January 27, 2013 - Vol 6, Issue 19

Campus Ministry @ John Carroll University
No 6pm or 10pm mass in St. Francis tonight.  See you at Gesu at 9pm!
Ignatian Heritage Week begins TODAY
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Join us TONIGHT Sunday, January 27th at 9pm for The Opening Mass at Gesu Church: "Celebrate the Student", Presider:  Fr. Tim Kesicki, Provincial for the Detroit and Chicago Provinces.  Dessert Reception following in Schott Dining Hall. 
Don't miss the Ignatian Solidarity Network's Open House on Monday, 1/28, from 4pm to 5pm at their office at Green Road Annex.  A brief program including reflections by Sadie Curtin '13, McKenzae Bartels '14 and board member John Schubert will begin at 4:30pm.


As part of Ignatian Heritage Week, 2013 Service Awards will be presented during the Celebration of Service Award Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Muldoon Atrium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.


Please join us in congratulating:  Linda Seiter, Ph.D., Chris Wenzler, Ned Barnes '15, Alyssa Giannirakis '14, and Michael Gong '15.  



Alpha Omega, the Catholic Devotion group here on campus, will be having their first Festival of Praise this Tuesday, January 29th at 9:00 pm in St.Francis Chapel.  Please join us for an hour of adoration, song, and prayer.  Pizza and snacks will be provided after - along with a brief and informative meeting for all of those interested in getting involved and upcoming events.  We hope that you all can join us!


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mary Lutter, Vice President of FOP: mlutter15@jcu.edu or 614-312-6880.

Pray from the heART!

  cross and heart

If you are looking for a new way to pray or are having trouble expressing your thoughts in prayer, come to "pray from the heART!"  We provide the tools so you can give your prayers color. No artistic ability necessary!


WHEN: Wednesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm

WHERE: Dolan Hall Reflection Room, located in the basement

QUESTIONS?  Contact Gillian Halusker, ghalusker@jcu.edu

Ignatian 8-week Retreat


Consider making an Ignatian 8-week retreat in daily life, beginning in February and lasting into April.


Your participation involves two things:

  1. A weekly meeting (no more than an hour) with a spiritual director who will companion you on your journey with God, listening to how you encounter God in prayer and in the circumstances of your life, and giving you direction for your prayer in the week ahead.
  2. Daily prayer and meditation on scripture following the guidelines suggested by your director.

For further information and an application form, please contact Carol Polish at 216.397.1599 or cpolish@jcu.edu.

IRTF Social Justice Teach-In


IRTF's 13th annual Social Justice Teach-In is a great opportunity for students and people of all ages to learn about local and global justice issues and practice hands-on skills to organize for peace, economic justice, and human rights with 15 workshops by local and national experts! 

  • Saturday, February 9, 2013; 9:30am-4:30pm (you are not required to stay the entire time)
  • Case Western Reserve University (we will help coordinate transport if needed)
  • FREE to YOU (JCU will pay your way) 
Click HERE for more information & to sign-up
Sunday, Feb 3rd - Super Bowl Sunday
6:00 pm Mass changed to 5:30 pm

We will still have the regularly scheduled 10 pm Mass. 
January 2013 Immersion Trips

Check out the photos!

Experiencing Poverty Simulation 


You are invited to participate in the "Experiencing Poverty Simulation" on Saturday, February 2, from 1pm-4pm in the LSC Conference Room.  Participants will partake in a number of activities that illustrate common issues faced by those in poverty, and will be asked to simulate visits to various places such as social service agencies, mortgage agencies, super centers and banks.  Participating in this "Month of Poverty" serves as an eye-opening experience that basically places students in the life of someone who is impoverished, and they must make the day-to-day decisions and sacrifices that someone in poverty would make.


To participate, please sign up through the link at jcu.edu/Arrupe.  This event is hosted by the Arrupe Scholars Program and the Cleveland Food Bank.

Is Justice Served?  Speakers regarding the issue of wrongful conviction at JCU


Rev. Neil Kookoothe and Joe D'Ambrosio are coming to John Carroll University to share their real life experiences with the flaws of the criminal justice system on Tuesday, February 5, from 7:30pm-9:00pm in the LSC Conference Room of the DJ Lombardo Student Center. 


Fr. Kookoothe is a Catholic priest, lawyer, nurse, and advocate for the social justice issue of wrongful convictions.  Mr. D'Ambrosio is a victim of wrongful conviction.  Their story is incredibly moving and eye opening to the real issue of wrongful conviction of innocent people.  This event is sponsored by the following at JCU:  Arrupe Scholars Program; Catholic Studies; Peace, Justice, & Human Rights; Political Science Department; Program in Applied Ethics; and the Psychology Department.


For more information, please contact Sadie Curtin at scurtin13@jcu.edu.


Make a prayer request or mass intention!
Ignatian Heritage Week
Festival of Praise
Pray from the heART
8-week Retreat
IRTF Social Justice Teach-In
Mass schedule change 2/3
Immersion Photos
Poverty Simulation
Wrongful Conviction Speaker
Weekly Rosary in Rodman Chapel
Prayer Angels
Other Faith Ministries
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Celebrate the Student Mass 

9:00 pm Gesu Church

Presider:  Very Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J. 


Monday, January 28, 2013 

12:05 pm St. Francis Chapel
Intention:  Joanne Lis
Presider:  Fr. Cozzens


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 

5:05 pm - Rodman Chapel

Intention:  Mary Grace 

Presider:  Fr. Schubeck, S.J. 


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 

No 12:05 pm Rodman Chapel

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


Thursday, January 31, 2013  

5:05 pm -Rodman Chapel
Presider - Fr. Bernie McAniff, S.J.
Intention:  Joanne Lis

Friday, February 1,. 2013 

12:05 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider - Fr. Don Cozzens

Intention:  Antoinette Tirocchi



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 for Sunday, January 20th was $131.63.

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

Campus Ministry Staff


John Scarano 


Phone: 216-397-4701

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: www.clevelandhillel.org/


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 Campus Ministry and we will work to help you form a group!

Connect with JCU Campus Ministry


12-13 PHOTOS:

Christmas at Carroll

Commissioning Mass

Manresa 22

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


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