November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

Center for Campus Ministry: November 12, 2018

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Center for Campus Ministry: November 12, 2018

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Join VIA for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party

Apply to be a 2019-2020 Peer Minister

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News & Announcements from the Archdiocese & More

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Tuesday November 13
Woulfe Alumni Hall-North

Join VIA for a Special Kind of Party

Friday, November 16th - Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party! VIA will be packing boxes for children all around the world. These shoe boxes are the ONE Christmas present they receive so we are filling them to the brim with essentials, toys, and love! Woulfe Alumni Hall South at 6:30pm. 

 Please RSVP by filling out this link: 

Email with any questions. See you there!!! 

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 November 20, 12:00-1:00pm

        Wednesday November 21, 3:30-4:30pm

        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.


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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

Vianney Visit

Begins with Registration Thursday, November 15, 4 - 6 p.m.
Concludes Saturday, November 17, 11 a.m.

Vianney Visit provides high school sophomores through college age men (ages 16-24) the opportunity to take a closer look and experience college seminary. Attend Mass, prayer, and spiritual conferences with SJV priests and hear testimonies from SJV seminarians. There is no charge for the event. All meals are provided.  

Register to attend: or call 651-962-6825. Please contact Director of Vocations Father David Blume to let him know of your interest in the Vianney Visit. Father Blume can be reached at 651-962-6890 or by emailing


Operation Andrew Dinner

Tuesday, November 20, 6 - 8 p.m., Archdiocesan Catholic Center 777 Forest St., St. Paul

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, invite men discerning the priesthood, ages 16 - 50, to dinner and conversation with vocations testimonials on priesthood and religious life. It is typical for a pastor, religious or youth minister to accompany each discerning guest. Register online at before November 16. Questions?  Email or call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890.


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