Announcements

  • Last Graduate Student Monthly Mass of the semester!  5:20 on Tuesday 12/6 in Corr Chapel.  Contact ljoyce@villanova.edu to participate- all are welcome.
  • Advent Retreat for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: “The Word Became Flesh: The Body of Christ.  Presented by Sr. Margaret Scott, ACJ. Meet at 10:00 in Corr Chapel; 12:05 Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church; 1:00 Lunch in St. Rita’s Chapel (RSVP required).  Please RSVP to john.p.edwards@villanova.edu by Monday, December 5th.
  • Concept, Villanova’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Research is now accepting submissions and volunteers to serve as peer-reviewers and editors. Grad Theology has made a strong showing in Concept in the past as both ediors/reviewers and published authors…let’s keep it up! For additional information, see http://concept.journals.villanova.edu

This Week!

Monday, December 5th

  • “Latin Lunches” 12:30-1:30; Meet with Dr. McGuire and interested Grad Students to learn/study Ecclesiastical Latin in the Gathering Room. Email Andrew (cthomp10@villanova.edu) for information.

Tuesday, December 6th

  • Graduate Student Monthly Mass. 5:20pm in Corr Chapel.  Contact ljoyce@villanova.edu to serve in the liturgy- students and faculty of all faiths invited to attend.
  • Sant’Egidio Prayer Service 6pm in Corr Chapel. All are welcome! For more information, please see The Community of Sant’Egidio website and contact Kathryn Getek Soltis, Director of the Center for Peace and Justice Education:kathryn.geteksoltis@villanova.edu
  • Fear, Inc.: ISLAMOPHOBIA 6:00pm in SAC 300. Join the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies for an in-depth investigation of “a small, tightly net-worked group of misinformation experts. . .spreading hate and misinformation.”
  • PULSE: People Uplifting Lives through Scripture Everyday 6-7pm. Pulse will meet in the Devon Room, Connelly Center. This week will be the third official meeting, continuing to delve into scripture and Christian writings. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Arielle Benjamin and Denise Diadyk at thenovapulse@gmail.com.
  • Lessons & Carols– 7:30pm, St. Thomas of Villanova Church: Join the Villanova Pastoral Musicians and Parish Music Ministry for an evening of Advent and Christmas music and readings!

Wednesday, December 7th

  • Weekly Bible Study beginning at 12:30 on the Ground Floor of St. Rita’s. The Scripture readings will cover the upcoming Sunday Gospel each week. Contact Kathy.Overturf@villanova.edu for more info.
  • First-Year First-Semester Discussion. First year theology grad students discuss and reflect on their study of theology so far, and offer suggestions as to how students could work to improve their own experience. Free food! Wed. 12:00 in the theology conference room.

Thursday, December 8th – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

  • Holy Day of Obligation!  Mass times available through Campus Ministry.
  • Advent Retreat for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: “The Word Became Flesh: The Body of Christ.  Presented by Sr. Margaret Scott, ACJ. Meet at 10:00 in Corr Chapel; 12:05 Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church; 1:00 Lunch in St. Rita’s Chapel (RSVP required).  Please RSVP to john.p.edwards@villanova.edu by Monday, December 5th.
  • Rosary: Come Pray the Joyful Mysteries with Music!

 3:30pm in Corr Chapel

We will be using the music of Danielle Rose to reflect upon the Joyful Mysteries in a new and different way.

Friday, December 9th

  • DEPARTMENT PARTY! 12:15 in the Theology Department!

Saturday, December 10th

Sunday, December 11th

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events!

  • Wednesday, Dec 14th: Noon-6pm Armchair Theology, join the GTSC for eggnog, gingerbread, and casual conversation in the department gathering room as we prepare for Christmas. . .and write all those papers!
  • OMM Call for Papers! Catholic Social Teaching Conference in March 19-21, 2012: See HERE for more details. Deadline: December 31st, 2011
  • Arthology, Villanova’s journal of creative arts, is now accepting submissions: poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, photography, and artwork, e-mail submissions to arthology@gmail.com
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