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Encountering Faith; Transforming Life

Welcome to Campus Ministry!

Happy Callings StudentsThere are so many ways to get involved with Campus Ministry! Explore the links to the right to help you get started.

 We know this election has been difficult. Campus Ministry is here.

If you would like to talk with someone from our Campus Ministry team, but don't know how to go about it, simply fill out this form.  We will connect you to the Campus Minister of your choice via email, and you two can schedule a time to talk. It's that easy. Already have a connection or relationship with a Campus Minister? We encourage you to reach out to them directly!

Other post-election resources: 

  • We are called to be salt and light. In this challenging time after the 2020 election, we need to ask God for the wisdom and courage to engage in civil dialogue. Take some time for that with "Salt and Light: A Post-Election Prayer and Reflection."  
  • prayer from Pope Francis' Fratelli Tutti 
  • Beyond the Election, a Digital Resource. As we approach the Thanksgiving break, and the reality of a post-election world that remains contentious, Campus Ministry is here to help. Along with campus partners, we have put together a digital resource on how to have productive conversations with people who may disagree with you, as well as how to stay civically engaged beyond the election. To access the resource, go to tinyURL.com/UDBeyondtheElection. For more information, contact Meaghan Crowley.

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Fair Trade
  • This year Campus Ministry-Center for Social Concern will be conducting the Thanksgiving Food Drive virtually. We are partnering with The Foodbank, asking our faculty, staff and students to make monetary donations at The Foodbank site at https://thefoodbankdayton.org/donate/. Students can also donate using their meal plans. Visit the Thanksgiving Food Drive page on 1850 using the link below

    I would like to donate from my meal plan.

    Buying fair trade products ensures that people with low incomes, often in developing countries, will be helped by your purchase. To learn more about buying fair trade as well as environmentally sustainable products all year around, check out “Conscious Consumerism: Shopping Ethically in the Time of COVID-19” by Hannah Nicholas ’20 and Jaimie Franz ’21 (link below) and view this Fair Trade message from Hannah.

    I would like to learn more about Conscious Consumerism

    Faith/Mission 11.06.20
    Diwali

    Members of the University of Dayton community celebrate important religious holidays and cultural celebrations that span many different faith and cultural traditions.  Saturday, November 14, is Diwali, the ancient Hindu "Festival of Lights”.

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    Join us on a Virtual Breakout

    Virtual Breakouts will be held in January 2021. Find out about the new El Salvador e_Encounter and check back often as new opportunities will be added.

    Check out the virtual breakouts

    Explore Retreats

    Campus Ministry is offering a terrific selection of Retreats for the Fall semester. Whether you would like to be involved with scheduled virtual group activities or a personal, on-your-own schedule, Campus Ministry has a retreat for you.

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    Curious about FVL Houses?

    You've heard about FVL Houses, but maybe you're not sure exactly what they are. Living in a Faith, Vocation, and Leadership House is an experience for students interested in exploring faith, vocation, and leadership with the support of a community.

    I would like to read more about FVL Houses

    Religious Accommodations at the University of Dayton

    "As the semester unfolds, we want to remind everyone that students, faculty, and staff celebrate important religious holidays spanning many different faith traditions." Find out more about how we support the many different faith traditions represented here in our campus community.

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    Campus Ministry is Here for You

    We are here to assist you, listen to you and support you. Whether you want to find out about retreats and small journey groups to enhance your spiritual life, have a great idea for a faith and/or service club, need direction to organize a social justice event or just want to talk, we are here!

    I would like to contact a campus minister

    Current Liturgy Schedule

    View the current liturgy schedule and register to attend Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

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    Faith/Mission 10.30.20
    Solemnity of All Saints

    Just like our relatives, the memory of the Saints and their spiritual presence is available any time we recall them.

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    Service 10.14.20
    More Kindness than Expected

    "On most days, I feel as if I am learning almost as much as I am teaching." Curious about what it's like to spend a year after graduation in service?  Read about 2020 graduate Lexi Hays and her current experience at Amate House in Chicago.

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    Faith/Mission 08.18.20
    The Stories of Our Lives

    ...each of our stories is unique, continually unfolding, and worthy of respect; that we must be gentle and careful with another’s life stories and not assume we know either the beginning or the end of anyone’s story.

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    We should not let it be said that George Floyd died for no reason. We should honor the sacrifice of his life by removing racism and hate from our hearts and renewing our commitment to fulfill our nation’s sacred promise — to be a beloved community of life, liberty, and equality for all.

    Archbishop José Gomez

    President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops

    Resources to Help Us Pray Together When Apart

    Guided prayers and reflections, the University of Dayton Psalter and other faith resources.

    Faith Resources
    Students  performing service

    University of Dayton Selected as a Top School for Service

    University of Dayton, Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Concern have been selected by the Catholic Volunteer Network as one of their 2020 Top Schools for Service.

    University of Dayton Selected as a Top School for Service

    Students  performing service

    University of Dayton, Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Concern have been selected by the Catholic Volunteer Network as one of their 2020 Top Schools for Service.

    Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic 

    O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen. Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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