May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

Center for Ministry E-News: May 1, 2017

Here's What's News in the Center for Ministry

Center for Ministry

Center for Ministry E-News: May 1, 2017

This Week:

Thank You Volunteers!

Eucharistic Procession at Tommie Catholic this week


 Student Positions Available in the Office for Spirituality

 Coming Soon: A Study Monday Tradition

Centering Prayer

What's News This Week:

 Tommies Together Volunteer Center Says: Thanks!

Thanks and congrats go out to all members of the St. Thomas community who came out in support of the 3rd Annual St. Thomas Day of Service! This Earth Day, we gave more than 500 hours to cleaning our community streets, green spaces, and riverfront. This year's event was entirely facilitated by St. Thomas student groups, including the DAB, Happy Tommies, NRHH, RHA, Sigma Chi, Silver Wings, STAR, Sustainability Club, USG, VIA and VISION. Thank you, Tommies!

 Couldn't make it on April 22nd? Alumni Day of Service: Beyond the Arches is May 13th. Register today!

Click on the the link to see some of the photos from the day:  Day of Service 2017


Tommie Catholic: Eucharistic Procession through Campus

Tuesday, May 2

Come show witness to our Catholic identity through praying the rosary and walking with Jesus in the real presence.  Tommie Catholic will be processing through campus with the Eucharist, from the plaza outside the ASC to the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Be there. Invite friends, and even strangers.  This is surely going to be a night to remember.

Please note that we will gather outside at the ASC plaza.

 Mark Your Calendars...

Stop by and soothe some of your exam stress with the Center for Ministry on Tuesday May 11 in Scooters from noon-1pm.  A musical presentation exploring the Muslim tradition of the 99 Names of God will be performed noon-1pm.  Enjoy your lunch and the soothing sounds of a piano as you eat.  Stop by our table to meet our newest Associate Chaplains:  Alan Shavit-Lonstein (Jewish), Tamara Gray (Muslim), and Medhat Yoakiem (Presbyterian).  Don't forget to grab a free stress reducing gift to prepare for exams!

 Presented by the Office for Campus Ministry and it's Interfaith Initiative.  All Campus Ministry Chaplains (Alan Shavit-Lonstein (Jewish), Tamara Gray (Muslim), and Medhat Yoakiem (Presbyterian), Fr. Patrick Tobin O.P.(Roman Catholic), and Fr. Larry Blake (Roman Catholic)) can be found in ASC 207




We invite students to apply to the following positions for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Center for Ministry Graduate Assistant

Responsible for assisting the Office for Spirituality programs with emphasis on the Retreat Program.  For more information or to apply, visit:

 Undergratuate Retreat Assistant

 For more information or to apply, visit:

Study Monday = Late Night Breakfast!

The annual St. Thomas community Mass and Late Night Breakfast is a spring semester tradition.  This year's events will be held on Study Monday, May 15.  Mass begins at 8:30pm in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Breakfast will be served from 9:30-11:00pm in The View, 2nd Floor, Anderson Student Center.  Administrators and Student Affairs staff plan, cook, prepare, and serve free breakfast to St. Thomas students. 

Join us for Mass, breakfast, games and door prizes!  All students are welcome, so take a break and visit with your friends and classmates.  St. Thomas student ID required.


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.