December 3, 2018

December 3, 2018

Center for Campus Ministry: December 3

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Center for Campus Ministry: December 3

From Our Associate Chaplain

Subscribe to Seasonal Reflections for Advent

Tommie Catholic

Apply to be a 2019-2020 Peer Minister

Faculty/Staff Advent Retreat

Las Posadas

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations

World of Celebrations

Wednesday Meditation

Night Light

News & Announcements from the Archdiocese & More


From Our Associate Chaplain

I have the blessing of talking to my mom almost daily. As Christmas draws near, the conversation will inevitably include her preparations for all my siblings to come home: today, she moved around some furniture in the bedrooms. Another day, she did a deep clean of the bedding. My mom's excited anticipation is almost palpable--her little ones are almost home again!--and these little preparations make it more real.

I can't help but think that this is what Advent is about: the one we love--Jesus--is almost home! Like my mom, we're excited with anticipation--what could be better than to have Jesus with us?! And also like my mom, this is the time to make preparations for his arrival, because we want to prepare him a room in our hearts that will be warm and beautiful--we want him to feel at home with us. Come Lord Jesus, we can't wait to see you!

Fr. Vincent Davila, OP
Associate Chaplain


S‌easonal Reflections for Advent

The Office for Spirituality will host reflections by members of the University community.  We will provide daily reflections during the Advent seasons.  Many members of our community have commented how valuable they find it to receive these reflections in their mailboxes. If you would like to subscribe to receive these daily reflections, visit the Office for Spirituality's Seasonal Reflection page.


Tommie Catholic presents: Authentic Love

 


Apply to be a 2019-2020 Peer Minister

Rooted in the Gospel's call to share the faith and go encounter others, Peer Ministers are committed to be a joyful, compassionate, and inviting presence on campus; serving all without distinction, and bringing the loving witness of Christ to everything they do.

As ministers among peers, Peer Ministers are first called to grow in their own relationship with God and then to be a presence of hope on campus by creating meaningful encounters that foster a supportive community and deepen the faith life of students.

Dates to know:

Application Deadline:  Friday December 14
The application will be live shortly.  Keep checking back at this website for the application link.

Peer Ministry Information Sessions in ASC 207:

      Tuesday December 11, 12:00-1:00pm

All Student Leadership Positions require a resume, cover letter, and an interview.  Take advantage of the opportunity to attend a workshop offered by the Career Development Center.  See the information below.

 


 

Faculty/Staff Advent Retreat

Wednesday, December 5

9:00 - 11:30am

Library Room 108

 


Las Posadas 


Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations


 

 

 


Wednesday Meditations Continue

 
 

Night Light

Take a mid-week break with Jesus! Join us every Wednesday from 9-10 PM at the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel for Eucharistic Adoration ending with Compline (Night Prayer). Depending on the Wednesday, the Adoration time will be in silence or with music. Come recharge by spending some time with God and your community.


News & Announcements
from the Archdiocese of Minneapolis & St. Paul



 

Archbishop's Discernment Retreat


Begins Friday, December 28, 6:30 p.m.; Concludes Sunday, December 30, 1 p.m.

Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo MN

The Director of Vocations offers this annual retreat with talks by Archbishop Bernard Hebda. In addition to the talks given by the Archbishop, there will be times of prayer, an opportunity for the Rite of Reconciliation, times of recreation, and plenty of great food. The Archbishop's Discernment Retreat is for men who are seniors in high school to age 50 and are discerning priesthood. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to gain clarity in your discernment process and to meet other men who desire to follow Christ and to know his will for their lives. Register online by Dec. 14 at www.10000vocations.org.



TOTUS TUUS Team Missionaries - Is God calling YOU to help?

The Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis is in need of college age men and women committed to their Catholic faith who feel called to share it with the youth from local parishes around the Archdiocese.

  • The position is a temporary 2 month commitment (May 28 - July 27) which includes one week of training and one week break for the 4th of July

  • Each TOTUS TUUS team consists of four members: two men and two women

  • While serving the parishes; teams will stay in host family homes and all meals will be provided

  • Each team member will receive $2,520 for their work

Apply online at www.archspm.org/totustuus
For additional information, contact Nancy Schulte Palacheck 651-291-4489. Application deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019