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Campus Ministry at Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas Week

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Thursday, January 28

Birthday Cupcakes 

1 p.m., Academic Building, Albertus Hall, Grace Hauenstein Library, St. Joe's Hall, Regina Hall

Pick up a pre-packaged sweet treat in celebration of Saint Thomas Aquinas' birthday!

Patronal Mass

4:30 p.m., OLSW

Worship celebration of our patron Saint Thomas Aquinas on his feast day. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, this event is limited to 57 people in person (first come, first served). The event will also be livestreamed on the Aquinas College Facebook page (@AquinasCollegeGR).

Dominican Charism Initiative Introduction and Dominican Dialogue Event

Virtual (A YouTube link will be posted to Facebook @AQCampusMinistry.)

Learn how to register and deepen your Dominican knowledge. Engage with the module Searching for Truth - a formation activity on understanding how dialogue reveals truth, during this presentation. The Dominican Charism Initiative is a worldwide formation initiative of the Dominican family, which Aquinas College has free access to through our foundresses the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids. 

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


Friday, January 29

Mass at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

12:15 p.m., OLSW

Holy Happy Hour - Theology on Tap/Alumni Event

4 p.m., Virtual (RSVP required)

Join us for a virtual get together with Dominican friars and Dominican campus ministers including Aquinas alumnus Mike Ingram '15. We'll be raising a glass and conversing about using a Dominican framework to make wise decisions in life and living with purpose, teaching the tools of the Salamanca process and Preaching with one's life. There will be time for Q&A and general merriment as we celebrate our patron St. Thomas Aquinas. 

Winter Fest Kick-Off

Laser Tag

5:30-7:30 p.m., Holmende Lawn 

Bring a friend and enjoy the fun!

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


Saturday, January 30

Scavenger Hunt and Snacks

Noon-3 p.m., In front of Cook Carriage House

Start the Scavenger Hunt at the Cook Carriage House with some snacks. Clues will be Dominican-/Aquinas-related and a fun way to get people all over our beautiful campus looking for cool prizes at every stop!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail presented by the History Club

8 p.m., Virtual (Register by emailing Paige Poling at pmp004@aquinas.edu.)

Join the History Club in viewing this 1975 Bristish comedy film reflecting on the Arthurian legend.

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


Sunday, January 31

Broomball (with social distancing)

1 p.m., Holmdene Lawn

Campus Ministry alongside AQPB will be hosting a round-robin style broomball tournament. Interested in joining? Assemble a group of six and sign up here!

Music Faculty Recital 

3 p.m., Livestream

The event will be livestreamed on the Aquinas College Art and Music Facebook page (@AQMusicDept).

Sunday Mass at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

6 p.m. and 8 p.m., OLSW

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


Monday, February 1

Mass at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

12:15 p.m., OLSW

Conversations - History, Heritage and Call: Racial Justice 

Virtual (A YouTube link will be posted to Facebook @AQCampusMinistry.)

Join us for a sharing of stories on the legacy of St. Martin de Porres. Hear from student Elizabeth Calcaterra who lived with the Dominican Sisters in Peru living out the legacy of St. Martin's ministry.

Improv with the Saints

Virtual (Check Engage AQ and Acorn for link information on the day of the event.)

Join us for some improv with prompts from the life of St. Thomas Aquinas. Just enough information that you may learn something new, with enough audience suggestion to thoroughly confuse the greatest of Thomistic scholars. Be holy and irreverent and have some fun with your Aquinas Improv troupe, Mission Improvable.

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


Tuesday, February 2

PB&J with AQPB (with social distancing)

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wege Mall

Stop by and pick up a PB&J. You can also pick up bingo cards for Grocery Store Bingo (which is scheduled for Feb. 9 at 9 p.m.)

Mass Presentation of the Lord at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

4:30 p.m., OLSW

Service Project (with social distancing)

1-3 p.m., The Moose

Join CAVA for a chance to spread joy to patients at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. We will be making cards and letters for the patients who are feeling isolated due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions.

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


Wednesday, February 3

Mass at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

12:15 p.m., OLSW

Black Christian Experience: Race in America and what the Christian's Approach Ought to Be

7 p.m., Virtual (Check Engage AQ and Acorn for link information on the day of the event.)

Grocery Store Bingo 

9 p.m., Virtual (Check Engage AQ and Acorn for link information on the day of the event.)

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


Thursday, February 4

Trivia Night

7 p.m., Virtual (Check Engage AQ and Acorn for link information on the day of the event.)

Concluding Mass and Sending Mass for those attending SEEK

4:30 p.m., OLSW

Guest Presider: Fr. Samuel Hakeem, O.P.

Join us for Mass followed by the SEEK delegation dinner, Testimony, Praise and Worship and Eucharistic Adoration.

Weeklong Photo Contest

Show us your AQ spirit and be entered to win an Amazon gift card! Visit the photo booth in The Moose. Submit photos by tagging @aquinas_sao on Instagram. (A winner will be chosen at random.)


    February 4-7

    SEEK Retreat on campus and virtual with Fr. Samuel Hakeem, O.P.