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Spring 2014:  Integrated Calendar of Events

 
 
JANUARY
 
Thursday, January 2 – Friday, January 10
CCDS Exhibit:  Christmas Crèches from Around the World
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Open to all
 
Saturday, January 4
Frozen Fenway
Boston, MA
All-day event
Open to PC students, staff, and alumni; reservations required
 
Tuesday, January 7 – Friday, January 10
My Brother’s Keeper Urban Plunge
Local Service Ministries
South Easton, MA
Open to members of the MBK Urban Plunge Team
 
Tuesday, January 7 – Saturday, January 11
Providence Plunge
Local Service Ministries
Providence, RI
Open to international students on campus over Winter Break
 
Saturday, January 11 – Saturday, January 18    
NOLA Immersion Trip
Global Service and Justice
New Orleans, LA
Open to members of the 2013 New Orleans Immersion Team
 
Sunday, January 19 – Monday, January 20       
MLK Day of Service
Local Service Ministries
Campus Ministry Center
Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Open to accepted students
Co-sponsored with BMSA and Feinstein Institute
 
Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 22           
March for Life
PC for Life
Washington, DC
Open to all students; reservations required
 
Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, March 7
CCDS Exhibit:   Friars in the Frontier
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Open to all
 
Saturday, January 25
Sock Hop
Knights of Columbus
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Sunday, January 26
Lighthouse Team Retreat
Spiritual Life
Location TBD, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open to Lighthouse Retreat Team members
 
Sunday, January 26
Confirmation Retreat
Youth Ministry
St. Anthony Catholic Church, North Providence, Time TBD
Open to students in parish confirmation program
 
Sunday, January 26
RCIA: Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens (for the non-
Baptized) and Rite of Welcoming (for the Baptized)
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. (within Mass)
Open to all
 
Monday, January 27
Campus Ministry Open House
Campus Ministry Council
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Open to all students; light refreshments served
 
Tuesday, January 28
The Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture—The Quinn Family Lecture Series:
Unlocking Divine Action
Fr. Michael J. Dodds, O.P., Professor of Philosophy and Theology,
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA
Aquinas Hall Lounge, 4:00 p.m.
Open to all; reception to follow in the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
 
Tuesday, January 28
St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day Party
Prayer and Devotions
Slavin Center, Campus Ministry Satellite Office, Time TBD
Open to all students   
 
Wednesday, January 29    
International Immersion Trips Coffee House
Office of the Chaplain
Campus Ministry Center, Room A, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                             S
Open to all students
 
Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1        
Campus Ministry Council Winter Retreat                      
Office of the Chaplain
Episcopal Conference Center, Pascoag, RI
Friday, 4:30 p.m. – Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff    
 
 
FEBRUARY
 
Saturday, February 1
Confirmation Retreat
Youth Ministry
St. Pius V Church, Providence, RI, Time TBD
Open to all eighth-grade students at St. Pius V
 
Sunday, February 2
Super Bowl Party
Knights of Columbus
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Monday, February 3
First Meeting of the Spring Semester
Campus Ministry Council
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff
 
Saturday, February 8
Encounter Team Retreat
Spiritual Life
Location TBD, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to Encounter with Christ Retreat Team members
 
Friday, February 14
Valentine Cards and Carnations
Community Life
Slavin Center, Campus Ministry Satellite Office, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16
Alumni and Winter Family Weekend:  Sunday Mass
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 11:00 a.m.
Open to all
 
Tuesday, February 18
Noontime Luncheon Presentation: 
Revealing the Divine:  The Ministry and Art of Fra Angelico
Fr. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., Vice President for Mission and Ministry,
Director, Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
Open to all; a light luncheon served; reservations requested
 
Wednesday, February 19
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Thursday, February 20
Praise and Worship Holy Hour
Prayer and Devotions
St. Dominic Chapel, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Saturday, February 22                   
Special Olympics Basketball
Peterson Gymnasium, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open to students and Special Olympians; reservations required
 
Saturday, February 22                   
Mini-Retreat                                                                        
Retreats                                                                                 
Campus Ministry Center, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                                 
Open to all students                                       
 
Monday, February 24                    
Mass for Athletic Department
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 5:30 p.m.                               
Open to all members of the Athletic Department; light refreshments following
 
Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2
Lighthouse Retreat
Spiritual Life
Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Wareham, MA
Open to the Class of 2016; reservations required                               
 
Also in February…
            Singing Is Praying Twice Coffeehouse / Spiritual Life
 
Cluster meeting on Monday, February 10
Campus Ministry Council meeting on Monday, February 24
 
                                               
MARCH
 
Saturday, March 1 – Thursday, March 6
Dominican Student Brothers from Washington, DC, visiting campus
 
Saturday, March 1  
Lector Training        
Liturgical Ministries
Campus Ministry Center and St. Dominic Chapel, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mandatory for all lectors who have not been trained
 
Sunday, March 2                
RCIA: Rite of Election (Catechumens) and
Call to Continuing Conversion (Candidates)
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. (within Mass)
Open to all
 
Tuesday, March 4 – Mardi Gras!
Noontime Luncheon Presentation:
An Abundance of Lent:  Spirituality for the Journey
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
Open to all; a not-so-light luncheon served; reservations requested
This event has been cancelled. Other events in Lent will hopefully take its place.
 
Tuesday, March 4               
NOLA Mardi Gras Celebration of Remembrance
Global Service and Justice
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all
Co-sponsored with Board of Programmers
 
Wednesday, March 5
Ash Wednesday
Ashes will be distributed at the following times:
              7:30 a.m.       Mass (St. Thomas Aquinas Priory Chapel)
            11:00 a.m.       Service of the Word (St. Dominic Chapel)
            11:35 a.m.       Mass (St. Dominic Chapel)
              1:00 p.m.      Service of the Word (St. Dominic Chapel)
              3:00 p.m.      Service of the Word (St. Dominic Chapel)
  4:00 p.m.      Service of the Word (St. Dominic Chapel)
              4:30 p.m.      Mass (St. Dominic Chapel)
              7:00 p.m.      Service of the Word (St. Dominic Chapel)
              9:00 p.m.      Mass (St. Dominic Chapel)
 
Thursday, March 6
Theological Exchange Between Catholics and Jews:
Images of God in the Hebrew Bible
Sr. Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., The Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.S., Professor of Old Testament Studies; Rabbi David Sandmel, The Crown Professor of Jewish Studies, Chicago Theological Union
Save the date, more details to come!
Co-sponsored with the Department of Theology
 
Friday, March 7
Alternative Spring Break Trips Sendoff
Habitat for Humanity
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m.
Open to students; accepted applications required
 
Saturday, March 8 – Saturday, March 15
Alternative Spring Break Trips
Habitat for Humanity
Various locations
Open to students; accepted applications required
 
Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 16
Spring Break
 
Monday, March 17 – Friday, May 9
CCDS Exhibit:
Light for the Church:
    A Look at the History of Dominican Sisters in the United States
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Open to all
 
Wednesday, March 19
Spring Faculty / Staff Meeting
Slavin Center, ’64 Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Open to Faculty and Staff members
 
Wednesday, March 19
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Thursday, March 20
All Connections Retreat Reunion
Spiritual Life
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all who participated in the 2013 Connections Retreats
 
Friday, March 21
Dinner with Dominicans
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m.
Open to students and Dominican Friars and Sisters; reservations required
 
Saturday, March 22            
Beyond the Break Retreat
Global Service and Justice
Campus Ministry Center, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all alternative break trip participants; reservations required
 
Saturday, March 22
Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Retreat
Youth Ministry
St. Anthony Church, North Providence, RI, Time TBD
Open to students in parish confirmation program
 
Sunday, March 23
RCIA:  First Scrutiny (Catechumens) and
Penitential Rite / Scrutiny (for Candidates)
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. (within Mass)
Open to all
 
Tuesday, March 25
The Annual St. Joseph Aquinas Lecture—The Quinn Family Lecture Series:
Can You Do Well While Doing Good?
Fr. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., Associate Professor, Management; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Director, Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business, University of Notre Dame
Aquinas Hall Lounge, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all; reception to follow in the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
 
Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30    
Encounter with Christ Retreat      
Spiritual Life
St. Benedict Abbey, Still River, MA                                 
Open to all students; reservations required
 
Saturday, March 29
Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Retreat
Youth Ministry
St. Anthony Church, North Providence, RI, Time TBD
Open to students in parish confirmation program
 
Sunday, March 30
RCIA:  Second Scrutiny (Catechumens)
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. (within Mass)
Open to all
 
Also in March…
            Rock Against Hunger / STOP Hunger
            Labyrinth Walk / Spiritual Life
            Special Olympics Swim Meet
 
            Cluster meetings on Monday, March 3 and 24
            Campus Ministry Council meetings on Monday, March 17 and 31
 
 
APRIL
 
Friday, April 4         
Fish Fry                     
Knights of Columbus
Slavin Center, 6:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, April 5
RCIA:  Half-Day Retreat
Campus Ministry Center, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Open to students in the RCIA program
 
Sunday, April 6                  
RCIA:  Third Scrutiny (Catechumens)
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. (within Mass)
Open to all
 
Tuesday, April 8
Confessions Made Easy
St. Dominic Chapel, 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
Open to all
 
Thursday, April 10
Conversations with the President
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 4:00 p.m.
Open to all; light refreshments served; reservations requested
 
Thursday, April 10
Acoustic Night
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, April 12
Mass for Newly Admitted Students and Their Families
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m.
Open to all
 
Monday, April 14
New and Old Members
Campus Ministry Council
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff
 
Thursday, April 17 – Monday, April 21
Easter Break                                                                        
 
April (Date to be determined)
Noontime Luncheon Presentation: 
Sacrosanctum Concilium—Fifty Years After and 150 Years Before
Fr. Christopher J. Renz, O.P., Academic Dean,
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
Open to all; a light luncheon served; reservations requested
           
Wednesday, April 23
The Annual St. Catherine of Siena Lecture—The Quinn Family Lecture Series:
“I am Myself Alone”:  Shakespeare and the Human Casualty
Fr. Paul Murray, O.P., Professor of Spiritual Theology,
Pontifical Faculty of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum), Rome
Aquinas Hall Lounge, 4:00 p.m.
Open to all; reception to follow in the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
 
Thursday, April 24
Spring Thing
Campus Ministry Council
Lawn behind St. Martin Hall, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Friday, April 25
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Office of the Chaplain                                
St. Dominic Chapel, 11:35 a.m. Mass
Luncheon following in the Campus Ministry Center
Open to all college staff; reservations requested for the luncheon
 
Sunday, April 27
RCIA:  Mass with Sacraments of Initiation for RCIA Students
The Most Reverend Bishop Thomas J. Tobin,
Bishop of Providence, Principal Celebrant
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all                                          
 
Sunday, April 27
Campus Ministry Volunteer Appreciation Night
Hospitality
Campus Ministry Center, following the 10:30 p.m. Mass
Open to all students
 
Monday, April 28
Campus Ministry Council End-of-Year Banquet
Campus Ministry Student Ministers
Location TBD, 7:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff
 
Tuesday, April 29
St. Catherine of Siena
Brought to life by Sr. Nancy Murray, O.P.
Smith Center, Ryan Concert Hall, 4:00 p.m.
Open to all
Co-sponsored with the Department of Human Resources
 
Tuesday, April 29
Connections Retreat Leaders’ Dinner
Spiritual Life
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m.                                                         
Open to all Connections Retreat Leaders                   
 
Tuesday, April 29
St. Catherine of Siena Feast Day Party   
Prayer and Devotions
Slavin Center, Campus Ministry Satellite Office, Time TBD
Open to all students                                       
                                               
Wednesday, April 30
Mass for Members of the Class of 2014
St. Dominic Chapel, 4:30 p.m.
Open to graduating seniors
 
Wednesday, April 30
NOLA Immersion Trip 2015 First Meeting
Social Justice Ministries
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.                                                                                 
Open to New Orleans Immersion Team 2015 members         
 
Also in April…
            Senior Prom / Elderly Outreach  
            Cultural Appreciation Night / ESL 
            Pause in the Grotto / Prayer and Devotions                 
            Thirty-Hour Food Fast / STOP Hunger 
            Scavenger Hunt / Community Life 
            Theology on Tap / Faith Formation
 
            Cluster meeting on Monday, April 7
            Campus Ministry Council meeting (new and old members)
                   on Monday, April 14
 
 
MAY
 
Thursday, May 1
May Crowning
Prayer and Devotions
St. Dominic Chapel Plaza / Grotto, Time TBD
Open to all
 
Tuesday, May 13 – Thursday, May 15   
Training for New Campus Ministry Council
Office of the Chaplain
Details to follow
Open to members of 2014 Campus Ministry Council
 
Saturday, May 17
Commencement Mass
Peterson Recreation Center, 4:00 p.m.
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant and Homilist
Open to all; reception to follow on Slavin Lawn
 
Friday, May 30 - Sunday, June 1
Alumni Reunion Weekend
 
Friday, May 30
Golden Friar Mass
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 5:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
 
JUNE
 
Sunday, June 1
Alumni Reunion Mass
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 10:30 a.m.
Open to all
 
Thursday, June 5
Mass for the Members of the Board of Trustees
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant
St. Dominic Chapel, 5:00 p.m.
Open to members of the Board of Trustees 
 





 
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