TNS: Serving Christ in Serving the Poor
Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Serving Christ in Serving the Poor

Come join us as we hear from China Briceno, founder of Matthew 25 Ministries, about how to Serve Christ in Serving the Poor. You can learn more about her ministry here: https://www.happyfeetministries.com/ 

Dinner Menu: Pizza!

4 -5 pm: Confession
4:30 pm: Rosary
5 pm: Mass
5:45 pm: Dinner
6:00 pm: China Briceno

Come for any or all! We will be finished at 7pm.

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Last Ham Standing Comedy Show
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Last Ham Standing Comedy Show

Join us for a good laugh this Saturday with Improv Comedy Troupe, Last Ham Standing! This event is free and open to all Mason and Nova students. We'll end the night with some light refreshments.

If you don't have a GMU Parking Pass, parking will cost a few dollars. Best place to park is the Mason Pond Parking Deck!

Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Place: JC Cinema (bottom floor of the Johnson Center)

Check out their website to learn more: http://lastham.com/
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Rally and March for Life with Catholic Patriots
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Rally and March for Life with Catholic Patriots

If you are a Mason or NOVA student, you are welcome to attend the Life is Very Good morning rally and March for Life with the Catholic Patriots! Here are the options:

1. Attend the Morning Rally: special discounted price of $10!
2. Volunteer at Morning Rally: FREE (arrive at Eaglebank at 7am)

This year, instead of taking a bus into DC, everyone is invited to find their own transportation into DC and meet up with us there. 

Please use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/LiwBQZGWi79O9lWt1

You can also fill out an envelope in the chapel foyer. RSVP's due by December 17!

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Christmas Party
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Christmas Party

We'll be celebrating Christmas with a classy Catholic Patriot party! Party will start at 8pm in Dewberry Hall. Dress up! Dress code is formal.

To RSVP please fill out an envelope in the chapel foyer and be sure to pay the deposit of $10 (you will get this back the night of the event)!

RSVP due by MONDAY, DECEMBER 11!

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Power Breakfast
Dec
11
9:00 PM21:00

Power Breakfast

Ladies & gentlemen! The moment you've been waiting for is finally here! Not only will we be having the Blessing of the Brains after the 9PM Mass Sunday, December 10th, but we'll be providing a free feast the next day!!!

It's POWER BREAKFAST TIME! Come to your favorite chapel and get fueled for finals as we close up the year with a ton of delicious breakfast food #TreatYoSelf. After all, this may be the only thing to get you through finals! (That and Jesus, of course!)

French toast, CHEESY eggs, fruit salad, CHEESY potatoes, and so MUCH MORE!  

We know you'll be up, so let us feed you! Bring your friends, enemies, and frenemies!

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Immaculate Conception Vigil and Reception
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Immaculate Conception Vigil and Reception

Come celebrate the Holy Day of Obligation with a special candlelight vigil mass starting at 9:00pm. Right after Mass we'll have a huge party in the lower level of the chapel to celebrate our mom :)

Can't make it to the vigil? We'll have Mass on Friday at noon in the Hub Ballroom and at 5:00pm at the Chapel.

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TNS: Mars and the Eucharist
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

TNS: Mars and the Eucharist

We welcome Byron Wiedeman for this week's Thursday Night Supper. Byron will talk about Mars exploration, his desire to live on Mars, and how that connected him more strongly to the Eucharist. 

This event is open to all GMU and NOVA students.
Dinner Menu: Baked Ziti


4 -5 pm: Confession
4:30 pm: Rosary
5 pm: Mass
5:45 pm: Dinner and Speaker
7:30 pm: Cooking for the Lamb Center

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Knights of Columbus Poker Night
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Knights of Columbus Poker Night

POKER KNIGHT IS BACK! All are welcome to come out to the GMU Knights Of Columbus Poker Knight! Enjoy fellowship in a fun-filled Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament. The attire recommended for the night is formal wear.

The buy in for the tournament will be $5 and all proceeds will be donated to the Movember Foundation which helps fund for the biggest issues regarding men's health: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

Schedule of Events:

7:00pm: Doors open
7:00pm: Practice rounds
7:30pm: Tournament starts
11:00pm: Tournament ends

Winner gets a $20 gift card to Chipotle! Even if you get out, we'll have games going on for fun, so stick around for great fun! Feel free to invite your friends!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1942711542659841/

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All Night Adoration
Nov
17
to Nov 18

All Night Adoration

Come sign up for an hour with Jesus! Sign-up sheets are in the chapel foyer. Adoration begins at 3:00pm on Friday and ends at 10:00am on Saturday. From 7:00-9:00pm, musician Kenny Kolhaas (with some members of his band) will be leading praise and worship!

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TNS: Mason Basketball Game!
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

TNS: Mason Basketball Game!

This week we'll be supporting our GMU Men's Basketball team as they go head to head with Binghamton University! Come for Mass and dinner and then we'll head over to EagleBank arena together for the game. 

Dinner Menu: PB&J Sandwiches (Solidarity with Hunger and Homelessness Action Week)

4 -5pm: Confession
4:30pm: Rosary
5pm: Mass
5:45pm: Dinner
6:00pm: Head over to EagleBank Arena
7:00pm: Game starts! 

*If you would like to stay at the chapel, there will be a group cooking for the Lamb Center from 6:30-8:30pm! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/520523084977819/

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Hunger and Homelessness Action Week
Nov
13
to Nov 19

Hunger and Homelessness Action Week

HHAW is an annual project that unifies most of the religious organizations on campus in an ecumenical effort to serve the poor in our local community.

The Catholic Patriots are hosting BROWN BAG SUNDAY on November 19 at the chapel after the 11:00am Mass. We will be packing lunches and delivering them to the local homeless men and women in our area. Please consider picking up a tag at the chapel and donating the corresponding food item! We need everything from xl brown paper bags to juice boxes, to pretzels. 

Check out more details on other events here: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MasonActionWeek/

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Girl's Giving: Clothes for Clothes
Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

Girl's Giving: Clothes for Clothes

A shopping spree! A clothing drive! Porque no los dos? That's right! We're combining the excitement of shopping with the good work of donating clothes for our next Women's Ministry event!

Here's how it is going to work: Prior to the event, drop off any gently used articles of clothing at the Chapel (this can be done in either Jen's or Kristen's office) The day of, stop by the Manor anytime between 3:30pm and 6:00pm. If you donated clothing, you will get two tickets, which can be used to "buy" any two items of clothing. If you didn't donate clothing, you will be given one ticket. Take your time and browse through the clothes while enjoying some light refreshments. The upstairs rooms will be available as dressing rooms to try on clothes. All of the leftover clothing will be donated to organization Women Giving Back. 

Join us for any or for all! Be sure to invite friends, roommates, sisters, RAs, all women are welcome!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1805094406228889/

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Thomistic Institute: God after Darwin
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Thomistic Institute: God after Darwin

All are welcome to the first Thomistic Institute! This new series is for everyone in the university community and opens a deeper dialogue on matters of faith and reason. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and colleagues to hear one of the leading intellectuals of the Catholic world, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP. and have a discussion about God, evolution and science. This event is free and open to the public. This is our first talk of this new series we will be hosting at George Mason. 

 

For more information please check the websites below: 

Website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeMasonTI/

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Swing Dance with GMU Swing Club
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Swing Dance with GMU Swing Club

  • GMU Johnson Center: Dewberry Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the George Mason University Swing Dance Club, Catholic Campus Ministry, and Gottaswing for a fall swing dance. Cold water and snacks provided. Parking is available on the Surface Decks, $8 w/out student pass. Everyone is welcome!

Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8:00-9:00pm, dance 9:00pm-12:00midnight Music by THE "ORIGINAL" MOONLIGHTERS
FREE!

Website: http://www.gottaswing.com/calendar/2017/11/4/all-hallows-eve-swing-dance-with-the-gmu-swing-dance-club-fairfax
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/131037984216559/

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Totus Tuus: We are Totally Yours Mary. 2017 Diocesan Pilgrimage
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Totus Tuus: We are Totally Yours Mary. 2017 Diocesan Pilgrimage

  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

We hope to see all Catholic Patriots for this unique and huge event where there will be Rosary, Holy Hour, Mass and a large Eucharistic Procession to the Shrine of St. John Paul II. For more information and a timeline please visit: 

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MASON MADNESS with TAILGATE PARTY
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

MASON MADNESS with TAILGATE PARTY

Come to our tailgate to being the celebrations of MASON MADNESS as we rally to prepare for an amazing 2017-2018 Basketball Season. Our Catholic Patriots voice is the loudest and most spirited in the school and we will rock the house! 

Tailgate Party at the chapel at 6PM and then we walk to Eagle Bank Arena together. 

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The Feminist Case Against Abortion
Oct
12
6:15 PM18:15

The Feminist Case Against Abortion

At Thursday Night Supper, Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life, will share her ground-breaking speech, "The Feminist Case Against Abortion." Join us for a fresh perspective on the abortion debate and a great opportunity to learn how to speak to people on campus about abortion.

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Procrastination and Stress: The Continuous Struggle
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Procrastination and Stress: The Continuous Struggle

  • 4515 Roberts Road Fairfax, VA, 22032 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This week we will be looking at the topic of procrastination and stress. Our very own John More will talk about the science behind them. How the brain reacts to them, why we allow ourselves to get there, and how to overcome them. He will share great practical tips on how to attack them and how to not explode in the process. 

This event is open to all GMU and NOVA students. 
Dinner Menu: Sausage and Peppers

Schedule:
1 - 5 PM Confession
4:30PM Rosary
5:00PM Mass
5:45PM Dinner
6:00PM Speaker
7:30PM Lamb Center Cooking

Don't let a night class stop you; we'll be done by 7PM. Come for any or all! :)

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Beach Retreat
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Beach Retreat

Spend a weekend at the beach with fellow Catholic Patriots on this freshman retreat! This is a great way to dive into all that Mason's Catholic Campus Ministry has in store for you. This retreat will be filled with making new friends, talks about the faith, prayer time, and small group discussions. We'll be getting 4 big houses near the beach in Sandbridge and all food and transportation is included in the cost. This is one retreat you definitely don't want to miss! 

The cost is only $40 - if the cost is stopping you, we don't want that to be the reason you can't go, please come talk to Fr. James (chaplain@gmu.edu) or one of the campus ministers at the chapel. 

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New Student Night!
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

New Student Night!

Are you new to Mason, a Freshman or Transfer student? We would LOVE to meet you!

Next Friday, September 8th, we will be hosting a night of fun games, prizes, fellowship, and FREE Chinese food. If you are excited to meet other students that are new to Mason, the chapel is the place to be! This is also a great opportunity to hear more about what Catholic Campus Ministry has to offer.

Invite your fellow new student homies, hall mates, etc!

(Did we mention there's FREE Chinese food?)

 

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Thursday Night Supper Kick-Off
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

Thursday Night Supper Kick-Off

WELCOME ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS! 

Come join us for our first weekly Thursday Night Supper (TNS) at the Chapel for a FREE home cooked dinner, fellowship, outdoor games and activities, and a talk by our chaplain, Fr. James!

Bring your friends! This is a great way to hang out with and meet new people.

Schedule
5:00 - Mass
5:30 - Dinner
6:15 - Talk (Fr. James)
6:40 - Fellowship & Games

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1st 9 PM Student Mass & New School Years Eve Party!
Aug
27
9:00 PM21:00

1st 9 PM Student Mass & New School Years Eve Party!

Join us for our first 9 PM Student Mass with our Chaplain, Fr. James Searby!

Directly after Mass, come downstairs for our annual "New School Year's Eve Party!" Free food, raffle prizes, and a chance to have us pay for your most expensive textbook! There's no better way to start off your school year than with Mass and a party!

Find the chapel directly behind President's Park!

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Annual Luau & Pig Roast!
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Luau & Pig Roast!

Come join us for our annual Luau! We will have FREE FOOD [yes, an actual pig roast!], drinks, games, a mechanical bull, obstacle course, music, and opportunities to meet your fellow Freshman class! Luau is a hit every year - you don’t want to miss it! Come find us directly behind President’s Park!

The Luau will be a dining option for Preamble!

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Senior Day Retreat
May
16
10:30 AM10:30

Senior Day Retreat

To all who are graduating!

We want to send you off with the full love and support of CCM! If you are graduating in May, August, or December- and whether your last CCM event was the last TNS or the Luau your freshman year - you are welcome to attend any of our Senior events.

WHAT:
A day retreat that concludes with a catered dinner on campus . Will include guided prayer, an alumni panel, lunch/snacks, and a special Mass offered just for you!

WHERE:
Mt. Tabor Retreat House (about 20 mins away)
2363 Hunter Mill Road Vienna, VA 22181
Concludes with dinner on campus.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 16 from 10:30AM-9PM

RSVP:
There will be green envelopes in the chapel foyer. Your spot is reserved once we recieve your $10 deposit! RSVP by: THURSDAY MAY 11! 

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Power Breakfast
May
8
10:00 PM22:00

Power Breakfast

Ladies & gentlemen! The moment you've been waiting for is finally here! Not only will we be having the Blessing of the Brains after the 10PM Mass Sunday, May 7th, but we'll be providing a free feast the next day!!!

It's POWER BREAKFAST! Come to your favorite chapel and get fueled for finals as we close up the school year with a ton of delicious breakfast food#TreatYoSelf. After all, this may be the only thing to get you through finals! (That and Jesus, of course!)

French toast, eggs, BACON, fruit salad, CHEESY potatoes, and so MUCH MORE! .... 'nuff said. 

We know you'll be up, so let us feed you! Bring your friends, study groups, TAs, RAs, and that guy who falls asleep in the Fenwick cubbies!

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!

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Following the Holy Spirit, Boldly
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Following the Holy Spirit, Boldly

Carmen Briceño (known to everyone as China – sounds like cheenuh) is from Venezuela and in 2009 was consecrated into the Order of Virgins. Her great passion is to teach others about their faith and in a particular way about the gift of their sexuality and their vocation.

Come out and enjoy a great evening of mass, dinner, and talk all for free!!

Schedule
4:00PM Confession
4:30PM Rosary
5:00PM Mass
5:30PM Dinner (grilled chicken, mashed potatoes & corn)
6:15PM Carmen "China" Briceno

Don't let a night class stop you; come for any or all! :)

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