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Fall 2014:  Integrated Calendar of Events

 
 
AUGUST
 
Saturday – Wednesday, August 23 - 27              
FaithWorks Service Immersion Program
Local Service Ministries
Various service sites in the Diocese of Providence
Open to FaithWorks participants
 
Thursday, August 28
Mass of Welcome for New Students and Their Families
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant
Peterson Recreation Center, 3:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
 
SEPTEMBER
 
Sunday, August 31
Labor Day Weekend Sunday Mass
New Students of the Class of 2018 Orientation
St. Dominic Chapel, and 7:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Wednesday, September 3
Academic Convocation
Peterson Recreation Center, 3:00 p.m.
Open to all; reception to follow
 
Friday, September 5
Provapalooza
Executive Board / Campus Outreach
Slavin Lawn, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all students   
 
Monday, September 8
Campus Ministry Open House
Office of the Chaplain / Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Open to all students; light refreshments served
 
Tuesday September 9
Priory BBQ
Office of the Chaplain / Campus Ministry
St. Thomas Aquinas Priory (rear lawn), 6:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Wednesday, September 10
Meet and Greet / Training Sessions for Liturgical Ministers
Liturgical Ministries
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mandatory for all new and returning Liturgical Ministers
 
Thursday, September 11
A Campus Conversation:
Let Justice Flow Like a River:
The Implications of Christian Justice in a Global Society
Fr. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 4:00 p.m.
All are invited; light refreshments served
 
Tuesday, September 16
Darling:  A Spiritual Autobiography
Richard Rodriguez, Writer
Ruane Center 105, 5:00 p.m.
All are invited
Co-sponsored with the Office of Institutional Diversity
 
Tuesday, September 16
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA):  Information Session
Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P.
Campus Ministry Center, 5:30 p.m.
Open to all interested students
 
Friday – Sunday, September 19 – 21
Connections Retreat          
Office of the Chaplain / Campus Ministry
Toah Nipi, Rindge, NH
Open to first-year students; reservations required
 
Tuesday, September 23
Pope Francis and the Message of Inclusion
Dr. Maria Teresa Dávila, Andover Newton Theological Seminary
Location TBD, 4:30 p.m.
All are invited; light refreshments served                                           
Co-sponsored with the Office of Institutional Diversity
 
Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.
Abroad for Christ in the Company of St. Dominic:
Presentations by Summer 2014 Smith Fellows
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Open to all; light refreshments served
 
Tuesday, September 23                                                       
Open Mic Night                                                                   
Worship and Liturgy
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Wednesday, September 24
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Thursday, September 25
Coffeehouse
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, September 27                                                    
Mini-Retreat:  Liturgical Ministries        
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all altar servers, readers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion,
and sacristans
 
Sunday, September 28                  
Senior Ring Weekend Mass
St. Dominic Chapel, 2:00 p.m.
Open to seniors, their dates, and their families
 
Sunday, September 28
Special Olympics Soccer Tournament
Location and time TBD
Open to all      
 
Monday, September 29 – Friday, October 3
International Education Week
Sponsored by the Center for Institutional Studies
 
Tuesday, September 30
The Intricate Nature of Justice:
Bolivia as a Case Study in Catholic Social Thought
Dr. Terence McGoldrick, Assistant Professor of Theology
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
All are invited; light luncheon served; reservations encouraged, x-2870
Co-sponsored with the Center for International Studies
 
Tuesday, September 30
Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P, Student Fellowship Program for Study and Service Abroad
Information Session for Summer 2015 Fellowships
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 7:00 p.m.
Open to sophomores and juniors; light refreshments served
 
Also in September…
            NOLA Immersion Group Meetings
            Solidarity Supper
PC for Life Fundraiser                                                        
Campus Ministry Council Meetings in September: 
            Executive Board                   Monday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
            Clusters                                  Monday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
          Full Council                          Monday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.
 
 
OCTOBER
 
Wednesday, October 1 – Friday, November 14
Exhibit:  Arte Brasileira de Deus:
Catholic Artistry and Religion in Brazil
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday, October 1, 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P, Student Fellowship Program for Study and Service Abroad
Information Session for Summer 2014 Fellowships
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Open to sophomores and juniors; light refreshments served
 
Thursday, October 2
Mass for the Board of Trustees
St. Dominic Chapel, 5:00 p.m.
Open to members of the Board of Trustees
 
Thursday, October 2
Praise and Worship
Vocations
St. Dominic Chapel, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Friday, October 3 – Saturday, October 4
Campus Ministry Council Fall Retreat               
Location TBD
Friday, 4:30 p.m. – Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff
 
Friday – Sunday, October 3 - 5
St. Dominic Weekend
Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Advancement
 
Saturday, October 4
Abroad for Christ in the Company of St. Dominic
Reflections by Summer 2014 Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P, Fellows
Ruane Center, Room TBD, 3:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Sunday, October 5
Mass for St. Dominic Weekend
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant
St. Dominic Chapel, 11:00 a.m.
Open to all
 
Sunday, October 5
Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Liturgical Ministries
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. Mass
Open to all
 
Monday – Thursday, October 6 – 9
Poverty Awareness Week
Sponsored by Global Service and Justice, and Local Service Ministries
 
Monday, October 6
World Habitat Day Event
Habitat for Humanity
Location and time TBD
Open to all students
 
Tuesday, October 7
Solidarity Supper
Global Service and Justice
Location and time TBD
Open to all
 
Wednesday, October 8
Fall Faculty / Staff Meeting
Slavin Center, ’64 Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Open to faculty, administrators, and staff; light refreshments served
 
Wednesday, October 8
TOM’s Event
Social Justice Advocacy
Location and time TBD
Open to all students
 
Thursday, October 9
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
STOP Hunger
Location and time TBD
Open to all students
 
Saturday – Monday, October 11 – 13
Columbus Day Weekend
 
Friday – Sunday, October 17 – 19
Into the Wilderness Men’s Retreat
Location TBD
Open to all male students; reservations required
 
Friday – Sunday, October 17 – 19
Into the Wilderness Women’s Retreat
Location TBD
Open to all female students; reservations required
 
Saturday, October 18
CRS Ambassadors Training
Campus Ministry Center, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Wednesday, October 22                
NOLA Meal Auction
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Thursday, October 23
Reflection Night
Local Service Ministries
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.
Open to students who volunteer for any local service opportunities
 
Thursday, October 23
Praise and Worship Holy Hour
Vocations
St. Dominic Chapel, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Friday, October 24
Dinner with Dominicans
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m.
Open to students and Dominican Friars and Sisters; reservations required
 
Saturday, October 25
Mini-Retreat
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Wednesday, October 29
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Also in October…               
Halloween Party hosted by Elderly Outreach
Special Olympics Cross Country Meet    
 
Campus Ministry Council Meetings in October: 
            Executive Board                   Monday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
            Clusters                                  Monday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
          Full Council                          Monday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
 
 
NOVEMBER
 
Saturday, November 1
Solemnity of All Saints
NOT a Holyday of Obligation this year
 
Saturday – Sunday, November 1 - 2
Freshman Family Weekend Masses
Commemoration of All Faithful Departed – All Souls’ Day
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant
St. Dominic Chapel
Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Open to all
 
Thursday, November 6
Solidarity Supper
Global Service and Justice
Slavin Center, ’64 Hall
Time TBD
Open to all
 
Friday, November 7
Fundraising Dinner
Knights of Columbus
Location and time TBD
Open to all students
 
Wednesday, November 12
Nonviolent Institute Talk
Social Justice Advocacy
Location and time TBD
Open to all students
 
Thursday, November 13   
Science and Religion
Dr. Ignacio Silva, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, Time 4:00 p.m.
All are invited; light refreshments served
 
Thursday, November 13
Interreligious Thanksgiving Dinner
Faith Formation
Location and time TBD
Open to all
 
Thursday, November 13
Praise and Worship Holy Hour
Vocations
St. Dominic Chapel, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Friday – Saturday, November 14 – 15
NOLA Immersion Retreat
Irons Homestead and Conference Center, Glocester, RI                                  
Open to NOLA Immersion participants only
 
Sunday, November 16 – Friday, December 12
Christmas Giving Tree
Children’s Outreach
St. Dominic Chapel and Raymond Dining Hall
Open to all
 
Tuesday, November 18
The Annual St. Albert the Great Lecture
The Quinn Family Lecture Series
Health, Medicine, and Spirituality:
The God Factor in Human Wellness
Fr. Christopher J. Renz, O.P., Academic Dean,
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA
Aquinas Hall Lounge, 4:00 p.m.
Reception to follow in the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
                       
Wednesday, November 19
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Thursday, November 20
Reflection Night
Local Service Ministries
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.
Open to students who volunteer for any local service opportunities
 
Thursday, November 20
Coffeehouse
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, November 22
Mini-Retreat
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, November 22
CRS Fair Trade Sale
Social Justice Advocacy
Slavin Center, Lower Level, 12:00 noon
Open to all
 
Monday, November 24
Thanksgiving Prayer Service and Fall Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Office of the Chaplain / Campus Ministry
St. Dominic Chapel / Campus Ministry Center
6:00 p.m. Prayer Service and 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Prayer Service open to all; dinner open to Campus Ministry volunteers
 
Wednesday - Sunday, November 26 – 30
Thanksgiving Break
 
Also in November…          
Peer Ministry Information Sessions
      Dates, times, and locations TBD
Workshop and Concert with Tom Kendzia
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament         
 
Campus Ministry Council Meetings in November: 
            Executive Board                   Monday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.
            Clusters                                  Monday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.
          Full Council                          Monday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
 
 
DECEMBER
 
Monday, December 1 –Thursday, January 15
Exhibit:  The Franciscans and the Christmas Crèche
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, December 4
Jingle Bell Bash
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.         
Open to all students
 
Friday – Sunday, December 5 – 7
St. Nicholas of Myra Conference on Catholic Social Thought:        
Catholic Social Thought: Relevance Reconsidered
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Simona Beretta, Professor of International Economics,
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, and
Dr. James Kelly, Clinical Professor of Law,
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
For more information, please contact the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies at x-2870 or ccds@providence.edu
 
Saturday, December 6
An Advent Service of Lessons & Carols
Providence College’s Signature Advent Celebration
Combined Choirs of Providence College
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Presiding
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all; reception to follow in the Campus Ministry Center
 
Monday, December 8
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – A Holyday of Obligation
Patronal Solemnity of the United States
Holyday Masses:
Priory Chapel, 7:30 a.m.
St. Dominic Chapel
11:35 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
 
Monday, December 8
Campus Ministry Council Christmas Party
Executive Board/Campus Outreach
Campus Ministry Center, 6:30 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff
 
Tuesday, December 9                                
Confessions Made Easy
Office of the Chaplain / Campus Ministry
St. Dominic Chapel
3:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
Open to students; co-sponsored with Knights of Columbus
 
Campus Ministry Council meetings in December: 
            Executive Board                   Monday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
 
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Masses and Confessions
 
St. Dominic Chapel (when school is in session)
 
Sunday Masses         11:00 a.m.
                                      4:30 p.m.
                                      7:00 p.m.
                                    10:30 p.m.
 
Weekday Masses     11:35 a.m.
                                      4:30 p.m.
                                      9:00 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
 
Confessions               12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
                                    8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Monday – Thursday,
     during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament)
                                    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday
 
St. Thomas Aquinas Priory Chapel (when school is in session)
 
Weekday Mass         7:25 a.m. (Monday – Friday)
8:00 a.m. (Saturday, with Morning Prayer)
 
 





 
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