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Fall Semester 2015:  Calendar of Events

 

AUGUST
 
Sunday, August 16                                                             
Mass for Resident Assistants and Their Families
Chaplain’s Office
St. Dominic Chapel, 4:30 p.m.
Open to all RA’s, their families, and Residence Life Staff
 
Saturday – Wednesday, August 22 - 26                          
FaithWorks Service Immersion Program
Local Service Ministries
Various service sites in the Diocese of Providence
Open to FaithWorks participants
 
Saturday, August 22                                                          
Opening Mass for FaithWorks
Local Service Ministries
St. Dominic Chapel, 4:00 p.m.
Open to FaithWorks participants
 
Sunday, August 23                                                             
FaithWorks Sunday Mass
M. Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence
Principal Celebrant and Homilist
Local Service Ministries
St. Dominic Chapel, 12:00 noon
Open to FaithWorks participants
 
Thursday, August 27
Mass of Welcome for New Students and Their Families           
Fr. M. James Cuddy, O.P., Chaplain, Principal Celebrant
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President, Homilist
Peterson Recreation Center, 3:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Sunday, August 30                                                                         
Labor Day Weekend Masses
New Students of the Class of 2019 Orientation
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Open to all
 
Monday, August 31 - Friday, November 6
Exhibit:  Following the Journey of the Dominican Family:
The Pilgrimages of the Smith Fellows throughout the World
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.
Open to all
 
Monday, August 31
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Slavin 116 (Executive Dining Room)
Executive Board, 6:00 p.m.
Full Council, 7:00 p.m.
 
SEPTEMBER
 
Wednesday, September 2
Academic Convocation
Peterson Recreation Center, 3:00 p.m.
Open to all; reception to follow
 
Sunday, September 6                                                        
Campus Ministry Open House
Chaplain’s Office
St. Dominic Chapel Plaza / Grotto
Following the 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Masses
Open to all students; light refreshments served
 
Tuesday, September 8
Learning Circles Initiative:  Growing a Circle Ever Wider:
Teaching and Learning in a Catholic and Dominican Setting
Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm
Open to all; RSVP is strongly encouraged
 
Tuesday September 8                                                        
Priory BBQ
Chaplain’s Office
St. Thomas Aquinas Priory (rear lawn), 6:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Thursday, September 10
Reading Group for “Laudato Sí”,
The Pope’s Recent Encyclical on “Our Common Care for the World”
Information session for all interested in participating
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 4:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Friday, September 11                                                         
Provapalooza
Campus Ministry Executive Board
Slavin Lawn, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Open to all students   
 
Friday, September 11 – Saturday, September 12         
Campus Ministry Council Fall Retreat               
Chaplain’s Office
Lincoln Woods, Lincoln, RI, and Edwards House, Framingham, MA
Friday, 4:30 p.m. – Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff;
Friday night includes Peer Ministers
 
Monday, September 14
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Executive Board, location and time TBD
Formation Groups, locations TBD, 7:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, September 15, and
Thursday, September 17
Information Sessions: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Fr. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P., and Sr. Anne Frances Klein, O.P.
Campus Ministry Center, 8:00 p.m.
Open to all interested students
 
Thursday, September 17
A Campus Conversation
The Landscapes of Sacred Travel:  Pilgrimage Medieval and Modern
Dr. George Greenia, Professor of Hispanic Studies, Coordinator of the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies, College of William and Mary
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 4:00 p.m.
Open to all; light reception to follow; RSVP is encouraged
 
Friday – Sunday, September 18 - 20
Connections Retreats        
Chaplain’s Office
Toah Nipi, Rindge, NH, and Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, RI
Open to first-year students; reservations required
 
Monday, September 21
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Slavin 116 (Executive Dining Room)
Executive Board, 6:00 p.m.
Full Council, 7:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 23, 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Abroad for Christ in the Company of St. Dominic:
Presentations by Summer 2015 Smith Fellows
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Open to all; light refreshments served
Thursday, September 24
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhails, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday - Sunday, September 26 -27
Papal Visit to Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Open to all students; reservations required
 
Saturday, September 27
Day of Connections Retreat         
Chaplain’s Office
YMCA Camp Woodstock, Woodstock Valley, CT
Open to first-year students; reservations required
 
Monday, September 28
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Executive Board, location and time TBD
Formation Groups, locations TBD, 7:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P, Student Fellowship Program for Study and Service Abroad:
Information Sessions for Summer 2016 Fellowships
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Open to sophomores and juniors; light refreshments served
 
Also in September in Campus Ministry…
            NOLA Immersion Group Meetings
            Solidarity Supper                                                    
 
OCTOBER
 
Thursday, October 1
Mass for the Board of Trustees
St. Dominic Chapel, 5:00 p.m.
Open to Members of the Board of Trustees
 
Friday, October 2
Fall Festival
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Friday – Saturday, October 2 - 3
St. Dominic Weekend
Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Advancement
 
Saturday, October 3
Mini Retreat
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open to Students
 
Saturday, October 3
Abroad for Christ in the Company of St. Dominic:
Presentations by Summer 2015 Smith Fellows
Ruane Center 205, 2:30 p.m.
Open to all
 
Saturday, October 3
Mass for St. Dominic Weekend
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 5:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Sunday, October 4
Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Liturgical Ministries
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. Mass
Open to all
 
Monday, October 5
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Slavin 116 (Executive Dining Room)
Executive Board, 6:00 p.m.
Full Council, 7:00 p.m.
 
Monday – Thursday, October 5 - 8
Poverty Awareness Week
Sponsored by Global Service and Justice, and Local Service Ministries
 
Monday, October 5
World Habitat Day Event
Habitat for Humanity
Location and time TBD
Open to all students
 
Tuesday, October 6
Solidarity Supper
Global Service and Justice
Location and time TBD
Open to all
 
Wednesday, October 7
TOM’s event
Social Justice Advocacy
Location and time TBD
Open to students
 
Thursday, October 8
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
STOP Hunger
Location and time TBD
Open to all students
 
Friday – Sunday, October 16 - 18
Into the Wilderness Men’s Retreat
Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich, MA
Open to all male students; reservations required
 
Friday – Sunday, October 16 - 18
Into the Wilderness Women’s Retreat
Camp Nihan, Saugus, MA
Open to all female students; reservations required
 
Monday, October 19
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Executive Board, location and time TBD
Formation Groups, locations TBD, 7:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday, October 21
A Noontime Luncheon Presentation
From East to West Indies:  The Journey of a Tamil Testament
Dr. Edward E. Andrews, Associate Professor, Department of History
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
Open to all; light luncheon served; RSVP is required
 
Wednesday, October 21                
NOLA Meal Auction
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Sunday, October 25           
Senior Ring Mass
St. Dominic Chapel, time TBD
Open to seniors, their dates, and their families
 
Monday, October 26
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Slavin 116 (Executive Dining Room)
Executive Board, 6:00 p.m.
Full Council, 7:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 29                
Theology on Tap
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1
Freshman Family Weekend
Sponsored by the Office of College Events
 
Saturday, October 31
Mini-Retreat
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to students
 
Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1
Freshman Family Weekend
Sponsored by the Office of College Events
 
Saturday, October 31
Freshman Family Weekend Mass
Vigil of the Solemnity of All Saints
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Open to all
 
Also in October in Campus Ministry… 
Reflection Night for Local Service Ministries
Halloween Party hosted by Elderly Outreach
Special Olympics Soccer & Skills Tournament
Connections Retreats Reunions
 
NOVEMBER
 
Sunday, November 1
Freshman Family Weekend Mass
Solemnity of All Saints
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 11:00 a.m.
Open to all
 
Monday, November 2
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Executive Board, location and time TBD
Formation Groups, locations TBD, 7:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, November 5
Solidarity Supper
Global Service and Justice
Slavin Center, ’64 Hall, time TBD
Open to all
 
Friday, November 6
Dinner with Dominicans
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m.
Open to students, and Dominican Friars and Sisters; reservations required
 
Saturday, November 7
Feast of All Saints of the Dominican Order:
Opening of the Jubilee Celebration for the Order of Preachers
Open House Celebration
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open to all; light refreshments served all afternoon
Come and kick off the 800th Anniversary of the Order with us!
 
Monday, November 9
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Slavin 116 (Executive Dining Room)
Executive Board, 6:00 p.m.
Full Council, 7:00 p.m.
 
Friday – Saturday, November 13 - 14
NOLA Immersion Retreat
Irons Homestead and Conference Center, Glocester, RI                                  
Open to NOLA Immersion participants only
 
Saturday, November 14
Mini-Retreat for RCIA
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to students
 
Sunday, November 15 – Friday, December 11
Christmas Giving Tree
Children’s Outreach
St. Dominic Chapel and Raymond Dining Hall
Open to all
 
Monday, November 16
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Executive Board, location and time TBD
Formation Groups, locations TBD, 7:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, November 17
The Annual St. Albert the Great Lecture
A Quinn Family Lecture
An Environmentalist Looks at “Laudato Sí”,
The Pope’s Recent Encyclical on “Our Common Care for the World”
Christopher Rein, Environmentalist, Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council
Aquinas Hall Lounge, 4:00 pm
Open to all, light reception to follow, RSVP is encouraged
 
Thursday, November 19                
Theology on Tap
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Friday, November 20                
Coffeehouse
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, November 21
Mini-Retreat
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, November 21
CRS Fair Trade Sale
Social Justice Advocacy
Slavin Center, Lower Level, 12:00 noon
Open to all
 
Monday, November 23
Thanksgiving Prayer Service and Fall Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Chaplain’s Office
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
 
Monday, November 30—Friday, January 15
Exhibit: Christmas Crèches     
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.
[During the Christmas Break:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
on those days when the College is open]
 
Monday, November 30
Campus Ministry Council Meetings
Slavin 116 (Executive Dining Room)
Executive Board, 6:00 p.m.
Full Council, 7:00 p.m.
 
Also in November in Campus Ministry…        
          Special Olympics Basketball Tournament         
          Peer Ministry Program Day of Retreat / Service
          Reflection Night for Local Service Ministries
 
DECEMBER
 
Wednesday, December 2
Theological Exchange Between Catholics and Jews:
Reception in the Jewish Community of “Nostra Aetate”—The Second Vatican Council’s
“Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions”
Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Director,
Center for Interreligious Understanding, Teaneck, NJ
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 5:00 p.m.
Open to all; reception to follow; RSVP required
Co-sponsored with the Department of Theology
 
Friday, December 4
Jingle Bell Bash
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.         
Open to all students
 
Saturday, December 5
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 7
Campus Ministry Leadership Christmas Party
Campus Ministry Executive Board
Campus Ministry Center, 6:30 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry leadership and Campus Ministry staff
 
Tuesday, December 8
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Patronal Solemnity of the United States and Holyday of Obligation
Monday Vigil Masses
St. Dominic Chapel, 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday Masses
Priory Chapel, 7:30 a.m.
St. Dominic Chapel, 11:35 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Tuesday, December 8
Christmas Crèches Lecture
A Noontime Luncheon Presentation
Fr. James Sabak, O.F.M., Department of Theology
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
Open to all; light luncheon served; RSVP is required
 
Tuesday, December 8                                
Confessions Made Easy
Chaplain’s Office
St. Dominic Chapel, 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
Open to all; co-sponsored with the Knights of Columbus
 
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MASSES AND CONFESSIONS ON CAMPUS
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)
                                                (with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament)
                                      3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturday)
 





 
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