April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018

Center for Campus Ministry E-News: April 3, 2018

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Center for Campus Ministry E-News: April 3, 2018

From Our Chaplain

Fr. Larry Blake

While traveling to Greenland during Spring Break I encountered a delay.  Due to mechanical issues our flight was delayed from leaving the United States for 24 hours. 

I was thinking about this and the subject of waiting as I reflected on the waiting the apostles experienced following the resurrection.  You see, their hearts were set on the coming of God's Kingdom and they believed Jesus to be God's chosen one for establishing this kingdom.

Their hopes were dashed on Good Friday with Jesus' cruel death on the cross.  But three days later their hopes were reignited with news of Christ's resurrection.  So, they wondered, would the kingdom finally come? Instead what the Risen Lord told them is that he must leave them and go to the Father but that he would send another Comforter to be with them, the Holy Spirit who would remind them of all that he had said.

Yet still no Kingdom.  Or is there?  As a result of that first resurrection we in the Church live an already but not yet state.  The kingdom is present and wherever two or three are gathered in his name, he, the Risen Christ is among us. Still we have the expectation of the Kingdom to come as we pray daily in the Our Father; thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven." The Eucharist that we celebrate is a foretaste of the kingdom in its fullness. 

The fifty days of Easter remind us of the hope that is ours in Christ, that just as he was raised from the dead, we too will have newness of life.  In other words we too will experience the kingdom of God as we encounter the living Christ in the Sacraments, in the Church and in one another.

Tommie Catholic Tuesday

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Tuesday April 3rd, at 8:00pm in Woulfe Alumni Hall.‌


Hosted by Peer Minister Hazel Jordan

Fifth Annual Christian Unity Lecture
The New Evangelization:  Why Bother?

Wednesday April 11   7:30pm   JRC 126

Join us for the fifth Annual Christian Unity Lecture sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, The St. Paul Seminary, and the Office for Spirituality.  Dr. Ralph Martin is President of Renewal Ministries and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. He will speak about the importance of the New Evangelization and the ecumenical movement.   Learn more about the work Dr. Martin is involved in at www.renewalministries.net  All are welcome!




Join the Catholic Studies community for our annual talent show! Share your gifts and creativity in a performance, or simply come with your friends and family to enjoy an evening of fun and laughter!



encounter Christ 2018

Franciscan Mission Service's post-graduate service programs 

 Please see below for specific information about our international and U.S.-based opportunities.

 Overseas Lay Mission Program

In the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare, our Catholic lay missioners serve for two or more years in a variety of ministries in solidarity with economically poor and oppressed communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our mission sites this year include Bolivia, Guatemala, and Jamaica. Check out and share this video, "Emily's Mission," which offers more information about the FMS approach to mission, namely our focus on ministry of presence.

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DC Service Corps (DCSC)

 The DC Service Corps Program offers young-adult Catholics the opportunity to work directly with marginalized populations through organizations that meet specific community needs or to work at FMS headquarters providing critical support for overseas and domestic programs.  In the community, volunteers may assist with youth outreach, education, support for people experiencing homelessness, and refugee services.  At FMS headquarters, volunteers undertake projects in communications, lay mission formation, recruitment, communications, event planning, and development.  All DCSC volunteers participate in weekly professional/leadership development, monthly spiritual direction, and bi-annual retreats. This transformative experience is enriched by an intentional living community with fellow volunteers that includes sharing meals, prayer, and fellowship.

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 Want to speak with someone in our office?

If you have any specific questions about either of our programs, please feel free to email or call Rose Urankar, at 202-832-1762, ext. 8  rose@franciscanmissionservice.org.  As a current volunteer with our DC Service Corps, I can respond to any questions you may have about our programs.