Check out the great events below to meet new people, network with other grad students and young professionals, or deepen your faith:
Fall Day of Service
Join us for a day of service on Saturday, November 10 at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center. From customer service to furniture repair, Habitat ReStores offer a multitude of volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills.
We will gather at SMSP at 11:45 AM for a light lunch (optional), and carpool to the ReStore by 1:00 PM, working throughout the afternoon until 6:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please register online here!
Visit Habitat’s website for more info on ReStore: https://www.habitat.org/
Food Gatherers Community Kitchen
The mission of Food Gatherers Community Kitchen is to engage and nourish our entire community. The Community Kitchen is located in the Robert J. Delonis Center (which is also home to the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County) at 312 W. Huron Street in Ann Arbor. The Community Kitchen serves lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and a mid-afternoon meal on Saturday and Sunday. Since its opening in 2003, Food Gatherers staff and volunteers have served more than one million meals to our neighbors in need!
Spiritual Directions begins at 7:00 PM (at SMSP) with dessert and time to socialize or network with other grad students and young professionals. A different speaker each month will lead us into faith-based discussion.
Dates for 2018 – 2019 Academic Year: Mondays Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29
Monthly Mass & Dinner
Each month we host a Monday mass & dinner right at St. Mary. Join us to worship, connect, and enjoy a delicious dinner with our grad/yp community. Dates for 2018-2019: Aug 6, Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, and May 13. We begin with mass at 7:00 PM followed by dinner in Donnelly Hall.
Grad Student & Young Professional Retreat February 2-3, 2019
This overnight retreat offers participants the chance to reflect on their experiences and discover how God our creator is already at work in our lives. Weber Center in Adrian, MI.
Busy Person Retreat Fall 2018 & Lent 2019
If you are someone looking to start a daily habit of prayer, to dive deeper into an already active prayer life, or simply to grow in your relationship with God – the Busy Person Retreat (BPR) is for you. With this retreat, retreatants commit to 15 minutes of individual daily prayer and 30-45 minutes of conversation each week with a spiritual companion.
The campus ministry team will use the preferences you indicate on your registration form to prayerfully match you with a spiritual companion who best meets your needs and desires.
Small Church Communities Fall 2018 & Lent 2019
SCC’s provide time each week to read, pray, and grapple with the Word, reflect on God’s role in our lives and grow in faith and fellowship. Check out the SCC Page for more details, and to sign up.
Please contact Fr. Joe Wagner, S.J. for more information about the Grad/YP group.