Campus Ministry Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with Mass and Interfaith Service

As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks arrived, members of the Fordham community marked the occasion by commemorating those who died and by recalling stories from that day—and the lessons they continue to impart.

Twenty years later, “we continue to weep for those families whose lives were changed forever in an instant,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, during a Mass of Remembrance held Saturday, Sept. 11, in the University Church. “We protest not only the loss of what was but also the loss of what might have been in the lives of the victims.”

Read the full article by Chris Gosier and Taylor Ha Fordham Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with Services, Stories and Reflection

Lent 2021

Catholic Mass Schedule

Ways to Pray 

Best Lent Ever  – Over Lunch

Step 1: Sign up. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email from Dynamic Catholic with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God. 

Step 2: Join a small group weekly discussion over lunch via Zoom to share experiences on our journey through Lent. Thursdays, 12:30 – 1 pm. MEETING ID: 784 128 2015

Sacred Space – Faculty and Staff  weekly Lenten prayer reflection

Join a weekly 30 minute meeting each Friday throughout Lent at noon, where we will reflect on the readings of the day ( https://www.sacredspace.ie/)

Share the graces of prayer with others during the 40 days of Lent

Join Zoom Meeting https://fordham.zoom.us/j/88003242691

“Leaning into Lent: How This Year Is Different, and Why It Matters.”

Lent, with a focus on liturgical spirituality and the lectionary. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 EST / 5:30 CST

Zoom link to be sent upon registration.

RSVP here: https://buff.ly/3abuVon

Social Justice Stations of the Cross

Sponsored by Fordham’s Catholic Relief Service and Campus Ministry 

Walk alongside Christ on the journey of his Passion and remember our brothers and sisters around the world who experience suffering and poverty each day.

A simple soup and bread takeaway will be served afterward on the outdoor church plaza. 

Women Break Open the Word: Stations of the Cross

Each Lent, our Fordham family hears from women in our community as we reflect on the Scriptures together. This year, join seven Fordham women in a journey with Jesus through the Stations of the Cross. Each station will include a Scripture passage and personal reflection. 

Listen at your own pace! Find a playlist with all of the reflections on our YouTube or Spotify pages.

Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism

Friday, March 12th at 4 PM in the Chapel or over Zoom at Lincoln Center.

Sunday, March 14th after the 5 PM Mass (around 5:45 PM) in the Chapel or over Zoom at Lincoln Center. (We will use the same Zoom link as the Sunday Mass for this Stations of the Cross)

Walk through the 14 stations in prayer and reflection, acknowledging the sin of racism that is present in our social structures and institutions. Let us reflect this Lent on how we can combat this pressing issue.

Praying in Color

Email campusminlc@fordham.edu for a Lenten Praying in Color Calendar!

Color your square, draw an image, or write a word in each box as you pray and reflect each day.

Join Catholic Student Fellowship on Sunday, March 28 after Mass (around 5:45 PM) to reflect on this praying experience during Lent.

Social Justice Programs

Common Grounds Conversations – hosted by the Pedro Arrupe Volunteers, Center for Community Engaged Learning, Alpha Sigma Nu and Cristo Rey High School

Join via ZOOM Meeting ID: 874 1876 0885 Passcode: Justice

Disparities in Healthcare – Thursday, February 25th at 5:00 pm EST with Dr. Laura Veras Karasek (FCLC 08), Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond PBVM, PA, & Cristo Rey New York High School.

Lenten Forum on Housing Instability – Wednesday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm EST with Jumelia Abrahamson, University Neighborhood Housing Program and Dale Williams, Executive Director of The Midnight Run.

Immigration Justice and Covid 19 – Thursday, March 18th at 5:00 pm EST Learn how Covid-19 has affected and exposed conditions in the Immigrant community in the Bronx, with Jairo Guzman, President, Mexican Coalition. 

Environmental Racism– Thursday, April 15th at 5:00 pm EST, join this discussion with FCLC alum, Sasha George, Esq., who will discuss her work with the EPA and social justice initiatives.

Lenten Yoga

Prayerful Lenten Yoga Session – Thursday, March 18 at 1 pm. Join this 45 minute Ignatian Yoga session focusing on the Lenten experience.

Join Zoom Meeting

Additional Resources for Prayer and Reflection 

Jesuit Prayer provides the daily Scripture reading, an Ignatian reflection, and a short prayer each day through their app, on their website, or by signing up for their daily email. They also offer personal responses to prayer requests; all are remembered in Masses celebrated by the Jesuits.

Growing in Friendship with God this Lent – Pray with these meditations by Fr. William Barry, SJ, for the Wednesdays of Lent, accompanied by a reflection by the IgnatianSpirituality.com dotMagis bloggers.

The Jesuit Conference has put together an Ignatian Guide to Lent — learn about Lent and about Ignatian spirituality through the lived experiences of fellow practitioners in this video series.

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week, IgnatianSpirituality.com provides a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.

Steadfast: A Call to Love – During Lent, in these turbulent times, how can we persevere in our work for justice with a steadfast spirit, rooted in love? The Ignatian Solidarity Network is inviting writers from the Jesuit and broader Catholic network to reflect on this question. (This series is also available in Spanish.)

Join Jesuit Refugee Services/USA in their Lenten challenge, 400 Minutes 4 Refugees, by offering moments of your day to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in solidarity with refugees.

Winter Schedule and Updates

Campus Ministry offices at all campuses are being monitored remotely.
To contact the Rose Hill Campus Ministry Office please email: cm@fordham.edu
To contact the Lincoln Center Campus Ministry Office please email: campusminlc@fordham.edu

For the most up to date information about Campus Ministry offices, Mass schedules, and programming please visit the link here.

Virtual Christmas Eve Mass

The tradition continues! We invite you to join us for a livestream of Fordham University’s Christmas Eve Mass. This year, from the comfort of our own homes, let us virtually come together in spirit and prayer to celebrate Christmas as a Fordham family.

Thursday, December 24, 2020, 5:00 PM

Organ prelude begins at 4:45 PM

Principle Celebrant:

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

Join the University Church Live Stream | Fordham

*Livestream is not IOS Compatible

Mass will be rebroadcast at midnight on WFUV 90.7 FM.

Please note: The Fordham University Church will be closed to visitors for our Christmas celebration. The Mass will be available live and exclusively via the Campus Ministry website.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2020 Festival of Lessons and Carols

The 2020 Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols premieres Sunday, December 6, at 3:00 PM for viewing on the Festival of Lessons and Carols webpage.

Please join us for a virtual Christmas celebration filmed at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle and the Fordham University Church.

Featuring:

The Fordham University Choir

The Fordham University Schola Cantorum

Robert A. Minotti, Conductor

Kenneth Farnum, Pianist

Anthony Rispo, Organist

The virtual program will also feature a performance from Maya Addie, FCLC ’21, of the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Dance Program.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s performance will be presented virtually only. The video will become available on the Lessons and Carols webpage at 3:00 PM and can be viewed at any point following the premiere. Don’t miss this annual tradition of joyous music, dance, and reflection!

Thank a Healthcare Hero for Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year, reach out to the Healthcare workers you know with a card, email or text, and thank them for caring for your community everyday, but especially during COVID-19. Here is a card we created you can print and fill out to show your appreciation! Below is a prayer for all Healthcare Workers:

Blessings for all of the healthcare workers.

We ask for blessings for all of the healthcare workers around the world. Please bless them with the rest they need, time for nutritious meals and good ways to relax and de-stress. Lift their spirits. Help them remember that they are not only saving lives but also saving our spirits by displaying selfless compassion and courage.

We pray for blessings on the families of all of our healthcare workers. Bless them with good health and protection from disease. Provide for all their needs. Comfort them in their times of worry. Be present with them when they feel lonely, isolated and scared. Encourage and hold them up with faith and hope.

We bless every employee with gratefulness and thanksgiving for their service to our community. We ask for blessings on each employee that they may be given the grace to cure sometimes, heal often and comfort and be comforted always.

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well”

Voltaire

Feast of Christ the King Mass of Giving Thanks

Solemnity of Christ the King Mass of Giving Thanks: Sunday, November 22nd
Gather to give thanks, rejoice, and worship Christ the King! All are welcome!
This is a special Candlelit Mass to celebrate the end of the semester

Rose Hill: 8:00 PM University Church
Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., Presider
To attend in person, click here to sign up. Join via Livestream here.

Lincoln Center:
5:00 PM, Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel (Lowenstein 221)
Rev. Damian O’Connell, S.J., Presider
To attend in person, click here to sign up. Join via Zoom here.

Refreshments to follow!

Note: Fordham campuses are currently closed to external guests. If you are enrolled in the University’s VitalCheck system and would like to join us for Mass, we need everyone to do their part and register ahead of time. In order to maintain proper social distancing, the University Church at Rose Hill can only seat 65 persons per liturgy and the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel at Lincoln Center can only seat 16 persons per liturgy in the University Church. Thank you!

Fordham COVID Memorial

On Friday, November 6th on the Keating Steps at Rose Hill and Thursday, November 12th on the Outdoor Plaza at Lincoln Center the Fordham community joined together for an interfaith candle lighting & prayer service to honor and recognize those adversely impacted by COVID-19. At Lincoln Center, Campus Ministry partnered with United Student Government (USG), Muslim Student Association (MSA), and Christian Lighthouse Fellowship (CLF). We give thanks to them in aiding our efforts to commemorate those affected by the pandemic.

Our community remembers all members of the Fordham Family lost this year, particularly during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and prays for healing of body, mind, and spirit for all of the sick and grieving. We as well reflect on the deep impact the pandemic has had on our New York City community, and more specifically our Bronx community. We keep them in our prayers to heal as a community and become stronger together through the process.

Join our Fordham community to pray for remembrance and healing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recordings of our Interfaith Prayer Services can be found here: Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.

Mass of the Holy Spirit – September 13, 2020

The Mass will be available for LiveStream here.

Be part of a global Jesuit tradition as we call on the Holy Spirit to ignite our new academic year with the fire of God’s blessings! Join us as we unite as a Fordham community in heart, mind, and spirit for the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, September 13, 2020

5:00 PM

Presider and Homilist

Rev. Jospeh M. McShane, S.J.

President, Fordham University

Lincoln Center

Gather together in-person in Lowenstein 206 (Welcome Center) for distribution of communion and a community viewing of the livestream of the Mass of the Holy Spirit.  


Please sign-up in advance as space is limited.


Stick around following the Mass for the first gathering of the year of the Catholic Student Fellowship.  Lowenstein 206 and via Zoom

Rose Hill

University Church in-person attendance is limited to the first 50 reservations for the 11 a.m., 5 & 8 p.m. Sign up here. If you are unable to join in-person, please connect via Livestream.