March 24, 2013 - Vol 6, Issue 26

Campus Ministry @ John Carroll University
TODAY: Palm Sunday 
Eco-Palms at 6pm & 10pm Masses



This project is part of an interfaith effort led by Lutheran World Relief and the University of Minnesota. In the Chiapas region of Guatemala and Mexico fronds from eco-palms are harvested in a way that rewards workers for the quality of the frond rather than the quantity. This environmentally friendly approach limits the number of palms taken from a forest. Minimizing environmental impact is why the term "eco" is used, but the palms also represent economic justice for the harvesters.

Easter Mass Schedule
Celebrate servers
This week, John Carroll will have mass on campus Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the usual times except there will be no Murphy Mass on Wednesday evening.  
There are no Masses on campus after the 12:05pm Mass on Wednesday, March 27th until the 5:05pm Mass on Tuesday, April 2nd.  See Gesu's Website for their mass schedule during this time.
Return your Rice Bowl
Operation Rice Bowl
You can return your CRS Rice Bowl at any time to Campus Ministry, or leave it in St. Francis Chapel.  75% of proceeds go to international needs and 25% will stay in this Diocese for local social service agencies.

Sunday Mass Changes - 4/7
On Sunday April 7th, the 6pm Mass has been cancelled to allow students the opportunity to attend the Year of Faith Mass and concert with Matt Maher.  There will be only a 10pm Mass on Sunday, April 7th. 
Tues: 3/26 - Festival of Praise
and CLC "Faith in 5"


Sadie Curtin will be giving the reflection on renewing our faith. It will be held in St. Francis chapel this time.  CLC will host a reception following the FOP. 

Bill Cook

Jillian Dunn

Lauren Gunderman

John Jackson

Katie Warner


View their bios and learn more!  Seniors will choose the Beaudry Award winner at the JCU Grad Fair on April 8 and 9th.

January 2014 Immersion Applications Available


Thinking about applying for a January 2014 Immersion?  

The following experiences are offered:



Immokalee, FL

New Orleans

Nepal (May 2014)


Come learn more at our last two info sessions:

Wednesday, April 3rd

2pm to 3pm, Dolan E116 - or - 8pm to 9pm, Murphy Hall Lobby


Ready to apply? - Click HERE

Applications due by Tuesday, April 9th

Select the winning song - get some cash! 

Campus Ministry is again putting together a DVD for summer orientation, highlighting all the events and people that made 2012-2013 great.  We are offering $25.00 to the person whose song we select!  We are looking for a contemporary song with meaningful lyrics (our pictures will depict our programs: liturgy, retreats, CLC groups, Immersions...).  All of the incoming students will see this DVD during their two-day orientation session this summer.  Bonus points if you can remember the song that went with the DVD that was played for your summer orientation.  Submit your ideas now to John

Matt Maher - Year of Faith event, Sun 4/7

Join college students from Case Western, Notre Dame College, Ursuline, the Diocesan Seminary and other local Universities for an event to celebrate the Year of Faith that was proclaimed by the Vatican.

This FREE event includes:
  • FREE transportation downtown for Mass at St. Paul's Parish. (Meet at the Rec Desk at 4:15pm)
  • FREE Pizza after Mass.
  • FREE concert at the Agora Theater by Contemporary Catholic Rock Musician Matt Maher.
  • FREE transportation back to John Carroll University.  (Arrive back at JCU by 10pm)
Matt Maher is a popular musician known for songs such as "Hold Us Together", "Alive Again," and "Your Grace is Enough".  For more information about Matt Maher & to listen to some of his music for FREE  Check out his site!


Complete this short FORM to reserve your free ticket to all events!

Join the celebration of Yom HaShoah


Monday, April 8th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Dolan Auditorium
Holocaust Remembrance Days
events are the opening events of the week-long Celebration of Scholarship.  They are free and open to the public.


Project Preservation

RABBI EDWARD S. BORAZ, Ph.D, Dartmouth College Hillel Rabbi and Instructor will give a presentation on Project Preservation.  Project Preservation is a yearly college service project where students explore the framework of genocide, become immersed in the culture of those who lived through the Holocaust, and participate in restoration in Eastern Europe.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m
Reception following the presentation
Suburban Temple-Kol Ami
22401 Chagrin Boulevard * Beachwood OH 44122
RSVP Mark Heller, President, DCNEO (

The evening is free and open to the public; reservations are requested by April 5
Father Donald Cozzens 
Discusses his new book, 
Notes from the Underground
Notes Underground


Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jardine Room
Space is limited, reservations required
RSVP to attend HERE

Sponsored by The Cardinal Suenens Center & Campus Ministry

Connect with JCU Campus Ministry


12-13 PHOTOS:

Dare You to Move

The Living Person: Dare You to Move

March for Life 2013 

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)

Immersion Experience Photos 


11-12 VIDEOS:

Campus Ministry Video Highlights

Make a prayer request or mass intention!
Return your Rice Bowl
4/7 Mass changes
Festival of Praise
Beaudry Award Finalists
Immersion Apps Available
Orientation Song Contest
Year of Faith Event
Yom HaShoah
Project Preservation
Fr. Cozzen's new book
Lent Resources
Other Faith Ministries
Weekly Rosary in Rodman Chapel
Campus Crusade for Christ
Prayer Angels
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

6:00 pm- St. Francis Chapel
Presider - Fr. Bichl, S.J.
10:00 pm - St. Francis Chapel

Presider:  Fr. Bernie McAniff, S.J. 


Monday, March 25, 2013 

12:05 pm St. Francis Chapel
Intention:Dennis Milota
Presider:  Fr. Cozzens


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 

5:05 pm - Rodman Chapel

Intention:Lucille Andonian 

Presider:  Fr. Schubeck, S.J. 


Wednesday, March 27, 2013  

12:05 pm Rodman Chapel
Intention:  James Storz
Presider:  Fr. Bichl, S.J.

No  Murphy Mass

No Mass Thursday, or Friday



Monday 2 - 3 PM

Fr. Cozzens - O'Malley Center 218

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


Sunday - 7-9 pm

Dean's Conference Room


By appointment:
Fr. Bichl: 397-3075


(across the street from Rodman Hall) welcomes JCU members for confession Saturday at 3 pm.  


Communal Penance with individual confession on Monday, March 25th at 7 pm

Individual confession on Wednesday, March 27 at 3 pm   

You may find the following resources helpful to you during this season of Lent:
For an interesting blog from younger Jesuits see: 

Join in an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises, perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat. See 

Ignatian Prayer Adventure


Creighton University has many resources 

Praying Lent


For all things Catholic and Lent see 

Busted Halo 


The following blogs are written by JCU young alums who are describing their experiences during their year of service this year:

Mass Collection

Our mass collection for last Sunday was $187.54.

Collections for February and March will be for our international immersion host country partners. 

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


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 Campus Ministry and we 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

Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) meets every Wednesday at 7pm in the Campus Ministry conference room.   They are a non-Catholic organization, although Catholics and people of all religions are welcome to join us. Each meeting is very casual and fun. The group breaks down the Bible and then applies those basic lessons to their lives. 

Interested in learning more?  Come to their next meeting or contact Rachel Distler with questions.
"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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