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Welcome back to campus for the spring semester!  Here are some great opportunities to connect with our office and our various faith communities:

Catholic Campus Ministry Lectio Divina - January 14

Mon., Jan 14
5-6 p.m.
Wilton Center Interfaith Prayer Room

Lectio Divina is Latin for "Divine Reading" and is a Benedictine practice of scriptural reading that involves lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer), and contemplatio (contemplation). This practice does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word.  It is intended to promote communion with God and to enhance knowledge of the Word of God. 

Leaders of the Catholic Campus Ministry will facilitate Lectio Divina every Monday at 5 p.m. in the Wilton Center Interfaith Prayer Room. 

Multifaith Dinner and Discussion - January 15

Tues., Jan. 15
6-7 p.m.
Wilton Center Pathways Lounge

The Chaplaincy invites students of all faiths, and those of no faith tradition, to come together for dinner and discussion about current events to discuss how religions traditions inform our understanding of the world around us.

Kairos Contemplative Christian Service - January 15

Tues., Jan. 15
8 - 8:30 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Kairos is a weekly service that offers students sacred time to reflect on life's deepest questions. Each service focuses on a theme and question that help students to consider their lives and their relationship to the world around them in light of the Christian faith.

Weekly Wednesdays - January 16

Wed., Jan 16
7-8 p.m.
Wilton Center Conference Room

Every week Hillel comes together to discuss different topics, engage in a social action project, or just hang out.  Each topic, generated by our Hillel leadership team, is framed through Jewish values.  Then, as a group we discuss how this topic is immediately relevant to our lives at UR in the 21st century.  We have four distinct formats for our Wednesday night conversations: Interactive Judaism (social programs often involving games and food), Social Action programming, Coffee & Conversation (exploring tough topics through a Jewish lens), and Special Events.

Friday Prayer - January 18

Fri., Jan. 18
1-1:45 p.m.
Wilton Center Interfaith Prayer Room

Join us for the first weekly Muslim Friday congregational prayers of the semester.

Welcoming Shabbat - January 18

Fri., Jan. 18
5:30-6 p.m.
Wilton Center Pathways Lounge

Welcoming Shabbat

As a ritual and communal practice, we welcome Shabbat every Friday.  Most Fridays at 5:30pm there is Welcoming Shabbat where we join together to light the candles, drink the wine, eat challah, and say blessings over it all.  In addition, we sing, share stories, laugh, and celebrate. Some weeks there will be a special dinner, program, or theme for our celebrations.

"More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews."  - Ahad Ha'am

Catholic Mass - January 20

Sun., Jan. 20
5-6 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Catholic Mass

Our celebration of the Eucharist at Sunday Mass is "the source and summit of the Christian life" according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Mass is celebrated in Cannon Memorial Chapel at 5 p.m. on Sundays during the academic year. Students direct the music and serve as lectors, ushers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Reconcilation is generally available before and after Mass.