April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

Center for Ministry E-News: April 10, 2017

This Week in the Center for Ministry

Center for Ministry

Center for Ministry E-News: April 10, 2017


What's New/What's Happening:

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross
Totus Tuus

Tommie Catholic

Legends, Lies and Luther:  The Great Reformer Reconsidered for 2017

Opportunities:

Encounter Christ Retreat

VISION is Accepting Leader Applications

Join St. Thomas Day of Service

An Opportunity to Get Involved with Tommie Catholic

Centering Prayer


What's New/What's Happening:

 

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross 

Tuesday April 11th from 10-2 & Wednesday April 12th from 10-6PM in Florence Chapel

You are welcome to come and join us as we take this walk - stopping at each station for prayer and meditation. This can be a moving experience for you. Please plan to prayerfully participate in this very personal walk with Jesus. Come, just as you are.


TOTUS TUUS 

 

Interested in having the best summer as a Catholic? Consider teaching and giving witness to the youth of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Ohio through a summer long program called TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours). This 2017 summer will be filled with teams of college age men and women on fire with the Holy Spirit, equipped and trained to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It will be a summer of building lasting friendships, learning more about our Catholic faith, and living an intense life of prayer.

If interested, please contact Dcn. David Doseck, Totus Tuus Coordinator for Cincinnati, at dadoseck@gmail.com  -or- text/call Cell#937-582-1102

Feel free to visit our Totus Tuus Website and click on "Teachers" for the application 


Tommie Catholic

Tuesday April 11
8-9pm
Woulfe Alumni Hall
 

Legends, Lies and Luther:  The Great Reformer Reconsidered for 2017

Fourth Annual Christian Unity Lecture
Presented by Dr. Mickey Mattox
 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:30 pm
3M Auditorium in the Owens Science Hall
Free and open to the public
 
Come hear Dr. Mattox, an internationally recognized authority in early modern theology and biblical exegesis, speak about Martin Luther, 500 years since the reformation.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Archdiocesan Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the Saint Paul Seminar School of Divinity
 

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross 

Tuesday April 11th from 10-2 & Wednesday April 12th from 10-6PM in Florence Chapel

You are welcome to come and join us as we take this walk - stopping at each station for prayer and meditation. This can be a moving experience for you. Please plan to prayerfully participate in this very personal walk with Jesus. Come, just as you are.


Opportunities:

ENCOUNTER CHRIST RETREAT

Friday April 21-Sunday April 23
Mt. Olivet Retreat Center
 
As the semester winds down, we could all use some time to take a step away and be rejuvenated.  What better way than to spend some time with Christ?  Spend a weekend exploring and deepening your encounter with the living Christ.
 
Register by April 14
Only $15, all meals and transportation provided!

VISION is Accepting Leader Applications

 

Now that the VISION trips are over for the year, we are beginning to look to next fall.  This year we are saying goodbye to some of our outstanding student leaders.  They have given so much to the program and are now moving on.  We are looking for strong leaders to replace them. You do not need to have gone on a trip to apply! Outlined below is a brief job description and qualifications. Please look through the information and consider taking this step to the next level of the VISION program. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2017.

Here is the link for the VISION webpage 

Here is where we went this past year!

January 2017

Friends of Wildlife- Thailand

San Lucas Mission -Guatemala

Border Awareness Trip- El Paso/Juarez Border

Quail Springs Permaculture Farm- Maricopa, California

Village to Village- Ghana  

Carmen Pampa- Bolivia

Spring 2017

La Puente Homeless Shelter- Alamosa, Colorado

White Rose Catholic Worker Farm-Missouri

Crow Creek Habitat for Humanity- Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota

Serve 901 - Tennessee

Appalachia Catholic Worker Farm- West Virginia

United Saints- New Orleans

If you are interested in applying for a leadership role applications are available here on the VISION website. Please contact Jacob Cunningham at jdcunningham@stthomas.edu with any questions.


St. Thomas Day of Service is Earth Day, Sat. April 22nd


The 3rd Annual St. Thomas Day of Service is partnering with the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis to clean up our communities this Earth Day!


Register today to join with students, alumni, faculty, staff and neighbors as we give our home city the spring cleaning it needs from 9 AM to noon on Saturday, April 22nd.
 

Sign-up individually or with a group. Participants will receive a free T-shirt, lunch, supplies, parking and transportation to your site. Visit the event page to learn more and register!


Apply Now to Work Closely with Other Tommie Catholic Leaders!

Have you loved your Tuesday night experience at Tommie Catholic? 

Would you like to help plan and lead future Tommie Catholic events? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our planning committee. Applications for the Tommie Catholic Planning Committee for 2017-18 are now available.  Don't wait, the application deadline is April 7.  Apply online here.


Centering Prayer

 

Every Thursday at 8:30am
Meditation Room, ASC 251

According to Thomas Merton, "the best way to come to God is to go to your own center and pass through that center into the center of God." Centering Prayer is a means to experience God's presence within us, and as a prayer, it brings the depths of the contemplative experience long practiced within the Christian tradition to those who, in the midst of a busy life, long for that intimate relationship with God.

Join us for 20 minutes of Centering Prayer, no experience required. Everyone is welcome.