Second Week of Lent 2011:

  • Remember that the Office of Mission & Ministry Daily Reflections for Lent 2011 can be found HERE! You can also pick up your own paper copy in the Office of Mission & Ministry on the first floor of Corr Hall.
  • Lenten Liturgy & Reconciliation Schedule can be found HERE!

Please take note of the “Upcoming Events” that require registration!

3/21 (Monday)

  • Catholic Social Teaching Conference March 21-22. Anyone who is going to officially register for the conference that they do so through the website. NO CHARGE for students! More information Below:

http://www.villanova.edu/mission/officeofthevicepresident/activities/conferences/schedule.htm

12:05 PM – 12:45 PM Daily Mass – Corr Hall Chapel
1:00 PM –  2:30 PM Registration
2:30 PM –  2:40 PM Welcome
Barbara Wall
Vice President for Mission & Ministry Opening Prayer
Rev. Joseph Farrell, OSA
Associate Vice President for Mission & Ministry
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Alleviating Poverty Through Justice
Christine Tucker – Catholic Relief Services
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Foreign Aid & Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Stephen O’Connell – Swarthmore College
Author, The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa 1960-2000
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner on your own
7:30 PM The Assault on Government
Jeff Madrick – Roosevelt Institute /
Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis
Author, The End of Affluence: The Case for Big Government
  • Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent Reflection Group— 2-3pm: Room 103 (Center for Peace and Justice Education Classroom), First floor of Corr Hall.  See description in previous entries. For questions: Barbara.Sherman@villanova.edu

3/22 (Tuesday)

  • Catholic Social Teaching Conference Schedule
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Concurrent SessionsIs the World Bank the Enemy?
Rev. James Stormes, S.J.
University of San Francisco
Villanova Room – Connelly Center Fresh Water and Catholic Social Teaching
Christiana Peppard – Fordham University
Cinema – Connelly Center
12:05 PM – 12:30 PM Daily Mass – Corr Hall Chapel
Peter Cardinal Turkson, Presider
President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
12:30 PM –  1:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:00 PM –  2:15 PM Food Security and Agriculture in Africa
Shaun Ferris – Catholic Relief Services
2:30 PM –  3:45 PM The Role of Social Science in Catholic Social Teaching: Being Able to ‘See’ in the Rubric ‘See, Judge, Act’ and the Poor
Maria Terese Davila – Andover Newton Theological School
4:00 PM –  5:15 PM The Gospel and Social Teaching:
On Poverty, Human Development and Church Ministry
His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Turkson
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner on your own
7:30 PM Homeward Bound: The Global, Conceptual & Theological Territory of Migration
Daniel Groody. CSC – University of Notre Dame
Author, The Option for the Poor; Globalization, Spirituality and Justice; Navigating the Path to Peace
  • Faith and Academics Discussion: 6-8pm. Department Office in SAC. Come and discuss with you peers how you faith and academic lives have influenced each other.  This has been specifically scheduled in order to allow students who are in the late class to come to the first hour and students who are in the early class to come to second hour.

 

  • Community of Sant’Egidio Prayer Service, 7pm Corr Chapel: The Community of Sant’Egidio is a movement of lay people dedicated to living out the Gospel through prayer, solidarity with the poor, and service to peace.  It was born among high school students in Rome in 1968 and is present today in over 70 countries.  For more information about the Community and its prayer, see www.santegidio.org.
 
  • Rosary: 4pm in Corr Chapel

3/23 (Wednesday)

  • Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent Reflection Group; 2-3pm, Room 103: Center for Peace & Justice Education Classroom, 1st Floor of Corr Hall
  • Stations of the Cross
    Throughout Lent, Stations of the Cross will be celebrated every
    Wednesday at 7:30 PM
    St. Thomas of Villanova Church

3/24 (Thursday)

  • The Sacred Art of Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment. Come join us on Thursday,March 24th at 4:30 in Driscoll Auditorium to learn more about decision making by speaker Nancy Bieber, author of the book Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment – The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way.

 

  • Faith and Academics Discussion: 6-8pm. Department Office in SAC. Come and discuss with you peers how you faith and academic lives have influenced each other.  This has been specifically scheduled in order to allow students who are in the late class to come to the first hour and students who are in the early class to come to second hour.
  • Rosary: 3pm in Corr Chapel

3/25 (Friday)

  • Simple Soup Friday! 12-1:30pm, Center for Peace & Justice Education, Corr Hall — ALL proceeds will go towards aid for the people of Japan. Please consider joining CPJE for Simple Soup Fridays. If you can’t attend the lunches but would like to pitch in a donation, you can send a check to:
    Center for Peace and Justice Education
    Villanova University
    Corr Hall, 1st Floor
    800 Lancaster Ave
    Villanova, PA 19085
  • KARAOKE Japan Relief Benefit: $15/person, 9pm-12am, Fuji Mountain Restaurant, 2030 Chestnut St., Philadelphia (same place as last semester: http://www.fujimt.com/contact.php. Accessible by Paoli-Thorndale train (R-5) to Suburban Station and Market-Frankford line to 15th St. Station.) It’s time to give back to the country that gave the world karaoke–through karaoke. Get ready to croon your favorite tunes in our very own room at the CAN’T MISS EVENT of the GTSC social calendar. 21+ friends and lovers welcome–the more the merrier! Full menu and bar available, so come hungry and sober, but don’t leave that way. (If we spend $500 on food and drink the room/karaoke charges will be dropped and all proceeds will be sent to Japan via JETAA: http://www.jetaausa.com/fund/. If we don’t hit $500, all proceeds minus the $300 room/karaoke charge will be sent. Additional donations gladly accepted.) If you’re not there, you may as well be in Pittsburgh.

Upcoming Events:

  • Busy Person’s Retreat RESCHEDULED to: March 27-30. Too busy for a weekend away? This on-campus Retreat will have daily sessions to help you grow in your spiritual life. Sunday opening session at 7pm, and then meet daily in between with individual directors as your schedule allows. Please Contact Linda Jaczynski (linda.jaczynski@villanova.edu) to signup!
  • “Come to the Seashore: A Lenten Retreat”: April 9-10th. Registration Deadline: March 31st! Looking for an overnight retreat with your fellow Theology graduate students? Included will be time for unitive community building, peaceful solitude, and a greater awareness of the spirit in our Lenten journeys. It will be held at St. Rita’s Cottage, the Augustinian Retreat House in Ocean City, NJ. We will also share in reflections from Fr. Joseph Loya, Dr. Peter Spitaler, and our very own peers. Since it is during the Lenten season, we will be also centering around the themes of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Other highlights: Liturgy, Scavenger Hunt, Delicious Meals Prepared in Community, and Sunrise Viewing on the Beach!

Signups: Please signup with Karen Cunningham in the Theology Department and enclose a $10 deposit to reserve your space.

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