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Campus Ministry at Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas Week

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Thursday January 28, 2021

  • Birthday Cupcakes with STAW promo material attached.  AB, AH, JLH, RH, SJH
    • Individually wrapped cupcakes on unattended tables set out at 5 locations across campus.  Promotional STAW materials attached to the cupcakes.
    • 1:00pm
    • Point of Contact: Robert Gilmore
  • Patronal Mass - In Person (Limit 57 People) and Livestream (Seamus Hyman) from OLSW
    • 4:30pm (Begins with welcome from President Quinn)
    • Worship celebration of our patron Saint Thomas Aquinas on his feast day.
    • Point of Contact: Terry Marshall and Olivia Dybing, 
    • Fr. Stan-Presiding, Jordan Malone - Music Ministry
  • Dominican Charism Initiative Introduction and Dominican Dialogue Event
    • 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 of Grand Rapids.  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. 
    • Virtual
    • Point of Contact: Robert Gilmore
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 

Friday January 29, 2021

  • Mass at OLSW
    • 12:15pm
    • Point of Contact: Terry Marshall and Olivia Dybing
  • Holy Happy Hour - Theology on Tap/Alumni Event
    • 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. 
    • 4:00pm (virtual)
    • Point of Contact: Robert/Fr. Bob, Alexa Carey, Mike Ingram ‘15
  • Kick off Winter Fest (Laser Tag) 
    • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Holmende Lawn 
    • Point of Contact: Jayden Jones, Bridget Baehl, and Ramil Collier
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 

Saturday January 30, 2021

  • Winter Fest Activities (Scavenger Hunt and Cake)
    • Scavenger Hunt - Campus wide,  Cake - CCH
    • 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!
    • Cake 12:00pm -3:00pm 
    • Point of Contact: Jayden Jones, Bridget Baehl, and Ramil Collier
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 
    • Submit your photos of AQ spirit wear event. The idea is that people would submit photos or short videos to a platform to view a collection of AQ spirit.

Sunday January 31, 2021

  • Distanced Broomball 
    • CALLING ALL BALLERS: Assemble your team and join us on the turf for a round robin style tournament. 
    • 1:00pm 
    • Point of Contact: Jayden Jones, Bridget Baehl, and Ramil Collier
  • Faculty Recital 
    • 3:00pm virtual 
    • Point of Contact: Barbara McCargar 
  • Sunday Mass at OLSW
    • 6:00pm and 8:00pm  
    • Point of Contact: Terry Marshall, Olivia Dybing, Jordan Malone
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 

Monday February 1, 2021

  • Mass at OLSW (St. Brigid's day, 1st Day of Black History Month)
    • 12:15pm 
    • Point of Contact: Terry Marshall and Olivia Dybing
  • Conversations: History, Heritage, & Call: Racial Justice 
    • Virtual Pre-Recorded
    • Dominicans and racial justice 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.
    • Point of Contact: Fr. Bob/Robert Gilmore - Recorded Panel on St. Martin de Porres and the GR Dominican Sisters mission in Chimbote - Elizabeth Calcaterra, Terry Marshall, Fr. Bob
  • Improv with the Saints
    • Evening Virtual 
    • 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.  Holy and irreverent, have some fun with your Aquinas Improv troupe Mission Improvable.
    • Point of Contact: Olivia Dybing
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 

Tuesday February 2, 2021

  • PB&J with AQPB
    • 11:00am (In Person)
    • Point of Contact: AQPB
  • Mass Presentation of the Lord at OLSW
    • 4:30pm 
    • Point of Contact: Olivia Dybing, Terry Marshall
  • Service Project - Help Pregnancy Resource service project, Virtual Sister Ties - Supply drive kicks off for HELP Pregnancy
    • Time? Hybrid virtual and in person 
    • Point of Contact: Bri Haarer (CAVA) and Fr. Bob
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 

Wednesday February 3, 2021

  • Mass at OLSW
    • 12:15pm 
    • Point of Contact: 
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture: Panel Discussion Black Catholic Experience in the US
    • 7:00pm virtual
    • Point of Contact: Dr. John Pinheiro
  • Grocery Store Bingo 
    • Point of Contact: Bridget Baehl/ AQPB 
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 

Thursday February 4, 2021

  • Trivia Night
    • 7:00 pm virtual
    • Point of Contact: Sarah Cervenan
  • Concluding Mass and Sending Mass for those attending SEEK - Guest Presider: Fr. Samuel Hakeem OP
  • (Mass followed by Seek delegation dinner, Testimony, Praise and Worship and Eucharistic Adoration at OLSW)
    • 4:30pm
    • Point of Contact: Zach Gonring  
  • Weeklong Photo Contest
    • Point of Contact: Eliza Brown / Bridget Baehl 

    (February 4th -7th SEEK Retreat On-Campus and Virtual with Fr. Samuel Hakeem OP) Approx 40 Aquinas Students virtually joining a national conference - Point of Contact Zach Gonring