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Mass and services for Ash Wednesday to be held in Sacred Heart Chapel

University Ministry invites the campus community to attend Ash Wednesday Mass this week (March 2) in Sacred Heart Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Mass will be livestreamed on the University Ministry Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/ollu.ministry)

Additional Ash Wednesday services will be held in the chapel at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

For questions, contact ministry@ollusa.edu.

Christmas decorating of campus set for Nov. 16

The OLLU student body is invited to join in on the festivities as the campus prepares for the Christmas season by decorating the university campus with trees, wreaths, luminarias and blue poinsettias. The shape of the poinsettia flower and its leaves symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, which led the Wise Men to Jesus.

The decorating event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 3-6:30 p.m., followed by a community thanksgiving prayer at 6:45 p.m. in the Mall Area by the lamp post by Sr. Jane Ann Slater. The event will conclude with a free thanksgiving meal in Sr. Annie B’s Cafeteria. All those who will be participating in helping to decorate are asked to sign up using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/3KC7AdKcvB

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

Spirit Day/Convocation set for Wednesday

The OLLU community is invited to take part in the combined Spirit Day/Convocation event set for Wednesday, Sept. 1, which will be the kick-off to a series of campus events designed to increase connection and communication. The second event, a University Update, will take place on Sept. 8. It will be followed by a series of Campus Conversations throughout September and October.

Spirit Day/Convocation will be held at 11 a.m. in the Mall area. A live stream for Houston and RGV campuses and online students will be available on the University Ministry Facebook page.

Spirit Day/Convocation will include some traditional elements of both events, including the Spirit Day Mass, the recognition of service award recipients and addresses from the presidents of Faculty Assembly, Staff Senate (formerly Staff Advisory) and Student Government Association. It will be followed by a free hamburger lunch.

Spirit Day T-Shirts on sale in cafeteria

Spirit Day T-shirts are available for $15 from University Ministry. Staff members will be in the cafeteria during lunchtime each weekday until Spirit Day selling shirts, answering questions and raffling prizes. Shirts also can be purchased in the Elliott House each weekday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online through this link: https://bit.ly/get2021spiritdayshirts.

For more information, email ministry@ollusa.edu

Mission and Ministry seeking student mentors for Encuentro summer program

Mission and Ministry is looking for 15 OLLU students to serve as mentors for the Encuentro High School Theology Institute this summer, June 17-24.

Twenty-five high-school students from throughout San Antonio will be participating in workshops, activities, service, and discussions designed to help them deepen their own faith and apply toward challenges within their community. College mentors will help facilitate planned activities and provide logistical support.

Mentors will receive a $1,600 stipend that will be given upon completion of the program, along with free food and housing during the event.

Mentors must be full-time OLLU students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Mentors must also be enrolled at OLLU for fall 2021 and have demonstrated a commitment to the Christian faith.

The application deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m. Applications may be submitted to Roxanna Chavez in Elliott House, Room 103. For more information about requirements and benefits, contact rchavez@ollusa.edu or call 210-528-7171.

See application here: https://ollulakeweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Application-for-Encuentro-Mentors-2021.pdf

‘Busy Student Retreat’ to start on Sunday

The “Busy Student Retreat,” a time for reflection and prayer, will be a five-day event, starting on Sunday, March 21.

Open to all students of all faith and non-faith backgrounds, the retreat is free and will be held virtually with in-person options. 

Participants will meet daily from March 21-25 with a spiritual director for personalized guidance.

For more information, contact ministry@ollusa.edu or call 210-431-3973.