Events and Programs
At Barry University, our interest extends beyond your academic and professional development; we are interested in you as a full person. This includes paying attention to your spiritual growth and the deepening of your relationship with God and neighbor. While firmly grounded in our Catholic tradition and Dominican heritage and expressive of our Mission and Core Commitments, we invite all members of the Barry Community into a closer relationship with God, self, neighbor and creation and to do so with openness to students, faculty and staff of all faith traditions. Whether you are Catholic or you belong to another faith tradition, the Campus Ministry staff can help you develop your spirituality and provide opportunities to celebrate your religious rituals and customs through our spirituality and faith formation programs, services and events.
This series engages students about a wide arrange of contemporary topics that are sometimes controversial. This occurs through panel discussions in residence halls and other local settings. We create an accepting atmosphere where people can feel safe to ask ANY question. Presentations are generally discussion-oriented with an emphasis on understanding.
September 17, 2014 – First Residential Dialogue (Substance Abuse/Drugs)
October 1, 2014 – Sexual Orientation at a Catholic University!
October 20, 2014 – Discover Your Calling
November 19, 2014 – Interfaith Dialogue
21 Day Spirit Challenge
October 15, 2014
“Bootcamp for the Soul” 4 Wednesdays beginning October 15th.
Are you ready to take your spirit to the next level? Give your soul a workout! Participants commit to daily spiritual “exercises”, being matched with a spirit buddy, and attending weekly group meetings to deepen their spirituality. Groups will be divided by religious/faith background including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, un-affiliated (“spiritual but not religious”). Daily text/email reminders, a journal, and a T-shirt are included. $5 Registration
October 16, 2014 and March 26, 2015 at 9:00pm
These Healing Services are events filled with praise and worship, reflection and a spiritual journey of renewal.
Theology on Tap
October 30, 2014 and April 23, 2015
Theology on Tap is a speaker series that takes place in the fun, relaxed setting of your favorite local pub focusing on topics of the Catholic faith.
“Just Be” Meditation
Live the art of non-doing through Christ
2nd, and 4th Wednesday of every month 5:00 PM .Enjoy guided meditations that will enable you to decompress for the evening. You can get home refreshed and relaxed! Each session includes a guided meditation grounded in the Christian tradition and time for Q&A. Suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. Everyone is welcome. Each class is self-contained. Feel free to drop in any time
BuConnect-Let’s get Social
BuConnect is a time for building community, relaxation, and fun. It gives the opportunity to come together and enjoy a host of activities while fostering life-long relationships. It also offers a chance to connect and feel a sense of brother and sisterhood.
August 31, 2014 – Ice Breaker
September 19, 2014 – Trust
October 17, 2014 – Bowling Night
November 7, 2014 – Movie Night
December 5, 2014 – Tranquility
January 30, 2014 - TBD
February 15, 2015 - TBD
March 17, 2015 - TBD
May 1, 2015 - TBD
Second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Campus Ministry Deck
Encounter God through reading and praying the Scriptures with other students of faith. This monthly group is an opportunity to learn more about the Bible, how to understand it, and apply it to our day to day life. Beginners as well as those interested in deepening their faith with others are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided.
From 7:00pm - 8:00pm on the following dates:
September 4, 2014, October 2, 2014, November 6, 2014 and February 5, 2015
Nights of gathering in prayer and song in the spirit of worship along with cocoa and cookies to nourish the spirit and your appetite!
Campus Ministry offers the opportunity for students to reflect on their lives of study and relationship within the context of their religious faith. Pastoral Counseling focuses on specific issues of faith with which a person may be struggling. It offers ways to consider how one’s religious faith and tradition inform and guide those issues.
Spiritual Guidance is for those students who would like to talk confidentially with someone about spirituality and faith. Spiritual guidance is open to people of all religious traditions and background. It focuses on a person’s development in relationship with God and with themselves, around spiritual questions and issues.
While neither of these services are substitutions for personal counseling around emotional and psychological issues, Campus Ministers are trained to listen, discern and pray with all students. For more information about Spiritual Guidance or Pastoral Counseling, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Campus Ministry 305-899-3650. Spiritual Guidance is for those students who would like to talk confidentially with someone about spirituality and faith. Spiritual guidance is open to people of all religious traditions and backgrounds. It focuses on a person’s development in relationship with God and with themselves, around spiritual questions and issues.