We have entered the 40-day desert of Lent. See below for a few suggestions on how you can share in Christ's own journey through the desert by participating in the age-old traditions that are based on Matthew 6:1-8: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Check back often because more suggestions will be added throughout Lent!
Join us for Mass in McDonough Chapel Sundays at 8:00 p.m. and weekdays at noon. We will also have Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Join a Bible Study. They are hosted:
- Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in Regina Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
- Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Starbucks
- Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in Warde L-341 (hosted by Chi Alpha)
Join a Prayer Group. They are hosted:
- Women's Groups in McDonough Chapel Prayer Room:
- Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
- Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
- Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
- Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
- Men's Group in McDonough Chapel Prayer Room: Mondays at 2:00 p.m.
- Mixed Gender, hosted by Chi Alpha Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in Warde L-310
Consider reading Scripture for fifteen minutes a day this Lent and you will work your way through all four of the Gospels. Consider using a free audio bible app: Truth and Life. Just download the app to your Android or iPhone, look in the playlists, and listen to the FREE "Four Gospels During Lent" listing.
You might prefer a daily online meditation, provided by Fr. Robert Barron. Check it out at www.lentreflections.com. You can sign up to have daily reflections that draw from Fr. Barron's extensive network and life experience sent directly to your inbox.
The Norms for Fasting and Abstinence (PDF) provides a brief guide to required days of fasting and abstinence within the Catholic Church. They are a good place to begin your Lenten fast.
Remember: the Norms only set the bare requirements for fasting; you are encouraged to reflect on what other items in your life you can do without in order to better focus your attention on God. If you choose to "give something up" (chocolate, TV, Facebook, etc.), spend the time and money you save focusing on your faith. If you save money from simple meals, donate that money to a good cause. If you save time, don't just spend it elsewhere, say a prayer or attend Mass that day.
CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for college students, families and faith communities.
Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor.
Pick up a CRS Rice Bowl from McDonough Chapel or the Lenten Oasis, located between Coffee Cats and the CIDAT Lounge. Use the calendar to pray, fast and give this Lent, then return the Rice Bowl to McDonough Chapel after Lent.
Welcome from Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry is here to provide you with the resources and opportunities you’ll need for religious and spiritual growth during your time at Saint Xavier University.
Grounded in the Catholic faith and immersed in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, Campus Ministry seeks to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, while also affirming the diversity of traditions within our faith community.
All are welcome, regardless of faith tradition, to participate in reflection and prayer, service and social justice projects, small faith sharing groups, retreats and student ministries.
We’re here for you! Please visit us in McDonough Chapel and the Mercy Ministry Center, and visit the ministers in Regina, Pacelli and Quad Halls, or contact us via email or phone.