December 2, 2012 - Vol 6, Issue 15

John Carroll University - Campus Ministry
Tonight: 12/2 - First Sunday of Advent; Anniversary of the Four Churchwomen of El Salvador


Click HERE for some interesting resources for Advent 

On December 2, 1980 Four American women were killed by the El Salvador National Guardsmen, including Sr. Dorothy Kazel, an Ursuline Sister from Cleveland.  See more information about them HERE.


Tonight: 12/2 - What gives you Joy?

Post - 6:00 pm Mass Discussion


Not sure where you'll be in five years?  Join Resident Minister Craig Sidol after 6 pm mass as he talks about discovering Joy and your vocation.
Tonight: 12/2 - Immersion Trip Commissioning & Mass Reception

Over 60 students, faculty and staff will be commissioned at 10 pm mass before travelling on Immersion trips to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Immokalee, and New Orleans this January.  These students, faculty and staff are showing their commitment to our mission as a Jesuit University by engaging in issues of social justice and serving as "men and women for and with others".

Join us in the Atrium after 10 pm mass for a pizza reception.

Tues: 12/4 - Festival of Praise

This Tuesday, 9 pm, St. Francis Chapel. Start Advent with praise, song and adoration!
Wed: 12/5 - Penance and Pizza

Pizza Join the JCU community
for a communal Penance service at 5:05 pm in St. Francis Chapel on Wed., December 5th.  This will be followed by the opportunity for individual confession. 

Pizza will be available in the atrium for those who attend.
Thurs: 12/6 - Feast of St. Nicholas
Celebrate with a Maronite Rite Mass

The feast of St. Nicholas is Thursday December 6th.  Celebrate this ancient feast by attending a Mass in the Maronite Rite in St. Francis Chapel at 5:05 pm.  There will not be a mass in Rodman Chapel that evening.
Sat: 12/8 - Immaculate Conception  (Holy Day of Obligation)


Saturday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  There will be no mass on Campus. Gesu Church will offer a 10am mass.
Sat: 12/8 - Christmas Carroll Eve 
Save the Date for Christmas at Carroll, with the Mass at 11 pm at Gesu, followed by a Midnight buffet.  View the complete schedule of activities HERE.
December 9th - 6 pm Mass ONLY 

Giving Tree 

Please take an ornament this week!

  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.  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.

Congratulations on Confirmation Dove

Congratulations to Ashley Bastock ' 15
and Aniela Gardziola '16
who received the Sacrament of Confirmation today at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth Ohio.

Anyone still interested in being confirmed this year please contact Gail.

March for Life 2013

March for Life 2010  

JCU Respect for Life Club and Campus Ministry invite you to travel to Washington DC to speak on behalf of those who cannot. Be a part of the largest pro-life gathering in the country at the Nation's Capitol!


When: January 24 - January 25

Where: Traveling from JCU to Washington DC

Cost: $50 = $20 deposit when you register & $30 by Dec 9th


Questions: Contact Brian Botti
World Youth Day
World Youth Day (WYD) is a meeting of young people from all over the world, gathered to celebrate and learn about their faith. It is a great worldwide encounter with the Pope which is celebrated every three years in a different country and is one of the primary means by which the Church proclaims the message of Christ to and expresses its concern for young people. 
The upcoming World Youth Day will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 23 to 28, 2013.


Interested in learning about the possibility of going? The cost for the 10 day trip will be approximately $2200 per student.  To express interest please contact Campus Ministry at by the end of this semester.
Wed: 12/5 - LatkePalooza!

8:30 - 11:30 pm
Student Center Atrium
Latkes, Music, Dreidel and more!

Sponsored by Hillel
Gifts that Give Twice
It's time to start thinking about holiday shopping for your loved ones! The annual Gifts that Give Twice sale is happening now! Items are on display in the case outside of the CSSA office (AD-32). Get ready to shop!


The sale will be held through December 7th. Items can be purchased Monday through Friday between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, and on December 3rd between 5:00 and 6:00 pm.


Sponsored by the Fair Trade Committee, the Arrupe Scholars Program, the Center for Service and Social Action, and Campus Ministry.

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 onlineStay tuned for more details regarding World AIDS Awareness Week activities from Dec. 1-6!


For more information, please contact Katie Spring, x4993.

Make a prayer request or mass intention!
What gives you Joy?
Tonight: Commissioning and Reception
Tues: Festival of Praise
Wed: Penance and Pizza
Thurs: Feast of St. Nicholas
Sat: Immaculate Conception
Sat: Christmas Carroll Eve
The Giving Tree
March for Life 2013
Gifts that Give Twice
World AIDS Awareness
Prayer Angels
Other Faith Ministries
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Sunday, December 2 2012 

6:00 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider:  Fr. Bernie McAniff, S.J. 

10:00 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider:  Fr.Jim Collins, SJ  

Intention:  Rosemary Wilson 


Monday, December 3, , 2012

12:05 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Intention:  Marie Noll  

Presider:  Fr. Don Cozzens 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012 

5:05 pm - Rodman Chapel

Intention:  Robert L. Vitek, Sr. 

Presider:  Fr. Schubeck, S.J. 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012 

12:05 pm Rodman Chapel
Presider - Fr. Bichl, S.J.
Intention: John J. Cenney

Murphy Mass - 9:30 pm
Presider - Fr. Bernie McAniff, S.J.


Thursday, December 6, 2012   

Maronite Rite Mass 

5:05 pm -St. Francis Chapel
Presider - Fr. Tony Massad

Friday, December 7, 2012  

12:05 pm - St. Francis Chapel
Presider - Fr. Jim Collins, S.J.
Intention: Frankie Cirilla


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 were for the Fatima Family Center.
Our mass collection last Sunday was $48.68.  The total collected for Fatima Family Center was $1,831.96.

Our mass collection for December will be for Catholic Charities and Migrant Refugee Services.

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!

Connect with JCU Campus Ministry


12-13 PHOTOS:

Manresa 22 *NEW*

Festival of Praise

Alpha Omega Retreat

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


The Clothes Closet


The Center for Service and Social Action is collecting donations of new and gently used clothing, coats, shoes and accessories for our newest project, The Clothes Closet.  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
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