Director's Note on Mass at Sage Chapel, Community Spotlight, Service Opportunity, Small Groups Start Up, and so much more...
Memorial of St. John Chrysostom
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross,
5:15 PM Mass (AT Chapel); 6pm, Stations of the Cross (AT Chapel); 6:30 PM Grad Group Meeting (AT, G-22 or by
), 7:30 PM Men's Group (
Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows;
5:15 PM Mass (AT Chapel); 6 PM, Lector Formation (AT Chapel)
Memorial of Saints Cornelius
Memorial of St. Hildegard of Bingen,
5:15 PM Mass; 6 PM Vespers
12-2 PM Confession (AT, G-24)
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
, 10:30 AM Mass (Sage Chapel), 9:00 PM Mass (Sage Chapel)
AT= Anabel Taylor;
Please check our calendar at
for the most up to date information
DIRECTOR'S NOTE: Sunday Masses Return to Sage Chapel
Our Cornell Catholic Community returns to Sage Chapel on September 19
to celebrate the Sunday Masses together, in person! The pandemic changed the way many of us attended the liturgy over the past 18 months. Mass was livestreamed from parish churches, cloistered chapels, large cathedrals, even from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome which most of us viewed from the comfort and safety and informality of our apartments and homes. Now, it’s time to gather again as a campus community to publicly celebrate the Lord’s Day. I’m especially excited to be returning to Sage Chapel. Since I am not the pastor of a parish, I had no church of my own in which to regularly celebrate the Mass over the past year and a half. I am grateful to Father Augustine Chumo, the pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Ithaca, who graciously allowed us the use of the Church for a Sunday Mass during the spring semester
We will have
two Sunday Masses
in Sage Chapel. The first will be at
The evening Mass will start at
rather than 9:30 p.m.
You will notice some wonderful changes in the chapel. The wooden floors and the pews have been completely refurbished and respaced. The floor mosaics have been individually cleaned, reset, and resealed. All the ceiling lights and fixtures have been repaired and replaced with LED lights. We will miss the sound of the great Aeolian-Skinner organ this semester. After eighty years – it was built and installed in 1940 – the organ has been temporarily removed for cleaning and restoration. We have been assured that it will be reinstalled by Easter.
The long pandemic will still have an impact on our worship. We will all need to wear protective coverings on our mouths and noses and social distancing will still be strongly encouraged. Because the chapel is not properly fitted with up-to-date air filtration, we will not be able to sing as a congregation during the liturgy. Generous cantors and other musicians will join me in singing some parts of the Mass in anticipation of the day when we can all sing together in the chapel.
I hope you will join us this Sunday. You might also extend an invitation to classmates and friends who may not get this message or who have never been in Sage Chapel. It will be so good to be with you again as we celebrate the Sunday Masses in Sage.
-Fr. Daniel McMullin
SMALL GROUP UPDATES
This semester, the
will normally be meeting on Tuesdays at 6 PM in the CCC Library (AT, G-22 or by
). This Tuesday the group will be meeting at 6:30 PM, however, as Stations of the Cross will be occurring after Mass at 6 PM for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The topic for this week is politics and abortion in light of new legislation in Texas. All perspectives welcome!
will be meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM on
Are you interested in participating in a
at Cornell Catholic? If so, please e-mail campus minister Matthew Hall (mh968) expressing your interest.
Are you interested in learning how to sing
and chanting as a spiritual practice? If so, please e-mail campus minister Elizabeth Lyon Hall (ell67) to express your interest.
Bible Study at the Tompkins County Jail:
An opportunity to have a virtual Bible study with the inmates at the Tompkins County jail. We'll be leading the session in pairs on Zoom. All interested must complete a Professional Visitor Application form by the end of this week. The Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd at 1:15 pm. If you're interested or have any questions, contact Grace (gmc96) or Darren (dlp263) to get the Application Form.
NEW STUDENT OPPORTUNITY
The New Student Outreach Committee is hosting their annual
Big Sib/Little Sib mentoring program
to help new Cornellians become introduced to the Cornell Catholic Community. If you are a new student and are looking for a Catholic mentor, you can sign up to be a Little Sib by filling out
If you are a veteran member of the Cornell Catholic Community and would like to meet new students, you can sign up by filling out
The deadline for both forms is September 15th.
We will be hosting a kickoff event for our Big Sib/Little Sib program in the coming weeks and more fun events throughout the year!
Laetitia Faye, Class of 2025
Milwaukee, WI (go Bucks!)
Ways I’d like to be involved at Cornell Catholic:
In addition to attending mass at least once a week, I would also like to get involved with the Liturgical Ministry as a lector or Communion minister. Further along my years at Cornell, I would like to be a part of the Undergraduate Student Leadership team.
What are you looking forward to this school year?
I am looking forward to meeting new people, exploring my passions via clubs and coursework and trying new foods on/off campus! I also can’t wait to get more involved in my faith life with Cornell Catholic.
Most surprising thing about college so far:
How familiar the campus becomes in such a little amount of time. Originally, I was intimidated by Cornell’s size, but after walking from class to class the campus starts to feel a little smaller. I can definitely see myself calling Cornell my second home by the end of the semester!
Favorite Place to Eat on Campus:
This is a hard one, but probably Keeton House or Bus Stop Bagels.
Saint Thérèse de Lisieux; I appreciate her view of life as a “little way of spiritual childhood”and belief that we should all have a childlike focus as well as an attentive love.
KICKS OFF THE SEMESTER
Do you happen to enjoy philosophical ponderings, or, better yet, philosophical conversations?? Cornell's chapter of the Thomistic Institute will be holding our first event of the year:
. It's pretty simple. We'll pose questions for thought to randomized groups, give you all room for discussion on these questions, & then switch groupings every couple of minutes. And of course, no prior philosophy experience necessary! If you're interested, we'll be in Willard Straight Hall room 411 (also called the Music Room, it's right behind the Straight to the Market Café) this Wednesday 9/15 from 7:30-8:30pm. If you can't make it but would be interested in future philosophy/Catholic thought related events from the Thomistic Institute, reach out to John Coffey (jtc262) for more info. Hope to see you there!
"Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I '"A feather on the breath of God."
St. Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church
on Monday, September 13 at 3:00PM