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Students! America Magazine, the Jesuit weekly, is seeking personal narratives from high school and college students about the joys and challenges of living out their faith in the midst of real life. Submissions (800 to 1,100 words) should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line "Generation Faith."
Fall 2014 Fresh Look Retreat October 10-12, 2014 Cost: $50
A Fresh Look is a weekend experience for first-year students. Through group activities, sharing and common prayer, first-year students look again at where they have been, where they are now and where they desire to be in the future. The retreat is led by a sophomore team who share their own freshman experiences.
The Nature Retreat registration form is available here.
NOTE: This retreat is oriented towards students who are searching for spiritual connections but do not necessarily align with a particular denomination or religious tradition. As such, it will be very compatible with the world-affirming, sacramental imagination of the Christian tradition but will not be as explicitly Catholic in its focus as some of the other retreats offered by the Department of Campus Ministry.
Mass of the Holy Spirit You are invited to join the St. Louis community of the USA Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Chaifetz Arena on the Saint Louis University campus. Rev. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ, newly appointed Provincial of the combined Missouri and New Orleans Provinces, will deliver the homily as we mark the inauguration of the 2014-2015 academic year. Classes will be canceled from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. for our liturgical celebration. Lunch will be provided for all who can stay.
Unlike years past, more than our Saint Louis University community will join us. Not only will this Mass mark the inauguration of the academic year, but it will also celebrate the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Louis, Saint and King, the 250th anniversary of the city of St. Louis, the 200thanniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, and the 150th anniversary of Jesuits of the Missouri Province. For these reasons, St. Louis University High School, Loyola Academy, and DeSmet Jesuit High School have been a part of the planning process with SLU, and will join us. Other Jesuit institutions, such as the Alum Service Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and Ignatian Volunteer Corps, will also be invited as we gather together as one in the Spirit to celebrate our unique gifts and then are sent to serve our respective communities.
If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Erin Schmidt, Liturgy Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liturgical Minister Training
Students are invited to serve the worshiping community of Saint Louis University as Ministers of Hospitality, Servers, Lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Student ministers who have been trained at SLU participate in theSunday 4:30 and 9:00 p.m. masses in College Church as well as in the weekday Residence Hall masses. Contact Erin Schmidt at email@example.com with questions. Hospitality Ministers... ...greet the community, distribute bulletins, offer a welcoming presence before Mass, and help with the collection. Students of any faith are welcome to this ministry (you need not be Catholic)! Servers... .... minister to the community by assisting the presider with holding the book and preparing the altar during Mass. All Roman Catholic students are invited to the ministry of the server. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist... ... assist the priests in sharing the Body and Blood of Christ with the community. All Roman Catholic students are invited to this ministry. Lectors... ...proclaim the Word of God during Mass. This is an important position requiring prayerful discernment, preparation and training.
Training for ALL new liturgical AND music ministers will take place on Saturday, September 13th at 9am beginning with prayer in the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry. Training sessions will follow. Returning liturgical and music ministers are encouraged to come for prayer with the ministering community and catechesis on their specific ministry.
Commissioning will take place for ALL new liturgical and music ministers at the 4:30 and 9:00pm Sunday Masses on October 5th, 2014.