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INFO March 2014

"Let us Journey with Christ" -


issue no: 6


Pope Francis Sunday 1 PM Reflection Room - 2nd floor of Campus Center Room 233

7 PM Blue and Gold Room on the ground floor of the Campus Center

Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up! LENT 2014 In his Lenten message for 2014, Pope Francis takes inspiration from the words of St. Paul (Cor 8:9), and asks us to contemplate Paul's invitation to live "a life of evangelical poverty." We can begin to embrace this call by fasting from or "giving up" material things, including foods, that are superfluous to our basic needs; "taking up" charitable habits that are directed to helping and caring for others; and "lifting up" our brothers and sisters who are in need through giving alms, praying and participating in devotional practices. "In the poor and outcast we see Christ's face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ." — Pope Francis By taking an active approach to the three traditional pillars of Lenten observance, prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we recognize that to be evangelists, we must first be evangelized ourselves.

Daily Monday - 5 PM Wednesday - 12:10 PM Held in the Reflection Room on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center

Thursdays - 5PM Held at Newman House - 359 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth. 1700 feet west of Campus Entrance.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life) Before or After Mass or by Appointment.

Meet Your Campus Ministry Team Fr. David Frederici

Campus Minister Office: (Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Campus Center, Rm. 202) Contact info: Office: 508-999-8872 Cell: 774-994-7457

Deacon Frank Lucca

Campus Minister Office: (Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Campus Center, Rm. 202) Daily from 9:00 - 5:00 pm Contact info: Office: 508-999-8872 Cell: 508-454-6618

Fr. Bob Roetzel

Campus Minister Office: (Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Campus Center, Rm. 202) Contact info: Office: 508-999-8872

Adam Trudel

Vocation comes from the Latin word voco, vocare meaning "to call." Each person has a calling from God, an indication from God about where they are being led. The Catholic Church identifies three primary vocations: single life, married life, and religious or ordained life. Catholic Campus Ministry offers many different opportunities for vocational discernment including Jeremiah’s Journey. Visit our website (under Discern tab) to complete the application to participate in Jeremiah's Journey this year. Are you a Catholic young adult who wants to understand more about your Catholic Faith? To enrich your understanding of the fullness and beauty of our Catholic Faith? Or are you a nonCatholic or have you been separated from the Catholic faith? Join us to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Catholic 101 Online sessions are scheduled from 5:00 - 6:30 pm Online beginning March 12!. Visit our website to register.

GATHER with other CATHOLICS to SOCIALIZE and Share YOUR Faith! March 13 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Newman House

Visit our website for this month's topic.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year! Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

Music Ministry Contact information:

Visit our website to register for our team! Thank you!

Calling all Juniors!! So you’re a student. And you want to develop your leadership skills and live out your faith. You’ve come to the right place!

There are many opportunities for service in the local community. Please join us in our outreach. Details and sign-up forms may be found on our website.

• It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for the next phase of your life. • It’s about lively weekly gatherings with your Catholic peers. • It’s about retreats and self-reflection, and a powerful mentor relationship. • It’s all designed to help you understand more about yourself and your Church. So if you’re ready to explore your faith and your leadership abilities, get ESTEEM. And shape the Church’s future. Now.

Sr. Rose House Soup Kitchen Once a month, on the fourth Thursday of January (30), February, March and April, join us at the Sister Rose House Soup Kitchen in New Bedford. With the generous donation from UMD Dining Services (Chartwells), UMD students deliver and serve a meal to those who are in most need of our care and concern. Please register for each date so that we know how many of you will be participating. If you'd prefer, you may register for one date at a time. It's only a few hours a month and you'll feel good about it…as will those whom we serve!

Esteem (Engaging Students To Enliven the Ecclesial Mission) is a program for Juniors and Seniors. UMass Dartmouth is one of only 9 sites nationwide to offer this exciting new program. More information will be available soon. ESTEEM is expected to kick-off at UMD in the Spring of 2014. Interested? Visit our website and let us know!

My Brother's Keeper At My Brother's Keeper, they view service as a privilege and a joy, not an obligation. When families trust My Brother's Keeper in their time of need, they give us a beautiful gift: the humble acceptance of their help. More than 2,500 student, business, and individual volunteers come to My Brother's Keeper each year to experience this privilege of service. What our volunteers receive in return is life-changing: a profound appreciation for the blessings they have and a sense of fulfillment that comes from helping others in Christ's name. This philosophy of service makes volunteering at My Brother's Keeper not only meaningful but also joyful. Their staff and volunteers embrace working together, we enjoy each other's company, and they have fun!

Newman House The Newman House is located at 359 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth. Heading West from the entrance to campus, it is the second house on the left. It provides students with a place to hang out with friends, watch TV, prepare something to eat, study, or pray. Every Thursday night, members of the UMD Community are invited to a Pasta Night at 6PM

following the 5:00 pm Mass in the Newman House Chapel. Please email us or call us to let us know you are coming (just to make sure we prepare enough food).

If you are interested in being a house volunteer, please contact Frank or Fr. David in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

Newman Catholic Student Association Students serve as advisors to Catholic Campus Ministry Staff and leaders in building up the Catholic Community on campus. It is made up of commuter and resident students. There are many opportunities to get involved in various ministries, committees and programs. - Community Life - Justice and Service - Personal Development - Leadership - Faith and Worship Officers for 2013/2014: Dan Durning - President Lindsey Meunier - Vice President Dorothy Mahoney-Pacheco - Secretary Christa Lawton - Treasurer


The mission of the Knights of Columbus College Council Program is to promote the moral, intellectual and spiritual development of the future leaders of civil society, the Order, and the Church through witness to the Gospel and dedication to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism." Membership is open to any male who is over the age of 18 and a practicing Roman Catholic. Membership also continues after one graduates from UMass Dartmouth through the local K of C Council. Interested? Contact Frank Lucca at

ReVERB is a Catholic young adult ministry for college students who want to experience Christ and the Church through adoration and fellowship. Join us on the first Monday of each month (April 7) at 7:00 pm in the Reflection Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Our non-renowned chef prepares a free pasta dinner on Thursday evenings at the Newman House. Join us for Mass at 5:00 pm., followed by an evening of relaxation, conversation and dinner. Newman House is located 1000 feet west of the main entrance at 359 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA

Stations, Soup and Sandwiches - Join us on Monday, March 10 at 6:00 pm for the Stations of the Cross at Newman House. Following the Stations of the Cross, we'll gather for dinner of soup and sandwiches. Join us for this special Lenten prayer and community.

UMass Dartmouth Catholic Campus Ministry

285 Old Westport Road Room 202 North Dartmouth, MA 02747 Tel: 508-999-8872

UMass Dartmouth CCM March 2014 newsletter  
UMass Dartmouth CCM March 2014 newsletter