Programs & Events
Blessing of the Animals (October, 2 at 1:30 p.m. at A & S Arcade)
In the spirit of the
Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the campus community and friends
of the university are encouraged to bring their furry or feathered
friends to campus for the Blessing of the Animals. During this brief
outdoor gathering, our Chaplain blesses our cherished pets and reminds
us of the goodness of God’s creatures. Pets blessed to date have
included dogs, cats, rats, horses, birds, bunnies, fish, and ferrets, so
don’t hesitate to bring your own pet!
Speaker: Kerry Weber "Mercy in Real Life" (Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM in the A&S Little Theater)
Kerry will speak from personal experience about making mercy a part of our everyday lives. Kerry volunteered with the Mercy Volunteer Corps, and is the author of
Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty,
Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job (Loyola Press).
GROW (Gospel Reflections Once a Week)
Each semester, students and staff members form groups gather
with the staff of Campus Ministry to reflect on weekly scripture
readings. Together, they review the Gospel and meditate on its meaning
and the personal application in their daily lives.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing (Thursday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.)
Each year the Georgian Court
Community comes together to bless our Christmas Tree. There will also be
performances by our dance majors, solos and our yearly Christmas carols for all to sing along. Bring an ornament to adorn our tree. All are welcome.
Each year GCU Campus Ministry sponsors retreat experiences to help participants grow in faith.
Pathways Retreat for New Students
October 17, 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Mercy Hall (connected to Marron Chapel)
October 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Stella Maris, Long Branch NJ
More than Winning: Athletes Training for the Greater Race
Thursday, January 16 - Stella Maris Retreat Center
Busy Persons' Retreat
February 8 - 12 - On Campus
March 20, 10 a.m. - 4p.m. - Upper Room Retreat Center in Neptune, NJ