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March 31, 2021

"...Until Christ Be Formed in You"

A weekly e-newsletter from Campus Ministry to help students and other members of the Assumption community grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and learn about opportunities for prayer and worship, service and justice, and spiritual growth and development.

A Letter from
Emily McCall

Rend Your Hearts 

“Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Joel 2:12-13 

As I sit here this Holy Week and I reflect on the past few weeks of Lent it seems as though it's passed by in the blink of an eye. To be honest, this Lent has been difficult for me. I haven’t been as steadfast in my Lenten offerings and fasts as I desired. I have felt overwhelmed and distracted by upcoming decisions and transitions in my life, making it hard to be present to the present moment and tempting me to cling to those things in which I seek false comfort. Yet even now in these last few days of Lent, I have the hope that Christ can bring about deep change within my heart.

Is this not the hope and joy of the Resurrection? Is this not the promise we are about to celebrate on Easter Sunday? In my weakness, in all my brokenness, and in my inability to fulfill my promises to Christ, still He loves me and comes to redeem me.

As we enter into the Triduum, I invite you to join me in reflecting on where do we still need to allow Christ to reign over our hearts? Where do we feel we have fallen short in our promises? How can we continue to invite Him to meet us in the tombs of our hearts and bring about resurrection?

(Emily McCall is the FOCUS Team Director on the Campus Ministry staff.)

Emily Recommends this Video 

As you complete your journey through Lent and enter the Easter Triduum, check out this brief video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FblS476dZYk.

Celebrate the Easter Triduum in the Chapel this Week

The Easter Triduum, which runs from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday, is the high point of the Christian year.  The liturgies and prayer opportunities in the Chapel for these special days, which are listed above, are open to Assumption students, faculty and staff who are participating in the University's Covid-19 testing protocol.

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