Gonzaga College High School Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry office is the perennial guide for a Gonzaga College High School student’s spiritual development and fulfillment of its creed, “Men for Others." Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/gonzagaministry

Director of Campus Ministry and Retreats: Mr. Stephen Szolosi
Assistant Director for Retreats and Service: Mr. Donnie Green
Assistant Director for Retreats and Service: Mr. Jonathan Ruano

Administrative Assistant for Campus Ministry: Mrs. Cydney Mulieri
Pastoral Ministry Assistant: Sr. Carroll Ann Kemp,

Mission: The Campus Ministry department at Gonzaga College High School provides opportunities for community service, retreats, pastoral counseling, and involvement in other aspects of the school's religious life. Campus Ministry is located in Dooley Hall, in the same corridor as the Office of Admissions. Please feel free to stop by for a visit! twitter.com/GonzagaMinistry


GFC Organizes Father-Son Service Project

We are deeply grateful for this moment of service of Gonzaga fathers and sons.



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Gonzaga College High School Campus Ministry

Please join us in offering prayers for the 54 students and their leaders as the November Kairos retreat begins this afternoon!


An untold story: Gonzaga students uncover school’s past ties to slavery - Catholic Standard

The Jesuit's have identified the work of reconciliation as one of their major priorities in recent years, and here we see our students doing that work, striving to be nearer to the truth in humility, struggling with the realities of sin in our own history, and so also opening a door to healing and reconciliation with one another today.

cathstan.org For two weeks over the summer, a group of rising seniors from Gonzaga College High School in Washington spent their days combing through hundreds of documents f


Hispanic Heritage Month (2018)

Gonzaga's celebration of Hispanic Heritage began with a week of prayer and reflection on the Archdiocesan replica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Tilma and a call to walk with Mary. The various speakers and moments highlighting the gifts of Latin culture to the world and church have been a great gift to us on Eye Street!


flickr.com Gonzaga hosted several events during the week of September 24th, including a special guest speaker and visit to the Library of Congress, to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.


Retreat Training (2018)

Having kicked off the year with a great training weekend, we are poised to begin our year of retreats for the young men of Gonzaga!

flickr.com On Saturday, August 25, Gonzaga's Retreat Team gathered with the Campus Ministry staff in Buckeystown, MD to prepare for the upcoming school year. The theme of the overnight retreat was Jesus' role as the Good Shepherd and how each of the 93 students is called to gather, lead, and protect while serv...

[07/31/18]   On this Feast of St. Ignatius, we offer prayers for all men in the Society of Jesus, for vocations to the Jesuits, and for all those seeking to live more generously in response to God's abundant love!

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Parent Workshop with Roy Petitfils

The Archdiocese of Washington is organizing a presentation by Roy Petefills:

"Helping Hurting Teens"
Thursday, August 23rd 7:00PM
Parent Session
St. Mary of the Mills in Laurel, MD
Click here to register:

eventbrite.com We are happy to announce that Roy Petitfils is coming back as a make up to our past event that had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please join us on August 23trd from 7-9pm at Saint Mary of the Mills Parish, in Laurel MD. Please let us know if you, or anyone in your party, has any allergie...

On Thursday, June 28 at 7 PM, The Father McKenna Center will host the Journey to Restoration, a self-revelatory telling of the lives of men who were participants in the Day Program. Each man tells his story. No Tickets. Free of Charge. cookies and Punch offered. Free will offerings welcome! Come learn more about the men we serve and all that the McKenna Center does to support them in rebuilding their lives!

Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, patron of our school! May his courage and compassion lead us into action for the poor, the marginalized, the sick, the hungry, the desperate, and those whose lives are marked by loss and need! May we rejoice in the witness of love and fidelity that he gave the world.


World Refugee Day | Share the Journey

We join the broader Church on World Refugee Day and invite you to visit the Share the Journey resource page where we can all find material for reflection and a call to action:


sharejourney.org June 20 is World Refugee Day Community Engagement Ideas Engage your Elected Leaders and Advocate for Refugees Participate in the calls to action produced by the Justice for Immigrants Campaign, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Share the Journey, and Catholic Charities USA to make your voice heard....

Visit: The Jesuit Sponsored Apostleship of Prayer http://popesprayerusa.net/

We are so happy to have these two weeks with the Father McKenna Center at the start of this month!

Gonzaga Men Work at the Center

Today marks the beginning of the 2nd week of Eagles living and working at the Father McKenna Center. We have twelve students and 2 faculty working in the Center this week. The photo shows Cortez McDaniel speaking with them about our work and how they can engage with the men we serve during their stay.


One-Minute Homily: “Be What We Receive”

We entered the week celebrating both the Feast of Corpus Christi and the graduating seniors. Here's a 1 minute Jesuit reflection on the Eucharist and the commendation to become what we receive --- a fitting message for these two celebrations:

thejesuitpost.org As we celebrate Corpus Christi, let us be what we receive. Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ notes how the Eucharist is both a gift and a call.

[06/02/18]   This evening we celebrate in gratitude the class of 2018 and their time on Eye Street with our Baccalaureate Mass at 4:30 PM.

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Teach Them How to Pray Goodbye

As our seniors approach graduation and Gonzaga alumni complete advanced degrees, we share an invitation to pray our goodbyes.


thejesuitpost.org Saying goodbye can be hard. Taking the time to do it can make the transition after college a little easier.

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New photo by Stephen Szolosi

Last week, these young men brightened the day of many of our neighbors at next Unique Residential, the senior center to the west of campus. The Gonzaga Mother's Club made this important moment possible!


[04/11/18]   The final Kairos of the year begins this evening! We lift up all the retreatants and leaders in prayer that they may be renewed in this Easter season by their time together!


Stations of the Cross 1-2: As Pilate Turns Away | Church Life Journal

As we memorialize the death of the Lord this Good Friday, we share a thoughtful collection of reflections on the stations of the cross: http://churchlife.nd.edu/2018/03/25/stations-of-the-cross-1-2-as-pilate-turns-away/

churchlife.nd.edu Malcolm Guite (poet) and Carolyn Pirtle (composer) take us through the Stations of the Cross this Holy Week with a combination of poetry, music, and prose.


Eagles on the Camino

We wish our Gonzaga pilgrims, buen camino as they begin their 100+K journey to Santiago. We join them in their prayer! Follow them on the way by reading their blog:

eaglesonthecamino.tumblr.com gonzaga.org Eagles on the Camino A unique class gives students the chance to follow a route that pilgrims have hiked for centuries. Along the way, they learn about spirituality, history—and themselvesThis article appeared in the 2017 summer edition of the Gonzaga Good News 1 note Mar 24th, 2018 Op...

Gonzaga Rugby fits some service into their tour! Gratitude and Generosity, hallmarks of the Ignatian charism, are denoted by that Gonzaga G.

Service at Hogar de San Jose in Buenos Aires helping to serve the homeless #GRugbyArgentinaTour #GIVE #AMDG

Students are encouraged to sign up for service events on Mobileserve! When we return from break, we hope to have groups ready to visit students at WJA and the elderly at our neighbor Unique Residential.

Both the McKenna Center and McKenna's Wagon will be in need of volunteers. Students can sign up by opening their app and reviewing the available service events.


Sean Cunneen's Obituary on The Star-Ledger

Today we lift up in prayer our dear friend Sister Seton Cunneen, long time Director of Christian Service, creator of so many of our service opportunities, and model educator as she mourns her brother's passing.


legacy.com Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Rev. Msgr. Sean Cunneen Served in many capacities for the Archdiocese of Newark Rev. Msgr. Sean Cunneen, 77, of Harding Twp., N.J., passed away at his home on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Relatives and

Join the Gonzaga student body in praying for Dallas Jesuit as they mourn the loss of one of their beloved students.

The Jesuit Dallas community mourns the loss of sophomore Guy Delaney, who passed away Wednesday evening following a car accident involving his family. Words cannot describe our immense sorrow. There was a prayer service on campus this morning, a private Mass for students today, and additional individual and group counseling services will be available. Please pray God’s love and peace for the Delaney family and for one another during this difficult time.


Kairos CXLV (2018)

We celebrate our January Kairos retreatants with this photo album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzagacollegehs/25298333257/in/album-72157663522462357

flickr.com Explore GonzagaGoodNews' photos on Flickr. GonzagaGoodNews has uploaded 6589 photos to Flickr.

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Today, 54 juniors and seniors and the team of leaders accompanying them on their Kairos retreat travel to Loyola on the Potomac. May this time be all the Lord's and bring them to a place of renewed hope, faith, and Love!

We give thanks for the way our freshman class was drawn together this past weekend during their retreat! The Holy Spirit blessed our community with a wonderful weekend revealing that Eye Street is a second home for our boys.


About Dr. King | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Today, the Freshman Retreat ends. Let us pray for the class of 2021 as they return to classes on Tuesday may they embrace the new brotherhood that they experienced on their retreat.


Join us in praying for the Freshman class as the Gonzaga Freshman Retreat opens Friday and will run through the long weekend. May the Lord bless their leaders, the class, and each young man that he might find on Eye Street a spiritual home, supportive friendships, and the joy of God's love!

[12/25/17]   Merry Christmas! May our celebration of the gift of the Lord's birth deepen in us the life and love of God!

[12/23/17]   If you find yourself in the neighborhood on Christmas Eve, join the community at 4 P.M. for Mass at St. Al’s!

All are welcome!

Doors to St. Al's will open at 3:00pm. Parking is available in Gonzaga's parking garage and the tennis court lot.


Advent Meditation: The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary


By meditating on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, we accompany Mary and Joseph as they learn that Mary will bring the Son of God into the world, and we journey with them through Christ’s birth and into his childhood. These reflections on each of the Joyful Mysteries include a story of refugees today in the Middle East, where the Holy Family was from. We reflect on the experience of the Holy Family through the stories of these refugees. Along with your personal intentions, please offer the Rosary for the safety of refugee families around the world, and for an end to the conflict and conditions that force people to flee their homes. Click on each of the audio files below to listen to and pray along with each decade of the rosary.

crs.org These reflections for Advent on each of the Joyful Mysteries include a story of refugees today in the Middle East, where the Holy Family was from.

[12/06/17]   Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! Again this year, Campus Ministry celebrated the feast by distributing candy canes during the lunch periods today!

St. Nicholas's story is a memorable and rich one. Some families today still give out the small chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil as a tribute to his charitable work. History indicates that the saint may have been sparing daughters of poor families from being sold into slavery by bringing them the money necessary for a dowry.

Whatever the case may be, he remains a symbol of generosity and the surprise gift. We can all celebrate that joyful witness this Advent!

Three spots are available for sophomore servers on McKenna's Wagon this week!

We volunteer with the McKenna’s Wagon program, going out as a group to serve both hot and cold meals. We make the service more than a bread line through kind, friendly welcoming service. Those who dine with the Wagon are frequently homeless. No one who seeks food is turned away. While the majority of clients express great gratitude, some arrive at this point in the day having faced considerable hardship before getting there. We meet at the Campus Ministry lounge.

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We rejoice with the 54 Gonzaga students who made their Kairos retreat this past week! AMDG


Gonzaga Thanksgiving Greeting (2017)

Gonzaga campus ministry joins the school community in wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving!

From everyone on Eye Street, we hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for all you do to make the Gonzaga community so special. ****www.Gonzaga.org****

[11/17/17]   Today, November 16, 2017, marks 28 years since Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, S.J., their housekeeper Elba Ramos, and her 15 year-old daughter Celina Ramos were murdered on November 16, 1989, at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. We remember their witness to solidarity and the commitment to do justice in one's life.

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