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Campus Ministry: March 20th eNewsletter

   Papal Festivities On-Campus

As soon as the Habemus Papam announcement came out last Wednesday, the campus erupted into celebration. Check out our latest YouTube video to see some of the festivities, and subscribe to Campus Ministry's YouTube channel to stay informed as more videos are posted!

   Ask Campus Ministry

Ever wonder why we use incense at Mass? Or what makes a VISION trip different from other service trips? Do you have a question about faith, ministry, liturgy, theology, or Catholic practice that is begging for an answer? Send us an email and we'll answer your question on our new video series Ask Campus Ministry.

   Staff Reflection

Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving
By Aaron Brown, Director of Liturgy and Chapel Music

The election of Pope Francis is a first on many levels: the first pope from the Western Hemisphere, the first non-European pope in almost 1,300 years, the first Jesuit to ever be elected pope, and the first pope to take the name Francis. What other firsts will there be during his papacy, and how will he impact the Church and the world? Already Pope Francis has mentioned his great concern for the poor, and how he wishes for a Church that is both poor and for the poor... Continue Reading

   Kairos 8 Retreat- Register by March 25!

April 5-7, 2013 
Gainey Conference Center

Do you seek to grow more deeply in your relationship with God and God's people? Join other students for a dynamic weekend of prayer, reflection, talks, fun and community that will challenge you to examine God's presence in your life.

Sign up for the Kairos 8 Retreat NOW!

   Spring Server Training

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

All current servers are asked to attend to learn changes for the Easter season. New servers are always welcome, too!

For more information, please contact Kellen O'Grady.

   Pray for VISION Trips

Please pray for safe travels and fruitful ministry for the 48 volunteers that will be spending their spring break in service around the country. Participants will leave this weekend for Chicago, Montana, Mississippi, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Colorado. To find out more about what they'll be doing, visit the VISION website!

   Spring Break Chapel Schedule

There will be no on-campus Masses from Saturday, March 23 through Monday, April 1.
Last opportunity for Confessions before break is Thursday, March 22 from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.

The regular schedule resumes Tuesday, April 2.

   Easter Octave

The joy of Easter Sunday overflows into a whole "octave" or eight days of Sundays!  Join us for our regular Masses April 2 - 7 to celebrate the "Easter Octave." 

The Octave concludes on April 7, the Second Sunday of Easter:
11 am: Mass; refreshments and fellowship to follow
5 pm: Sung Vespers (Evening Prayer)

   Upcoming Events

A quick reminder of recurring events and groups meeting this week:




Soul Sisters

Wed. March 20, 3:30-4:30 pm

OSF Leather Room

"How to Find Your Soulmate"

Wed. March 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

ASC 238

Rediscover Discussion Group

Wed. March 20, 7:00 -8:00 pm

ASC 240

Campus Alpha

Wed. March 20, 7:30-8:30 pm

ASC Hearth Room

You can find out more information about these and other regularly occuring meetings at the Campus Ministry Events page.

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