ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK MISSION TRIP
The newly added trip: Fall break to Atlanta! Let’s take on HOT-Lanta…when it’s not so hot. Let’s go to the cool places like nursing homes, soup kitchens, and food pantries. Andrea will announce when sign-ups when will be held. There are limited seats and it will be first come, first seat. Keep an eye out!
ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP
This year, we are driving to New York City for spring break! We will take time to volunteer in the local food pantries and soup kitchen. I’m sure we will also find time to do a little sight-seeing…after all, we are in NYC! Andrea will announce when sign-ups will be held. There are limited seats and it will be first come, first seat. Stay tuned!
BIBLE STUDY – SCRIPTURE AND SNACKS
Come to meditate and talk about the Word of God each Wednesday at 8:00. It is intended to be a rejuvenating evening with Scripture and snacks to foster community and a deeper understanding of God. All denominations are welcome! This will be held in Andrea’s office.
BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER MENTORING PROGRAM
The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters is that all children achieve success in life. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Programs will be preplanned and on campus or at a specific site where you will meet your “Little” once every two weeks for two hours. Stay tuned for information on how to sign up and training/background checks. <- BBBS Policy
CHAPEL ART AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
Let’s give the chapel a face lift! We have such a beautiful space in the basement of LeFer…let’s make it beautiful! Are you artsy? Do you like to create? Can you sew? If so, we want you! Take ownership in the chapel and leave a mark that will last for years to come at SMWC.
GOOD SAMARITAN CLUB
This club was founded with the purpose of service to others. Let’s continue that tradition. We will meet weekly to do service on campus or in the community. This group keeps a focus on social justice.
This group of students will plan the weekend student liturgies from choosing the music to writing the petitions to scheduling the ministers. If you are interested in learning more about the “behind the scenes” of the liturgy, this is the committee for you. You do not need to be Catholic to be on this committee.
MUSIC MINISTRY ALIVE! CONFERENCE
MUSIC MINISTRY ALIVE! participates in the mission of the Church by forming and advocating on behalf of young people who have the gifts and desire to serve as musical and liturgical leaders. It is a conference in St. Paul, Minnesota the week of July 29 – August 3. If you are interested in attending with Andrea, let her know!
NATIONAL CATHOLIC COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE
The National Catholic Collegiate Conference (NCCC), held simultaneously with the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), is a NEW way for young adults (ages 18 to 25) to gather, to celebrate, and to pray. Join other college-age and post-graduate young adults from around the country for three days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, exceptional music and entertainment, networking with peers, and hundreds of resource exhibits. This conference is November 21-24 in Indianapolis, IN. Stay tuned to hear about ways to sign up.
Join thousands of teachers, farmers, students, unionists, random folk, environmentalists - revolutionaries all of us! - as we converge at the gates of the School of the Americas (SOA; also known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, WHINSEC), where we continue to reaffirm life and our creativity in the face of Empire. This is a non-violent protest against a school that trains assassins in Fort Bedding, GA on November 22-24.
LET’S GET WITH THE SISTERS!
These programs are sponsored by the Sisters of Providence (Sr. Editha Ben, SP, Vocations Director) and SMWC Campus Ministry.
An opportunity to see a director regularly, (e.g., once a month) to discuss one’s spiritual life. Sisters of Providence are available. This program can help us find God in all things by seeing God’s love in our daily lives and by enabling us to develop an ever deepening personal relation with our God and creation. Contact Andrea if you are interested.
WHITE VIOLET CENTER
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, exists to foster a way of living that recognizes the interdependence of all creation. Grounded in an understanding of Providence Spirituality as hope and healing, the center offers leadership and education in the preservation, restoration and reverent use of all natural resources. Stay tuned for announcements from Andrea regarding times and opportunities for service here!
FALL DISCERNMENT WEEKEND: October 18-20, 2013
This weekend includes the opportunity for prayer, personal and communal reflection, small group faith conversation, sharing fun with other young women exploring the possibility of religious life, hearing and experiencing from a panel of Sisters how Mother Theodore’s spirit is active and alive today in the life of the Sisters of Providence and the mission of love, mercy, and justice among God’s people. This year, the retreat is in conjunction with the Mother Theodore Fest.
See a brochure or register online: www.SistersofProvidence.org
TAIZE PRAYER 7:00 pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Big Church
The distinguishing marks in Taize prayer are repetition and silence. What is unique to the prayer of Taize is the adaptation of the repetitive form to simple musical lines and core biblical texts that can be sung by a whole assembly of various nationalities, languages, and denominations. The assembly is to immerse itself in the simple but profound harmonies and let itself be carried by this sung prayer. Maintaining silence is simply holding oneself in a presence and letting Christ, through the Holy Spirit, pray in us. This is an ecumenical prayer service…ALL ARE WELCOME!
This has been a practice with the Sisters of Providence and the SMWC students. If interested, you’ll be paired with a Sister. Both of you would agree how you can spend time together – visit, just chat, pray, play cards, share the Sister’s wisdom, learn some jokes, etc. Campus Ministry will also provide planned programs, like Bingo and chili dinners, for you to participate with your sister. Contact person: Andrea Beyke
PRAY WITH A SISTER
Feeling alone? Feeling helpless? A Sister would pray with you. If you submit your name to Andrea, you will be contacted with a Sister’s name who will pray with you. The Sister and you will decide when, where, and how to pray.
VESPERS WITH SISTERS
Pray with the Sisters of Providence in Owens Hall at 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
SHADOW A SISTER
Curious about the lives of religious sisters? Experience the daily life of the religious by “shadowing” them in their daily life. The focus is to spend time with one particular Sister of Providence for a day or few hours as your time allows.
GET AWAY FOR A DAY
Want to be away from the dorm and have some solitude? Make a reservation to stay in Owens Hall. Experience some wonderful closeness to God. A time for prayer…and listening to that ‘still small voice’ that rests in your heart.