The Loyola Experience is lived at a frenetic, fast-forward pace making our lives a frenzy of classes, homework, research, meetings, family obligations, social engagements, and co-curricular commitments. Noon Tunes creates a space in which all students, regardless of their faith background, can “press pause” for a few moments each week when a student leader and/or Loyola staff member will put together a playlist of music that explores a particular theme. Drop by the Damen Cinema anytime between 12noon and 1pm on Wednesdays to slow down a little, unplug, and join their peers for a few minutes of guided reflection.
This spring break Campus Ministry will be hosting a pilgrimage to the Taizé community in France. Come find out more after Taizé Prayer on two Wednesdays this month, September 17 and September 24.
Agape & Ecclesia have started up! Agape is our Wednesday night bible study & fellowship that takes place in Damen MPR at 7:30pm. Ecclesia is our inter-denominational worship service in the Palm Court on Sunday nights at 7:30pm.
Unwritten is about figuring out your story—who you are, who the people are that have helped you figure that out, and who you want to become. Unwritten is designed to help you become more aware of the story that they have been living, and to help them think about how they might write a better story. The retreat provides individual/group reflections, team building activities on the challenge course, and meaningful conversations.
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, join other Loyola students Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Dumbach 238. Students meet weekly, to learn about the Catholic Faith, pray, and reflect on Scripture. The RCIA culminates with the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist on the Saturday before Easter.
Christian Life Communities (CLCs) are small faith sharing groups that are based around three pillars: spirituality, community, and mission. CLC participants meet weekly in a small community (6-10 people) for prayer and discussion about where they have found God in their lives.
Retreats are a great way to expand your experience at Loyola by forming relationships with others, exploring your faith and strengthening your spiritual foundation. Many different retreats are offered throughout the year. This fall we are offering Loyola 360's for first-year students, Transfer Student Retreat, SEARCH, Unwritten for sophomores and juniors, and C.C.C. Information on these retreats this fall can be found on our website.
If you are interested in being a greeter or an altar server, just stay after the Mass of your choice on Sept. 21 and participate in a training session. Both women and men are encouraged to volunteer!