The final Graduate Student Monthly Mass of the semester is here!  See you on Tuesday! Details below.

RSVP for the Theology Department’s “Mercy” retreat!  Spots are filling up quickly- contact us ASAP to reserve one!  All the details here.  We will depart after the 5:30pm Mass on Friday April 5th and return by 4:00pm on Sunday.  We sincerely hope you can join us!  RSVP to Lauren at

Anyone intending to write a thesis next year should be aware that the deadline to submit a proposal is April 15th. Please review the guidelines here. Contact Ben or Charlie with any questions.

Chimere Holmes is proudly coordinating Villanova University’s Second Annual Historic Black Church Tour!  Please join us Sunday April 7, 2013 as we journey to the renowned Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to fellowship, praise the Lord, and participate in a Meet & Greet with Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller.  This event is part of Villanova University’s  effort to appreciate the diverse religious traditions present on and around campus.  Such a shared experience not only enlightens our appreciation for each other as we stand before God, but also conveys a sense of common purpose in our call to love God and love our neighbor.  The event is free of charge, open to faculty, staff, and students.  Transportation is provided on behalf of the University.  Spots fill up quickly: RSVP to Chimere at or on Facebook.

Keep checking the “Employment” tab for information on job postings!


This Week:

Monday, April 1st

No Class- Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 2nd

Graduate Student Monthly Mass!  Join us for the last Mass of the semester!  5:30pm in Corr Hall, followed by fellowship in the Connelly center.

Global Development Career Day!  This information-packed day features everything you need to consider a career in global development.  From professionals in the field to a resource area with internship and job opportunities, this event will be well worth your time and runs from 1:00 – 5:30 in the .  See the details here.

Wednesday, April 3rd

Take a break from words and come and rest in the Word.  Join the Spiritual Life Committee for Silent Prayer in Corr Chapel every Wednesday from 3-4:30.  Come and share the silence in this sacred place.  Stay as long as you desire. “Be still and know that I am God.”

Latin Lunch: 11:45-12:45 in the theology common room.

John Paul II’s Apologies: The Church Examines her Conscience,” a talk given by Christopher M. Bellitto of Kean University on JPII’s papacy and the various apologies he made publicly for the past actions of the Church.  See the details here.

Thursday, April 4th

Friday, April 5th

Theology Graduate Student in Ocean City, NJ.  Depart from campus after the 5:30pm Mass in Corr Chapel.

Saturday, April 6th

Theology Graduate Student in Ocean City, NJ

Sunday, April 7th

Theology Graduate Student in Ocean City, NJ.  Return to campus before 4:00pm.

Save the Date:

Closing Prayer Service for the Theology department: Thursday, May 2nd, Corr Chapel.

Silent Retreat weekend led by Fr. Martin Laird, OSA, April 19-21, 2013.  Discount offered if you sign up through Campus Ministry. Email for more information.

Conferences and Calls for Papers:

The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, the journal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, is pleased to announce its first annual Rising Scholar Essay Contest.  Any scholar who will not have attained the rank of associate professor by August 1, 2013, is invited to submit a paper that contributes to the development or elucidation of the Catholic philosophical tradition.  The award for the winning paper will be $500 and a free one-year membership in the American Catholic Philosophical Association.  Complete guidelines online.  The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. (CST) on August 1, 2013.  Please direct all questions to

Leuven Encounters Systematic Theology: Call for papers for the annual conference on “Mediating Mysteries, Understanding Liturgies.”  More info here.

The Portsmouth Institute ( has announced that its fifth annual conference will be held June 7-9, 2013, on Catholicism and the American Experience. More info at their website above.  Speakers include George Wiegel and Peter Steinfels, among others.

Molloy College in New York hosts “The Church and Women: 50 Years After Vatican II” on Friday, April 19th.  Registration is $40 and closes on Thursday, April 11th.