IFTJ 2019: Radical Hope, Prophetic Action

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Its that time of year again! The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is on its way and we couldn’t be more excited. IFTJ is the largest annual social justice gathering of students, faculty and staff from Jesuit High Schools, Colleges and Universities in the United States.

The Teach-In is a time to learn, reflect, pray, network, and get catalyzed to create change alongside your peers from around the nation. Interested already? There’s even more:

  • 2019 Advocacy Focus: Environmental Justice & Humane Migration
  • Keynote speakers:
    • Marcia Chatelain PH.D. – Race and Ethnicity Scholar!
    • Sr. Peggy O’Neil – Founder, Centro Arte Para la Paz!
    • and Reyna Montoya – Founder and CEO, Aliento!
  • Breakout Sessions on dozens of social justice topics!
  • Advocacy Day: Advocate with your congressional representative!
  • A long weekend in Washington, DC!

For more information feel free to contact Erin Hoffman: EHoffman12@fordham.edu

Visit the IFTJ website: https://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/..

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New Student Welcome Mass

New Student Welcome Mass

Rose Hill
Sunday, August 25
5:15 p.m. | University Church

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
President of Fordham University
Celebrant and Homilist

Lincoln Center
Sunday, August 25
3:00 p.m. | St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Avenue at 60th Street

George Quickley, S.J.
Celebrant and Homilist

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Rose Hill
Sunday, September 8, 2019
5 p.m. | University Church
(Barbecue on McGinley Lawn to follow)

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
President of Fordham University
Celebrant and Homilist

Lincoln Center
Thursday, September 5, 2019
12:30 p.m. | McNally Amphitheatre
(Refreshments in Platt Court to follow)

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
President of Fordham University
Celebrant and Homilist

The Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Campus Ministry and the Fordham Jesuit Community invite you to join us in celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
University Church | Rose Hill Campus
Mass | 12:05 PM

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Blessed Rupert Mayer, SJ Chapel (LL221) | Lincoln Center Campus
Mass | 12:00 PM

Receptions to follow

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