Category / Campus Ministry

Vietnamese Mass

Binational Mass Welcomes Vietnamese to Niagara University

November 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Mass on this Sunday evening began like many others before it, with the singing of “Open My Eyes, Lord” permeating through Niagara University’s Alumni Chapel. Only this time, the singing of the gathering song’s verses alternated between English and Vietnamese. The distinctive liturgical music was performed by 30 Vietnam natives clad... Read on →

Dr. Judith Merkle

Dr. Merkle Awarded St. Elizabeth Seton Medal

November 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, professor of religious studies, was presented with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal at the Mater Dei Chapel on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University on Oct. 29. The St. Elizabeth Seton Medal is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, foundress of the... Read on →

Respect Life Mass

NU Students Participate in Respect Life Mass

October 17, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixteen Niagara University students participated in the Diocese of Buffalo’s Respect Life Mass, which was held Sunday, Oct. 5, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo. Bishop Richard J. Malone was the main celebrant and homilist for the Mass, during which NU students Rachel Ziarnowski, Matthew Carman and Veronica Grande served... Read on →

Vincentian Heritage Convocation

Bishop Chappetto, Fr. Carney, Quarantello & 3 NU Employees Honored During Convocation

September 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Six individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 25, 2014. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. The Most Rev. Raymond F. Chappetto, D.D., V.G., V.E., ’67, received an... Read on →

Vincent Statute

Annual Convocation Highlights Vincentian Heritage Week at Niagara University

September 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 22-26, 2014. Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way for the university community to pay homage to St. Vincent,... Read on →

Niagara Plunge group

‘Niagara Plunge’ Immerses Freshmen in Service Learning

September 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The intent of the Niagara Plunge is to immerse Niagara University freshmen. Not in freezing water as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution. Emily Doyle, of... Read on →

Cupola

New Cupola Installed Atop Clet Hall

August 29, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Clet Hall cupola, a familiar identifier of Niagara University since its inception in 1856, was returned to its perch high above Monteagle Ridge Friday morning. The previous dome-like structure was severely damaged during a windstorm in July 2013. In its place now stands a new fiberglass and steel cupola,... Read on →

Prayer

University Community Prays for Peace in Iraq

August 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Responding to a call from the Very Reverend G. Gregory Gay, C.M., superior general of the Congregation of the Mission, the Niagara University community came together in prayer at 12:30 p.m. today for those suffering from persecution, violence and destruction in Iraq. Kristina Schliesman, campus minister, and alumna Ashley Serwon... Read on →

VFCAP

NU Helps Create a Foundation for Vincentian Family Collaboration

August 5, 2014

More than 50 Vincentian family members from 24 countries gathered at the Maison Mère in Paris to attend the Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program (VFCAP) June 8–13, 2014. Created by the Vincentian Family Collaboration Commission, the program responds to the need for more innovative ways to engage the branches of... Read on →

Erinn Hill

NU Senior Initiates Enhancements to Soup Kitchen

June 18, 2014

It’s been a couple of years since Niagara University launched a much-needed soup kitchen at the former St. George’s Church on Niagara Falls’ East side. And while the guests may have noticed some of the differences between then and now, much has changed behind the scenes as well. For example,... Read on →

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