Friday, February 9, 2018

Lenten activities on campus – all welcome

What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day period of preparation for Jesus Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is also one of the major liturgical seasons of the Catholic Church. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (This year it falls on February 14th).

An Invitation
The STU-Campus Ministry team invites you to journey through the Lenten Season, by opening our hearts and minds to the possibility of being transformed by God, transforming others, and the world. We invite you to participate in our daily and Sunday celebration of the Eucharist (Mass), to take advantage of the times offered for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Wednesday Nights of Soup, Bread and Lenten Series, and other opportunities that our school offers to enrich our faith and spiritual beings as part of the educational journey in Catholic Higher Education. We also encourage each other to serve in our local communities, particularly through the acts of mercy with the poor and most vulnerable. Pope Francis reminded us this year: “Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life (Francis, Lenten Message 2018).” Through this season, we may be seeking, questing, discerning and pondering. We invite you to take the first step and become Lenten people by extending acts of mercy, love, kindness, compassion, charity and service with one another. Then, we will be able to embody the living gospel and to seek, quest, discern and ponder these things with anew heart! Let’s transform and let God transform us!

May you have a blessed journey of renewal!

Dr. Claudia H. Herrera, Director of Campus Ministry

Weekly Schedule
Lenten Morning Prayer & Coffee
Monday - Friday | 9:15am| Dooner Hall 111

Building Your Foundation (Bible Study)
Mondays | 12:15pm – 1:15pm | Dooner Hall 111

Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass)
Daily Mass | Monday - Friday | 12:15pm
Sunday Mass | 7:00pm

Upper Room MIDDAY Mass (NEW)
Wednesdays | 12:15pm | Followed by Soup & Bread TO GO!

IGNITE Soup & Bread Lenten Series (NEW)
Young Adult Group | Wednesdays | 7:00pm | Dooner 111.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday 12:45pm | Wednesday | 4:30pm | The Chapel of Saint Anthony

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Monday 12:00pm | Sunday 6:45pm | (15 minutes before Mass) | OR email for an appointment

St. Thomas More Catholic Law Society Midday Prayer
Tuesdays | 12:05pm (10min) | Room 109A (Back of Law Library)

Almsgiving, Service and Charity
Fair trade Haitian coffee | Dooner 111 | Wednesdays | All donations go to CCE
See Lenten Events for service-learning opportunities

Lenten Special Events
Ash Wednesday Mass
February 14 | 12:15pm |The Chapel of Saint Anthony| Followed by: Soup & Bread (Chapel Porch)

A Day of Service-Learning
STU-Carol City Middle School| Report Card Review Day | Friday | February 23 | 8:00am-12noon| Email Center for Community Engagement at CCE@STU.EDU to RSVP

A Night of Hope and Healing
Ecumenical Prayer Service and Fellowship | Tuesday | March 13 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm |The Chapel of Saint Anthony

Lent Retreat at the Home of The Franciscan Sisters (IGNITE)
Soup & Bread with reflection | Date TBA | Email to register

Night of Reconciliation at The Chapel
Wednesday, March 28th | 7pm|
Live Passion Pantomime (IGNITE)| Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered | Soup & Bread will be served in the Campus Ministry lounge (Dooner 111)

Good Friday Way of the Cross through the Streets of Miami (Service with the Missionaries of Charity Homeless Shelter)| March 30th | 8:30am | 724 N.W. 17 St. Miami, FL, 33136

*For more information or to sign up for Lenten events visit: Campus Ministry Office - Dooner Hall 111, or e-mail

Lenten brochure can be found in the back of the Chapel or in the Campus Ministry Office.

ALL are welcome to participate!

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