Thursday, August 13, 2020

July Newsletter - 7/17/2020

 

July Newsletter - July 17th, 2020

We miss you, Bees!

On Sunday, August 9th, we will be having Masses at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm for anyone who has moved onto campus. Until then, follow us on social media for updates (@saucampusmin).

We can't wait to see you back on campus, mask and all!

After a short hiatus, Fr. Thom and Megan Grady are back!

 
Episode #18 covers topics from vacations to blisters to "Anne with an E."

Check it out!
You can now listen on Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Playlists, or iTunes!

On Sunday, July 12th, we celebrated both our first Sunday Mass back in the chapel as well as the Sacraments of Initiation!
 

Nick Foster was baptized, confirmed & received his first Communion. 

Savannah Wilson was confirmed and received her first Communion. 

Michael Campbell received the sacrament of confirmation. 
 

Congratulations to Nick, Savannah, and Michael!

This online retreat is for men and women ages 18-40 seeking to hear God's call in their life. On July 20-24,  hear content from speakers on your schedule as well as join Zoom meetings to pray and reflect together. 
Click here to register!
Join us for another fun night of virtual trivia! Topics will range from history to pop culture to faith. Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Sign up here!
Tune in to KALA on 88.5FM or click here
at 12:00 noon on Sundays
through the end of July
to hear Fr. Thom celebrate Mass!
This Sunday, July 19th, Bishop Zinkula will be
celebrating Mass over the radio!
Click here to listen to Fr. Thom's homily from last Sunday!
Campus Ministry is always here to pray for you. Send us prayer requests here!
Have a question about a program or event going on in Campus Ministry?
Got an idea for something you'd like to see happen?
EMAIL US at ministry@sau.edu.

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June Newsletter - 6/10/2020

 

June Newsletter - June 10th, 2020
Fr. Thom and Megan Grady host a podcast where they discuss pop culture and faith.

In episode #14 episode #15, Meg and Fr. Thom discuss the history of racism and it's prevalence today
with special guests,
Fritz Dieudonne &
Leonard Jones.
You can now listen on Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Playlists, or iTunes!
Join us for a fun night of virtual trivia! Topics will range from history to pop culture to faith. Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Sign up here!
Tune in to KALA on 88.5FM or click here
at 12:00 noon on Sundays
to hear Fr. Thom celebrate Mass!
Click here to listen to Fr. Thom's homily from last Sunday!
Campus Ministry is always here to pray for you. Send us prayer requests here!
Have a question about a program or event going on in Campus Ministry?
Got an idea for something you'd like to see happen?
EMAIL US at ministry@sau.edu.

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May Newsletter - 5/8/2020

 

May Newsletter - May 8th, 2020
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Although this year did not end in the way we would have hoped, the Campus Ministry staff wishes a well earned congratulations to the class of 2020!  May God continue to grant blessings on all your endeavors and in the best of our SAU tradition, may you be a blessing for the world!
In case you missed it, here is a special blessing for the 2020 graduates.
2019-2020 Year in Review
Even though this year ended in an unexpected way, we still had a great year of memories to look back on, thanks to our amazing students. Have a great summer, Bees!
Wednesday Mass & WebEx
We will continue to stream Mass on Wednesdays through the month of May. You can join us virtually via Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube!
Fr. Thom and Megan Grady host a podcast where they discuss pop culture as well as topics regarding faith.

Check out  
episode #10 of "The Faith Awakens!"

You still haven't listened
to 
episode #1?
You can now listen on Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Playlists, or iTunes!
Tune in to KALA on 88.5FM or click here
at 12:00 noon on Sundays
to hear Fr. Thom celebrate Mass!
Click here to listen to Fr. Thom's homily from last Sunday
Campus Ministry is always here to pray for you. Send us prayer requests here!
Have a question about a program or event going on in Campus Ministry?
Got an idea for something you'd like to see happen?
EMAIL US at ministry@sau.edu.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

5.3.2020


What Remains
None of us has been a stranger to change in these past two months. Professors have had to change the way they teach.  Students have had to change the way they learn. Certainly, we in Campus Ministry have had to change the way we do ministry. Families have had to change how they connect with each other. Even our eating, shopping, cleaning, grooming, exercise and entertainment habits have dramatically changed. It’s enough for us all to scream, “Stop the ride already! I want off!” But, of course, there’s no “stopping the ride” - it’s life. And we know by now that we will never completely “go back to the way things used to be.” This pandemic will have effects that reach far beyond the immediate crisis in the areas of health care, personal and communal hygiene practices, economic policy, travel, globalization, education, evangelization, you name it!  And so, given all this change, what - if anything - remains the same?  Two verses from the New Testament spring to mind for me. The first is Hebrews 13:8 - “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Amen! What a reassurance to know that in these tumultuous times Christ remains our constant. The second verse that comes to mind is 1 Corinthians 13:13 - “So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” This present crisis has already proved this true time and again, as we see many heroic examples of love and people reaching out in whatever way they can to family, church, community and those in need on a scale that we would have cynically thought fantastical at the outset of this year. And this isn’t all that remains. Human beings remain the same, in their divine bearing and fundamental goodness. The needs of our world, too, remain largely the same, even if in scale they seem amplified. The mission of the university, therefore, also remains the same: to enable its students “to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.” As I revisit these words, I think especially of our soon-to-be graduates. While, unfortunately, they will have to forego (or at least postpone) the traditions and celebrations we associate with commencement, and while they enter a very different world than the one they knew at the beginning of their time here, their mission remains and the world needs them now more than ever. As we continue to adapt to the changes happening all around us and look to the future, my hope is that we can cling to Christ and to faith, hope, love all the more! Blessings and best wishes to the Class of 2020!  The world needs you and I know that you will make us proud.  --Fr. Thom      
Fr. Thom and Megan Grady host a podcast where they discuss pop culture as well as topics regarding faith.

Check out  
episode #9 of "The Faith Awakens!"

You still haven't listened
to 
episode #1?
Special guest this week - Director of Music & Liturgy,
Lauren Bollweg!
Register today!
Tune in to KALA on 88.5FM or click here
at 12:00 noon on Sundays
to hear Fr. Thom celebrate Mass!
Click here to listen to Fr. Thom's homily from last Sunday
Campus Ministry is always here to pray for you. Send us prayer requests here!
Have a question about a program or event going on in Campus Ministry?
Got an idea for something you'd like to see happen?
EMAIL US at ministry@sau.edu.

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