Three of the best known practitioners of Catholicism meets social media for the New Evangelization are coming to Rochester for a great day of brainstorming, information, and inspiration. If you are considering ministry, being aware of the creativity and potential of this outreach is a wonderful thing to include on your resume.
Lunch is included in the conference and we're going out to eat afterward--with (I am pretty sure) a handful of recent PYM and Theo alums!
Anyone interested in attending the Digital Church conference in Rochester on Oct 4th needs to contact Dr WD asap (end of this week, preferably) so we can arrange transportation. You need to be registered ahead. Registration for a select number of SMU students is $10. Please see Dr WD for relevant registration codes.
Oct 2: Career Fair (at Winona State but we co-sponsor the event and run buses there and back). Often non-profit organizations are represented at this fair, so if you want to talk to some employers that are often working with churches or sponsored by churches--but are not parishes--consider attending! You do not need to be a senior to do this, in fact, it is a good idea to see what it is about as a sophomore or junior. Occasionally there is information on internships there as well.
Oct 3: What's my major? Department representatives are available for discussion late afternoon Oct 3, including us! Come and ask questions about the majors and minors, what alums do with them, possible double majors, etc. More information to come!
This year's Spirituality for the Vineyard colloquium is a Q and A with Catholic songwriter and musician Sarah Hart. Come with your questions on songwriting, life, and ministry. We plan to have a fun hour, beginning at 11:45am in the President's Room. Bring your brunch from the Caf upstairs and bring your family (since it is family weekend) if you wish!
This is an amazing exhibit of modern artwork that interprets the cross of Christ at the Hogan gallery until Sept 30. Of course, it is free: please go see it--the exhibit even includes a work by Marc Chagall, one of the foremost painters of the 20th century.
A great deal more about it here. This traveling exhibit is sponsored by CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts.
This Monday, September 9th, 7:30pm, there will be a religious vocations open house at the Christian Brothers' residence. Learn more about what is involved in discerning to enter a religious order as a brother or sister, or discerning the priesthood. Fr. Will Thompson, Brother Frank Carr, and Sr. Mary Hanah will be present, as well as the folks from Campus Ministry.
Refreshments, discussion, and prayer--for more information, contact Campus Ministry. No commitments--just simple curiosity required.
If you want to attend this conference on social media and evangelization...through negotiations with the Diocese and Campus Ministry, the cost of attending this conference only $10 (otherwise it could be $50!). That includes lunch and snacks.
AND...we're still working on it...we are trying to get a "networking" dinner in Rochester immediately afterward. As in, meet our Theology and Pastoral and Youth ministry alums attending the conference! Dinner will be basic (burgers at a Rochester restaurant) but free to those attending.
We'll figure out transportation closer to the date--we may want those with cars to offer to carpool some folks.
The $10 registration fee is open to only the first ten students who want to attend, so please contact Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust asap if interested, and she will give you the correct codes to get the special rate online.
More information on the conference here. Do check your class schedules and clear this with your professors in any class if you want to attend.