September 9, 2012 - Vol 6, Issue 3

Campus Ministry @ John Carroll University
Celebrate the Spirit, Thurs - 9/13

Plan on attending the "Celebrate the Spirit" Mass on Thursday, 
September 13th at 12:05pm at Gesu Church (across from Rodman Hall on Miramar).  Classes will be shortened so that you can attend Mass and join the entire JCU community for lunch.  No classes are cancelled and no classes are held between noon and 2:30 pm.  See the link for all class schedule changes.
Due tomorrow! - Student Coordinator Apps

Student Coordinator Applications NOW available for SB & May 2013. Remember, applicants must have participated in a JCU Immersion Experience.  Applications due September 10th.


Click HERE to Learn More!

CLC Groups start soon - Register TODAY
JCU CLC Sign Ups 2012-13 - OPEN Enrollment

Join the 250+ students who meet one hour weekly for reflection, prayer and CLC Get Involved conversation in a CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNITY

  • Groups consist of 8-10 students and are facilitated by trained student leaders.
  • CLC gives a feeling of "belonging" to a group as you wrestle with finding God amidst your busy lives! 
  • Make new friends! Find a home away from home! Learn how others experience God!
  • You can sign up ANYTIME and you will be placed in a group that fits your schedule and interests.      
Click HERE to Register
Questions - Contact Fr. Jim Collins, S.J.
Get Involved in Liturgy 

10 pm Mass 2011


Sign up to be a lector or eucharistic minister. Click for the On-line sign-up.


You will be contacted about diocesan training to become a eucharistic minisiter.  General training for everyone else will be either tonight or Sunday night September 16th between 

7pm and 9pm.  

Sunday Dinner before 6pm Mass

Join Resident Minister Craig Sidol for dinner and discussion before the 6pm Mass on Sundays.  Craig will meet you in the atrium.  If you miss him there look for him in the Dining Hall.  Quesions - e-mail Craig.

Wednesdays from 2 - 3pm with John Scarano, Director of Campus Ministry, in the Campus Ministry Conference Room. BRING A FRIEND!
Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life

Experience the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius at no charge St. Ignatius of Loyola in an easy format here at JCU.  Two formats are offered: An eight-week commitment or a thirty-week commitment.  Your participation involves a commitment to daily prayer and a weekly meeting with a spiritual director.

For more information or an application form. Please contact Carol Polish at or 216-397-1599.
Save the Date
Monday, Oct 8th - 5:30 to 8pm
Post Grad Volunteer Fair 
John Carroll will welcome 40+ organizations  looking for students interested in a summer or year of service.  You could be "Ruined For Life" as "Men and Women For and With Others" while gaining real work experience.  
RCIA and Confirmation  

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and/or joining the Roman Catholic faith community, please consider RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  Also, if you are a batpized Catholic, but have not been confirmed and are interested in preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation, please e-mail Gail.
We're going Underground - Open-Mic Night
Thurs. Sept 27th from 9 to 11pm

We know we have hidden musical talent at JCU so now is the time to show us what you've got! 
All performers will get a ticket to be entered into a raffle at the end of the night to win an ipod touch.

Pre-register to reserve your spot and get TWO tickets for the raffle. 
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Join the JCU group going to Washington D.C., November 16th-18th to hear inspiring speakers, attend breakout sessions to learn about a variety of social justice issues, and strengthen our advocacy skills. The 2012 theme, "Imagination Reform: Moving Beyond the Margins" offers global and local perspectives to faith and justice issues.  For more info and to register, click HERE


Questions - Contact Carrie Pollick

Living the Mission Community Day
Work, Play & Pray

Thank you to the 110 first year students that attended AND our terrific student leaders who made 
Work, Play & Pray a great event.  

Connect with JCU Campus Ministry


12-13 PHOTOS: *NEW*

Campus Ministry Community Day (Work, Play and Pray)


11-12 VIDEOS:

Campus Ministry Video Highlights


11-12 PHOTOS


Make a prayer request or mass intention!
CLC Groups start soon
Get Involved in Liturgy
Sunday Dinner before 6pm Mass
Weekly Bible Study
Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life
10/8 - Save the Date
Interested in RCIA or Confirmation
9/27 - Open-Mic Night
Ignatian Teach-In
Work, Play & Pray pictures
Other Faith Ministries
Weekly Rosary in Rodman Chapel
Prayer Angels
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Sunday, September 9, 2012 

6:00 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider:  Fr. Harry Gensler, SJ 

10:00 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider:  Fr. Jim Collins, SJ 


Monday, September 10, 2012

12:05 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Intention:  Joseph Buettner 

Presider:  Fr. Jack Dister, SJ 


Tuesday, September 11, 2012  

5:05 pm - Rodman Chapel   

Intention: Giovanni Cesareo 

Presider:  Fr. Schubeck, S.J. 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 

12:05 pm - Rodman Chapel 

Intention: Lincoln Lawrence  

Presider: Fr. Jim Collins, S.J. 


Murphy Mass  

9:30 pm - Fr. Jim Collins, S.J. 


Thursday, September 13 2012  

Celebrate the Spirit

Presider:  Fr. Robert L. Niehoff. SJ 

Noon - Gesu Church 

No 5:05 pm Mass


Friday, September 14, 2012 

12:05 pm - St. Francis Chapel  

John A. Kolasinski  

Presider:  Fr. Collins, S.J. 



Monday 2 - 3 PM

Fr. Cozzens - Office AD Bldg

Thursday 4 - 5 PM
Fr. Collins or Fr. McAniff in Rodman Hall Chapel

By appointment:
Fr. Bichl: 397-3075


(across the street from Rodman Hall) welcomes JCU members for Mass and confession.   



Collections for August and September will be for Jesuit Refugee Services.

Our collection for Sunday, September 2nd was $122.17.

Campus Ministry Staff


John Scarano 


Phone: 216-397-4701

CLC (Small Faith Communities)

Phone: 216-397-1995


Paula Fitzgerald 


Phone: 216-397-4709


Carrie Pollick

Immersion Exp. & Social Justice

Phone: 216-397-1506


Gail Roussey 

Liturgy & R.C.I.A.

Phone: 216-397-4766


Part-time  Minister 

Phone: 216-397-3075

Phone: 216-397-4717  

Resident Ministry Staff


MURPHY HALL - Room 218

Jurell Sison  

HAMLIN HALL - Room 250

Craig Sidol 

DOLAN HALL - Room 201

Gillian Halusker


Shannon Edwards

Important Links


Cleveland Catholic Diocese

Gesu Parish 

Daily Mass Readings & Podcasts

JCU's Jesuit Community

Society of Jesus


Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)

Contact: Mira
Phone: 440-888-6213 


Contact: Dave Markovich

Visit Hillel's website at:


Muslim Student Society

Contact Muslim Student Society


Still not finding a faith community?

If you are from a faith background for which there is currently no active group on campus, please contact Fr. Jim Collins, SJ, Coordinator of Small Faith Communities in Campus Ministry at JCU and he will work to help you form a group!

Weekly Rosary in Rodman Chapel
Rosary Beads

 Join a group of staff, faculty and students that meet each Tuesday at noon in Rodman Chapel to pray the rosary.  All are welcome.  Questions - contact Ann Buda

"Prayer Angels"

Prayer Angels is a new student-initiated prayer group on campus that has two goals: 1) to spread the awareness and power of prayer, 2) to break down religious divides. Anonymous prayer requests can be submitted, using this Wufoo form,  and each request will be distributed to the "prayer angels," who will personally pray for each intention. Anyone can submit a prayer request. Contact Ashley for more information.
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