Fair Trade Sale

"Stand in solidarity with the working poor of the world." Pope Francis

Start your Christmas Shopping Early!!

You browse the catalog for crafts and gifts from around the world and choose your own gifts.  We order them for you with no shipping cost! 

Browse the catalog at www.serrv.org (DO NOT ORDER FROM WEBSITE), get form from Campus Ministry website, or stop in Campus Ministry, Graduate Office (Rima), Immaculata Hall (Peggy's desk) or the Library (Main Desk) to peruse the catalog and order.  No Guarantee on Sale items.  Orders are due in the Campus Ministry office by Oct. 21st.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Campus Ministry is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, September 29, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m., Latour Room, Nazareth Hall.    Please consider giving the gift of life by donating blood or volunteering your time for the drive.  Contact Mary Roche, (570) 961-4723, mroche@marywood.edu for more information. 

Men's Group

Men's Group  - for discussion, faith, and bonding with fellow males; meeting Thursdays, 8:30 p.m., Swartz Center.  For more information, contact Ross Capoccia, rcapoccia@m.marywood.edu or KyleTherrien , ktherrien@m.marywood.edu.

Prayer for Peace

O God, the Source of all that is, God of Abraham and Sarah,
from whom three great religions stemmed.
We pray for peace, salaam, shalom.
We pray for a just and respectful peace between Israelis and Palestinians,
Sunnis and Shiites, Muslims, Jews and Christians.
We pray for solutions that resolve the roots of historical conflicts.
We pray for a commitment to human rights by all sides and the protection of all lives.
We pray for effective international intervention to ensure justice for all.
We pray for humanitarian aid and rebuilding to reverse the destruction
and the hatred that has grown generation after generation.
Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Speak to their hearts: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest.”
We pray for peace and for justice in our homes and on our streets.
Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Speak to their hearts: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest."
We pray for an end to violence, war, and senseless death.
Grant us this, peaceful God. Grant us a peaceful world. Amen.

From A Prayer for an End to Violence, War, and Senseless Death, James E. Hug, S.J., Center of Concern

Fall Break Service Trip

 October 11-14 Marywood and the University of Scranton will work together to serve the local area at the Weinberg Food Bank, preparing and serving a meal at Good Shepherd Church, and painting and doing small home improvements with Neighborworks NEPA.  In the evening, participants will stay at Chapman Lake to relax, to share experiences and cook dinner.  Applications and a payment of $30 are due by October 3.  Spaces are limited! Email communityservice@m.marywood.edu.

Great Discernment Opportunity

This fall, from October 10-12, Catholics on Call will offer a weekend experience for young adults in Albany, NY. This retreat is designed to help young people think about the possibility of a life of service in the Church, and it’s also a lot of fun! This is a great opportunity to meet other men and women who are on a similar path as you are on, and there is no pressure to join anything.

Interested? Please call us at 773.371.5431, and check out the Catholics on Call website at www.catholicsoncall.org or http://albanyvocations.org/catholicsoncall/ for more information.

CCD Teachers Needed

St. Rose of Lima Parish, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale, PA  18407 is in need of CCD teachers for 2nd and 4th grades, along with assistants.  There will be a stipend attached.  For information, contact, Father John O'Bell, (570) 282-2991.

Big Friends/Little Friends - Volunteer Opportunity

Big Friends/Little Friends is an after-school program at Valley View Housing Development. Children need mentors to help them with their homework and plan fun activities. Volunteers are needed on Mondays and/or Thursdays, 2:30-4:40 p.m., beginning September 15 and 18. Transportation is provided. Help children be the best they can be. Sign up in Campus Ministry, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

For more information, contact Anthony Muscato amuscato@m.marywood.edu.

Alternative Break Service Trips - Applications now available

During the 2015 Spring and Summer breaks, Marywood will travel to serve in Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, Maine, Pittsburgh, PA and Guatemala. Applications are due September 22Click here for more information and for the application form.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

If you have been baptized Catholic, and would like to receive the other Sacraments of Initiation (First Holy Communion and Confirmation), or if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, please contact Sister Catherine Luxner (luxner@marywood.edu) or call the Campus Ministry office (570-961-4723).

United Way Food Drive

UNITED WAY FOOD DRIVE is underway until Sept. 19th.  Please drop off nutritious non-perishable food to the Human Resources Office on the Terrace Floor of the LAC or in the boxes around campus.  Thank you for your generosity.

2nd Annual Turkey Bowl

This year the Turkey Bowl will be Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 10 a.m., at the turf field.  All proceeds will benefit the Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family program, for the local community. 

Entry fee is $5.00 per person, or $30 for a team of six (must include 2 females).

Sign-ups will start September 8, outside the Main Dining Room; open to all students, staff and faculty. 

Deadline to sign-up is October 11.  Contact Amanda Bielat, abielat@m.marywood.edu for any questions.

Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program

Do you want to join Marywood's Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program for next year?  Fill out the CRS Ambassador Application and return it to Sr. John Michele Southwick at  Campus Ministry.  Email Sister John Michele, southwick@marywood.edu with any questions. Help feed the hungry, help those in crisis and help with developmental aid around the world.