During the month of November, the Catholic Church traditionally remembers our beloved departed. We pray for the souls of our family and friends and give thanks for how we were blessed by their lives. Here at UP, we celebrate a Mass of Remembrance for all deceased members of the University community, particularly those who passed away in the last year. This year’s Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Thursday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints Day, meant to honor all the saints, known and unknown, who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 12:05 p.m. and at 5 p.m. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at x7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 2 is All Souls Day, which commemorates the faithful departed. Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 12:05 p.m., remembering, through our intercessions, all faculty and staff who have died in the current and past years. A wreath will be blessed during Mass to be placed oat the Faculty and Staff Memorial near Buckley Center.
Over the weekend of October 26-28, a group of 35 students and 23 student leaders will be on the Encounter with Christ (EWC) Retreat. Would you consider writing a note (palanca) to the students you know on the list? This is an opportunity to encourage students and express appreciation for them outside the classroom. Each retreatant will receive an envelope of surprise palanca. Please do not discuss this concept with students, to keep it a surprise.
A list of those going on the retreat, along with their majors, can be found at this link. Please submit your palanca to the Campus Ministry office in St. Mary’s. Mark your envelope with “EWC Retreat—(student’s name)” and bring it by Wednesday, October 24.
Please send any questions to Annie Boyle (email@example.com, x7889). Thank you for your assistance.
A Vigil Mass will be celebrated for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross, on Thursday, September 14, at 5 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. All are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at x7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation for Catholics, will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Wednesday, August 15, at 12:05 p.m. All are invited. For more information contact Campus Ministry at x7131 or email@example.com.
Anthony Paz and Beth Barsotti both joined Campus Ministry during the summer of 2012, and they are both leaving UP this summer for new adventures in other states. Please join their colleagues to wish them well on Wednesday, June 27, from 4-6 p.m., in the Pilot House. Snacks will be provided and a no-host bar.
For more information, please contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at x7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Ministry is excited to announce that Veronicca Bathon will be joining our team on July 9 as the Campus Minister for Faith Formation. Veronicca will be responsible for the University’s signature Encounter With Christ retreat program, as well as developing and promoting resources to encourage and mentor students in the growth of their spiritual lives. She will also support the campus community’s interfaith efforts and engage in pastoral care of the campus community.
Veronicca (Solis), a 2013 University of Portland alumna, participated in the Holy Cross Overseas Lay Missionary post-grad service program, and is a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame Master of Divinity Program. Veronicca and her husband Josh celebrated their marriage on June 2. On a fun side note, Veronicca is a licensed sawyer with an S212 certification.
Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. during the summer months. Reconciliation will be available on Fridays from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Please call campus ministry at x7131 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 5, at 5 p.m., in the Chiles Center. Graduates and faculty will assemble at 4 p.m. in the north corridors of the Chiles Center. The academic procession will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. Academic regalia will be worn. According to campus ministry, this will be the only Mass celebrated on campus during commencement weekend; there are no Masses in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Sunday, May 6. For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.