Your family is waiting for you.
A few days to mark on your calendar:
Sunday December 9, 2018 at 8pm: Annual Christmas Dinner-Dance.
Always a good time. Theme and other details TBD. Just get this on your calendar.
Friday January 25 to Sunday January 27, 2019
PLEASE NOTE THE DATES: An incorrect date was previously announced (apologies).
Our annual Winter Retreat in Deemerton ON
Another great event with our friends from the three chaplaincies in Waterloo, Guelph, and Hamilton.
If you haven't heard about it, ask someone at the Student Centre. It's a blast. It's a more relaxed and social retreat, with all activities optional (though learning, spiritual, and social opportunities abound). Watch for further registration information on this site and on facebook.
This year the theme will be on Catholic dating, and what that really looks like. No matter what your vocation may be this is a retreat for you!
[Be warned: there are marriages which can be attributed to this retreat.]
Starting Tuesday October 30: "Not a Chastity Talk"
"The Forge" will resurrect the popular and controversial three-part series "Not a Chastity Talk" for three weeks (Oct 30, Nov 6, and Nov 13). This is all about pursuing or investigation the vocation of marriage. Many of us have been to chastity talks, mostly centred on giving well-founded reasons for avoiding sexual sin. This is not that. This is a practical exploration of Catholic friendship, courtship, and everything in between. It's about intentionally pursuing marriage. It's sure to be lively. It will also dovetail nicely with the Deemerton Winter Retreat. See you there!
Tuesday November 6: "Grave Matters"
After our regular Tuesday night Adoration, the brave among us will take a short trip to a local cemetery to pray for the dead. Two reasons:
1. Just because the Jubilee Year of Mercy is technically over, that doesn't mean we don't care about works of mercy anymore! So, we want to set aside intentional time to practice one of the spiritual works of mercy in this special season where the Church prays for the dead.
2. On each day of the Octave of All Souls (Nov 2 - Nov 9 inclusive), the faithful can obtain one plenary indulgence for a soul in purgatory.
The whole thing will last about 10 minutes, plus the ride there and back (we're going to Parkview Cemetery on University Ave).
Sunday Student Mass
Sundays - 7:00pm at St. Michael's Parish (JP2SC is physically attached to the back of St. Michael's)
Followed by a social in the Student Centre at (app. 8:15 pm) - pizza at least once per month (at least).
Fall 2018 : September 9 to December 16 (except October7)
Winter 2019: January 7 to April 14
"The Forge" faith study
Tuesdays 5:45pm - 6:50pm at JP2SC - Canadian Martyrs Room
Our main faith formation program consisting of talks, Bible studies, and discussions
Fall 2018: September 11 to December 11 (except October 9)
Winter 2019: January 8 to April 16 (except February 19)
"Pray and Play"
Holy Mass 7:00pm
Tuesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm (following "The Forge"): Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with the Liturgy of the Hours (Compline) and Benediction. Sacrament of Reconciliation usually available
8:30 - ?: Games night! Bring your favourite board/card game, use one of ours, or just chill in the Student Centre.
Probably involving ping-pong. Not gonna lie.
(Same dates as "The Forge", )
Wednesdays at 6:00pm in JP2SC - St. Philip Neri Room.
Home-cooked meal prepared by our hospitality team.
If you're family, there's no need to pay. But a freewill donation of $1-$2 or whatever you can offer would be accepted in the box provided.
Fall 2018: September 12 to December 5 (except September 26, October 11, and October 17)
Winter 2019: January 9 to April 10 (Except February 20)
First Sunday Discernment Group
Are you discerning a call to ordained or consecrated life?
Father Dave Walter (our priest chaplain) and Father Michael King (diocesan vocations director) lead a discernment group on the first Sunday of every month during the school year at 6:00pm in JP2SC (Canadian Martyrs' Room).
Campus Minister's Drop-in Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-4:30pm in the Student Centre
Wednesdays 9am-12pm in the Wilfrid Laurier University's Multi-faith Resource Team office (Arts Building, room 1C14A) (WLU MFRT web page)
NB: Campus Minister is available most days in the Student Centre or by appointment.
Most Saturdays 8:00pm. See facebook for details. Sort of informal.
Various Student-run faith groups meet weekly or regularly at the Student Centre:
See the Faith Groups section for more