2019 Lenten Season at St. Thomas University

On Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019, we commemorate the beginning of Lenten Season, one of the major liturgical seasons of the Catholic Church. It is a 40-day period of preparation that leads the faithful community up to Easter. During Lent, the Church asks us to open our hearts to the practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to our baptismal renewal. Christians are called to a true conversion of their hearts and minds as followers of Christ.

The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to journey together through the Lenten Season. We invite you to participate in our Lenten weekly programming. In a particular way during this Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy that “remind us that faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help our neighbors in body and spirit…Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ (Pope Francis).”

Through this season, we may be seeking, questing, discerning and pondering. We invite you to take the first step and become Lenten people by extending acts of mercy, love, kindness, compassion, charity and service with one another. Then, we will be able to embody the living gospel and to ponder these things with a new heart!

May you have a blessed journey of renewal,

Campus Ministry at St. Thomas University


St. Thomas University Weekly Programming:

Lenten Morning Prayer & Coffee
Monday – Friday | 9:15 am | Dooner Hall 111

Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass)
Daily Mass | Monday – Friday | 12:15 pm
Sunday Mass | 7 pm

Misa en Español (New during Lent)
Mondays | 9:25 am | The Chapel of Saint Anthony

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Monday – Thursday | 3:00 pm | The Chapel of Saint Anthony

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Adoration)
Mondays | 12:45 pm (after Mass) | The Chapel of Saint Anthony

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Mondays at 12:00 pm | Sundays at 6:45 pm | (15 minutes before Mass) | OR make an appointment  with Fr. Sau Phung at sphung@stu.edu (English) or Bishop Del Castillo at sldelcastillo@gmail.com (Español)

CM Café Outdoors
Wednesdays | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Dooner Hall Breezeway | Beverages and Snacks

Upper Room Midday Mass
Wednesdays | 12:15 pm | Followed by Soup & Bread TO GO!

Open Space for Individual Prayer & Meditation
Wednesdays | 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm | The Chapel of Saint Anthony

IGNITE Soup & Bread-Young Adult Lenten Series
Wednesdays | 6:00 pm | Dooner Hall 111

St. Thomas More Law Society
Midday Prayer | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 12:30 pm | Room 109A (Back of Law Library)
Bible and Cafecito | Thursdays | 3:00 pm | Law School Breezeway

Bible Study
Thursdays | 4:00 pm | Dooner Hall 111

40 day “Acts of Kindness” Lenten Challenge!
Extend acts of mercy, love, kindness, understanding, charity, service. Let’s transform and let God transform us! | Follow our daily calendar for ideas | Share your daily acts with us on social media using #stucm40acts

Special Events:

Ash Wednesday Mass
Wednesday, March 6 | 12:15 PM | The Chapel of Saint Anthony |  Followed by Soup & Bread at the Chapel Breezeway

IGNITE your Lent: From Ashes to Hip-Hop with Br. Mike Martinez, S.J.
Wednesday, March 6 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Rathskeller | Light dinner included

St. Thomas University and the Nature Conservancy 2nd International Conference on Climate, Nature & Society
April 4 – 5 |Saint Thomas University| To register Google: STU Climate Conference

Lenten Retreat: Called to Happiness
April 5 – 7 | Casa Calasanz Retreat House (Miami, FL) | Open Saturday Night for Dinner, Adoration and Praise & Worship at 7:00 pm

Night of Reconciliation at The Chapel
Wednesday, April 17 | 6:00 pm | Live Passion Pantomime (IGNITE)| Taizé Adoration | Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered | Soup & Bread will be served in the Campus Ministry lounge (Dooner 111)

Holy Week:

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
April 14 | 7:00 pm
The Chapel of Saint Anthony

Good Friday Way of the Cross through the Streets of Miami
(Starting at the Missionaries of Charity Homeless Shelter)
Friday, April 19 | 8:30 am | 724 N.W. 17 St. Miami, FL, 33136

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
April 21 | 7:00 pm
The Chapel of Saint Anthony

For More Information, contact:

Phone: 305. 628.6525
Office: Dooner Hall 111

Follow Campus Ministry on social media:
Instagram: stu_campusministry
Twitter: @stu_campusmin
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Campus Ministry’s brochure for Lenten 2019  can be found in the back of the Chapel or in the Campus Ministry Office. ALL are welcome to participate!

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