Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Justice Walking Intro Sessions

"Be the change you want to see in the world"
                                                   -Mahatma Gandhi                       

 Want to make a difference in the community by helping others?

Then come be part of our Justice Walking Intro Sessions to learn more about this opportunity!
You will get a taste of what happens in a Justice Walking session to help you decide if this is something you would like to experience.
We will have registration forms available

Where: Brennan Lounge
When: Thursday, October 11th
Time: 12:20pm- 1:15pm
Bring your lunch and join us. If you can't make it to this session, no worries!
There is a second opportunity

Where: McLean Chapel
When: Thursday, October 11th
Time: 8:00pm
See you there!

Posted by Carolina Vargas, Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant, Coordinator of Justice Walking

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Justice Walking Public Dialogue

Come be part of our Justice Walking Public Dialogue.  HNU J-Walkers will talk about Justice Walking components, share how Justice Walking touched their lives and share their experiences serving at Catholic Worker, Oakland and Berkeley.

Where: Paul J. Cushing Library
When: Monday, October 8th
From: 12:20pm-1:15pm
Bring your lunch and join us!

We would love to have some of our faculty and staff present too.  Everyone is welcome!

By Carolina Vargas, Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant & Coordinator of Justice Walking

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Founder of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012   
Holy Names University
Valley Center for Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619

$10-$25 . . . $©??? Suggested Donation.
Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Free.
Proceeds go to Homeboy Industries.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Office of Alumni Relations,
and the Catholic Identity Committee

Father Greg Boyle was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1982, moved to Boyle Heights in 1986 to become the pastor of Dolores Mission, and in 1988 he founded what would eventually become Homeboy Industries.  Homeboy Industries provides at risk youth and former gang members with job experience, positive communities, and a second chance.  Father Boyle draws on his 20+ years of stories and experiences in Tattoos on the Heart, telling the stories of LA's gangs with unmatched love and compassion.

“Kinship– not serving the other, but being one with the other. Jesus was not 'a man for others'; he was one with them. There is a world of difference in that.”
                                       ― Fr. Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Acoustic, Candlelight Welcome/Back Mass

 All are invited to gather at the table

this Sunday, September 2,

at 7PM, in the McLean Chapel,

for a Candlelight Mass

with acoustic music

(5:30PM choir rehearsal, before the 7PMMass)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day! Study Day!

for May Day and Study Day...
             Campus Ministry presents…

Words of Inspiration, Hope, and Gratitude
for and from Your Community

Interactive Prayer Stations
in front of the library, on the balcony outside the Chapel,
and in the Public Market and J.M. Long Lounge,
throughout Study Day

Words of Inspiration:
What was some of the most helpful advice you received when you were facing a daunting task? What words most inspire you? You are invited to offer words or prayers of encouragement and inspiration to your fellow classmates on one of the chalkboards. In this way, we can draw inspiration from our own community. Know that you do not struggle alone, but are held in your community.

Words of Hope:
What are your dearest hopes for yourself, for your friends, for your family, for your community, for your country, for your world? You are invited to put words to these hopes and dreams on the chalkboards provided. Especially as some of us graduate, may we hold each other’s hopes and dreams with compassion and excitement, and look forward to the unfolding of our lives together.

Words of Gratitude:
What are you thankful for? Who in this community brightens your day? You are invited to write “warm fuzzies”, anonymous or not, to those people in this community who make your life better. These can be affirmations, words of thanks, words of encouragement, or whatever else you can think of that might be nice to hear at this hectic time of year. Please leave your note on the table for that person or people to find here.

Mass, 5:00PM, the McLean Chapel
Today is the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker.
May we remember all who labor, the under employed, and the unemployed.
We also hold in gratitude all who offer their gifts, talents, time, and love in service of our students, especially the Holy Names Sisters.

The J-Walkers also invite you to contribute your gratitude to the cards for two groups of people without whom our quality of life would be majorly affected: Campus Services (please sign card in the J.M. Long Lounge) and Epicurean (please sign card in the Library). Please thank these folks for all their hard work.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Justice Walking Updates

Leading Justice Walking with Tere Hernandez (Freshman) has been a great experience. I am going to miss going to Catholic Worker with the Justice Walking members. We were able to offer our service to Catholic Worker in Oakland and Berkeley, while also deepening our relationships with one another. We were able to deepen our relationships by sharing our stories and listening to eachother during every Justice Walking session. Our final session for this academic year was last Sunday, April 22nd.  We served the homeless with the Catholic Worker in Berkeley.

Freshman, Maria Fernanda Cuevas, wrote the following reflection on Justice Walking:

"... J- Walking has been a great way to get in touch, not only with your self but I have learned much about others and the world sufferings. I have had insight into the many ways that a simple gesture of kindness can make a big difference in an individual life. Not only that but I have come to appreciate the continuation of doing good. Justice Walking really brings you back to remember that you must have a beginners mind when looking at any angle of the world. As you view the world learn to look past the surface without judgment. While discussing and sharing readings with the group, we came to the conclusion that to have this beginners mind we should never to be afraid of change but instead embrace the future whether it brings good or bad, Endurance is part of the experience. This is probably one of many impacts that J-Walking has had on me. As we meet we grow, as individuals and as a group, and I am very grateful to be part of this group!"

If you are interested in being part of Justice Walking during Fall 2012, I will be sending an email for the date for an information meeting.

We also invite you to celebrate our journey with us at the 7PM Sunday Mass.  We will hear from and bless the current Justice Walking members.

Justice Walking Mass and Blessing
McLean Chapel
Sunday, April 29, at 7:00pm

We will also be showing a movie of the Justice Walking experience that our current members lived this semester.

The members are:
Tere Hernandez
Maria Fernanda Cuevas
Rafael Martinez
Jolleen Corner
Megan Lopez
Jennifer Santisteban
Zachary Kaneshiro

Thank you J Walkers for a great experience!

(Posted by Carolina Vargas, Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministry)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Commencement Mass Planning

Are you graduating this May?
Join Campus Ministry
in planning a very special liturgy in celebration of the Class of 2012!

Our planning session will take place
this Thursday, April 19,
at 11AM,

in the McLean Chapel.

The Commencement Mass
will be celebrated
at 5PM,
on Friday, May 11,
in the McLean Chapel