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    The Daniel J. Mulhauser, S.J. Campus Ministry Center



    Rooted in the Catholic tradition and guided by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Office of Campus Ministry serves the religious and spiritual needs of the Le Moyne College community. Campus Ministry dedicates itself to the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis (care for the whole person) and cultivates the formation of women and men for and with others.

    The Office of Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to grow spiritually, to engage in local, domestic, and international service and social justice opportunities, to make spiritual retreats, reflect on contemporary social issues and to actively practice their faith.   Campus Ministry welcomes and serves persons of all religious affiliations and faith traditions.

    Campus Ministry is located in the Panasci Family Chapel. The Panasci Family Chapel is home to the Daniel J. Mulhauser, S.J. Campus Ministry Center, the larger Madonna della Strada Chapel, the smaller Shanahan Chapel, the Muslim Student Prayer Room, and the Drescher Community Room.

    Liturgy and Worship

    Proud of our faith, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for a vibrant Catholic religious life on campus. Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated on campus on Sundays and weekdays, and there are opportunities for the celebration of all the sacraments. Students and staff are invited to serve as liturgical ministers and to sing in our Chapel Choir. In addition to Catholic Masses and services, a Christian Worship Service takes place each Sunday during the school year.

    Catholic Mass
    Sunday: 11:00 am and 7:00 pm in the Madonna della Strada Chapel
    Monday-Friday: 12:00 pm in the Shanahan Chapel
    Tuesday-Friday: 5:15 pm in the Jesuit Residence

    Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
    Monday: 4:30-5:00 pm
    Wednesday: 12:45-1:15 pm
    Or by appointment (315) 445-4110
    Heard in the Sacristy next to the Shanahan Chapel when classes are in session.

    Thursday Night Adoration
    Thursday: 9:00-10:00 pm
    Come for quiet prayer or meditation for a few minutes or the full hour. Listen to God in the silence.

    Christian Worship
    Sunday: 3:00 pm in the Madonna della Strada Chapel

    Ecumenical and Interfaith Programs
    The Prayer and Reflection Room provides a quiet prayer space for Muslim members of the Le Moyne community. The Qur’an, basins for washing, a compass, and prayer rugs are provided.

    Liturgical Ministries
    Students, faculty and staff play an active role in all liturgical celebrations held on campus. Campus Ministry encourages everyone to share their gifts with the worshiping community by serving as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, or Sacristan. Students can also assist with seasonal liturgy planning and training is available for all ministries.

    Music Ministry
    Do you sing? Do you play an instrument? Then join JOYFUL NOISE, Le Moyne College's Music Ministry Team. The group rehearses on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and helps facilitate the sung prayer of the community that gathers for the 7 p.m. Mass. JOYFUL NOISE also provides music for the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Lessons & Carols, and other special events throughout the year.

    For more information, or to get involved, contact Tom Andino andinotm@lemoyne.edu

    Retreats offer an opportunity to unplug from the rush and chaos of daily college life so that students might have the space to better understand the purpose of life. Within this space, we open ourselves to rekindle relationships with God, ourselves, and others.

    Handprints Retreat
    Handprints is a one-night retreat for first year students. It provides a safe, fun space for students to connect with their classmates and build a community that extends beyond the weekend. During the retreat, participants have the opportunity to listen and learn from insightful talks by upper-class student leaders, enjoy fun activities and free time with their classmates, explore their spirituality, and of course, eat delicious food. The four main themes of the weekend include self-identity, relationships, social pressures, faith, prayer.

    Kairos Retreat
    Kairos, a Greek word meaning “God’s Time,” is popular at many Jesuit high schools, colleges, and universities. Kairos is a weekend retreat experience that offers students the opportunity to detach themselves from the various challenges and demands of college life and to intentionally and meaningfully spend time reflecting on their relationships with God, themselves, and others. Kairos is led by a team of upper-class students, all of whom attended a prior Kairos Retreat. While Kairos is grounded in the Catholic tradition and rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, it is open to students of all faith and religious traditions.  Large group activities, small group and individual reflection, the celebration of Mass, prayer, and student leader talks are major components of Kairos.

    4th Day Retreat
    Current students and alumni who have participated in a Kairos Retreat are invited to deepen and renew their relationship with God, others and self during this overnight retreat.

    Ignatian Contemplative Retreat
    Based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, students are guided by spiritual directors during this three-day, semi-silent retreat.

    Joyful Noise Retreat
    This retreat serves as an opportunity for student musicians and all who appreciate music to share their love for music and their faith in God. They gather for a weekend at the Jesuit Villa to pray, sing/play a few tunes and enjoy each other’s company.

    Senior Retreat
    During “Senior Week” in May, senior students have the opportunity to spend a day at the Jesuit Villa. They enjoy the space and time to process their time at Le Moyne College as well as their hopes and fears for the future -- all within the context of a supportive community.

    Reflections Retreat
    This retreat is focused on uniting the LGBTQ communities and allies through reflection, prayer and building relationships. Students and guest speakers share real life experiences to help them reflect on their lives and relationships. Participants are also invited to share their thoughts in small group settings as well as participate in fun, community building activities.

    Athlete's Retreat
    Join other athletes to relax and take time to think about what it means to embody the core values "Inside the L": Magis, Cura Personalis, Men and Women for Others, Finding God in All Things, and Social Justice.

    Christian Life Communities, known as CLC’s, are small groups of fellow Dolphins who gather regularly in order to foster trusting relationships, seek and find God in all things, and discern their calling in life. Each CLC is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and the members seek to build community with each other through prayer, reflection, service and recreational activities.

    If you are interested in…
    Meeting new people
    Sharing your faith with others
    Forming lasting friendships
    Putting your faith into action
    Having fun!
    Asking the BIG Spiritual questions
    Then join a CLC!
    To join a CLC or for more information, contact Katie-Sue Scullin sculliks@lemoyne.edu

    In the tradition of Jesuit education’s goal of enabling students to learn and grow into becoming more deeply men and women for and with others, Campus Ministry offers a variety of local service opportunities where students can use their time, talents and personal gifts in service to people in need, including children, families, and homeless men and women. These opportunities include bi-annual campus wide service days, as well as opportunities to participate individually in service or join student clubs and organizations in outreach on a weekly and/or monthly basis.

    Dolphins Dive in to Service
    Theme:  Warm Hearts and Helping Hands for a World in Need
    Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
    Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to noon

    Following an 8:30 a.m. commissioning at Panasci Family Chapel, Le Moyne students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, family, and friends will spend the morning serving as men and women for and with others, doing tasks of greatest need at off campus and at on campus sites. Sites offered include local parks, community centers, and organizations which serve men, women, children, families, homeless people, hungry people, and people with disabilities.

    Sign up through Dive Coordinator Moira McCarty, ‘18 mccartmg@lemoyne.edu or Fr. Dolan dolanws@lemoyne.edu

    Rescue Mission/Syracuse:  Feeding the Hungry or Homeless
    Volunteer to serve dinner at the Rescue Mission on one of the Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters. Our van leaves campus at 3 p.m., and returns to campus by 5:45 p.m. We are at the Rescue Mission Dining Facility on Gifford Street in Syracuse working in kitchen and serving the cafeteria style meal to people in need.

    To help out either one day or many, as an individual or group, contact Fr. Dolan dolanws@lemoyne.edu

    Helping the Homeless with To the Streets with Emmaus Ministry
    Teams of Le Moyne students collaborate with Emmaus Ministry, a community-based group who does hands-on outreach to homeless people, helping to meet their basic needs. Each month a team from Le Moyne participates in To the Streets ventures which include preparing and serving hot meals to men at Catholic Charities Emergency Men's Shelter in Syracuse. With To the Streets. We also accompany the Ministry’s Hope Mobile Van in reaching out to homeless people in places where they congregate, whether on street corners or under bridges, offering food, warm clothing personal care items, a kind word, smile and recognition of their own human dignity as a child of God and brother or sister human being. We have plenty of opportunities for all to join!

    To join this group, contact Eric Burdge ’18 burdgeej@lemoyne.edu or Fr. Dolan dolanws@lemoyne.edu

    The Alternative Break program provides domestic and international service and learning opportunities for the students, faculty and staff of Le Moyne College. The goal of the program is for participants to deepen their relationship with God through:
    Sharing in the lives of those living in poverty through
    short-term service projects and living experiences;
    Reflecting critically on issues of faith and justice;
    Being exposed to the wonderful diversity of God's
    creations through an encounter with those living
    in a culture different from their own;
    Offering their skills, resources, and gifts for the purpose
    of creating a more just world;
    Campus Ministry's mission to integrate faith and
    justice, a vision of spiritual life articulated in the
    gospel message and the church's call for a
    “preferential option for the poor";
    Opportunities to implement lived experiences into
    social justice endeavors back home.

    Campus Ministry organizes both domestic and international service immersion trips. Below are some examples of recent trips.

    Domestic
    St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA: St. Francis Inn is a soup kitchen which serves a daily meal to 250-300 people. Participants will assist with picking up the daily donations; preparing and serving the meal; sorting and distributing donations; and visiting with the guests.

    SNOW - Syracuse Needs One Week: Spend a week right here in Syracuse living on campus and working at the Rescue Mission. You will assist with meal preparation as well as serving, work in the warehouse or Thrifty Shopper store. You will also gain an inside look at what makes the Rescue Mission the agency that it is.

    Nazareth Farm in Salem, WV: At Nazareth Farm, participants will work on housing rehab projects. During the week there is the opportunity to meet and work with the homeowners as well as meet folk from the community.

    International
    Kingston, Jamaica: This trip to the St. Anne's School in Kingston, Jamaica is held in June. Participants have the opportunity to learn from the lives and stories of the people of Jamaica.

    Quito, Ecuador: The group travels to the Working Family’s Center in Quito during the first two weeks of January.

    El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico: This border immersion trip focuses on the issues of immigration and refugees as well as an inside look at the life on the border.

    Encountering God... Encountering You!

    The 19th Annotation Spiritual Exercises are offered each academic year at Le Moyne under the guidance of a team which includes both Jesuit and lay spiritual directors on campus. Participant retreatants have included college faculty, administrators, staff, graduate and professional students and alumni.

    Who will benefit from the Spiritual Exercises?
    •Those who desire to grow in their relationship with God
    •Those who have the desire to live life at a deeper level
    •Those who seek to understand more clearly God's movement in their lives
    •Those who want to discern the next step in their lives

    During the coming Fall 2017 semester, the 19th Annotation Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, A Retreat Made in Daily Life, will once again be available on campus.

    Three models for making the retreat are anticipated.
    •The classic one-on-one experience of a retreatant working with an individual director over the period of the two semesters will be available.
    •A group model in which several people will make the retreat and come together as a small group on a weekly basis during the two semesters (with exception of holiday breaks) under the guidance of a team of two directors.
    •An eight-week abbreviated Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life retreat in which participants will gather for a weekly conference and have the option of meeting with a director on a biweekly from October to December. The pool of Ignatian directors available include Jesuits, as well as faculty/staff lay women and men.

    Faith is more than just going to church. Le Moyne challenges students and alumni to put their faith into practice as they discern their future and as they seek to be men and women for and with others.

    Post-Graduation Year of Service
    The Jesuit ideal is to form men and women for and with others. One way to live this ideal is the volunteer service year. Graduates spend a year doing service for and with those in need, especially with people who are economically poor or marginalized. Volunteers commit to compassionate service, a simple lifestyle in community, spiritual growth and commitment to social justice. Volunteers are provided room and board, health insurance, a small stipend, and usually student loan deferrals.

    What kinds of areas do volunteers work in?
    Volunteers are involved in a wide-range of activities, including addiction recovery, elder care, legal services, adolescent services, emergency shelters, men's programs, AIDS ministry, employment services, mental health, community organizing, food and hunger education, children's programs, prison ministry, domestic abuse, health care, refugee/immigrant aid education, housing advocacy and women's programs.

    To get more info or to apply, go to one or more of the following web sites: 

    Alliance for Catholic Education
    Ameri Corps
    Cap Corps Lay Volunteer 
    Catholic Volunteer Network 
     
    Christian Appalachian Project 
    Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
    Cristo Rey Jesuit Volunteer Program
    Francis Corps
    Franciscan Volunteer Ministry
    Good Shepherd Volunteers  
    Jesuit Volunteer Corps 
    Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest 
    Mercy Volunteer Corps 
    Peace Corps
    Teach for America

    Stop into Campus Ministry to talk about the possibilities or email Katie-Sue for more information sculliks@lemoyne.edu

     

    R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) offers spiritual enrichment for those who wish to share more deeply in the Catholic faith community through the sacraments of initiation which include Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

    Those who participate in R.C.I.A. meet throughout the school year for faith-sharing conversations, religious instruction, and prayer. The celebration of the sacraments of initiation takes place during the Easter season.

    If you are interested in learning more about R.C.I.A. at Le Moyne, please contact Sister Ann Kenyon, OSF kenyoan@lemoyne.edu

    For Information about Jesuit Vocations, click here and stop into the Campus Ministry Center and visit with Fr. Bill Dolan, S.J., Central New York Area Vocation Coordinator for the Society of Jesus.

    For information about vocations within the Diocese of Syracuse, click here. Fr. Jason Hage hosts a program at Le Moyne College various Monday nights throughout the year called Fishermans Club in which young men gather to pray together and discuss God’s will for their lives.

    Campus Ministry Explore (CME) is a special five-day introduction to Le Moyne College, Campus Ministry, and the spirit of our Jesuit, Catholic College. CME is an immersion experience to help new students get connected to the spirit of Le Moyne through Campus Ministry related activities which include local service, community building, reflection, prayer and a retreat.

    Explore offers a chance for up to 30 incoming first-year students to start college five days early and receive a special orientation to the life and spirit of Le Moyne. This is a great opportunity for the incoming class of 2021 to meet classmates and experience our campus community.

    Residential students will move in five days prior to fall arrival. Commuter students will commute each day and will be included in all activities. All meals and program transportation are provided. A small fee is required of participants to cover the cost of food, transportation, and programming. The regular Le Moyne orientation will immediately follow Campus Ministry Explore.

    Applications will be available beginning May 2018.
    For more information, email Tom Andino andinotm@lemoyne.edu

     
    Meet the Campus Ministry Team

    Tom Andino, Director of Campus Ministry, Liturgy, and Music
    (315) 445-4547
    andinotm@lemoyne.edu

    Melvin Baker, Christian Worship Minister
    (315) 395-0466
    bakerms@lemoyne.edu

    Father Bill Dolan, S.J., Sacramental Ministry and Local Service Outreach
    (315) 445-4112
    dolanws@lemoyne.edu

    Sister Ann Kenyon, OSF
    , Faith Formation, Retreats, and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
    (315) 445-4113
    kenyoan@lemoyne.edu

    Becky Zellar, Staff Assistant and Community Based Work Study Coordinator
    (315) 445-4110
    zellarej@lemoyne.edu

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