October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

Center for Campus Ministry: October 1, 2018

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Center for Ministry

Center for Campus Ministry: October 1, 2018

Our photo today: a glimpse of the colors that will be coming soon.


Meet your 2018-19 Peer Ministers!

Meet your 2018-19 VISION Leaders!

First Year Retreat

Tommie Catholic

Night Light

Pray the Rosary

Gift of Life

Something More

Save the Date for Kairos 13

Dominicans - Come & See

News & Announcements from the Archdiocese & More


2018-19 Peer Ministers!

Continuing our introductions, our next two sets of Peer Ministers live over on South Campus.

Jenny Keller & Morgan Woodward - Grace Hall

Jenny Keller

Hi, I'm Jenny! I am a sophomore this year majoring in Finance and Studio Art and pursuing a minor in Catholic Studies. I love to make pottery, do all kinds of crafts, make music, go sailing, and hang out in my hammock! If you see me around, please come say hi! I'm always down for meeting new friends and grabbing coffee or LaffyTaffy.


 Morgan Woodward

Hi! My name is Morgan Woodward and I'm a rising senior studying accounting. I come from the land of golf, heat waves, and retirement- Palm Springs, California! I'm so grateful that God led me to Minnesota and to all of you! I love to drink tea, hammock & hike, and play the piano & guitar. I look forward to connecting with everyone and spreading God's love! Don't hesitate to reach out-- I'd love to get coffee or share a meal with you!

2018-19 VISION Team Leaders

Over the next few weeks, we'll introduce you to the VISION team leaders for each of the upcoming January trips. There is still time to come to an information session to hear about these trips. Check the schedule at this link...https://www.stthomas.edu/serviceandsocialjustice/serviceprograms/vision/infosessions/. All sessions will be held in the Campus Ministry office, ASC 207.

 Meet Cierra Slattengren and Sarah Felhofer, Leaders for the Uganda Trip

Hey hi hello! My name's Cierra and I'm one of the student directors for VISION this year. I'm a free spirited senior studying International Studies with a deep love for people, sunshine, and adventure. My heart's the most full when I'm hiking the shores of Lake Superior, dancing in the kitchen or surrounded by my beautiful family. If you see my crazy head of hair (probably accompanied by Birkenstocks and a cup of coffee in hand) bouncing around campus come say hi! I can't wait to meet you all!


Hello, I'm Sarah and I am so excited to be a VISION leader this year! I am a senior studying Neuroscience and I plan to go back to school for Nursing after graduation! In my free time I love to work out, cook, hang out with friends, work on DIY projects, and pet the friendly dogs on campus. I am really passionate about health - physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. If you're ever in need of someone to have a deep chat with about life or just to go on a spontaneous adventure with, I'm your gal! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for VISION. :)

First Year Retreat

At the Center for Campus Ministry we have begun the year by offering students the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God through Office for Spirituality retreat programs.

We kicked off this retreat season with the First Year Retreat: Invite God In, in which first-year students come together and reflect on their transition into college life and how they can grow in their faith during their time at St Thomas. Three main topics are explored on this retreat: Connect, Encounter and Live.  The students challenged to make meaningful connections that will guide and nourish their spiritual life, deepen their encounters with God and each other, and ultimately to boldly live their commitment to their faith.

Through talks, small group sharing, communal fellowship, prayer, and liturgical celebration, students engaged in reflection and built new relationships that will support their faith journey. Our First Year Retreat took place at Camp WAPO in Amery Wisconsin. This year we had 97 participants including volunteers! Our Office for Spirituality chaplains and staff accompanied the group, providing spiritual guidance and sacramental worship.

The First Year Retreat is one of nine retreat opportunities offered through the year. If you want to find out more about our retreat offerings, please visit stthomas.edu/spirituality.

International student Pascale Kunda (far right) leads a small group on the First Year Retreat




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.

October is the Month of the Rosary




Save the Date for Kairos 13

Have you already participated in Kairos? Would you like to be part of a retreat team to bring this experience to others? We're building our team now. To apply to be a volunteer, fill out this survey .



Dominican Come & See

Wondering if Christ might be calling you to serve Him and the Church as a preacher of the Gospel? Come and see! The Dominicans of the Province of St. Albert the Great will be hosting a Come & See discernment weekend in St. Louis, Missouri [October 12-14], for young men considering a vocation to be a Dominican friar (both priests and brothers). If you feel drawn to a life of study, community, prayer, and preaching, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to see if Dominican life is for you. For more information, talk to our local Dominican friars, Fr. James-Peter Trares, OP (frtrares@stthomas.edu) and Fr. Vincent Davila, OP (frvincent@stthomas.edu) and visit http://opcentral.org/join-us/come-see/.



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

Miriam Dinner   

Tuesday, October 2
6 - 8 p.m.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
1621 University Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413

The Miriam Dinner, hosted by Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Father David Blume, is an event for women, ages 16 - 35, who are discerning consecrated life.  It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their Pastor, Consecrated Religious, or Youth Minister.  The evening begins with prayer, followed by dinner with consecrated women sharing their vocations testimonies.  Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, invites women, ages 16 - 35, who present a sincere interest in consecrated life to attend the Miriam Dinner.

For information and to register, see www.10000vocations.org Registration required by September 28.

Retreats at the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Motherhouse

Jesu Caritas Weekend
October 5 - 7
Nashville, Tennessee

Vocation Retreat
November 8 - 11
Nashville Tennessee

Retreat for single women between the ages of 17 and 30.  

For more information:  Contact Sister Peter Marie, O.P. 615.256.0147 or email:  vocation@op-tn.org

Consumed by His Love Retreat

Led by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

October 26 - 28
North St. Paul, MN

 Retreat for single women between the ages of 18 - 35.  Meet the Carmelite Sisters and get a glimpse into our life in Carmel. 

Learn more about our life of consecration through: 

  •   Conferences on Prayer, Religious Life & Carmelite Spirituality
  •   Time for Prayer & Reflection
  •   Question and Answer Sessions
  •   Enjoy Times of Recreation with the Sisters

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles practice a contemplative tradition of Carmel flowing in to the works of the apostolate - healthcare, education & retreat work.

For more information, contact Sister Elizabeth Therese, O.C.D. 626.300.8938 or see www.carmelitesistersocd.com

To rsvp, please email:  mncomeandsee@outlook.com