Tag Archives: Mission and Ministry

Mass to be held today to honor Holy Day of Obligation

The Division of Mission and Ministry will be celebrating Mass today in Sacred Heart Chapel at 12:30 p.m. to honor the Holy Day of Obligation, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The Division of Mission and Ministry will be hosting weekday Masses during the Fall 2022 semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-12:55 p.m. in Constantineau Chapel (across from Chapel Auditorium) and Sundays at 7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel. 

The Division of Mission and Ministry welcomes any staff, faculty and students who feel called to serve in Liturgical Ministries as lectors, altar servers or ministers of Communion. Those interested should email ministry@ollusa.edu or call 210-434-6711, ext. 3973. Interested community members can also visit the Elliott House during office hours, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Mission and Ministry to host ‘Who are you?’ game on Wednesday

Mission and Ministry will host a get-to-know-you-game, “Who are you?,” on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Lakeview Amenities room. 

Whether someone has been at OLLU for one day or for 20-plus years, all are invited to join this fun event to learn new names and faces in the OLLU community.

The event will begin with an ice-breaker and conclude with a social and door prize giveaways. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/rWGrqfr4qY. For more information, contact Roxanna Chavez at MissionandMinistry@ollusa.edu or call 210-528-7171.

Mission and Ministry seeks students to participate in internship program

OLLU undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the Scanlan Shadowing Internship Program, where they will spend 60 hours working alongside ordained and vowed religious ministers, learning not only about their mentors’ ministries, but also of their own callings to serve the church.

During the program, students will work in parish ministry, or agencies, offices, or pastoral centers with religious ministers. As part of their mentorship, students will meet with their mentors to discuss the following topics: vocation story, understanding the vowed life and religious congregations and the discernment process. They also will visit the mentors’ motherhouses or rectories to share stories.

Student intern learning objectives include:

•      Learning about the lifestyle of ordained and vowed religious as they live out their vocation in various ministries;

•      Gaining an understanding of challenges and blessings associated with religious life; and

•      Examining the internship experience in light of their own vocation

Qualifications for participants:

  • Must be single (not married)
  • Must be Catholic
  • Must have a passion for ministry
  • Must have reliable transportation

Students who complete the program will receive a taxable stipend of $1,200.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Roxanna Chavez at 210-528-7171 or email rchavez@ollusa.edu to schedule an interview with the director of the program, Gloria Urrabazo. Deadline to schedule an appointment is March 31.

‘Loaves and Fishes’ event to be held today and Tuesday

Mission and Ministry’s “Loaves and Fishes” runs today and tomorrow from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Elliott House. Students are encouraged to stop by to enjoy a hot meal to refresh their mind, body and spirit.

“Loaves and Fishes” refers to scripture in John 6:1-14 (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/john/6), where Jesus feeds a crowd of 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish. Although Mission and Ministry doesn’t serve bread and fish during this event, they share free breakfast and lunch with the OLLU community.

University ministry sets up prayer boxes for prayer requests

Have a prayer request but don’t want it sent to the entire university? University Ministry has you covered with new physical and virtual prayer boxes.

Prayers submitted in these boxes or through the online form are confidential. Rather than go out as an emailed prayer request, these prayer intentions are held in silent prayer at our University Ministry’s Community Prayer Hour, held each Thursday during the semester from 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, in the hour before Weekday Mass.

All are welcome to join this Prayer Hour, even if just for a moment or two.

(Attachment A: Prayer box)

How do I submit one of these prayers virtually?

Go to the “virtual prayer boxes” link found on University Ministry’s landing page, https://bit.ly/OLLUministry-HOME.

Where do I find the physical prayer boxes?

At any of the following convenient locations:

  1. Cafeteria at the Starbucks counter
  2. Main Building at the Welcome Desk
  3. Sueltenfuss Library at the circulation desk
  4. Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) on the bottom floor of Sueltenfuss Library
  5. UWAC
  6. Sacred Heart Chapel
  7. Constantineau Chapel
  8. Multicultural Activities and Recreation Center (MARC)
  9. Worden School of Social Work main lobby
  10. C-Store

For more information, contact University Ministry at ministry@ollusa.edu.

Celebration for Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe set for Friday

The Division of Mission and Ministry invites the OLLU Community to join us as we celebrate the Patroness of all the Americas, when Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego, and directed him to cut the flowers on Tepeyac Hill as a miraculous sign to prove her identity.

The arrangement of roses in her image was proof enough for the bishop to build a church in her honor. This celebration will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Mall Area by the Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and will conclude with free tamales and hot chocolate.

For more information, email missionandministry@ollusa.edu or call 210-528-7171.

Coats of Many Colors Coat Drive

OLLU and Catholic Charities are teaming up to help those who are in need of warm winter gear. 

The community is encouraged to donate new or gently used coats to Elliott House or the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism Office (Worden 23) from Nov. 29 through Dec. 15 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

To purchase coats online to donate can have the items shipped to:

Attn.: Mission and Ministry Coat Drive

Elliott House

Our Lady of the Lake University

411 S.W. 24th Street

San Antonio, TX 78207

For more information, email Missionandministry@ollusa.edu or call: 210-528-7170.