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Spring 2015:  Integrated Calendar of Events

 
  
JANUARY
 
Thursday, January 1 – Sunday, January 4
FOCUS Seek 2015 Conference
Executive Board/Campus Outreach
Nashville, TN
Open to members of the FOCUS Team
 
Saturday, January 3 – Saturday, January 10      
NOLA Immersion Trip
Global Service and Justice
New Orleans, LA
Open to members of the 2015 New Orleans Immersion Team
 
Monday, January 5 – Friday, January 16
Exhibit:  Franciscans and the Christmas Crèche
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to all
 
Monday, January 5 – Friday, January 9
Providence Plunge
Local Service Ministries
Providence, RI
Open to international students on campus over Winter Break
 
Tuesday, January 6 – Friday, January 9
My Brother’s Keeper Urban Plunge
Local Service Ministries
South Easton, MA
Open to members of the MBK Urban Plunge Team
 
Thursday, January 15
First Meeting of the Spring Semester
Campus Ministry Executive Board
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Campus Ministry Council
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff
 
Monday, January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday
 
Tuesday, January 20
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
 
Wednesday, January 21 – Thursday, January 22         
March for Life
PC for Life
Washington, DC
Open to all students; reservations required
 
Friday, January 23
Coffeehouse
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, January 24                                                                                 
Mini-Retreat (Campus Ministry small group TBD)      
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all members of small group
 
Sunday, January 25
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
 
Sunday, January 25
Lighthouse Team Retreat
Office of the Chaplain
Location TBD, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open to Lighthouse Retreat Team members
 
Monday, January 26
The Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
The Quinn Family Lecture Series
What was Jesus Intending?
Reconstructing Jesus’ Historical Attitude Toward his Death
Fr. Nicholas E. Lombardo, O.P., Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America
Aquinas Hall Lounge, 7:00 p.m.
Reception to follow in the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies; open to all
 
Friday, January 30 – Saturday, January 31
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
 
Campus Ministry Council meetings in January: 
Executive Board                   Monday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m.
            Full Council (business)        Monday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
FEBRUARY
 
Sunday, February 1
Super Bowl Party
Knights of Columbus
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Thursday, February 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
 
Saturday, February 7
Encounter Team Retreat
Office of the Chaplain
Location TBD, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to Encounter with Christ Retreat Team members
 
Tuesday, February 10                                                          
Open Mic Night                                                                   
Worship and Liturgy
McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Wednesday, February 11
Multilingual Rosary
Vocations
St. Dominic Chapel, Time TBD
Open to all students
 
Friday, February 13 – Sunday, February 15
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
 
Monday, February 16
Presidents’ Day Holiday
 
Tuesday, February 17                    
NOLA Mardi Gras Celebration of Remembrance
Global Service and Justice
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Wednesday, February 18
Ash Wednesday
Ashes will be distributed at the following times:
              7:30 a.m.       Mass (St. Thomas Aquinas Priory Chapel)
            10:00 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, February 19
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, February 21       
Special Olympics Basketball
Peterson Gymnasium, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open to students and Special Olympians; reservations required
 
Saturday, February 21       
Mini-Retreat (Campus Ministry small group TBD)      
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all members of small group
 
Sunday, February 22                     
RCIA: Rite of Election (Catechumens) and
Call to Continuing Conversion (Candidates)
St. Dominic Chapel, 7:00 p.m. (within Mass)
Open to all
 
Wednesday, February 25
Spring Series:  Race, Justice, and the Church
Perfectionism and Moral Innocence:
Re-examining White Christian Complicity in the 21st Century
Dr. Elisabeth T. Vasko, Assistant Professor of Theology, Duquesne University
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 4:00 p.m.
Light reception to follow, open to all
 
Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1
Lighthouse Retreat
Office of the Chaplain
Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Wareham, MA
Open to the Class of 2017; reservations required                               
 
Also in February…
            Mass for Athletic Department / Office of the Chaplain            
 
Campus Ministry Council meetings in February: 
Clusters                                  Monday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Executive Board                   Monday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.
            Full Council (social) Monday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Clusters                                  Monday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
MARCH
 
Wednesday, March 4
Noontime Luncheon Presentation:
The International Justice Mission
Eileen Campbell, Senior Director of Advocacy, International Justice Mission
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
A light luncheon will be served; open to all; reservations requested at x-2870
 
Thursday March 5
Spring Series:  Race, Justice, and the Church
Can Catholic Theology Do More to Resist Racism?
Dr. Andrew Prevot, Assistant Professor of Theology, Boston College
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 4:00 p.m.
Light reception to follow, open to all
 
Thursday, March 5
Peer Ministry Program Welcome Social
Peer Ministry
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                
Open to all Connections Retreat Leaders                   
 
Friday, March 6
Alternative Spring Break Trips Sendoff
Habitat for Humanity
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m.
Open to students; accepted applications required
 
Saturday, March 7 – Sunday, March 15
Spring Break
 
Saturday, March 7 – Saturday, March 14
Alternative Spring Break Trips
Habitat for Humanity
Various locations
Open to students; accepted applications required
 
Monday, March 16 – Friday, April 17
Exhibit: Remembering the Holocaust: Local Voices
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Wednesday, March 18
Fall Faculty / Staff Meeting
Slavin Center, ’64 Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Open to faculty, administrators, and staff; light refreshments served
 
Thursday, March 19
Spring Series:  Race, Justice, and the Church
The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race
Dr. Willie James Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School, Duke University
Ruane 105, 4:00 p.m.
Light reception to follow; open to all
 
Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22
Into the Wilderness:  Men’s and Women’s Co-Ed Retreat
Location TBD
Open to all students; reservations required
 
Monday, March 23
Theological Exchange Between Catholics and Jews:
Antisemitism and Jewish Responses in Early Twentieth-Century Germany
Dr. John Connelly, Professor of History, University of California-Berkeley and
Dr. Michael Zank, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University
Venue TBD, 7:00 p.m.
Open to all
Co-sponsored with the Department of Theology
 
Tuesday, March 24
Confessions Made Easy
St. Dominic Chapel, 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
Open to all
 
Thursday, March 26
Theology on Tap
Faith Formation
Slavin Center, McPhail’s, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Friday, March 27
Dinner with Dominicans
Community Life
Campus Ministry Center, 6:00 p.m.
Open to students and Dominican Friars and Sisters; reservations required
 
Saturday, March 28
Mini-Retreat:  RCIA
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to students in the RCIA program
 
Also in March…
            Rock Against Hunger / STOP Hunger
            Swim Meet / Special Olympics
 
Campus Ministry Council meetings in March: 
Executive Board                   Monday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m.
            Full Council (business)        Monday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Clusters                                  Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Executive Board                   Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m.
            Full Council (social) Monday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Clusters                                  Monday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
APRIL
 
Thursday, April 2 – Monday, April 6
Easter Break
 
Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12        
Senior Retreat          
Office of the Chaplain
Toah Nipi, Rindge, NH                             
Open to all seniors; reservations required
 
Saturday, April 11
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
 
Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19        
Encounter with Christ Retreat      
Office of the Chaplain
St. Benedict Abbey, Still River, MA                                 
Open to all students; reservations required
 
Sunday, April 19                                                                            
Campus Ministry Volunteer Appreciation Night
Hospitality
Campus Ministry Center, following the 10:30 p.m. Mass
Open to all students
 
Thursday, April 23
Connections Retreat Leaders Welcome Social
Peer Ministry
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                
Open to all Connections Retreat Leaders                   
 
Friday, April 24
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
 
Friday, April 24
Spring Thing
Campus Ministry Council
Lawn behind St. Martin Hall, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Saturday, April 25  
Mini-Retreat (Campus Ministry small group TBD)      
Retreats
Campus Ministry Center / St. Dominic Chapel, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open to all members of small group
 
Sunday, April 26
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                                          
 
Monday, April 27
The Fr. Edward L. Cleary, O.P., Memorial Lecture
Fr. Gustavo Guttierez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
4:00 pm, Venue TBD
Open to all
Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program
                       
Monday, April 27
Campus Ministry Council End-of-Year Banquet
Executive Board
Location TBD, 7:00 p.m.
Open to Campus Ministry Council members and Campus Ministry staff
 
Late April Date TBD
The Annual St. Catherine of Siena Lecture
The Quinn Family Lecture Series
Topic, Lecturer, Date, Time, and Venue TBD
Open to all
 
Wednesday, April 29
Dominican Heritage Series
Noontime Luncheon Presentation on St. Catherine of Siena
Sr. Anne Frances Klein, O.P., Campus Minister and Assistant to the Chaplain
Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, 12:00 noon
A light luncheon will be served; open to all; reservations requested at x-2870
 
Also in April…
            Senior Prom / Elderly Outreach  
            Cultural Appreciation Night / ESL         
            Volunteer Reflection Night / Local Service Ministries
          Dinner Date Dance / Knights of Columbus
 
Campus Ministry Council meetings in April: 
Executive Board                   Monday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.
            Full Council (business)        Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Clusters                                  Monday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
MAY
 
Friday, May 1                      
May Crowning
Prayer and Devotions
St. Dominic Chapel Plaza & Grotto, Time TBD
Open to all
 
Sunday, May 3
Mass for Members of the Class of 2015
St. Dominic Chapel, 10:30 p.m.
Open to all students
 
Tuesday, May 12 – Thursday, May 14   
Training for New Campus Ministry Council
Office of the Chaplain
Details to follow
Open to members of 2015 Campus Ministry Council
 
Thursday, May 14
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (Ascension Thursday)
A Holyday of Obligation
Wednesday Vigil Masses in St. Dominic Chapel to be announced
Thursday Holyday Mass in Priory Chapel, 7:30 a.m.
Thursday Holyday Masses in St. Dominic Chapel to be announced
 
Saturday, May 16
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 - Sunday, May 29 - 31
Alumni Reunion Weekend
 
Friday – Sunday, May 29 – 31
Alumni Reunion Weekend
 
Friday, May 29
Golden Friar Mass
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 5:00 p.m.
Open to all
 
Sunday, May 31
Alumni Reunion Mass
Fr. Brian J. Shanley, Principal Celebrant and Homilist
St. Dominic Chapel, 10:30 a.m.
Open to all
 
 
JUNE
 
Thursday, June 4
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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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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