, a 14-year tennis veteran for free tennis lessons. Hurry, spaces are limited and weather will turn cold soon. Email Allen-Michael to sign up.
Dating and Relationship Discussion
Begins Tuesday, October 2nd at 7 PM. Meets every other week.
Are you interested in learning more about fulfilling dating relationships? Join in this bi-weekly discussion group led by the Peer Ministers. Based on the bestselling novel, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Come enjoy good company, good conversation, and free food! Email Emily Casey or Allen-Michael Muench for more information.
Interested in Becoming a Peer Minister?
Student Peer Ministers are a team of undergraduate student leaders within Campus Ministry committed to the Gospel call to love and serve our neighbors. The primary responsibility of the Peer Minister is to live out the Gospel message through outreach to the student body by:
Interested in becoming a Peer Minister? Attend an upcoming Peer Ministry info session to learn more:
School of Healing Prayer Course
Begins Friday, Oct. 12th at 7 PM
The Healing Prayer course will equip Christians to minister to others through the Holy Spirit. This course is for anyone intersted in growing closer to the Holy Spirit and desiring to grow in understanding of the gifts of the Spirit. The Healing Prayer course is facilitated by Father David Smith and seminarian Nathan Tucker. During the fall the group will meet the following Friday's: October 12th, 26th, November 9th, 30th, December 14th. Contact Nathan Tucker for more information.
Have you adequately prepared yourself for the upcoming election? The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers great resources on Faithful Citizenship.
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