Fordham University Church: Altarpiece

Main Altarpiece, Fordham University Church

During the restoration of the Fordham University Church in 1942, Hildreth Meière painted this main altarpiece. Every figure in the work pertains to a specific aspect of the university, including Fordham’s motto Sapientia et Doctrina, for which Meière presented “holy men and women from East and West who are role models for students in the pursuit of wisdom and learning.”

In the center of the piece, is Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces, patroness of the University Church.

Click here to read more about the piece and the other figures in the painting.

Magis Minute

To help us celebrate Jubilee weekend, this week’s Magis Minute features John Reddy, FCRH ’76, who is celebrating his 45th reunion year. John reflects on a lesson he learned from John Edgar, FCRH ’36, about the value of a Fordham education—and calls on our most recent graduates to do the same.

Click here for additional Magis Minute content.

Ignatian Spirituality and Yoga in June!

Join Carol Gibney and guest teachers this June for movement, breath, prayer, and community!

Mondays and Tuesdays at 5 PM EST

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM EST

Zoom Meeting ID: 649 961 650

Come one day a week or every day and track your progress! Class are open to all levels and all are welcome!

Meet our Guest Teachers:

Maddie is a rising junior at Rose Hill, a yogi of 5 years, an Ignatian yogi of 2 years, and a newly certified yoga teacher! She is so excited to be sharing gentle, restorative yoga and the practices of gratitude, self-care, compassion, and inner strength through the 30 Day Ignatian Yoga Challenge! Come join!!

Kristen is a rising senior at Lincoln Center and discovered Ignatian Spirituality and Yoga in the Chapel her freshman year. Kristen has been practicing yoga for over 8 years now and is certified in Hatha Yoga, Kidding Around Yoga for children, and Yin Yoga. She is grateful for the gift of presence, peace, and community that all forms of yoga provide her and is happy to share these gifts with others.

Email cgibney@fordham.edu with any questions.

Thank You! Sunday Mass Alms Collections

On the behalf of the following organizations, we thank you for your generosity.

Abbot House 

African Jesuit AIDS Network

Annunciation House

Archdiocese of NY Campaign for Charity and Justice

Black and Indian Missions

Bread for the World

Breaking Ground

Bronx is Blooming

Campus MInistry Food Drive

Cardinals Appeal

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Climate Covenant

Coalition for the Homeless

Concourse House

Crispaz El Salvador

Catholic Relief Services

Fr. McKenna Center

Harry Tompson Center

Homeboy Industries

Ignatian Solidarity Network

Ignatian Spirituality Project

Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative

Jesuit Refugee Services

Kino Border Initiative

Mary’s Pence

Mexican Coalition

MIdnight Run

Nativity Miguel Network

Peter’s Pence

Part of the Solution

Proyecto Pastoral – Dolores Mission

Respect for Life Baby Supplies Drive for Concourse House

Rosebud – St. Francis Mission

Songcatchers

The Bronx Community Relief Effort

University Neighborhood Housing Program

Union Community Health Center

Xavier High School Chuuk

Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Blessing

All Seniors are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass with your fellow graduates of the Class of 2021.

The Mass will be held on Sunday, May 16th at 5:00 PM in the University Church. Seating is limited and registration is required. (Class of 2021 students only.) Transportation will be provided from Lincoln Center.

Register Here!

There will also be a Blessing for Seniors at the Lincoln Center Mass this Sunday, May 9th at 5 PM. All are welcome!

For the Class of 2021

A Prayer for a New Beginning

From: To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of your heart,

Where your thoughts never think to wander,

This beginning has been quietly forming,

Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,

Feeling the newness growing inside you,

Noticing how you willed yourself on,

Still unable to leave what you had outgrown

It watched you play with the seduction of safety

And the grey promises that sameness whispered

Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent

Wondered if you would always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled

And out you stepped onto new ground,

Your eyes young again with energy and dream

A path of plentitude opening before you

Though your destination is not yet clear

You can trust the promise of this opening;

Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning

That is at one with your life’s desire

Awaken your spirit to adventure;

Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;

Soon you will be home in a new rhythm

For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

AMEN!

COVID Response in India with Catholic Near East Welfare Association

CNEWA is rushing aid to our partners on the ground, to help distribute vaccines, PPE equipment, food and health care. But it is impossible to keep up with the demand. Please give whatever you can to our brothers and sisters in India.  

And we ask that you join us in prayer. The Indian Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared Friday, 7 May 2021, to be a day of prayer and fasting, to seek divine intervention and protection against COVID-19.  

In addition, Pope Francis has called on Catholics around the world to join in praying the rosary during May, asking Our Lady to intercede to bring an end to the pandemic. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us!”

Click the following link to donate: https://cnewa.org/where-we-work/india/

Happy Earth Week!

Celebrate Creation!

Earth Day Mass

Thursday, April 22nd at 5:30 PM | University Church Lawn

Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

All are invited to come to Earth Day Mass to give thanks for God’s creation and reflect on our role as stewards. Resources will be available after Mass to help you learn more and advocate for those impacted by climate change.

Campus Ministry End of Year Ignatian Reflection and Movement Session

Saturday, April 24th, 11 AM – 1 PM EST

Join in community for a time to smile, move freely, reflect on the year, be environmental stewards, and feel energized!

Zoom ID: 874 1876 0885

Password: Renew

Environmental Resources

21-Day Catholic Environmental Justice Challenge

Ecological Examen

Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability

World Wildlife Fund

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Earth Day Website

Youth Perspective on Environmental Justice and Racism

Calendar & Events

Explore upcoming offerings from the Office of Campus Ministry

Seasonal Special Events, Liturgies, & Concerts



Upcoming Events


Weekly Events

Summer 2021


Service Opportunities

Pedro Arrupe Volunteers Remote Service Opportunities

Read to a child weekly, offer tax prep support, teach a citizenship or ESL class.  Support our community remotely

PAV 2021 Sign Up

Every year, UNHP helps file Bronx families’ income taxes for free under the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Student volunteers will communicate with tax filers over the phone and video calling to verify identity, review tax/ IRS forms, and assist with technology and tax questions. Training materials are available now and the program will run through late January through April.

Additional Information:


Retreats

Learn more about Retreat Ministry


Catholic Mass Schedule


Religious Holidays


Ash Wednesday Masses and Services

February 17, 2021

We will be using the ancient tradition of the church to sprinkle ashes on the crown of the head of the faithful.

Rose Hill:

Masses: 12:05 PM – University Church (No in person attendance)

This mass will be livestreamed only at fordham.edu/UCLive Not viewable on IPhone or IPad

Ashes will be distributed at the University Church at:

10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5:15 pm, and 8 pm

There will be no prayer services during the distribution of Ashes. Please wear a mask, be socially distant and follow the directions from Public Safety staff.

Lincoln Center:

Mass: 4 PM- BI. Rupert Mayer Chapel, Lowenstein Building, Room 221

Prayer Service: 9:15 AM – BI. Rupert Mayer Chapel, Lowenstein Building, Room 221

Both events are viewable via Zoom at fordham.edu/AshWedLC

Note on Ash Wednesday In light of the Pandemic, the minister will sprinkle the blessed ashes on each person’s head, rather than marking them on the forehead. Please note that COVID – related restrictions apply.

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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