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Campus Ministry




Rooted in the Catholic tradition and guided by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Office of Campus Ministry serves the religious and spiritual needs of the Le Moyne College community. Campus Ministry dedicates itself to the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis (care of the whole person) and cultivates the formation of women and men for and with others.

Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to grow spiritually, to engage in social justice and direct service, to make spiritual retreats, and to actively practice their faith. In addition, Campus Ministry welcomes and serves persons of various religious affiliations and faith traditions.



Upcoming Events
DIVE Into Service: A Morning Can Make a Difference

8:30 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, Sept. 20
Meet at the Madonna della Strada Chapel

Volunteers are now welcome and being accepted for the campus-wide service day, the theme of which is "A Morning Can Make a Difference." The day will begin with a commissioning of volunteers at Madonna della Strada Chapel, followed by departure by buses and vans to 15 different sites in the Syracuse area.

Teams will return in time for lunch at the Dining Center. Le Moyne volunteers will go out to do "hands on " tasks to help meet the most pressing and immediate needs of community centers and organizations that meet the physical and spiritual needs of people in need of help, men, women, children, families, hungry people, people living with homelessness or disabilities. A large team of environmental engineers for a day is needed to do grounds work at a city park to be determined by the Syracuse Parks Conservancy to be most in need of end of summer cleanup. There will also be a behind-the-scenes on campus child and family friendly team that will be making sandwiches and baking cookies for emergency shelters for men and women as well as putting together personal care bags for people served at local shelters.

More than 100 students, faculty, administrators, staff and family members, including children, participated in the spring 2014 day. We have received requests for help that could use up to or more that 150 people willing to spend a morning making a difference for the better in the lives of others. Sign ups and more information are available at Campus Ministry and through coordinators Laura Davis, '16, davisla@stu.lemoyne.edu, and Bill Dolan, S.J., dolanws@lemoyne.edu

Praying Between the Lines: Prayer Practices of American Nones

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, Panasci Family Chapel

When asked what practices they find "spiritually meaningful," only one traditional religious practice – prayer – is consistently mentioned by the religiously unaffiliated, including Nones who self-identify as agnostic, atheist, or humanist. What does it mean when Nones report that they "pray?" The talk will take place in the Panasci Family Chapel on the Le Moyne campus and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Drescher has written for the Washington Post, Sojourners, and Salon and has been highlighted by NPR and the BBC. She is the author of Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation and the forthcoming Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones. She holds a doctorate in Christian spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and teaches religious studies and pastoral ministries at Santa Clara University.

Her talk is sponsored by the McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation and is offered in conjunction with a course developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Enduring Questions Program, What Does Prayer Do? www.whatdoesprayerdo.net

For more information, contact the McDevitt Center at mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu or (315) 445-6200.

Sunday September 21, 2014

11 am mass with Fr. Maldari SJ presiding
3 pm Protestant Worship with Rev. Dawson presiding
7 pm mass with Fr. Dolan SJ presiding