Week of 02/15/2015

Hello club,

Happy Valentine’s Day! But (more) importantly, happy feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius! Saints Cyril and Methodius were Byzantine Greek brothers who were the principal Christian missionaries among the Slavic peoples in Moravia (present day Czech Republic) and Pannonia. Pope Saint John Paul II named them co-patrons of Europe, along with St. Benedict. Saints Cyril and Methodius, watch over all missionaries but especially those in Slavic countries. Help those that are in danger in the troubled areas. Watch over the people you dedicated your lives to. Pray for us and for peace in Eastern Europe. Amen.

Please see below for club announcements.  We look forward to seeing you at our two Masses this week – our usual Sunday Mass and our Ash Wednesday Mass.  In the meantime, have a safe and happy long weekend!

Best,

Your CSA Exec Team

Upcoming @ HBS

  1. [SIGN UP] Sunday Mass, Sun 2/15 @ 8pm, HBS Chapel

As always, the Mass schedule, cookie sign-up, cantor sign-up and prayers of the faithful submissions are in the Google doc. If anyone would like to make cookies this week, we would appreciate your help!

  1. Ash Wednesday Mass, Wed 2/18 @ 3pm, HBS Chapel

Please join us for Mass on Ash Wednesday in the HBS Chapel. Please plan to arrive early as seats tend to fill up quickly.

  1. CSA Mardi Gras Social, Tues 2/17 @ 6pm, Gallatin Lounge

Thank you to all who have signed up for the Mardi Gras social event! If you have no yet RSVP’ed, please do so by TONIGHT by filling out this Google poll.

  1. [SIGN UP] Harvard Catholic Center Retreat, Sat 2/21, Gallatin Lounge (10:30am-4:00pm)

Sign up for this one-day retreat with Catholics from all of Harvard’s graduate schools.  More information in the attached flyer.  We are looking for volunteers to lead one or more of our three sessions on: 1. Teachings & Practices of Discernment, 2. Dating & Marriage, and 3. Work.  If you are interested in volunteering or in learning more, please contact Andrew Hillis at [email protected] or Erin Frey at ([email protected] or [email protected]).

Programming outside The Bubble

  1. 2015 Summer Seminars in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Deadline 2/15, The Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought

Applications Due: Sunday, February 15. Now in its seventh year, these seminars are open to Ph.D. students in the humanities, social sciences, and other relevant areas of study. Room, board, and a travel stipend will be included for those whose applications are accepted. Each seminar will include five days of intensive discussion based on close reading of the assigned texts as well as daily presentations given by the professor and student participants. A deep knowledge of the material is not required to apply. The goal of each seminar is twofold: first, to enable participants to gain mastery over the material under discussion, both for teaching and research purposes; and second, to deepen participants’ understanding and awareness of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Learn more here.

  1. Ex Libris Reading Group, 2/17, Harvard Catholic Center Student Lounge (20 Arrow Street)

Come and join us on Tuesday February 17, at 8:00pm in the Student Lounge for the next meeting of our reading group, Ex Libris.  We’ll be reading a couple of G. K. Chesterton’s ‘Father Brown’ tales – short and fun detective stories with plenty to say about theology and morality, which will hopefully give us ample opportunity to reflect on our own walks with Jesus.  Please email [email protected] for a pdf of the reading material if you want to look at it in advance.  Everyone is welcome – we look forward to seeing you there!

  1. Harvard Catholic Center Lecture Series presents Peter Kreeft on “The Three Best Arguments for Atheism”, 2/19, Harvard Catholic Center (20 Arrow Street)

Harvard Catholic Center Lecture Series presents renowned Boston College philosophy professor Peter Kreeft for a talk entitled “The Three Best Arguments for Atheism.  Lecture will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM in DiGiovanni Hall.

  1. Believers in Business Conference 2015,  2/20-21 Fri evening-Sat, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC

Believers in Business is a student-run national conference that equips Christian/Catholic MBA students to glorify God through their lives, careers, and fellowship with each other.  Prices: $139 for students; $189 for professionals. There is a “Fellowship with a friend” discount – buy two tickets and get one 15% off. Also, HBS Christian Fellowship will be providing transportation from Boston to NYC and back. Buy your tickets today! Looking for a ticket buddy or roommate? Find one here!  Questions? Email Kai Li at [email protected]

  1. Young Couples and New Families Potluck, 2/21, Harvard Catholic Center 2nd floor (20 Arrow Street)

Engaged? Married? New Family? Come join us for a potluck dinner! Date: Sat 2/21. Time: 4pm. Join the email list: [email protected].

  1. Cor Ad Cor, 2/26, Harvard Catholic Center Student Lounge (20 Arrow Street)

How does your life of faith guide you in your working life? How does your work help you live out your faith? Come hear others’ stories and share your own over food, wine, and warm conversation.  Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015.  Time: 8:00 PM.

  1. His Way at Work 2015 Spiritual Retreat, 2-27-3/1, LC Cheshire Seminary in Cheshire, CT

Visit this link for more information.

  1. Cecilia Young Adults Corsages and Cummerbunds Winter Formal, 2/28, Westin Copley

The St. Cecilia Young Adults group in partnership with The Paulist Center and St. Anthony Shrine young adult groups is hosting a winter dance on Saturday, February 28 at the Westin Copley from 8-11pm for young adults aged 21-40 from across the diocese. Tickets can be purchased at scya.eventbrite.com for $35 each. DJ, appetizers, and a cash bar will be available. For more information, email [email protected].

  1. Graduate Student Brunch, Every Sunday after 9:30am Mass at St. Paul’s Church

The GSAS CSA invites all graduate students and young professionals to join them for brunch every Sunday following the 9:30am Mass.  Gather and meet in the vestibule after Mass to go over together.

  1. Paul’s Food Pantry, Every Saturday morning, St. Paul’s Lower Church

St. Paul’s Parish operates a food pantry each Saturday morning in  St.  Paul’s lower church.  For more information please contact Tara at [email protected].

  1. ESOL Program, Every Saturday from 10am-12pm, St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s is looking for volunteers to teach in its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, offered to adults in the community.  Class meets Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, throughout the university school year.  For more information, please contact Becky at: [email protected].

  1. Prison Ministry, Every Sunday at South Bay’s House of Correction

Please join us for Prison Ministry on Sundays at South Bay’s House of Correction.  For more information, please contact Tomas at: [email protected].

Mass and the Sacraments @ St. Paul’s

  1. Regular Mass and Sacraments schedules
  • Sunday: 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 5:00PM (Student Mass during academic year)

Daily Mass at St. Paul’s

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00AM, 12:10PM
  • Saturday: 9:00AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Saturdays 3:00PM-4:00PM (in Reconciliation Room in the back of St Paul’s Church)

Adoration & Confession:

  • Tuesdays: 8pm-9pm (during academic year)
  • First Friday of the month after the 8:00AM Mass until noon
  1. Prep for Marriage, Confirmation or any of the other Sacraments

Contact Fr. Salzmann at [email protected] or 617-864-0911, or Fr. Drea at [email protected] or 617-491-8400.

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