News & Events

The Year of Faith at GCU promises to be an exciting time for the
campus, alumni and the extended community.

Please join us for some of our public activities:

 

2013

March 2013

March 2 
Year of Faith Retreat, hosted by the GCU Alumni and Parents sub-committee. Special presentation by Sister Judith Schubert, RSM, Ph.D., “Introduction to Prayer and the Influence of Psalms” and “Prayer and the Influence of the New Testament.” The retreat will be followed by a Mass at 4:00pm in the Chapel by Monsignor Ladzinski. Registration for the retreat is in the Mosaic.
Contacts: Alumni Board Members  Mary Nebus, Ph.D. at NebusM@georgian.edu
and Gail Milgram at mailto:GGM14@aol.com

March 19
Faculty and Staff Book club first opportunity discussion session beginning at 2:00pm in the Farley Conference Room. The book Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories (William Madges and Michael J. Daley, Editors), in celebration of  the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, wil be discussed. More copies are available upon request.
Contacts: Dr. Johann Vento, Theology at ventoj@georgian.edu

April 2013

April 11
Faculty and Staff Book club second opportunity discussion session beginning at 12:00pm in the North Dining Room. The book Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories (William Madges and Michael J. Daley, Editors), in celebration of  the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, wil be discussed. More copies are available upon request.
Contacts: Dr. Johann Vento, Theology

April 25
Sister Pat McDermottSister Patricia McDermott, president of The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, will be giving a public lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Little Theatre. Sister Patricia McDermott values Georgian Court University’s commitment to the Mercy Core Values and honor towards Catherine McAuley. S. Pat will share her perspective on religious women and how they have collectively responded to the call to holiness for many, many years.

 
 
 
 
This past year has been a great success for The Year of Faith. Here are a some of the activities we held for our campus, alumni, and extended community members:
 

2012

August 2012

August 24
Richard Ponton, Ph.D., assistant  professor of psychology, presents the Year of Faith to incoming GCU students at Orientation.

September 2012

September 10
Year of Faith committee meeting at 9:30 A.M. in the Casino.

September 25
Monsignor Casmir Ladzinski, Sacred Heart Church, officially opens the GCU Year of Faith at a 2 p.m. Mass in celebration of Mercy Day.

October 2012

Launch of “This I Believe,” an invitation to the GCU community to share essays on faith, life, religious traditions and/or their journey of faith.

Launch of Year of Faith Book Club, hosted by the GCU faculty. Details to come.

Contacts: Dr. Johann Vento, Theology & Dr. Richard Ponton, Psychology

October 11, 12, and 13
Diocese of Trenton Eucharistic Congress: Year of Faith at the PNC Arts Center, Holmdel
Homecoming Weekend at GCU, Friday, Oct. 11-Saturday, Oct. 12
GCU Mass, Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. (*tentative)

October 20
Day of Recollection, hosted by GCU  Alumni and Parents
11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
GCU  North Dining Room
Special presentation by Father Anthony DiPalma, GCU Chaplain

October 27
GCU Open House
Special session on the Year of Faith to parents of prospective students

November 2012

November 1
GCU hosts the Most Reverend David O’Connell, C.M., Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton
Mass, student talk and faculty lecture

November 17
Celebration of Thanksgiving kickoff (Johann Vento)
Celebration of Service launch (Melissa Ruiz)

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