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What are you doing for Lent?

Looking for ways to be more active in your faith this lent? Here are a few ideas from Campus Ministry:

  • Pick up the booklet What Are You Doing for Lent this Year? in the back of the Chapel.
  • CRS RICE BOWL:  This Lent, St. Joe’s Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors invite you to Live Lent by participating in CRS Rice Bowl.  Rice Bowl invites us to PRAY to deepen our relationship with God and reflect on what type of person He calls us to be, to FAST to remove the things that get between us and God and to live in solidarity with those in need, and to GIVE alms to our brothers and sisters in need, honoring Jesus’ call to serve our neighbors. You can pick up a Rice Bowl and a Lenten calendar in the back of the Chapel after Ash Wednesday Mass or in Wolfington Hall. Fill it with loose change throughout Lent and help millions of our brothers and sisters in need! You can return it at the end of Lent and 75% of your donations will support CRS’ humanitarian relief programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide and 25% of your donations will go to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our own community. Please contact Dave Cronin at dcronin@sju.edu if you have any questions or would like a Rice Bowl. 

Chapel Schedule

Sunday Mass:                    11 AM (Community Mass), 8 PM (Full choir and Band), 10 PM (Candlelight Mass)

Daily Mass:                    Monday-Friday 12:20 PM, Tuesday 8:45 PM with Adoration and Reconciliation, Wednesday 5:30 PM                        

Reconciliation:                   Wednesday 4:30-5:15 PM and available everyday from 9AM-7PM at the Jesuit Residence on City Avenue.  (Go to the visitor entrance and dial the priest of your choice.

PRAY--FAST--GIVE

PRAY

  • Evensong (reflective evening prayer) on Thursdays at 5:30 PM in the Chapel, followed by pizza social. Contact: Noel (nkoenke@sju.edu)
  • Meditative and musical Taize prayer on Wednesday, March 26th and April 16th at 8 PM in the Chapel. Contact: Noel (nkoenke@sju.edu)
  • Social Justice Stations of the Cross on Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 PM. Contact: Noel (nkoenke@sju.edu)
  • Every Thursday at 4:15 in the Small Chapel – Ignatian Examen. All are welcome. Contact Dave Cronin at dcronin@sju.edu with questions.
  • Good Friday: Experience a powerful good friday tradition: Living Stations of the Cross through the Streets of East Camden, If you are interested in attending the "stations in the streets" please contact Torrey Allen at tallen@sju.edu for more information and to arrange transportation from SJU. 
  • Good Friday:  Heeding God's Call, an interfaith organization that works to prevent gun violence, will be hold an outdoor Good Friday prayer vigil at Girard and Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia. Email beth.ford@sju.edu for more information about transportation from SJU. http://heedinggodscall.org/
  • Check out our Facebook page: SJU Campus Ministry for daily prayers, reflections, and inspiration throughout each day of Lent.
  • Moved to Greater Love:  All are invited to participate in online daily Lent/Easter journey. Go to the website for a daily reflection - http://jesuits.org/greaterlove. This online program will focus on four graces: gratitude, spiritual freedom, vision, and joy.
  • Theology on Tap:  Campus Ministry will be hosting Theology on Tap on April 3rd at 5:30.  This popular event is an opportunity for members of the SJU community (alumni, staff, and students) to gather in a public forum and enjoy food and drink together while discussing different theological issu es.   ;Our April 3rd event w ill focus on immigration, and its connection to faith.  Location TBA.  Please contact Nolan at ngrady@sju.edu with questions.

FAST

  • March 25th at 6:15 pm in Wolfington Hall – SJU’s Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors invite you to a Lenten Simple Meal from the Philippines. All are welcome to come share a simple meal and live Lent as we join in solidarity with the poor around the world. RSVP, questions and/or if you would like simple meal recipes from around the world for Lent, please contact Dave Cronin at dcronin@sju.edu.
  • April 3 starting at 8 pm and going until 8 am on April 4– Refugee Sleep Out – SJU’s Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors invite you to Live Lent by joining us in a Refugee Sleep Out on April 3rd. Come learn, pray, and sleep outside for one night as we stand in solidarity with our millions of brothers and sisters who have been forced from their home’s, especially those due to the Syrian Civil War. RSVP and questions, please contact Dave Cronin at dcronin@sju.edu.
  • April 8th at 6:15 pm in Wolfington Hall – SJU’s Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors invite you to a Lenten Simple Meal from Kenya. All are welcome to come share a simple meal and live Lent as we join in solidarity with the poor around the world. RSVP, questions, and/or if you would like simple meal recipes from around the world for Lent, please contact Dave Cronin at dcronin@sju.edu.
  • Make Immigration Reform Your Lenten Promise:  Join Fast4Families, NETWORK, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by participating in prayer, fasting, and advocacy during Lent. Join in a brief prayer for immigration reform on the SJU chapel lawn at 4PM Wednesdays during Lent. Email beth.ford@sju.edu if you are interested in participating. See also http://www.networklobby.org/immigrationlentenpromise

GIVE

  • Make a Lenten retreat with the 4:16 Retreat! Come for a weekend in the hills of Pennsylvania with your fellow sophomores, juniors and seniors for 4:16 is what is formerly known as the Search Retreat. Enjoy helpful conversation, relatable talks from your peers, enjoyable prayer and music and chance to connect with God in new and maybe surprising ways. It's a retreat that gives us space to consider the unconditional, immense love that God has for us. In what ways in your SJU journey do you see and know God or desire to know God more?  The retreat will be held April 11-13 and costs $60 to attend. Apply online at sju.edu/4-16retreat
  • April 10 at 4 pm in the President’s Lounge – SJU’s Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors invite you to hear Thomas Awiapo, a native of Ghana who grew up on Operation Rice Bowl-funded school feeding programs speak about how hunger has affected his life and how.  Orphaned before the age of 10, Awiapo was left on his own. His youngest two brothers had died of malnutrition and lack of care. He had never gone to school until he started attending a CRS-supported school in Ghana that used to offer snacks and lunches to the children, but his hunger for education led him to graduate from the University of Ghana. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration from the California State University at Hayward. Come listen to Thomas’s story and hear about the great work that CRS does worldwide. All are welcome. Contact Dave Cronin at dcronin@sju.edu with questions.
  • Ecumenical Advocacy Days: Put your faith into action this Lent by advocating for justice on capital hill. Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a 4 day conference, March 21-24 gathering people of different faiths from across the country inWashington D.C. to learn more about how to advocate for social change. If you are interested in attending this conference please contact Torrey Allen at tallen@sju.edu by March 16th. 
  • Attend the Romero Lecture Series:  Jesus calls us to be peacemakers in the Sermon on the Mount. How can we live this call in the midst of violence and unrest on our streets and around the world? Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, professor of international relations at Catholic University, will grapple with this question in this year’s Romero Lecture keynote: “Make Us Instruments of Peace: Peacebuilding in the 21st Century.” The 2014 Lecture will be held on Friday, March 21 at 7:00pm on the Rutgers University Campus. Contact beth.ford@sju.edu if you are interested in transportation from SJU. http://www.romero-center.org/ministries/lecture/