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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sister 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.
Richard Ponton, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, presents the Year of Faith to incoming GCU students at Orientation.
Year of Faith committee meeting at 9:30 A.M. in the Casino.
Monsignor Casmir Ladzinski, Sacred Heart Church, officially opens the GCU Year of Faith at a 2 p.m. Mass in celebration of Mercy Day.
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)
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
GCU Open House
Special session on the Year of Faith to parents of prospective students
GCU hosts the Most Reverend David O’Connell, C.M., Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton
Mass, student talk and faculty lecture
Celebration of Thanksgiving kickoff (Johann Vento)
Celebration of Service launch (Melissa Ruiz)