Services in Memory of Sydney Monfries


Dear Members of the Fordham Community – 

As we grieve the loss of Sydney Monfries, we recognize how important it is for us to be together. We gather to console each other, to remember Sydney, and to celebrate her life.

In consultation with various members of the community, including United Student Government, we will be holding two services in her honor.

The first, on Tuesday, April 16, at 8:00 PM, will be held in the University Church and Terrace. It will be planned and led by members of the student body. We invite everyone, of all faiths and commitments, to join us. For those based at Lincoln Center who are interested in attending, free Ram Van service will be provided. Please reach out to Conor O’Kane at cokane3@fordham.edu to reserve a seat.

Because some students will have already left for Easter Break, however, we will also be holding a second, more formal service next week. It will most likely take place on Tuesday, April 23, but we are still in the process of coordinating details with important parties. So please look for an announcement coming soon about a service after the break.

Of course, in times such as these, it’s natural to have a wide range of feelings, thoughts, and concerns.  It’s important for us to be patient with ourselves and to take care of each other. Members of Campus Ministry, Counseling and Psychological Services, Members of the Faculty and Student Affairs are available to support you in any way they can. So please reach out to us!

In the meantime, please be assured of our care and commitment to you, as well as our continued prayers.

Michael C. McCarthy, S.J. 

Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning

Support for Students

Counseling Center:

Rose Hill: (718) 817-3725

Lincoln Center: (212) 636-6225

Campus Ministry:

Rose Hill: (718) 817-4501

Lincoln Center: (212) 636-6267

Students may also contact a commuter assistant, resident assistant, or resident director at any time to request assistance, or to talk, and can contact Public Safety at (718) 817-2222 for assistance at any time.


Forum on Just and Humane Migration

March 26 | Lincoln Center

5 PM | LL Atrium | Reception and Opening Remarks

6 PM | Workshop: Why Can’t Some People Immigrate Legally?

March 27 | Rose Hill

2:30 PM | Bepler Commons | Workshop: Why Can’t Some People Immigrate Legally

7 PM | Keating First | Keynote Panel Voices from the US Mexico Border Featuring

Joanna Williams, Kino Border Initiative, Director of Education and Advocacy

Fr. Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., Vice President of Mission Integration and Planning

Dr. Leo Guardado, Assistant Professor of Theology

Ash Wednesday

Rose Hill Services:

Masses at 8:30 AM in Keating Blue Chapel | 12:05 PM in Dealy Chapel | 5:15 PM and 8:00PM in the University Church

Prayer Services and Distribution of the Ashes at 11:00 AM in FMH 320 | 2:00 PM in McGinley Ballroom

Lincoln Center Services:

Masses at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel

Prayer Services and Distribution of the Ashes at 9:45 AM in the Ildiko Butler Gallery | 11:30 in Martino Hall 9th-Floor Conference Room | 3:00 and 5:00 in the Blessed Rupert Meyer Chapel | 7:30 PM in McKeon 22-05 | 8:00 PM in McMahon 109

Westchester Services:

Distribution of the Ashes Communion Service at 12:00 PM in the Blessed Miguel Pro SJ Chapel

Ignatian Week Schedule!

Saturday, September 29

Day of Service and Solidarity
9:30 am – 3:30 pm | In collaboration with Cristo Rey Harlem at Bronx is Blooming
Register here!

Sunday, September 30 

Mass in Celebration of St. Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus
6:00 pm | Blessed Rupert Meyer, S.J. Chapel, Lincoln Center | Reception to follow
7:00 pm | University Church, Rose Hill | Ice Cream Reception to follow | Hughes Hall Terrace
T-shirt Giveaway at both masses while supplies last!

Monday, October 1

Comets, Craters, and Calendars: Clavius Distinguished Lecture featuring Paul Meuller, S.J.
1:00 – 2:20 pm | Bepler Commons, Rose Hill

Tuesday, October 2

CAB Cinevents Presents The Mission
7:00 pm | McGinley Ballroom, Rose Hill

Wednesday, October 3

Religion and Resistance: Ignatian Spirituality and Social Activism in the Age of Trump
6:00 pm | South Lounge, Lincoln Center

Thursday, October 4

What Matters to Me (and Why) Luncheon Featuring Fordham Staff and Faculty
12:30 – 1:30 pm | South Lounge, Lincoln Center | Featuring Anne Fernald, director of writing and composition at the Lincoln Center Campus, and Debra McPhee, dean of the Graduate School of Social Service
1:00 – 2:00 pm | McGinley 235, Rose Hill | Featuring Dorothy Marinucci, associate vice president for presidential operations, and John Kezel, director of the Office of Prestigious Fellowships
12:45 – 1:45 pm | Room G12, Westchester | Stephen McGowan, recruiter and admissioins associate at the Graduate School of Social Service

Community Engagement Networking Event | The Center for Community Engaged Learning
12:00 – 2:00 pm | Lowenstein Indoor Plaza, Lincoln Center

#GetReel: Embracing Solidarity Creative Arts Festival
7:00 pm | South Lounge, Lincoln Center | Submissions due by Tuesday, October 2
Register here!

Saturday, October 6

Jesuit Schools Football Game: Fordham vs. Georgetown
1:00 pm | Jack Coffey Field