Your Week with Cornell Catholic
Mass and BBQ Tonight!
10:30 am and 9:30 pm Sage Chapel
5:15 pm ATH Chapel- Starting Sept 3rd
5:15 pm ATH Chapel- Today with BBQ after
5:15 pm ATH Chapel starting this week, Aug 30th
*note: Stick around after Mass this Sunday for a Mass and Mingle- eat delicious food and get the chance to talk to people in the community (will be after both Mass times). On the first Friday of the month we have Eucharistic Adoration after the 5:15 pm Mass in ATH Chapel-this will be next Friday, Sept 6th!
*Sacrament of Reconciliation: G19 Anabel Taylor Hall-
Tuesdays 6:30-8 and Wednesdays 4-4:45 or by appointment with Fr. Dan (dtm33)
Grad Group Events
The Cornell Catholic Graduate Student Group meets weekly to discuss faith in grad school, relevant Catholic topics, and various Catholic texts. This Thur 8/29 at 5:30 will be the first kickoff event: a happy hour at Collegetown Bagels in Collegetown. Next week after our first Tue Mass on Sept 3 we will have pizza and discussion in the Founders Room of ATH (across from the Chapel). Mass starts at 5:15 and pizza will start around 6. Please email
5) for more information.
Graduate Bible Study: Meets weekly (Day TBA based on availability). Each semester we choose a book of the Bible to read together, or a spiritual theme which we explore through readings from the Bible. Contact Elizabeth for more info (
Big Sib/Little Sib Program
If you are a returning undergrad please consider signing up to be a big sib- we are still in need! You will be paired with a new student to be a resource and new friend for them on campus and in our community during their transition into college. It is a small time commitment and you will be able to give a new student a warm welcome. If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student you can sign up to be paired with a current student who can be a resource to help navigating the transition to Cornell as well as a friend to have around campus. Email Amaya (amm449) with any questions. Go
to sign up for the program!
An opportunity to have Bible study with
inmates at our county jail. We go in pairs on Friday evenings for an hour. Let doubt not hold you back, God
. If you're interested or would like more information, contact Jacob (jg965). Orientation with the Sergeant will be coming up soon, which is essential to get an access ID. If you have been involved in the past please check your ID to see when it expires: you will need to attend another orientation to renew your ID if it expires this semester. If you are interested in a similar ministry with incarcerated youth please contact Abrey (aaf87) for more information about ministry in our local juvenile detention centers.
Women's Group and Men's Group
If you are interested in joining our small group for women please email Abrey (aaf87)-we meet weekly and grow in fellowship and faith together!
If you are interested in joining men's group, which similarly meets and discusses different topics-email Alex (ak826).
New Student Small Group
If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student join the new student small group to grow in faith alongside others who are transitioning to life at Cornell! Email Abrey (aaf87) with questions or to sign up. We will choose a time based on availability.
If you or someone you know wishes to become
or to finish sacraments of initiation please email Matthew Hall (mh968), our
(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) coordinator.
Upcoming Respect Life Opportunities
On Thursday, Sept 19 from 6-7:30 at Immaculate Conception Church, 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca: Ithaca-40 Days For Life, Ithaca Council Knights of Columbus, and Immaculate Conception Church will host Jim Havens, VP of Mission and Communication for The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network, host of "Love Will End Abortion" radio show & author to Ithaca to share his experiences in pro-life ministry. "
Love Will End Abortion: Practical Steps to Make a Real Impact in Your Community."
Let Abrey (aaf87) know if you need a ride. Additionally, the next 40 Days for Life campaign will begin Sept 25th. For the past 10 years people have joined together in Ithaca to pray, fast, and provide life-affirming options to those considering abortion. Click
to sign up for a time slot.
More info: Mary Anne Tissot-315-246-7479 or Carolann Darling 607-351-6668
The Thomistic Institute brings you a world class theology class completely free of charge! By enrolling you will receive two emails each week introducing you to St. Thomas Aquinas, his philosophy, and the basics of the Summa Theologiae (86 videos in total). Click
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Today is the Memorial of St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Yesterday we celebrated the memorial of St. Monica, the mother who fervently prayed for the conversion and holiness of her son. God accepted her tears in coordination with His Divine Grace. Today we remember her son, St. Augustine, a sinner turned saint. He was instructed and inspired by St. Ambrose. Continue reading for an excerpt from St. Augustine's
"And what is the object of my love? I asked the earth and it said: 'It is not I.' I asked all that is in it; they made the same confession (Job 28:12f). I asked the sea, the deeps, the living creatures that creep, and they responded: 'We are not your God, look beyond us.' I asked the breezes which blow and the entire air with its inhabitants said: 'Anaximenes was mistaken; I am not God.' I asked heaven, sun, moon and stars; they said 'Nor are we the God whom you seek.' And I said to all these things in my external environment: 'Tell me of my God who you are not, tell me something about him.' And with a great voice they cried out: 'He made us' (Ps. 99:3). My question was the attention I have to them, and their response was their beauty.
Then I turned towards myself, and said to myself: 'Who are you?' I replied: 'A man.' I see in myself a body and a soul, one external, the other internal. Which of these should I have questioned about my God, for whom I had already searched through the physical order of things from earth to heaven, as far as I could send the rays of my eyes as messengers? What is inward is superior. All physical evidence is reported to the mind which presides and judges of the responses of heaven and earth and all the things in them, as they say 'We are not God' and 'He made us.' The inner man knows this--I, I the mind through the sense-perception of my body. I asked the mass of the sun about my God, and it replied to me: 'It is not I, but He made me.'"
on Wednesday, August 28 at 11:44AM