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Campus Ministry December 12th: E-Newsletter

  1. Our Lady of Guadalupe
  2. Restless Heart Movie
  3. Staff Reflections 
  4. Confessions and Adoration
  5. Prayer Service for Naomi Latt
  6. Ignatian Retreat
  7. Christmas & J-term Mass Schedule
  8. School of Healing Prayer
  9. March for Life
  10. Sunday Mass Schedule Change



   Our Lady of Guadalupe

Special Menu at the View for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wednesday, December 12

Campus Ministry is partnering with The View to celebrate Catholic feast days. On Wednesday, December 12th, we're offering a special Mexican menu in celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The menu will include: chicken enchiladas, tacos, Mexican rice, and refried beans. Stop by The View on Wednesday for lunch or dinner to enjoy this delicious food. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!


Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 12:10 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

Join us to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe for Mass at 12:10 PM in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Reception to follow in the Hearth Room in the Anderson Student Center.  Sponsored by Latinos Unidos, Latino Leadership Program, and Campus Ministry.


   Restless Heart Movie

Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 7-9 PM
OEC Auditorium

Join us for Restless Heart, a movie based on the Confessions of St. Augustine! Restless Heart uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of Augustine of Hippo -- one of the Catholic Church's most beloved and well-known Saints. Its message is as timely today as it was only a few generations after Jesus walked on Earth. It is the story of one who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass -- and the changes that occur when events lead him to see the light. Free and open to the public (no ticket required). View the trailer at http://www.restlessheartfilm.com/.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry, Catholic Studies, and The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.


   Staff Reflections

In honor of the Year of Faith, Campus Ministry staff will begin to offer reflections on faith and a variety of other topics. Check out our newly created page for our "Staff Reflections: Food for the Journey.” We’ll kick off this new page with a reflection on Advent and another on Catholic culture.


Reflection for the Year of Faith: Advent
By Fr. Erich Rutten, Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry

Native Minnesotans love to brag about how tough they are in withstanding any kind of cold.  We love to wear shorts in December!  We love to tell folks from other places that it sometimes gets down to 50 below.  Somehow we acclimate and get used to it.  But is this toughness?  Or numbness? Or what?? Continue Reading.

Return to “Skyfall”: Bond Comments on Culture
By Kellen O’Grady, Coordinator of Liturgical Celebrations

The brave new world of the twenty-first century wrestles on an ever-evolving basis with technology that puts information at our fingertips, tries to outsmart our enemies and our friends, and develops new frontiers just as dangerous as the world of fifteenth century explorers.  Continue Reading.


   Day of Confessions and Adoration

Monday, Dec. 17th
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

Mark your calendar for the Day of Adoration and Confession in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.  This is an opportunity to prepare more fully for the joyful celebration of Christmas!

Adoration following 7 a.m. Mass until 8:30 p.m.
Confession available from 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The hours of the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) celebrated throughout the day. Click here for full schedule.
The day concludes with the Study Monday Mass at 8:30 p.m.


   Prayer Service for Naomi Latt

Thursday, December 13th, 9 PM
Florance Chapel

Naomi, a former resident of Murray Hall, is undergoing treatment for a rare type of bone cancer. Please join us as we gather to pray and show support for Naomi.


   

Finding God in All Things: Silent Ignatian Retreat

February 15-17, 2013 at Gainey Conference Center
4 PM Friday Feb 15 to 4 PM Sunday Feb 17

Do you have a yearning to deepen your personal relationship with Christ? Do you desire to spend more time in prayer and reflection? Register now for the Ignatian Spirituality Retreat sponsored by Campus Ministry. This silent retreat focuses on St. Ignatius of Loyola's meditations and spiritual practices. The retreat is set for February 15-17 at the Gainey Conference Center and costs $15.  Register now to reserve your spot!
Register here.


   Christmas & J-Term Mass Schedule 
(January 2nd-February 1st)

MASS: 
Sunday (starting 1/6): 6:45 p.m.
Monday-Friday (starting 1/2): 12:10 p.m.

CONFESSIONS:
(Starting 1/2): 11:30 a.m.


   School of Healing Prayer Course

OSF 3M Auditorium

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.  The final fall meeting is Friday, December 14th.  Contact Father David Smith for more information.


   

March for Life

On the fortieth anniversary of Roe V. Wade
Tuesday, January 22nd - Sunday, January 27th

This year, students are taking a trip out to Washington DC to participate in the March for Life on the fortieth anniversary of Roe V. Wade.  Contact Tom Kasza at tom.kasza@spoweb.org if interested. The deadline to apply is December 31st.


   Change in Sunday Mass Schedule

In the spring semester of 2012 Campus Ministry decided to offer a 9 a.m. Mass time on a trial basis.  It has now been decided to discontinue the 9 a.m. Mass time and continue with the 11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Masses.  This change will be effective beginning spring semester 2013.

Our goal is to promote a sense of community, belonging, and fullness at our 11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Masses.  This is one reason why the Church asks Catholics to come to Mass each and every Sunday. Your presence with us on campus at our two main Sunday liturgies makes a difference!  Please plan to join us and encourage roommates, friends, and colleagues to do the same.  Thank you for your understanding as we seek to use our resources wisely and promote good liturgy and community on campus.


This will be the last e-News of this semester. May the rest of your Advent be abundantly blessed and may you experience the joy and peace of the Christ Child this Christmas!

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