December 8, 2012 - Vol 6, Issue 16

Campus Ministry @ JCU
Sat: 12/8 - Christmas Carroll Eve 
The traditional Christmas Carrroll Eve Mass is tonight, December 8th at 11 pm at Gesu, followed by a Midnight buffet.  View the complete schedule of activities HERE.
December 9th - 6 pm Mass ONLY 

Next Sunday Mass: Jan 13, 2013 - 6pm & 10pm


Experience the magic of the season at JCU's first Live Nativity on campus as a part of Christmas Carroll Eve on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8:30-11 p.m. in Keller Commons. This program comes complete with live camels, goats, donkeys, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and angels.

Thurs: 12/13 - Reception for Fr. Jim

  Fr. Jim

The Campus Ministry staff would like to invite you to a reception to extend best wishes to Fr. Jim on the next stage of his journey.  We have reserved the O'Dea room for next Thursday, December 13th at 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  This will be an informal reception (cake and coffee)   We know it is a busy time for everyone, but if you can stop by for a bit that would be wonderful.

Giving Tree 

Please bring your gifts by 

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. 


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

Congratulations on Confirmation

Congratulations to Ashley Bastock ' 15
and Aniela Gardziola '16
who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on
Sunday, December 2nd at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Wadsworth Ohio.

Anyone still interested in being confirmed this year please contact Gail.
Manresa 22 Retreat Photos


Check out the Manresa 22 photos 


We will have a "study break reunion" for the M-22 group on Tuesday, Dec 11th at 9:15PM in the Campus Ministry Conference Room.  

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: $40 = $10 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.

Connect with JCU Campus Ministry


12-13 PHOTOS:

Commissioning Mass *NEW*

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
Make a prayer request or mass intention!
12/8: Live Nativity
12/13: Reception for Fr. Jim
The Giving Tree
Congratulations on Confirmation
Manresa 22 Photos
March for Life 2013
World Youth Day
Prayer Angels
Other Faith Ministries
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Christmas Carroll Eve 

Saturday, December 8, 2012 

11:00 pm - Gesu

Presider:  Fr. Niehoff, S.J.  

Sunday, December 9, 2012 

6:00 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider:  Fr.Gensler, S.J. 


Monday, December 10 , 2012

12:05 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Intention:  George Brown 

Presider:  Fr. Don Cozzens 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012 

5:05 pm - Rodman Chapel

Intention:  William Henkel 

Presider:  Fr. Schubeck, S.J. 


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 

12:05 pm Rodman Chapel
Presider - Fr .Jim Collins, S.J.
Intention: Mitchell Shaker

Murphy Mass - 9:30 pm
Presider - Fr. Jim Collins, S.J.


Thursday, December 13, 2012   

5:05 pm -St. Francis Chapel
Presider - Fr. Bernie McAniff, S.J.
Intention:  Lawrence J. Bader

No Mass on campus Friday, December 14, 2012  



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 mass collection last Sunday was $190.35

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!

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