November 18, 2012 - Vol 6, Issue 13

John Carroll University - Campus Ministry
The Campus Ministry staff wishes you a blessed and grace filled Thanksgiving.

There will be no mass on campus beginning Tuesday, November 20th.  There will be no 6 pm Mass on Sunday, November 25th.  

There will be a 10 pm Mass on 
Sunday, November 25th.
This Week - Golden Rule
Free Golden Rule t-shirts to first 50 who attend.
Golden Rule
Choose one of two sessions to learn about the ethical and interfaith aspects of the Golden Rule: Monday, November 19th (7:00 - 8:30 pm) or Tuesday, November 20th (noon).  Register for Nov. 20th (for the lunch) HERE.

Program will include Fr. Harry Gensler, S.J. and Paul McKenna from Scarboro Missions in Toronto (a leader in interfatih dialogue).
Fr. Jim Collins, SJ to leave JCU

   Fr. Jim 

Fr. Jim will be leaving JCU at the end of the semester and beginning a new assignment in January.  He is exploring pastoral ministry assignments with Jesuits in either Peru, or in a Latino parish in the Southwest USA.  He has worked hard to discern this calling and it is not a hasty reaction to anything or anyone.


Fr. Jim said, "It has been an honor to laugh, work and pray among you.  I have the highest regard for the entire JCU community of Jesuits, students, colleagues, and my Campus Ministry teammates.  I will miss you all dearly."


Please keep Fr. Jim in prayer as he begins this new journey.

Giving Tree

  Take advantage of this opportunity to help make the holiday season brighter for the children at the Fatima Family Center. The Giving Trees are located in the LSC Atrium, outside of Einstein's, and after Thanksgiving break in the Atrium of the Dolan Science Center.  Gifts fall into three categories: 1) under $15,  2) under $30, or 3) over $30. 


Your department, friends, or hall could also sponsor a larger gift.  Purchase the gift and drop it off, unwrapped, before Monday, December 10th.  Drop off boxes are located at: Saint Francis Chapel, Campus Ministry, the Center for Service and Social Action, or to Resident Minister apartments. Monetary donations will also be gladly accepted in the Campus Ministry office.  


Contact Rev. Jim Collins, S.J., x1995 or if you have any questions.

 Wed, 11/28: Pray for friends and family  who are sick
Prayer Flags
On Wed., November 28th at 12:05 pm in Rodman Chapel we will remember our friends and families who are struggling with illness.  If you would like to have someone mentioned by name, please sign up 

Save the Date - Sunday, 12/2

Post - 6:00 pm Mass Discussion

"What gives you Joy"


Please join Resident Minister Craig Sidol for a conversation about "What gives you Joy".  
It's Campion Award Time


The George B. Sweeney Endowed Campion Award is a one-year $1,000 service award given to sophomore and junior student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and social justice motivated by a faith perspective.


Details and applications available HERE.  For more information contact: Dr. Margaret Finucane, Center for Service and Social Action, or 216.397.4698.


Applications due December 1, 2012

The Clothes Closet


The Center for Service and Social Action will begin collecting donations of new and gently used clothing, coats, shoes and accessories for our newest project, The Clothes Closet, opening on December 1st. Prior to the grand opening, we are seeking donations of new and gently used clothing, coats, shoes, and accessories to build our inventory. Please bring your donated items to the CSSA office in AD-32.


The Clothes Closet will be a money-free exchange available to all JCU students. In order to take from the closet, you must first donate time or items of similar value. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Hutchison at or the CSSA office at
World AIDS Awareness 
"Living Ribbon" on Dec. 5


Join in the fight to raise awareness of AIDS facing the world today at one of the many activities planned for JCU's World AIDS Awareness Week, sponsored by the Arrupe Scholars Program.


Be one of 150 JCU students to create the World AIDS Awareness "Living Ribbon" during halftime of the JCU Men's Basketball game on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00pm in the Varsity Gym. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt!  Please register by Friday, November 16 by completing our online formStay tuned for more details regarding World AIDS Awareness Week activities from Dec. 1-6!


For more information, please contact Katie Spring, x4993.

Connect with JCU Campus Ministry


12-13 PHOTOS:

Festival of Praise *NEW*

Alpha Omega Retreat *NEW*

Homecoming Mass

Post Grad Volunteer Fair

Mass of the Holy Spirit 2012

Open Mic Night 

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!
The Golden Rule
Fr. Jim to leave JCU
The Giving Tree
Pray for Friends and Family
Save the Date
Campion Award
The Clothes Closet
World AIDS Awareness
Prayer Angels
Other Faith Ministries
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Sunday, November 18, 2012 

6:00 pm Mass - St. Francis Chapel

Alpha Sigma Nu Induction Mass 

Presider:  Fr. Bichl, S.J. 

10:00 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider:  Fr.Gensler, SJ 


Monday, November 19, 2012

12:05 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Intention: Bill Blamer 

Presider:  Fr. Don Cozzens 


Tuesday, November 20, 2012  

No Mass Today


Wednesday, November 21, 2012 

No Mass Today


Thursday, November 22, 2012  

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 23, 2012  

No Mass Today


Monday 2 - 3 PM

Fr. Cozzens - Office AD Bldg

Thursday 4 - 5 PM
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.   

Mass Collection
Our collections for October and November will be for the Fatima Family Center. This Sunday at the 6 pm Mass we will be collecting for St. Peter's Preparatory from Jersey City, NJ.  They were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Our mass collection for Nov. 11th

was $204.86.

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

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.

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!

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