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Anna C Robertson
Apr 30, 2019

Campus Ministry Happenings: April 30, 2019

Apr 30, 2019 by Anna C Robertson

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This Week in Campus Ministry

Vigil for the Victims of the Attacks in Sri Lanka
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 1:05 p.m., Reflection Pool at the Chapel of St. Ignatius
As a university community, we condemn the tragic and senseless killing of more than 250 worshipers and others and the wounding of hundreds more in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. We join together to support and comfort all those in our campus community who are grieving during this painful time. This vigil will immediately follow our 12:30 p.m. daily mass, which will be offered in memory of the victims. We will gather as a community to mourn and remember all those whose lives were taken in this unspeakable tragedy and pray for their loved ones and all who are suffering in its wake. (Description adapted from Fr. Stephen Sundborg's communication to the SU community.)

Voices from the US/Mexico Border: Student Lunch with the Kino Border Initiative
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room in the Advancement and Alumni Building
Join this conversation for a free lunch and conversation with Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy at the Kino Boarder Institute, a binational organization that works in the area of migration. During this lunch, Joanna will share a first-hand account of the current situation on the Arizona-Mexico border. Together, we’ll hear stories of hope and despair that will invite us to stand in solidarity with fellow migrants and refugees seeking a better life in our nation. Please RSVP to Jessica at

Sunday Night Worship Celebration
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ecumenical Chapel in Campion Hall
Join Young Life and Campus Ministry for a free dinner, fellowship, and an exciting night of worship. Whether you just went to church last week or haven't been in a while, we hope you will join us for a fun and exciting evening of worship! Help spread the word. Tell your classmates, tell your roomies, tell a friend.

See all of Campus Ministry's upcoming events.

Deadlines and Reminders

  • Apply to serve as a New Student Retreat Leader in Fall 2019: New Student Retreat Leaders have the chance to build community with new students and to provide space for them to reflect on their unfolding SU experience. Responsibilities of an NSR Leader include facilitating small group sharing, providing hospitality, leading icebreakers, reaching out to individual new students in conversation, and, for a few interested NSR Leaders, giving a talk. Regardless of whether you have attended NSR in the past, we welcome you to apply for a leadership position. Participants have the option of attending NSR during one of two weekends: November 1-3, 2019 and November 15-17, 2019. The application deadline for NSR Leaders is Sunday, May 19th. Selected participants will be invited to interview with a campus minister during the following week.

Save the Date: Upcoming Events

Around Campus

Check out these opportunities from our on-campus partners! Do you have a program or opportunity coming up you'd like to see featured here? Email Anna Robertson with your request and a brief blurb!

  • Please join us for Journeys of Hope and Hopelessness on the US/Mexico Border Featuring Joanna Williams on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wyckoff Auditorium. Join us for a first-hand account of the current situation on the Arizona-Mexico border from Kino Border Initiative's Joanna Williams. Together, we'll hear stories of hope and despair that will invite us to stand in solidarity with fellow migrants and refugees seeking a better life in our nation. This lecture is free and open to the public!

Beyond SU

  • Join people from parishes across Western Washington for Walking and Witnessing for Immigrant Families, a multi-day prayerful walk showing solidarity with immigrant families. Whether you're able to participate in a short leg, the full two weeks, or only in prayer...all are welcome. The walk begins April 29th and will conclude with a Mass at the Northwest Detention Center on May 11th. For more information on participating, visit

This week's header photo was taken by Monika Aha, Class of 2021. Have a photo of something beautiful you would like to share in Campus Ministry Happenings? Tag @sucampusministry on Instagram or submit it to