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Welcome back to campus for the spring semester! Whether you're on campus virtually or in-person, we are so glad you're here and we cannot wait to see you! Here are some great opportunities to connect with our office and our various faith communities:

Catholic Campus Ministry Lectio Divina - January 25

Mon., Jan. 25
5-6 p.m.
via Zoom, contact Deacon Tom Mullen, Catholic Chaplain, for the link and additional information. 

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 19

Tues., Jan. 19
6-7 p.m.
Via Zoom, contact Josh Jeffreys, Jewish Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, for the link and additional information. 

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 religious traditions inform our understanding of the world around us.

Kairos Contemplative Christian Service - January 19

Tues., Jan. 19
8 - 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom, contact Bryn Bagby Taylor, Associate University Chaplain, for the link and additional information. 

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.

Midday Prayer - January 20
Wed., Jan. 20.
12:30-1 p.m.
Via Zoom, contact Bryn Bagby Taylor, Associate University Chaplain, for the link and additional information.

Mid-day prayer is held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chapel. This 15-minute service includes scripture readings for meditation, opportunities to share a concern on your heart, and a brief time of silence. It is a quiet, peaceful, and reflective way to pause midday and center oneself.
Friday Prayer - January 22

Fri., Jan. 22
1-1:45 p.m.
Contact Waleed Ilyas, Muslim Chaplain, for additional information. 

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

Sacred Pause - January 22

Fri., Jan. 22
4-4:30 p.m.
Contact Jamie Lynn Haskins, Chaplain for Spiritual Life, for the Zoom link and additional information. 

Every Friday from 4:00 to approximately 4:230 p.m. we gather for this spiritual, nonreligious service that invites us to share our lives with one another. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the news unfolding in our larger world. The service includes opportunities for meditative breathing, reflection, and optional sharing with the gathered community. 

Welcoming Shabbat - January 22

Fri., Jan. 22
5:30-6 p.m.
Contact Josh Jeffreys, Jewish Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, for additional information. 

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 Campus Ministry Sunday Liturgy - January 24

Sun., Jan. 19
5-6 p.m.
via Zoom, contact Deacon Tom Mullen, Catholic Chaplain, for the link and additional information. 

Our Sunday Liturgy offers an opportunity for Catholic students, faculty, staff, and friends to gather for a time of worship and fellowship.