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Weekly Update: December 12 – January 30

Friday, December 12

Donations for Siena/Francis House
The Creighton Center for Service and Justice will be collecting donations for our neighbors at the Siena/Francis House. Any items will be accepted especially toiletries, kitchen, clothing, paper products, and house-keeping/linen closest items. Visit their website for more information about specific items to donate. Donation items can be brought to the CCSJ in Harper 2067 by December 12.

December 12

Las Mananitas
The CU Latino Student Association cordially invite you to join us in our commemoration of Las Mananitas, Devotion to Mary in Latin America. Bilingual Mass will begin at 8:00pm followed by a reception in Lower St. John’s with traditional food. This will take place from 8:00-9:30pm at the St. John’s Church. Please contact CULSA@lists.creighton.edu with any questions.

December 12

Sustainability Council
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved – as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Eppley Room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Saturday, December 13

Accelerating the Pace of Progress
Come to the 8th Annual State of North Omaha Report and the 8th Annual State of African- Americans Report to hear guest speakers Mayor of Omaha Jean Storhert, Councilman Ben Gray, and Commissioner Chris Rodgers. It take place 9:00-11:30am at Metropolitan Community College – Swanson Conference Center Institute for the Culinary Arts – Fort Omaha Campus – North 30th Street. Visit the Empowerment Network website for more information.

Tuesday, December 16

Simbang Gabi / Posadas / Parranda Mass & Reception
Take a break from finals to join in the festive Christmas novena traditions of the Philippines (Simbáng Gabi), Mexico (Posadas), and Puerto Rico (Parranda) with a lively music filled Mass and a dessert reception in Lower St. John’s. Mass and the reception will take place from 9:00-10:30pm. More details to come. Please contact Kyle Shinswki, S.J. with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, December 23

Call for Nominations: The St. Ignatius Award
Each year, the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality recognizes members of Creighton’s faculty and staff who live the spirit of St. Ignatius. Their participation in the mission of Creighton and their involvements beyond university life reflect the Ignatian ideals of Magis, Cura Personalis, and being persons for and with others. To know a recipient of the St. Ignatius Award is to have experienced something of St. Ignatius, himself. Nominations should include: Name of the Nominee, Department and Position of the Nominee,Name, Phone Number, and E-mail Address of the Person Submitting the NominationPlease describe, in as much depth as you are able, your understanding of how the nominee lives out the ideals of Magis, Cura Personalis, and being a person for others. In this sense, Magis as “more” is not a quantity, but a quality of soul which desires God’s goodness to be seen, expressing God’s greatness through our littleness. Cura Personalis is a spirit of personally caring for others, who are themselves loved creations of God, and encouraging them to an awareness of God’s love. Please be as detailed as possible in your statement, and feel free to describe the graceful interactions you have witnessed in the nominee’s work life, family life, and other involvements. You may e-mail your nomination to juliecarlson@creighton.edu or send it to the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality, St. John’s Church Room 118. The deadline to nominate is December 23, 2014.

Wednesday, December 31

Teach with Magis
Are you over doing homework? Are you sick of writing papers? Are you tired of taking tests? Then why not give some? Teach with Magis. Visit the website to find out more information. Applications are open and due January 31! Please contact Scott McClure, M.Ed. with any questions.

Thursday, January 8

Ignatian Silent Retreat
Leave the busyness of everyday life to spend intentional time deepening your relationship with God through the lens of Ignatian Spirituality. Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ, will offer presentations on praying with the various steps of the Spiritual Exercises and these presentations will be accompanied by silent time for personal prayer and reflection, individual meetings with a spiritual director, and daily Mass and group prayer. The retreat if from January 8-11 at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, NE. There is $100 registration fee. Please contact Campus Ministry at (402) 280-2779.

Thursday, January 15

Standing Against Fear and Intolerance
Extremism has been aided by mainstream media figures and politicians who have spread the kind of paranoid conspiracy theories on which militia groups thrive. Ms. Lecia Brooks will not only detail the intransigence of hatred and intolerance in America.Hers is also to proclaim the signs of hope—actions that have dismantled debtor’s prisons, organized hate groups, and the mechanics of institutional racism. She will tell of the most important wins – the hearts that are changed by simple acts of building community and understanding in our schools, churches and neighborhoods that are truly our best hope. Tickets available for a $10 suggested donation by calling the office or at the door. Students with IDs always free. This even will tale place at 8787 Pacific Street Omaha NE 68114 402-391-0350. Click here to visit the website. Please contact kellyk@countrysideucc.org with any questions.

Friday, January 16

Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved- as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Eppley Room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Friday, January 23

CCSJ 2015-2016 Student Team Leader Applications Due Today
Interested in working in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice using your work-study, as a paid student employee or volunteer? Check out our website for more details. Click here for the application. Applications are available December 8, 2014 and due January 23, 2014. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any questions.

Friday, January 30

Global Health Conference Midwest
Creighton University Undergraduate, Professional and Graduate Programs would like to invite you to attend the 1st annual interdisciplinary Global Health Conference Midwest. The conference theme is “Changing perspectives in Global Health” and will be held January 30th-31st, 2015 at the Harper Ballrooms in Omaha, Nebraska. The conference will consist of a night of poster presentations followed by a day of panelists, workshops and presenters in many interdisciplinary fields. The conference will be held at 5:00pm – 8:00pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. Please visit the website for registration, conference details and updated information Registration ends January 20, 2015. Please contact ghcmidwest@gmail.com with any questions.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: November 12-16

Wednesday, November 12

Keneflick Salvadoran Martyrs Film Series: “Roses in December.”
Join us for the screening of ‘Roses in December,” third film in this series of commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs. The Kenefick Chair in the Humanities is proud to host a Film Series Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs. Each of the following four documentaries provides background on the Salvadoran Civil War. Following the films, guest facilitators will lead conversations to encourage reflection on the UCA/Jesuit martyrs. Post-film conversation facilitated by Fr. Paddy Gilger, S.J. The film will be showed in Harper Center 3029 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more about the film.

November 12

Jesuit/UCA Martyrs Memorial on St. John’s Steps
November 16, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of 6 Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter by the US-trained Salvadoran Army at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. To honor their lives and raise awareness about peace and justice issues in Latin America, CCSJ and other campus partners will be displaying a martyrs memorial on the steps of St. John’s Church on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Please join us in honoring the UCA Martyrs and praying for peace and justice in our world by visiting the memorial. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any question.

Thursday,November 13

World Day of Prayer for Peace
On November 13, 2014 we are requesting a world day of prayer for peace! Because of the terrible fighting and killing, it is time to go ask God to intervene and put a stop to all these wars. Only HE can do this. The day will start at 8:00am and end at 5:00pm. Fast after breakfast until 5:00pm (only missing noon meal). Pray as much as possible for peace in your own way and style. Do good works whenever you get a chance.

Friday, November 14

Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice Trip Send-off
“The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. Now in its 17th year, the IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. This year’s gathering will have the special opportunity to honor the martyrs of El Salvador on the 25th anniversary of their assassination.” The delegation will leave Friday and return Tuesday morning. Please join the Creighton community to send the group off as they depart for Washington D.C. at 2:45pm in Deglman circle. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Saturday, November 15

Refugee Cultural Night
There will be dance, song, and culture from African and Asian refugees living in Omaha. Performing groups are from South Sudan, Darfur, Burundi, Bhutan, and several areas of Burma. Tickets are available for a $10 donation. All proceeds will benefit the refugee groups, supporting their ongoing work to share their culture. This event will be held from 5:00-8:00pm at First United Methodist Church (7020 Cass). Please reserve tickets by calling 402-344-4401 or by emailing iplomaha@gmail.com.

Sunday, November 16

Salvadoran Martyrs: Mass, Dinner, and Documentary
Please help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs with mass, dinner, and a documentary. St. John’s Parish and Creighton Campus Ministry invite you to join us for this all university and community event! Mass is at 4:30pm and is followed by dinner of Salvadoran Pupusa Dinner, while they last, catered by a locally owned ethnic restaurant, Maria Bonita in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. Dinner will include a showing of “A Question of Conscience: The Murder of the Jesuit Priests in El Salvador” Film. The film is 47 minutes. Following the film, we invite those gathered to join us in reflection and conversation. Please contact Katie Kelsey for more information or with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

CCSJ Spring Break 2015 Service and Justice Trips Participant Information Meeting
Tuesday, November, 18
Interested in serving and learning with Creighton peers over Spring Break? Come learn about the program, where we go, required formation meetings and our application process. We would love to have 200 Creighton students participate, so bring your friends to this information meeting! The meeting will take place in Harper Center room 3028 from 9:00-9:30pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Girls Inc.

Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Click here for more information about Girls Inc. Please contact Fatema Graves with any questions.

All Saints Catholic School
All Saints Catholic School is looking for one or two people to help tutor a few 7th and 8th grade students twice a week from 12:40-2:10pm. Please contact Ruth Mumm if you are interested.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: October 31-November 12

Friday, October 31

Health Science- Multicultural and Community Affairs: Open House
Come to the HS-MACA open house. The mission of Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs is to promote Creighton University as a recognized leader in the training and development of a multicultural health care workforce that serves to reduce health disparities in underserved and diverse communities through research, culturally proficient education, community interaction and engagement.This will take place in the Hixon Lied Science Building, Suite G-13. Please contact Mervin Vasser with any questions.

Sunday, November 2

The Legacy of Vatican II event on campus
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. John Clabeaux will present on the topic of: “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Bible.” This event will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 3:00-5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Monday, November 3

“According to Coyote”
A vibrant and entertaining anthology of tales featuring the legendary hero of American Indian mythology, “According to Coyote” is an encounter with the richness and vitality of Native American culture using age-old traditions of music, dance, and theatre. This production by the Mixed Blood Theater Company will warm the hearts of youngsters and adults alike. This will be held in the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the main stage from 7:00-8:00pm. Please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez with any questions.

November 3

“Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North”
In this award-winning, Emmy-nominated documentary, members of the DeWolf family discover that their New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The family retraces the Triangle Trade, uncovering how deeply the North was involved in slavery, and gaining fresh perspectives on race. Most white people have foresworn overt racism, but what remains? What are the structural inequities, and what kinds of racial baggage do many of us carry? There will be Q&A with Katrina Browne (director/producer) and James Dewolf Perry (the Tracing Center’s executive director) after the film. This will be in Hixson-Lied Science Building room G04 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please contact Jessi Maynard with any questions.

November 3

“Ahead of Their Time” by Matt Holland
A book reading by Matt Holland, author of Ahead of Their Time, the story of Creighton’s DePorres Club, an interracial group that worked to end segregation in Omaha in the 1940s and 50s. There will be refreshments following the reading. This will be held in the Skutt Student Center 104 at 3:30pm. Please contact Laurel McClure with any questions.

November 3

Film Streams Movies
Film Streams is currently showing “Dear White People” and “Pride.” On the first Monday of the month at Film Streams, movies are free to students with your ID. “Dear White People” is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut. “Pride” is inspired by a true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Click here to find out more information about these films.

Tuesday, November 4

CCSJ 2015 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Scholarship Applications Due
Need-based scholarship applications are due before the general applications. If you are interested in coordinating a Service & Justice Trip click here for the scholarship application. In order to be eligible to coordinate, you would have to have gone on at least one previous Service & Justice Trip. You will need to complete an online application, pay a $50 deposit and sign up for an interview. Payments can be brought to the CCSJ office in Harper Center, CCSJ (Harper 2067) between 8:00am-4:00pm on Thursday November 6 or Friday November 7.. Please watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Thursday, November 6

Kenefick Humanities Chair Film Series Commemorating the Salvadoran Martyrs
In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs, “In the Name of the People” will be shown as the second of a four part film series this semester. “In the Name of the People”is an evocative vision of a nation and its tragic civil war. Four filmmakers who secretly entered El Salvador, marched with a guerrilla column across the troubled country, and followed it into combat against government force in San Salvador. The civil war is given a personal dimension as we meet the insurgents and their supporters—a guerrilla commander, a 12 year old messenger, a peasant family victimized by right wing death squads, and an American doctor working with the rebels. Post conversation facilitated by Ken Reed-Bouley. This will take place in Harper Center room 3029 at 7:00pm. All of the four films are free and open to the public. Please contact Colleen Hastings with any questions.

Friday, November 7

CCSJ 2015 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Applications Due
If you are interested in coordinating a Service & Justice Trip click here to apply. In order to be eligible to coordinate, you would have to have gone on at least one previous Service & Justice Trip. You will need to complete an online application, pay a $50 deposit and sign up for an interview. Payments can be brought to the CCSJ office in Harper Center, CCSJ (Harper 2067) between 8:00am-4:00pm on Thursday November 6 or Friday November 7. Please watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Sunday, November 9

St. John’s Parish Partners
St. John’s Parish Partners is collecting good, used winter coats, gloves, hats and blankets for Sacred Heart Parish on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation There will be a box at the main entrance to the Church until Sunday, November 9. Several of the parishioners will be delivering the coats to the reservation on Saturday, November 15. Please cotnact Charlene Stender at 402-731-2296 with any questions or would like more information about the mission.

Upcoming Events:

Jesuit/ UCA Martyrs Memorial on St. John’s Steps
Wednesday, November, 12

November 16, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of 6 Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter by the US-trained Salvadoran Army at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. To honor their lives and raise awareness about peace and justice issues in Latin America, CCSJ and other campus partners will be displaying a martyrs memorial on the steps of St. John’s Church on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Please join us in honoring the UCA Martyrs and praying for peace and justice in our world by visiting the memorial. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Girls Inc.

Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Click here for more information about Girls Inc. Please contact Fatema Graves with any questions.

All Saints Catholic School

All Saints Catholic School is looking for one or two people to help tutor a few 7th and 8th grade students twice a week from 12:40-2:10pm. Please contact Ruth Mumm if you are interested.
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: October 17 – November 2

Friday, October 17

Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved – as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Rigge G05 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Friday, October 24

Committee on the Status of Women Fall Forum
The Committee on the Status of Women will be hosting its annual Fall Forum, themed Strength Through Change. Come for a day of professional development, as well as conversation about what issues are important to women at Creighton. Click here to find out more information about the session topics. This event will be held in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom from 9:00am-2:30pm. Please contact Amanda Drapcho with any questions.

October 24

Ignatian Retreat for Faculty in the Health Professions
This is a silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition that will be held at the Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa. Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ and Fr. Greg Carlson will be leading this retreat, with brief presentations through out the weekend. Meals and housing provided. Participants are required to attend the full retreat. Contact your school Chaplain if you are interested in attending . It will take place from Friday at 8:00am to Saturday at 3:00pm. Please contact Diane Jorgensen with any questions.

Tuesday, October 28

Commemoration of the Salvadoran Martyrs
Join us for the screening of “El Salvador: Another Vietnam” as a part of the film series commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs. Click here to learn more about the UCA Martyrs. Join us in Harper room 3029 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please contact Wendy Wright with any questions.

Thursday, October 30

CCSJ Spring Break 2015 Service and Justice Trips Coordinator Information Meeting
Any student who has been on a CCSJ Service & Justice Trip is eligible to apply. If you would like to coordinate a Spring Break Service and Justice Trip for your Creighton Peers, come hear more! There is a series of required formation to be ready to go this spring. This includes a 1 day retreat and 3 preparation meetings in addition to the participant preparation. The meeting will be in the Harper Center Ballroom from 8:15-8:45pm. Watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

October 30

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trip Reunion
If you went on a Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip, come to the reunion! You will be able to catch up with your trip group, listen to an awesome speaker, enjoy a slide show of trip pictures, and hear from other people about the trips they went on. This event will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Friday, October 31

Health Science- Multicultural and Community Affairs: Open House
Come to the HS-MACA open house. The mission of Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs is to promote Creighton University as a recognized leader in the training and development of a multicultural health care workforce that serves to reduce health disparities in underserved and diverse communities through research, culturally proficient education, community interaction and engagement.This will take place in the Hixon-Lied Science Building, Suite G-13. Please contact Mervin Vasser with any questions.

Tuesday, November 2

The Legacy of Vatican II event on Campus
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. John Clabeaux will present on the topic of: “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Bible.” This event will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 3:00-5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Omaha Home for Boys
The Omaha Home for Boys is seeking a volunteer to teach a course on STD Awareness and Prevention to residents in our transitional living program. Commitment is approximately one hour per month. Responsibilities include researching and developing session material. Prior experience with STD education and working with at-risk populations is preferred. Please contact Brandi Kejr at (402) 457-7000 with any questions. or interest.

Girls Inc
Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Click here for more information. Please contact Fatema Graves with any questions.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: October 10-17

Friday, October 10

1st Annual Lay Ministry Day
In celebration and recognition of lay ministers at Creighton University and in the Archdiocese of Omaha, we invite you to join us for this special day.Keynote speaker, Fr. Thomas Rausch, SJ, will present his talk “Pope Francis, and his Hopes for the global Church”.There will be a Eucharistic celebration at noon in St. John’s Church for the feast day of St. John XXIII, recently canonized Pope who convened the Second Vatican Council which recognized the importance of Lay Ecclesial Ministry.There will be a luncheon to follow in Lower St. John’s with the presentation of the first “Ignatian Excellence in Lay Ministry Award”.This event is free and open to the public. Reservations for lunch are requested.Presentations will be in Skutt student center room 105. This event will be from 9:00am-2:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Saturday, October 11

Restoring Dignity
ERestoring Dignity works to provide a family with much needed household items. organization, and to teach them how to use cleaning supplies. Come out to help bring hope, encouragement, and blessings to them! This event will happen from 10:00am-6:00pm. Click here for more information. Please contact Hannah Vlach-Wyble with any questions.

Wednesday, October 15

A Discussion with the Candidates
There will be an open forum Featuring Congressman Lee Terry and State Senator, Brad Ashford, Candidates for U.S. Congress. State Senator Brad Ashford will talk about of Ending Gridlock in Congress, Economic Recovery and Job Growth, Supporting Our Veterans, and Social Justice.Congressman Lee Terry will talk about Veterans’ Affairs, Crime & Public Safety, Government Spending & Taxes, and The Next Great American .Economy. This lecture will be held in the Harper Center in the Hixon-Lied auditorium, from 5:00-8:00pm.

Thursday, October 16

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips Send-off Service
Please join us to pray with and send-off the students participating in a week of service during fall break. There is a short service that will be held in St. John’s and then a short reception in Lower St. John’s. Students participating in service trips, their friends and family, and the Creighton community are all invited. The send-off service will be at 9:00pm. Please contact Mike Rios with any questions.

October 16

“Expanding your Horizons”- Stop Gang Violence
Impact One Community Connection, Inc. is a grassroots community based organization that focuses on addressing issues within North Omaha. The presenter is Janee Pannluk and the topic is gang violence intervention and prevention. This event will be held 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Seven Oaks at Notre Dame dining room, 3439 State Street, Omaha. Use the north entrance by the flag pole, 35th and State. Please contact Sr.Marie Alice at 402-982-9933 with any questions.

Friday, October 17

Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved – as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Rigge G05 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Omaha Home for Boys
The Omaha Home for Boys is seeking a volunteer to teach a course on STD Awareness and Prevention to residents in our transitional living program. Commitment is approximately one hour per month. Responsibilities include researching and developing session material. Prior experience with STD education and working with at-risk populations is preferred. Please contact Brandi Kejr at (402) 457-7000 with any questions. or interest.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: October 3-11

Friday, October 3

Legacy of Vatican II Celebration continues
Come hear presentations on the Legacy of Vatican II. Fr. Thomas D.Stegman, S.J, current holder of the Donald Waite Endowed Chaire in Jesuit Education will present “The Meaning of Scripture, Then and Now: The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church.” This event is free and open to the public. This presentation will be held in the Harper Center, Hixon-Lied Auditorium with introductions starting at 3:00pm, Presentation and Discussion at 3:15pm, and a reception to follow at 5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Saturday, October 4

Harvest for Hunger Day of Service
Come for a new service event this October: field gleaning! The day will be spent working on a farm outside of Omaha. After cleaning the fields, the participants will help prepare the produce for the delivery to local food pantries. Harvest for Hunger will be held at Hanscom park UMC, Omaha from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please contact Jaimee with any questions or for more information.

Thursday, October 9

Taize Prayer
What is Taize prayer? Named for the ecumenical Christian community that developed it, Taize prayer is a simple and meditative form of worship which calls us to dwell deeply on Christ’s presence around around and within us. Mantra songs, prayerful silence, and short reading guides the focus of the prayer. Taize prayer will be held in the Kiewit Chapel at 8:00pm. Click here for more information.

October 9

Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips: General Meeting #3
At this last of 3 required formation meetings you will continue to learn about the pillars of our program, finalize a packing list and hear from our student leaders. There will also be more required training at these sessions, so make sure you are there and that you complete all required paperwork! Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

October 9

Sober Indian Dangerous Indian Documentary with Director John A. Maisch & Activist Frank LaMere
This is the story of the men and women of the Oglala, living on the streets of Whiteclay and their struggles against addiction in the weeks and months leading up to the tribe’s vote to legalize alcohol use on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It is also the story of tribal members who overcame the powerful grasp of addiction to find empowerment through sobriety. Please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez for more information or with any questions.

Saturday, October 11

Restoring Dignity
Restoring Dignity works to provide a family with much needed household items, organizations, and to teach them how to use cleaning supplies. Come out to help bring hope, encouragement, and blessing to them! Click here for more information. Please contact Hannah Vlach-Wyble with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips Send-off Service

Thursday, October, 16

Please join us to pray with and send-off the students participating in a week of service during fall break. There is a short service then a short reception in Lower St.John’s. Students participating in Service Trips, can invite their family and friends along with the rest of the Creighton community. Join us at St. John’s Church from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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