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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview with the director of the program, Gloria Urrabazo. Deadline to schedule an appointment is March 31.
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.
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.
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.
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: