Week of April 20th, 2015

Announcements!

Dr. Graham has graciously donated two basketballs to use! They can be found in our Theology Lounge in the first cabinet, bottom left, in the copy room.

What to keep on your schedule:

Save the date for our Closing Prayer Service May 4th, 2:30pm at Corr Chapel. A reception will follow the prayer service in the Corr Lobby. Further Details to come!

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Apr. 20th

Prayers for Peace and Justice – 4:30pm in the Fishbowl at St. Rita’s Hall

Wednesday, Apr. 22nd

Earth Day Farmer’s Market – 11am-2pm at the Connelly Center Plaza. Local vendors will be selling produce and baked goods while Villanova Dining Chefs serve a sampling menu for you to enjoy while shopping!

Saturday, Apr. 25th

Join Campus Ministry for a One Day Hiking Retreat! Hikes will be led by Campus Ministry Interns and fellow Villanova students, incorporating exercises in mindfulness, prayer, imagination, and reflection. Click here to register!

April 13th – 19th

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

This Week Day by Day:

Tuesday, Apr. 14th

Last Poetry for Prayer at Noon!

Theology on Tap at Flip N Bailey’s at 7:30 pm: Speaker will be Dr. Barnett!

Wednesday, April 15th

Lecture Series on Augustinian Thought and the Sciences 3-5 pm in Driscoll Hall: Philip Clayton from Claremont School of Theology will be giving this lecture on “The Sciences of Emergent Complexity: Evolutionary Emergence of Body, Mind, and Spirituality”

Thursday, April 16th

“Free Speech, Hate Speech, or Something Else?” lecture at 4:30 pm in Bartley Hall Room 1001: A discussion about the American Freedom Defense Initiative in regards to ads on Septa buses that are allegedly highly critical of Islam

Apr. 6th – 12th

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

GTSC Spring Retreat! This weekend at Ocean City, NJ. Email Kristin if interested in attending. This relaxing weekend will be spent at a beach house and will include spending time with your fellow classmates, various forms of prayer, activities, service and fun! Guaranteed to a be a great time! MUST RSVP. $10/person

Next Poetry for Prayer Tuesday, April 14th at Noon

Next Theology on Tap is 4/14: Speaker will be Dr. Barnett

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Apr. 6th

Prayers for Peace and Justice at 4:30 pm in the Fishbowl

Friday, Apr. 10th

GTSC Retreat!

Mar. 30th – Apr. 5th

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

GTSC Spring Retreat! Save the date: April 10th – 12th at Ocean City, NJ. Email Kristin if interested in attending. This relaxing weekend will be spent at a beach house and will include spending time with your fellow classmates, various forms of prayer, activities, service and fun! Guaranteed to a be a great time! MUST RSVP. $10/person

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Mar. 30th

Prayers for Peace 4:30 – 5 in the Fishbowl in St. Rita’s

Tuesday, Mar. 31st

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Wednesday, Apr. 1st

Stations of the Cross 7:30 pm in the church – The object of the Stations of the Cross is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. Led by the Parish of St. Thomas of Villanova.

Thursday, Apr. 2nd HOLY THURSDAY

8 pm Mass in the Church

Adoration until 11 pm in Corr

Friday, Apr. 3rd GOOD FRIDAY

3 pm Good Friday Service in the Church

Saturday, Apr. 4th

8 pm Easter Vigil in the Church

Sunday, Apr. 5th EASTER! 

7:30 am Mass in the Church

9 am Mass at the Rosemont Chapel

9:45 am Mass in the Church

11 am Mass at Rosemont Chapel

11:30 am Mass in the Church

No evening Masses on Easter

March 23rd – 29th

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

GTSC Spring Retreat! Save the date: April 10th – 12th at Ocean City, NJ. Email Kristin if interested in attending. This relaxing weekend will be spent at a beach house and will include spending time with your fellow classmates, various forms of prayer, activities, service and fun! Guaranteed to a be a great time! MUST RSVP. $10/person

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Mar. 23rd

“Bloody Sunday: The True Story of an American Turning Point” 4 pm March 23rd in the East Lounge in Dougherty Hall with speaker Dr. Gary May

Prayers for Peace 4:30 – 5 in the Fishbowl in St. Rita’s

Tuesday, Mar. 24th

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

4 – 5:30 Dr. Brian Matz “When Wealthy People Become Thieves: Christianity’s Treatment of Superfluous Goods” in Bartley Hall 1011 (Auditorium) While strange to think wealthy people would ever resort to thievery, the history of Christianity’s reflection on the nature of superfluous goods has led it to conclude that the hoarding of wealth is really stealing from those with unmet, physical needs. This lecture ranges from classical antiquity’s distinction between the use and the ownership of goods, to early Christian views on particular kinds of superfluous goods, and to contemporary Christianity’s concern with economic justice.

Wednesday, Mar. 25th

Stations of the Cross 7:30 pm in the church – The object of the Stations of the Cross is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. Led by the pastoral musicians.

4:30-6 “What Makes a Financial Market “Good?” Perspectives from Catholic Social Thought” by Christine Hinz (Fordham University) in the Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Thursday, Mar. 26th

11 – 1 in St. Rita’s Community Room: “The Dignity of Being Different: Interreligious Dialogue & Civic Engagement in Lebanese Society” by Dr. Ziad Fahed, professor of Humanities. Lunch provided after the speaker.

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Friday, Mar. 27th

Interested in learning Latin or brushing up on your Latin skills? Come read and translate Augustine’s Confessions with Carl! 12:05 Mass first and then Latin in the Lounge. Email Carl at cvenne01@villanova.edu if you plan on attending.

COMPS/THESIS PARTY at 8 pm! Come celebrate the completion of the 2nd years’ comps and theses at Jonathan’s in Wayne (Radnor Family Practice: 427 E. Lancaster Ave., Apt. A)! All are welcome to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Please let Kristin or Mariana know if you are coming so we know how much food/drinks to get. RSVP to Mariana at mflore03@villanova.edu. You are still welcome to come if you do not rsvp.

Augustinian Discernment Weekend this weekend March 27-29th – Curious about the life of an Augustinian Friar?  Wondering if it might be for you? Join other young men discerning a vocation to the Augustinians for a weekend away with the Augustinians at St. Rita Cottage in Ocean City, N.J. Register Online Now! Questions? Email vocations@augustinian.org.

Sunday, Mar. 29th

Catholic Mass in Spanish now every Sunday at 1 pm in Corr chapel

March 16th – 22nd

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

Pick up your Lenten Reflections booklet composed by faculty, staff, students and friends of Villanova University (includes the daily readings) from the offices of Mission & Ministry in Corr Hall and and Campus Ministry in St. Rita’s Hall! They can also be accessed here.

COMPS/THESIS PARTY! Friday, March 27th at 8 pm come celebrate the completion of the 2nd years’ comps and theses at Jonathan’s in Wayne! All are welcome to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided but feel free to bring something to share. Please let Kristin or Mariana know if you are coming so we know how much food/drinks to get.

GTSC Spring Retreat! Save the date: April 10th – 12th at Ocean City, NJ. Email Kristin if interested in attending. This relaxing weekend will be spent at a beach house and will include spending time with your fellow classmates, various forms of prayer, activities, service and fun! Guaranteed to a be a great time! MUST RSVP.

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Mar. 16th

Prayers for Peace and Justice 4:30 – 5 pm in the Lower Level Community Room in St. Rita’s/the Fishbowl: A time to pray for those in crisis and situations of struggle throughout the world.  Drawing inspiration from diverse faith traditions—open and welcoming to all.

Tuesday, Mar. 17th

COMPS

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

4:30 – 6 pm “C.S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today” lecture by Dr. Devin Brown, English professor in the Villanova Cinema. Copies of “An Observed Life: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis” will be available for purchase!

Wednesday, Mar. 18th

Stations of the Cross 7:30 pm across campus – The object of the Stations of the Cross is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death.

Thursday, Mar. 19th

COMPS

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Come listen to Jim Ziolkowski speak at 7 pm in the Church! He is the president, CEO, and found of BuildOn, a non-profit organization that builds schools in developing countries.

Friday, Mar. 20th

Interested in learning Latin or brushing up on your Latin skills? Come read and translate Augustine’s Confessions with Carl! 12:05 Mass first and then Latin in the Lounge. Email Carl at cvenne01@villanova.edu if you plan on attending.

The book club will be reading Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited” this semester! Email Michael Hagan at mhagan3@villanova.edu if interested in participating. First meeting will be Friday, March 20th at 7 pm at Eric’s apartment. We will be breaking the book up into two sections.  The second meeting will be in April.

Saturday, March 21st

The Villanova Campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is co-sponsoring the Build A House, Build A Dream contest for 5th graders in the Delaware Valley. Volunteers are needed for the day between 8 am – 2 pm. Contact Tim O’Connell for more information.

Mar. 9th – 15th

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

Pick up your Lenten Reflections booklet composed by faculty, staff, students and friends of Villanova University (includes the daily readings) in the back of church on Ash Wednesday and from the offices of Mission & Ministry in Corr Hall and and Campus Ministry in St. Rita’s Hall! They can also be accessed here.

The book club will be reading Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited” this semester! Email Michael Hagan at mhagan3@villanova.edu if interested in participating. First meeting will be Friday, March 20th at 7 pm at Eric’s apartment. We will be breaking the book up into two sections.  The second meeting will be in April.

COMPS/THESIS PARTY! Friday, March 27th at 8 pm come celebrate the completion of the 2nd years’ comps and theses at Jonathan’s in Wayne! All are welcome to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided but feel free to bring something to share. Please let Kristin or Mariana know if you are coming so we know how much food/drinks to get.

GTSC Spring Retreat! Save the date: April 10th – 12th at Ocean City, NJ. Email Kristin if interested in attending. This relaxing weekend will be spent at a beach house and will include spending time with your fellow classmates, various forms of prayer, activities, service and fun! Guaranteed to a be a great time! MUST RSVP.

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Mar. 9th

Prayers for Peace and Justice 4:30 – 5 pm in the Lower Level Community Room in St. Rita’s/the Fishbowl: A time to pray for those in crisis and situations of struggle throughout the world.  Drawing inspiration from diverse faith traditions—open and welcoming to all.

Tuesday, Mar. 10th

Poetry for Prayer: Tues Feb. 24th at noon in the Lounge

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Theology on Tap – 7:30 at Flip N Bailey’s – Tim and Ellen O’Connell. Free dinner provided!

Wednesday, Mar. 11th

Stations of the Cross 7:30 pm in the Church – Led by the Liturgical Council. The object of the Stations of the Cross is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death.

Thursday, Mar. 12th

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Friday, Mar. 13th

Interested in learning Latin or brushing up on your Latin skills? Come read and translate Augustine’s Confessions with Carl! 12:05 Mass first and then Latin in the Lounge. Email Carl at cvenne01@villanova.edu if you plan on attending.

Feb. 23rd – Mar. 1st

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

Pick up your Lenten Reflections booklet composed by faculty, staff, students and friends of Villanova University (includes the daily readings) in the back of church on Ash Wednesday and from the offices of Mission & Ministry in Corr Hall and and Campus Ministry in St. Rita’s Hall! They can also be accessed here.

The book club will be reading Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited” this semester! Email Michael Hagan at mhagan3@villanova.edu if interested in participating. Details to come soon.

Next Theology on Tap: March 10th at 7:30

COMPS/THESIS PARTY! Friday, March 27th at 8 pm come celebrate the completion of the 2nd years’ comps and theses at Jonathan’s in Wayne! All are welcome to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided but feel free to bring something to share. Please let Kristin or Mariana know if you are coming so we know how much food/drinks to get.

GTSC Spring Retreat! Save the date: April 10th – 12th at Ocean City, NJ. Email Kristin if interested in attending. This relaxing weekend will be spent at a beach house and will include spending time with your fellow classmates, various forms of prayer, activities, service and fun! Guaranteed to a be a great time!

This Week Day by Day:

Tuesday, Feb. 24th

Poetry for Prayer: Tues Feb. 24th at noon in the Lounge
Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Thursday, Feb. 26th

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Friday, Feb. 27th

Dr. Spitaler’s “Biblical Justice” lecture 12 – 1:30 in St. Rita’s Community Room! Refreshments will be served.

Interested in learning Latin or brushing up on your Latin skills? Come read and translate Augustine’s Confessions with Carl! 12:05 Mass first and then Latin in the Lounge. Email Carl at cvenne01@villanova.edu if you plan on attending.

Feb. 16th – 22nd

Announcements!

What to keep on your schedule:

Pick up your Lenten Reflections booklet composed by faculty, staff, students and friends of Villanova University (includes the daily readings) in the back of church on Ash Wednesday and from the offices of Mission & Ministry in Corr Hall and and Campus Ministry in St. Rita’s Hall! They can also be accessed here.

Next Poetry for Prayer: Tues Feb. 24th at noon in the Lounge

The book club will be reading Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited” this semester! Email Michael Hagan at mhagan3@villanova.edu if interested in participating. Details to come soon.

Next Theology on Tap: March 10th at 7:30

GTSC Spring Retreat! Save the date: April 10th – 12th at Ocean City, NJ. Email Kristin if interested in attending. This relaxing weekend will be spent at a beach house and will include spending time with your fellow classmates, various forms of prayer, activities, service and fun! Guaranteed to a be a great time!

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Feb. 16th

4:30 – 5 pm Prayers for Peace and Justice in the lower lounge of St. Rita’s for those in crisis around the world

Tuesday, Feb. 17th
Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Wednesday, Feb. 18th  

Ash Wednesday!
8:30 am Morning Prayer & Ashes – Villanova Church
12:05 pm Mass – Villanova Church
3 pm Ecumenical Service – Villanova Church
5:30 pm Mass – Villanova Church
7 pm Mass – Villanova Church

Thursday, Feb. 19th

Centering prayer 12:30-1 – St. Rita Community Room in Campus Ministry

Friday, Feb. 20th

Interested in learning Latin or brushing up on your Latin skills? Come read and translate Augustine’s Confessions with Carl! 12:05 Mass first and then Latin in the Lounge. Email Carl at cvenne01@villanova.edu if you plan on attending.

Sunday, Feb. 22nd

Come out to the Mummers Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk from 10 am – noon! If you want to carpool, meet at the west side of Main Lot (across from the church) at 9:15 am or you can meet us there!

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