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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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Weekly Update: September 20-28

Friday, September 19
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 Building Room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions. Visit their website for more information.

Saturday, September 20
Super Cruiser Ride
Come out and support Make-A-Wish Foundation, while biking around and seeing the neighborhood and businesses of the midtown. It will be at 11:00am at Midtown Crossing. For more information click here or contact Kelsey.

Monday, September 22
March for Life Informational Meeting
Creighton students will be attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 22, 2015. Come to the meeting to learn more about the March for Life and what these students will be doing there. The meeting will be held in Lower St. John’s Church at 7:00pm. Contact Malori Mattson with any questions.

September 22
Weekly Service Reminder No: Boys & Girls Club this week
The Boys & Girls Club weekly service site will not meet on this day. The next time we will meet is on Monday September 29 in Deglman Circle at 5.

Tuesday, September 23
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Scholarship Applications Due
The applications will be available online. Need-based scholarship applications are due and awards are made before the general application. Don’t miss out! Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Thursday, September 25
Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips: General Meeting #2
At this second of 3 required meetings you will continue to learn about the pillars of our program 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.

Friday, September 26
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Applications Due
Each fall Creighton students gather with thousands of people from Jesuit high schools, colleges, and parishes in Washington D.C, at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Come join this three-day learning experience where we meet today’s prophets confronting injustice, poverty, and oppression during a public witness in the nation’s capitol. Applications will be available online and payments are due in person in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice office, Harper 2067 between 8:00am-4:00pm. We accept credit/debit, checks, and cash. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

September 26
Faith & Food on Leadership
Come hear talks about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pope Francis, and leadership within your career by Rev. Kenneth Allen (pastor of Zion Baptist Church), Dr. Jay Carney (Theology Professor), and Rena Becker (Counselor in the Career Center). Come to the lobby of McGloin from 7:30-8:30pm. Put on by the Department of Residence Life and Campus Ministry.

Upcoming Events:
A Life Torn Apart: War Comes to a Salvadoran Village
Tuesday, September, 30
A lecture given by Guadalupe Montalvo who was catechist in her parish during and after El Salvador’s civil war. She is currently a staff member at the Casa de Solidaridad, Santa Clara University’s study abroad in El Salvador. Guadalupe’s husband, Gene Palumbo, will translate for her. A journalist, he teacher a course on El Salvador’s civil was at the Casa de Solidaridad. This will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 7:00-9:00pm. For more information click here. For more information about the our UCA/ Jesuit Martyrs 25th Anniversary website click here.

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 hereto find an upcoming training that works for you.

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UCA/Jesuit Martyrs Calendar of Events

Click the link below for a full calendar list and more details about the events happening on Creighton’s campus to commemorate the UCA/Jesuit Martyrs:

http://blogs.creighton.edu/jesuitjustice/2014/07/16/fall-2014-events/

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Weekly Update: September 13 – 20

Welcome to the CCSJ’s Weekly Update!

We hope your summer break was relaxing and fun-filled with family and friends. As you get back into the swing of school, the CCSJ has resumed its fall office hours from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in Harper Center Suite 2067 and the Weekly Update is returning with weekly reminders of volunteer opportunities happening around campus and the Omaha area.

The Weekly Service Sites will begin on the dates found here. All Weekly Service Sites ask that volunteers dress modestly and arrive promptly for departure from Deglman Circle at start time.

For more information about the Weekly Service Sites or the CCSJ, please visit our website by clicking “Creighton Center for Service and Justice” at the top of the page or drop by our office to meet and connect with staff and student coordinators.

Events This Week:

Saturday, September 13
The Legacy of the Vatican II Event

We invite all persons who want to know more about Vatican II or the Catholic Church’s teaching on Scripture to join us in studying, reflecting upon and celebrating the tremendous Legacy of Vatican II as a central expression of the Catholic character of the University’s identity and mission.

Co-sponsored by the Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair, The Center for Catholic Thought, and The Graff Chair for Catholic Theology.  from  8am-12:30pm Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom

Please visit http://www.creighton.edu/vaticanii/ for the complete schedule or contact Carol Krajicek at 402.280.3056

Monday, September 15
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Information Meeting

This Monday or Tuesday, learn more about a four-day experience in Washington, D.C. where we meet today’s prophets confronting injustice, poverty, and oppression both nationally and internationally and have our voices heard by speaking with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. Info meetings will be held in the Skutt Student Center, Room 104, both Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Tuesday, September 16
Christian Life Communities Information Night

A student run faith sharing, reflecting in the Ignatian tradition with bi-weekly meetings throughout the semester. Building community with other CLC groups with masses, dinners, and game nights. Contact Jennifer Kennedy-Croft with any questions. Meet in Swanson Hall Lobby from 8:30-9:00pm

September 16
G-Dog: Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job Documentary Showing

Join the Center for Service & Justice for the documentary film showing of “G-Dog: Nothing Stops a Bullet like a Job” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium. The film tells the powerful, entertaining, hilarious, and unlikely story of how a Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. Called “G-Dog” by his homies, Fr. Greg Boyle works by a powerful idea: nothing stops a bullet like a job. G-Dog’s unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of gang members and inspired thousands more through his ministry and popular book, Tattoos on the Heart.

Please contact RoselleAgdipa@creighton.edu with any questions. Co-sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office, Cortina Community, and Justice and Peace Studies Program.

September 16
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Information Meeting #2

This Monday or Tuesday, learn more about a four-day experience in Washington, D.C. where we meet today’s prophets confronting injustice, poverty, and oppression both nationally and internationally and have our voices heard by speaking with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. Info meetings will be held in the Skutt Student Center, Room 104, both Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Wednesday, September 17
Mass of the Holy Spirit

Join us for the mass of the Holy Spirit at 11:00am at St. John’s Church. 11am classes are canceled so students may attend.

Thursday, September 18
3rd Annual African American Leadership Conference

Join local, regional, and national leaders for a conference focused on transforming careers and communities through excellence, empowerment, and engagement. From Thursday September 18 at 7:00pm to Saturday September 20 at 5:00pm at the Hilton Omaha Downtown. For more information click here or contact Vicki Quaites- Ferris. 

September 18

Christian Life Communities Information Night #2

A student run faith sharing, reflecting in the Ignatian tradition with bi-weekly meetings throughout the semester. Building community with other CLC groups with masses, dinners, and game nights. Contact Jennifer Kennedy-Croft with any questions. Meet in Swanson Hall Lobby from 8:30-9:00pm

September 18
Jarana: Music on the Mall

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month the band Jarana will be playing energetic, danceable music blending South American, African, and Mediterranean beats. Their show includes Flamenco, Rumba, and Salsa styles with complex rhythms and infectious melodies. Brought to you by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and others. This event will be held on the KFC Lawn/ Patio frim 7:00pm-9:00pm. Contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez with any questions.

Friday, September 19
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 Councol 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. Contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Saturday, September 20
Super Cruiser Ride

Come out and support Make-A-Wish Foundation, while biking around and seeing the neighborhood and businesses of the midtown area. It will at at 11:00am at Midtown Crossing. For more information click here or contact Kelsey.

Friday, October 3 
St. Francis Day Mass

Come celebrate the Feast of St. Francis at St. John’s Church.  Mass will be at Noon on Friday, October 3. Contact Mary Duda with any concerns.

Saturday, October 4 
Harvest for Hunger Day of Service

Join us for a new day of service event this October: field gleaning! We will spend the day  working on a farm outside of Omaha. After gleaning the fields, participants will help prepare the produce for delivery to local food pantries. The event will be from 9am -4pm at Hanscom Park UMC.

Contact info@bigmuddyumc.org or Jaimee at 402.898.9862 for more information.

 

 

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G-Dog: Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job Documentary Showing

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 Tuesday, September 16th 6:30 in the Harper Auditorium

Join the CCSJ in the documentary film showing of G-Dog: “Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job.” The film tells the entertaining, hilarious and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. Called G-Dog by his homies – his name is Father Greg Boyle – and he works by a powerful idea: nothing stops a bullet like a job. G-Dog’s unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members.

Sponsored by: CCSJ, Creighton Center for Service and Justice Ignatian Advocacy Team, Collaborative Ministry, and Justice & Peace Studies

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Weekly Update: September 5 – 13

Welcome to the CCSJ’s Weekly Update!

We hope your summer break was relaxing and fun-filled with family and friends. As you get back into the swing of school, the CCSJ has resumed its fall office hours from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in Harper Center Suite 2067 and the Weekly Update is returning with weekly reminders of volunteer opportunities happening around campus and the Omaha area.

The Weekly Service Sites will begin on the dates found here. All Weekly Service Sites ask that volunteers dress modestly and arrive promptly for departure from Deglman Circle at start time.

For more information about the Weekly Service Sites or the CCSJ, please visit our website by clicking “Creighton Center for Service and Justice” at the top of the page or drop by our office to meet and connect with staff and student coordinators.

Events This Week:

Friday, September 5
Freshman Retreat
The first few weeks of college life can be full of challenges. There are many important questions, and the Freshman Retreat gives you the opportunity to explore them alongside other new students in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. You can learn from on another and from the many student leaders who have a lot of wisdom to share about life at Creighton! Come join from Friday September 5 to Sunday September 7 at the Creighton University Retreat Center near Griswold, Iowa. If you are interested contact Campus Ministry at (402) 280-2779.

Tuesday, September 9
Christian Life Communities Information Night
What is CLC? A student run faith sharing group. Reflecting in the Ignatian tradition. Meeting bi-weekly throughout the semester. Building community with other CLC groups with joint masses, dinners, and game nights! Contact Jennifer Kennedy-Croft with any questions. Come to the meeting Tuesday or Thursday in Campus Ministry (Lower Swanson) at 8:00pm.

Wednesday, September 10
Service & Justice Volunteer Fair
Come visit during the one time of the year that 75+ local volunteer agencies will be on Creighton’s campus at the same time. Learn how you can get involved in the Omaha/ Council Bluffs community! Come to the Ahmanson Ballroom in the Harper Center from 1;00-4:00pm. Contact Wendy Maliszewski with any questions.

Thursday, September 11
PBK Colloquium “What Next? U.S.-Russia Relations after the Ukraine Crisis.”
“What Next? U.S- Russia Relations after the Ukraine Crisis.” Participants include Charles Braymen (Economics), Terry Clark (Political Science), Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel (History), James Wunsch(Polictical Science), and Michael Kelly (Law School), John McCoy (PLS Senior and Honors Program). This event will be held in Skutt Student Center- East Ballroom from 4:00-6:00pm. Contact Jim Wunsch with any questions.

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips – General Meeting #1
The first of 3 required formation meetings will let your group, learn about the pillars of our program and hear from our student leaders. There will be required training at these sessions, so make sure you are there and that you complete all required paperwork!
The meeting if from 9:00-10:00pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. If you have any questions contact Jeff Peak.

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

Saturday, September 13
The Legacy of Vatican II Event
The Legacy Year Three- Dei Verbum and its Descendants. We invite all persons who want to know more about Vatican II or the Catholic Church’s teaching on Scripture to join us in studying, reflecting upon and celebrating the tremendous Legacy of Vatican II as a central expression of the Catholic character of the University’s identity and mission. This event will be held in the Haper Center- Ahmanson Ballroom from 8:00 am- 2:30 pm. Contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

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