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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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.