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Mass Streaming Schedule
Friday, March 27, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Rooted in the Catholic tradition and guided by the Rule of St. Benedict, the mission of Campus Ministry at Saint Vincent College is to enable the college community, especially the students, of all faith traditions, by providing opportunities to explore, celebrate, act on and live their faith through prayer, education, service and Christian living.

Campus Ministry serves the students based on Scripture and the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict.

Ten Hallmarks of Benedictine Education
  1. Community
  2. Prayer
  3. Hospitality
  4. Stability
  5. Discipline
  6. Stewardship
  7. Humility
  8. Obedience
  9. Love of Christ and Neighbor
  10. Conversatio

The example of the early Church and the Hallmarks adopted by present-day Benedictine colleges lead us to serve our students in these four ways:

  • Worship
  • Service
  • Education
  • Christian Living


  • A Blessing for Saint Vincent College Bearcats

    Last week we were in a world that was full of our friends, classmates and teammates, concerned faculty and staff at Saint Vincent; today we might feel isolated and alone. Let us not let the isolation lead us to feeling disconnected, but in the midst of it may we be united with the Lord and one another. Let us look at those around us who are part of our present situation and give thanks and ask God’s Blessing.

    We are grateful for our administrators who put our health and safety first among their concerns and ask God’s blessing upon them as they continue to deliberate and struggle with the best response to this crisis.

    We appreciate the faculty and staff from all areas of campus life who have prepared to continue to instruct and provide services for us through online courses, and various offices and services. We ask God’s blessing on them in appreciation for all the efforts they are making to do this effectively.

    We are grateful for our students who became our best friends, students and workers throughout campus. May God bless all students by diminishing anxiety and giving them a deeper sense of peace.

    We give thanks to the Benedictine Community for their prayers throughout each day for us, and their willingness to be present even from a distance. May God keep them safe during this time.

    We remember and pray for our alumni and friends who hold all of us in their hearts, minds and prayers during these times. May the Lord Bless them and remind all of us that “Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.”

    We offer these prayers and all of our prayers as a family united by our love of Saint Vincent College. Prayer brings us together even at times when we are physically apart.

    Although we are not on campus, we are Bearcats and need to stay connected with one another. Make the most of your online courses and take advantage of the various opportunities to connect with offices and clubs via the internet. Be assured that all of us on campus are thinking about you and are concerned about how you are doing, and we are praying for you and your families. Remember, Jesus told us that he is present whenever two or more gather in his name. Let us gather through technology to support one another and to allow Jesus to be present to us.

    Finally, this is not the first time that Saint Vincent College has experienced a crisis. Back at the ourbreak of the Civil War Father Boniface Wimmer wrote:

    “In the holy sacrifice of the Mass, we find real consolation in a life full of trouble and suffering, of crosses and adversity. Let us meet each other there, under the cross. There is little time, though we must always take courage, gather fresh hope, and have confidence that is firm as a rock.”

    —Boniface Wimmer, Letters of An American Abbot, May 17, 1860

    Saint Vincent College Campus Ministers

    Father Killian Loch, O.S.B.
    Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B.
    Jody Marsh
    Bridget DiVittis
    Samantha Pashel
    Brother Barnabas O’Reilly, O.S.B.
    Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B.

Worshipworship

Liturgical Schedule

Mary, Mother of Wisdom Chapel

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Weekend Masses
Saturday -- 4:30 p.m.
Sunday -- 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday -- 12:05 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday -- 4:15 p.m.

Adoration - Fa. '18
Mondays following the 12:05 p.m. Mass -- 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays following the 4:15 p.m Mass -- 9:30 p.m. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation  

Monday-Friday -- 11:45 a.m.
M, T, TH, F - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday -- 3:45 p.m.
(Fr. Killian, Fr. Lawrence and Fr. Anthony are also available to hear confessions by appointment) 

Summer Mass Schedule

Summer schedule runs from the start of the summer session until the start of the fall semester 
Mass at 7 p.m. on Sundays. 
12:05 p.m. Mass Monday through Friday
11:45 a.m. Confessions on Fridays


Any deviations from this schedule will be posted on the Chapel doors. 
Looking for Mass times for Holy Days that aren't posted here? Just dial extension 2350.


Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica  

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Sunday Masses
Saturday Evenings - 5 p.m.
Sundays - 7:30 a.m, 9:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m.

Weekday Masses 
Weekday masses are at 6:50 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Community Masses Fa. '18
The Monastery, College, Seminary, and Parish
Communities will gather in the Basilica for a combined Saint Vincent Community Mass at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in this weekly celebration

September 5, 12 & 19
October 3,10,17 & 24
November 7 & 28
December 5

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every Weekday 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Saturdays 8 - 8:30 a.m. and 4 - 5 p.m

Holy Days of Obligation
Holy day masses are at 6:50 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., but always consult the church bulletin for any changes.

Monastic Prayer Schedule (Divine Office) All are welcome!  
Morning Prayer - Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Midday Prayer - Saint Gregory Chapel
Evening Prayer - Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Sunday 6:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Tuesday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday 6:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Saturday 6:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
*Takes place in Saint Gregory Chapel 

Interactive Eventscm-interactive

Let’s keep connected to one another.  Campus Ministry will be offering various opportunities during the week.  More will be announced as they are planned. All times listed are Eastern.


MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

Rosary with Brother Cassian
3 p.m. – join by going to the campus ministry Instagram account
svc_campusministry

Bible Study with Brother Barnabas
8 p.m. - join by following the link below
https://zoom.us/j/1457459
If you have a problem logging on text Brother Barnabas at  (724) 217-6126.

Bible Study with Brother Cassian
9 p.m. -  join by following the link below
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/8040214007
If you have a problem logging on text Brother Cassian at (724) 217-5815

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

Pray the Rosary together.
12:30 p.m. - join by following the link below
https://zoom.us/j/149227764  
if you have a problem logging on, email Samantha.pashel@stvencent.edu

Hour of Prayer from Mary Mother of Wisdom Chapel
9 p.m. -  join by following the link below
https://zoom.us/j/320933225
If you have a problem logging on, text Father Killian (724) 493-6268

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020

Theology of the Body with Br. Cassian
7 p.m. - join by following the link below
https://zoom.us/j/8040214007
If you have a problem logging on text Brother Cassian at (724) 217-5815

SMALL GROUPS

Also, our Small groups will continue to meet in some fashion on line.  Your should be hearing from you Small Group Leader about the details.  If you are not part of a Small Group and would like to join one, contact Jessica Ackerman – jessica.ackerman@stvincent.edu, or text Brother Barnabas - (724) 217-6126.

Serviceservice

Campus Ministry participates in many service activities:

  • Serving meals to the homeless
  • Visiting hospitalized children and the elderly
  • Hosting blood drives
  • Defending human life

Service trips during school breaks:

  • Alaska

    Alaska Campus MinistryWhen most people think about missionary work, they do not think about Alaska. Yet, Alaska is missionary land. At the invitation of Bishop Edward Burns, Bishop of Juneau, Campus Ministry sponsored a service trip to work in the Diocese of Juneau, which is the size of the State of Florida and 10.2% Catholic. The Diocese has 11 parishes and 15 missions which are served by only 9 priests. As a result, our students were received by the Bishop and people of the Diocese with open arms. While in Alaska the students prayed and worked at parishes and missions in Juneau and Skagway, and visited the Shrine of Saint Therese, the Patron of Alaska.

    The participants not only gained a deeper understanding of the Gospel message to help those who are in need, but they also had the opportunity to interact with the local residents, visit historical sites, and thus expand their perspective of the world and its different cultures.

    Alaska Shrine
    The Shrine of Saint Therese

    Alaska Cathedral
    Juneau Cathedral

    Alaska Diocese
    Diocese of Juneau

    Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
    Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
  • Brazil

    Brazil Campus MinistryThe educational community of Saint Vincent College is “rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism, and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning.” Saint Vincent’s Campus Ministry program provides an exceptional opportunity for students to translate the College’s Benedictine principles into action during the annual Spring Break Service Trip to São Paulo, Brazil. The mission trip provides students with the opportunity to help prepare meals, work with orphans and abandoned elderly, serve at an AIDS clinic, teach and learn languages, and spend time playing with children. The student participants are immersed in the lives of the Brazilians, and build relationships in service with the Missionary Sisters of Christ, the parish of Saint Vincent DePaul, and the Association of Hope and Life AIDS Clinic. 

    During the trip, the students work with the Missionary Sisters of Christ and the children in the Sisters’ schools: Casa de Crianca and Aprendizado do Dom José Gasper. The schools were founded to keep children who live in the favelas, or slums, off the street and to improve their quality of life and hope for the future. The Missionary Sisters of Christ educate and nourish 500 three- to twelve-year-old students from the favelas, where drug abuse, violence, and desperate crime are rampant. The three meals provided by the Sisters each day often are the only food the Brazilian students receive. Through games and playtime, the Brazilian youngsters and Saint Vincent visitors can transcend language, age, and cultural barriers and forge lasting bonds.

    Students bring the life lessons they learn in Brazil to their classes at the College and the trip often directly influences their goals, careers, or vocations. The experience also affects the views of the Brazilians, whose time with the students serves as a renewal for a community that feels forgotten in the eyes of the world. American stereotypes in many Brazilian’s thoughts are replaced with memories of Benedictine hospitality and kindness shown by the SVC students, perhaps forever altering attitudes and opening minds.

    While in Brazil, the student missionaries are exposed to the harsh realities of the poverty stricken area through conversations with men and women living at the Association of Hope and Life’s AIDS clinic and rehabilitation ranch. The students hear inspiring stories of recovery and salvation from the men and women recovering from substance abuse problems or fighting AIDS.

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    Brazil Campus Ministry
    Benedictine Priory of Sao Bento

    Mae Magnificat
    Mae Magnificat

    Brazil Campus Ministry
    Girl’s School
  • Taiwan

    Taiwan---ZackCampus Ministry provides an exceptional opportunity for students to translate the College’s Benedictine principles into action through our annual summer service trip to Asia, a place very unfamiliar to most students. While in Taiwan, the students work at Cathwel Service, an orphanage for 120 children who are born with disabilities or serious illness; as well as for those who are abandoned or parentless because their families are not able or interested in caring for them. Each day, the collegiates extend their love and compassion by dressing, feeding, and playing with the children. Besides the orphanage, the students also provide service in a remote mountain village where they extend this same love and compassion to not only children, but to the elderly, as well. This interaction includes visiting, playing games, sharing meals, and celebrating Mass. Through this one-on-one contact, the Saint Vincent student missionaries give of their time and love to transcend language, age, and cultural barriers.

    During their free time the students also have unforgettable experiences as they explore different cultures, places, and foods in the markets and mountains.

    The service trip to Taiwan helps to integrate Saint Vincent’s Catholic, Benedictine values with the broader purposes of human life by “enrolling students in the world” and in service to those in need. This once in a life time opportunity will help students cultivate a life-long commitment to serve others as good stewards of God’s gifts.

    Priory Taiwan
    Wimmer Priory

    Taiwan Wu-Cha
    Village of Wu-Cha

    Taiwan Cathwel Service
    Cathwel Service

    China Little Flower
    China Little Flower
  • West Virginia

    West VirginiaEach fall, Campus Ministry sponsors a service trip to Appalachia as we minister to the poor and underprivileged who are experiencing hardship due to issues such as an unstable economy and lack of employment. 

    During the trip, students are provided with countless opportunities to share their talents with those who live in the heart of Appalachia. Students engage in various service such as painting, cleaning, and gardening. In addition to physical labor, students also have opportunities to visit the elderly and socialize with the area's youth.


Educationeducation
  • Bible Studies
  • Late Night Catechism
  • Leading High School Retreats
  • RCIA
  • Theology of the Body
  • Tapping Theology
  • Retreats
  • Pilgrimage to Rome
  • Confirmation (already Catholic, but never Confirmed)
  • Breakfast with Benedict
  • Koffee with Killian
Christian Livingchristian-living

Households
Promotes an environment of brotherhood and sisterhood that upholds and encourages the growth of the person, personal faith, and wholesome community.

Benedictine Oblates
Men and women incorporating Benedictine spirituality and values into their lives.

Knights of Columbus
Catholic men who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church, enhancing their own faith.

Women's Fellowship
Women who meet for Bible study, faith sharing and fellowship.

Healthy Recreation
Game nights, ping-pong tournament, etc.

Staffstaff

Fr. Killian LochFather Killian Loch, O.S.B.
Director of Campus Ministry
724-805-2350
killian.loch@stvincent.edu

Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B.
Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
724-805-2292
canice.mcmullen@stvincent.edu

Jody MarshJody Marsh
Coordinator of Office and Service
724-805-2597
jody.marsh@stvincent.edu

Bridget DiVittisBridget DiVittis
Assistant Director for Spiritual Formation
724-805-2098
bridget.divittis@stvincent.edu

Samantha Pashel
Campus Minister for Ministry to Women
samantha.pashel@stvincent.edu

Dr. Aupperle

Dr. John Aupperle
Part-time Campus Minister
724-805-2350
johnaupperle@verizon.net

Brother Barnabas O'Reilly, O.S.B.
Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
barnabas.oreilly@stvincent.edu

Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B.
Assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry
cassian.edwards@stvincent.edu

Father Anthony GrossiFather Anthony Grossi, O.S.B.
Sacramental Help
724-537-4554
anthony.grossi@stvincent.edu