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Lent 2014 at UMass Dartmouth

Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up! 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.

"Let us Journey with Christ" - Pope Francis

There are many opportunities for learning more about your faith, discerning your vocation and spending time in prayer this Lenten season at UMass Dartmouth. Please join us! Visit our website at for updates and schedules.

Campus Mass Schedule Sunday at 1PM and 7PM - Easter Sunday at 7:00 PM 1 PM Mass - Reflection Room (2nd floor of the Campus Center) and the 7 PM Mass - Blue and Gold Room (ground floor of the Campus Center)

Monday at 5PM and Wednesday at 12:10 PM Held in the Reflection Room on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center)

Thursdays at 5PM Held at Newman House - 359 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth. 1600 feet west of Campus Entrance. ***********************

Sacrament of Reconciliation (in the Reflection Room ) at 5-6 pm on Sunday during Lent.

reVERB - 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 at 7:00 pm in the Reflection Room on the second floor of the Campus Center. Jeremiah's Journey - 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. Contact Fr David. Catholic 101 - Begins March 12! Are you a Catholic Adult who wants to understand more about your Catholic Faith? To enrich your understanding of the fullness and beauty of our Catholic Faith? Are you a non-Catholic or have you been separated from the Catholic faith? Join us to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Join us on Wednesday evening from 5:00 - 6:30 pm online via our virtual meeting space. Bible Study - These groups provide an opportunity for you to gather weekly with the same group of peers, sharing your faith and reflecting on scripture and the presence of God in your lives. Groups are currently led by Campus Ministers. Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm in the Reflection Room on the second floor of the campus center.

Theology on Tap - This ministry is for UMass Dartmouth students, other college students and young adults in the New Bedford/Fall River Area. Life can be pretty hectic balancing school, career, family, etc. You may have a desire to become more involved in your Church, or maybe your looking for a church to call home, but don't seem to find a community that "speaks" to you. This ministry is meant to allow you the opportunity to gather with other Catholics your age, to socialize, to share faith, learn about the faith and to put faith into action. Theology on Tap is offered on the second Thursday of the month Following Pasta Night at Newman House at 359 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA (1600 feet west of the UMass Dartmouth campus entrance. Busy Persons Retreat - Each semester the Busy Person’s Retreat (BPR) takes place on campus and it’s for exactly who it sounds like--busy people like you and me! Busy Persons Retreat runs from April 6-10, 2014. BPR occurs over the course of five days on campus. What makes BPR unique is that the retreat schedule depends on your schedule. Each retreatant commits 30 minutes of personal prayer (we'll give you a guide to follow) and 30 minutes meeting with a spiritual director at least twice during the five days. It’s a great way to learn to pray within your busy lives. A spiritual director is someone who listens to your faith story and someone who guides you through reflection and prayer. Soup and Stations - Join us on Monday, March 10 and Monday, April 14 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 opportunity.

Local parishes for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil St. Julie Billiart Parish, 494 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth Visit their website for schedules - St George Parish - Address: 12 Highland Ave, Westport, MA 02790 , Call for schedule - Phone:(508) 636-7031

Lent 2014 UMass Dartmouth