Campus Events

ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK MISSION TRIP

This trip was such a hit last year, we’ve decided to continue the tradition: Fall break to Louisville, KY!  We’ll be staying at a beautiful retreat house right outside the metropolitan area.  This retreat house is arranging our service for the long weekend (October 8-12): both inner-city work and some work in the rural areas. 

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP

This year, we are driving to Washington D.C. for spring break (March 7-13)!  We will take time to volunteer in the local non-for-profit agencies and advocate for better policies at the government level.  I’m sure we will also find time to do a little sight-seeing…after all, we are in D.C.!  Andrea will announce when sign-ups will be held.  There are limited seats and it will be first come, first seat. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP

Celebrate being part of such an awesome community at SMWC by attending Mass or Communion Service with the student body!  With student liturgical ministers, the music is lively and the setting is prayerful and inviting at the same time.  Priests from the Terre Haute area will preside at the Masses and our wonderful Sisters of Providence will preside at the communion services.  All are welcome Wednesday night at 7:30 in Le Fer Chapel. 

BIBLE STUDY

Come to meditate and talk about the Word of God each week.  It is intended to be a rejuvenating evening with Scripture to foster community and a deeper understanding of God.  All denominations are welcome!  This will be held in Le Fer Chapel and led by Rose Bear of Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER MENTORING PROGRAM

The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters is that all children achieve success in life.  Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  Programs will be preplanned at a local school/community center where you will meet your “Little” once every two weeks for two hours.  Stay tuned for information on how to sign up and training/background checks. ←BBBS Policy

SMALL GROUP SHARING

Meet with a group of Pomeroys each week to talk about the ups and downs of college life and how God is present in the madness.  This Head2Heart faith-sharing group will meet Thursdays at 5:00 PM in the conference room off O’Shag.

MUSIC MINISTRY ALIVE! CONFERENCE

MUSIC MINISTRY ALIVE! participates in the mission of the Church by forming and advocating on behalf of young people who have the gifts and desire to serve as musical and liturgical leaders.  It is a conference in St. Paul, Minnesota the week of July 29 – August 3.  If you are interested in attending with Andrea, let her know!

SOA TRIP

Join thousands of teachers, farmers, students, unionists, random folk, environmentalists - revolutionaries all of us! - as we converge at the gates of the School of the Americas (SOA; also known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, WHINSEC), where we continue to reaffirm life and our creativity in the face of Empire.  This is a non-violent protest against a school that trains assassins in Fort Bedding, GA on November 20-23. 

LET’S GET WITH THE SISTERS!

These programs are sponsored by the Sisters of Providence (Sr. Editha Ben, SP, Vocations Director) and SMWC Campus Ministry.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

An opportunity to see a director regularly, (e.g., once a month) to discuss one’s spiritual life.  Sisters of Providence are available.  This program can help us find God in all things by seeing God’s love in our daily lives and by enabling us to develop an ever deepening personal relation with our God and creation.  Contact Andrea if you are interested.

WHITE VIOLET CENTER

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, exists to foster a way of living that recognizes the interdependence of all creation. Grounded in an understanding of Providence Spirituality as hope and healing, the center offers leadership and education in the preservation, restoration and reverent use of all natural resources.  Stay tuned for announcements from Andrea regarding times and opportunities for service here!

TAIZE PRAYER  7:00 pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Big Church

The distinguishing marks in Taize prayer are repetition and silence.  What is unique to the prayer of Taize is the adaptation of the repetitive form to simple musical lines and core biblical texts that can be sung by a whole assembly of various nationalities, languages, and denominations.  Maintaining silence is simply holding oneself in a presence and letting Christ, through the Holy Spirit, pray in us.  This is an ecumenical prayer service…ALL ARE WELCOME! 

http://spsmw.org/event-details/taize-prayer/

SISTER/STUDENT COMPANION

This has been a practice with the Sisters of Providence and the SMWC students.  If interested, you’ll be paired with a Sister.  Both of you would agree how you can spend time together – visit, just chat, pray, play cards, share the Sister’s wisdom, learn some jokes, etc.  Campus Ministry will also provide planned programs, like Bingo and chili dinners, for you to participate with your sister.  Contact person: Andrea Beyke

PRAY WITH A SISTER

Feeling alone?  Feeling helpless?  A Sister would pray with you.  If you submit your name to Andrea, you will be contacted with a Sister’s name who will pray with you.  The Sister and you will decide when, where, and how to pray.

VESPERS WITH SISTERS

Pray with the Sisters of Providence in Owens Hall at 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

SHADOW A SISTER

Curious about the lives of religious sisters?  Experience the daily life of the religious by “shadowing” them in their daily life.  The focus is to spend time with one particular Sister of Providence for a day or few hours as your time allows.

GET AWAY FOR A DAY

Want to be away from the dorm and have some solitude?  Make a reservation to stay in Owens Hall.  Experience some wonderful closeness to God.  A time for prayer…and listening to that ‘still small voice’ that rests in your heart.