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  • July 2014

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 7/2/2014 10:03:06 AM


    i thank You God for most this amazing
    day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
    and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
    which is natural which is infinite which is yes.

    - e.e. Cummings
     
    As summer rolls around, we have much to be grateful for, especially the beautiful summer days we have been experiencing as of late. What a great year of wonderful participation by all of YOU in the various retreats, service opportunities, and leadership panels we hosted this year! Furthermore, we are thankful to all who applied to the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Ignatian Leadership Program as well. The Magis staff is excited to journey with a new community of young Jesuit alumni starting this fall.
     
    Just to give you a snapshot of who applied, we had nearly 40 applications for CLA representing several Jesuit universities and colleges, including: Seattle University, Gonzaga University, Saint Louis University, University of San Francisco, Fairfield University, Georgetown University, Loyola University New Orleans, Loyola University Chicago, Santa Clara University, and Boston College. Our discernment was challenging in that we had to narrow down our decision to a small group out of a very strong pool of candidates, but we trust the process and look forward to welcoming the new cohort this September.
     
    We are also grateful to Jesuits Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J. and Fr. Natch Ohno, S.J. who will join our two CLA cohorts as Chaplains. As you might know, Magis co-founder and former CLA Chaplain Fr. Mike Bayard, S.J. has moved on from Seattle U to serve with the Oregon Province. With his transition, we were left with one space, plus another for our new cohort, which will run concurrently. Fr. Glen serves as the Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph’s Parish in Capitol Hill, and Fr. Natch serves as an Assistant to VP for Student Development at Seattle U. Each are looking forward to spending time with the CLA community, and have shared some thoughts in the Alumni Living the Mission section about what inspires them as they begin with us later this year. Thank you Fr. Glen and Fr. Natch for saying yes!
     
    In the meantime, be sure to check out the Save the Date section for a list of annual Magis programs and opportunities coming this fall. Until then, stay cool and enjoy the summer.

    Sunny blessings,
    Brooke, Maria, Liz

      Alumni Living the Mission

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    Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J. & Fr. Natch Ohno, S.J.

    Setting the world on fire, or as Alberto Hurtado, S.J. said, “a fire that kindles other fires,” is just the call of Magis: Alumni Living the Mission according to Fr. Natch Ohno, S.J. Click here to read about what he and Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J. are looking forward to in their new roles as CLA2 and CLA3 Chaplains respectively.

    Save the Date  
    "Stay Connected. Stay Jesuit."
    Take advantage of Magis' three Signature Programs to get your quarterly dose of all things Jesuit: 

    Jesuit Alumni Day of Reflection
    Saturday, October 18, 2014
    Seattle University
     
    Ignatian Leadership Evening
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Seattle University

    National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service
    In partnership with Seattle University Alumni Relations
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 
    Various Sites 

     Partner Programs and Events 
    Summer Ignatian Retreat: "A Pilgrimage of the Heart"
    Retreat presenters: Fr. Jerry Cobb, S.J. and Jennifer Kelly (with Fr. Jack O'Leary, S.J. supporting)
    Friday, July 25, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014
    Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way
     
    Take the time this summer to rest, renew your soul, and soak in silence on the shores of Puget Sound with this rich and meaningful three day Summer Silent Ignatian Retreat at the beautiful Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way. This silent retreat will offer stirring and relevant presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by abundant time for silent reflection and prayer; opportunities for individual spiritual direction; evening prayer and sharing in the Eucharist. Commuter retreatants will have meals only, and resident retreatants will have lodging (individual or shared rooms with private bath) and meals in a beautifully renovated retreat center overlooking Puget Sound. People of all ages, faith traditions and spiritual backgrounds are welcome, especially those with an openness to deepening one's experience of prayer in the Ignatian tradition. Register here by July 9. Contact Andrea Fontana for more information.
     
    Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps Seattle
     
    Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps), a program of JVC Northwest, is excited to announce our pilot year in Seattle. JV EnCorps is a faith-based volunteer program for people 50 and older. Participants engage in 5-10 hours per week of transformative service at local nonprofits. During their ten months of volunteer service, participants meet together regularly in community, deepen their spirituality, and explore the values of simple living, social and ecological justice. For more information, contact Helen Pitts or click here to apply.

    Sponsored by Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

    Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) 2014-2015
     
    The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) will begin once again in September 2014! This everyday adaptation of St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises (often referred to as the 19th Annotation) takes place over the course of 9 months and involves a commitment to daily prayer, monthly retreat mornings, and twice-monthly meetings with a spiritual director. Retreatants will become better able to discern their inner desires and to see how God is working in their lives and in the world, learn how to bring together contemplation and action, and become increasingly aware of the presence and activity of God in all things. Applications are due no later than August 15, 2014. For more information, click here.

    Sponsored by Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

    Volunteer Opportunity with Care Team
    Seattle, WA
     
    Samaritan Center is recruiting and training volunteers to join CareTeams in service to those suffering with HIV/AIDS and other terminal diseases. CareTeam is a group of 4 - 7 volunteers who provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support to a person or household affected by HIV/AIDS. Volunteers come to the program as individuals or might be based out of churches, civic groups, academic institutions, spiritual communities, or the community at large and range in age from 18 to 85 and represent diverse cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and life experiences. Please click here for more information or visit the Samaritan Center website. Contact Michael Barrett Miller to sign up.

    Sponsored by Samaritan Center of Puget Sound

    Theology on Tap Summer Series
    Make a Mess: Living Pope Francis's Call

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Finn MacCool's Irish Pub, Seattle  
     
    Join Theology on Tap for the first session of its summer series as Archbishop Sartain leads a discussion on Pope Francis's call for young adults to "Make a mess." Drink specials and happy hour pricing at Finn's for all Theology on Tap participants. Contact Edwin Ferrera for more information.

    Additional Theology on Tap nights:
    August 13th - Cause for Celebration, with Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J.
    August 20th - Living authentically, with Maria L. Ochoa, MATS
    August 27th - A Life of Love

    Sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization

    Cornerstone Catholic Conference
    Friday, October 24, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (Tacoma, WA)
     
    Register now for this event that happens once every ten years, bringing together all four Bishops from Washington state to inspire and educate Catholics and others to continue working together to protect human life. There is a great lineup of speakers as well as young adult options for socials and car pools. Registration prices increase after July 1. Click here for more information and to register.

    Sponsored by WA State Catholic Conference
     

    May 2014

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 5/6/2014 04:00:41 PM

    “When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change.”
     - Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., former Superior General of the Society of Jesus

    In the spirit of transformational education, Magis is excited to announce it will be expanding the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Ignatian Leadership Program, starting an additional cohort this fall! CLA is a two-year experience which integrates leadership and faith development, and Magis is looking for Jesuit alumni ages 25-39 who seek to grow in their faith and leadership within a supportive community of peers. If you or someone you know would be a good fit, please apply or forward the application along.See below for more details and a link to the application.

    If you are curious about what participants in CLA are learning and experiencing, we encourage you to read the reflection in our Alumni Living the Mission section by Angeline Thomas (Seattle University School of Law, 2011). As a law school graduate, Angeline has questioned how to go about her practice of law. CLA has been a place to discern her path among others having the same career questions.  She says, “Thanks to CLA, I do not have to grapple with these big decisions alone.” 

    Lastly, you may be interested in attending the Ignatian Inspired Leaders Panel tomorrow, Thursday, May 8 at the Sorrento Hotel where we are co-hosting an alumni panel and conversation on the "Ignatian" approach to leadership. Space is limited but all are welcome to attend! Please see below for more information.

    Here’s to learning and leading,

    Brooke, Maria, and Liz

      Alumni Living the Mission  

     CMS Angeline 

    Angeline Thomas, Seattle University School of Law '11  

    Angeline Thomas is a current participant in Contemplative Leaders in Action - an Ignatian Leadership program. Click here to read more about how the CLA program is helping her, and 31 other emerging leaders, discern everyday life commitments, and connecting her to other Jesuit alums.

    Magis Opportunity  
    Ignatian-Inspired Leaders Panel
    with Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J.
    Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Sorrento Hotel, Seattle

    With a Jesuit Pope who is making waves, more people than ever are asking what the "Jesuit" or "Ignatian" approach to leadership is. Join Seattle University’s Alumni Relations and Magis' Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Alumni Leadership program for an exciting evening of networking and meaningful conversation around authentic leadership and what it means to ground one’s leadership in the values of a Jesuit education. A diverse alumni panel from a variety of professional fields will join Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. sharing insights out of their lived experiences of leadership, and an opportunity for structured networking will follow. Cost is $15, and space is limited. All are welcome to attend! Click here for more information or to register.

    Sponsored by Magis and Seattle University Alumni Relations

    Partner Programs and Events
    Finding God's Footprints on the Office Floor
    Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Seattle University (Admissions and Alumni Building)

    Join Amici for their 5th annual Speaker Series! Moderated by Emmy award winner Brian Callanan, this will be a dynamic evening of professional connection and rich dialogue as we hear from business and educational leaders on issues of leadership, professional life and faith. This year's panelists include Chris Richard (Senior Manager, KPMG), Jack Connelly (Owner/Partner, Connelly Law Offices), Mary Herche (Vice Chair, Gonzaga Board of Regents). Click here for other important details or email Amici for more information.

    Sponsored by Fulcrum Foundation

    Focusing: An Embodied Way of Knowing
    An Enrichment Day for Spiritual Directors (but open to all!)

    Susan Dougherty, Presenter
    Friday, May 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    St. Joseph Parish Center

    Focusing (BioSpirituality) is a process that invites & welcomes the body’s deep wisdom. In this workshop we will practice some basic skills of Focusing, and integrate them with the Examen. Learning to attend to our inner movements of Consolation and Desolation in this richly embodied way can enhance our awareness of and responsiveness to God’s “still, quiet voice” within us. Open to all! Cost is $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Register and pay online here. Contact Carolyn for more information. 
     
    Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Amici Trivia Night:
    Fundraising for Visitation Catholic STEM Academy

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
    World Sports Grille (second level)

    Trivia Night is back for its 11th appearance this spring, with all proceeds benefiting Amici's partner school - Visitation Catholic STEM Academy! Amici's development committee invites you out again for dinner, drinks and trivia domination. Wear your Seattle Mariners gear! There is an entry fee of $10/person (online or at door), but reduced to $5 at the door if you bring a package of LEGO or DUPLO blocks (to help St. George is start a LEGO club). Contact Amiciwith questions.

    Sponsored by Fulcrum Foundation

    Summer Day of Reflection: Changing Light
    An Examen of Life in the Middle of the Year
    Rosanne Michaels, Facilitator

    Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    St. Joseph Parish Center   
                                             
    This June, you are invited to take time to slow down, step back, and prayerfully “examine” your life’s journey in the middle of the year.  Using the metaphor of the changing light throughout the 24-hour day, Rosanne Michaels will offer brief presentations on the movements of the Examen, followed by abundant time for reflection and journaling on the first half of your year or another longer period of time.  This day invites you to ponder what is most important to you and to consider possible next steps in your life. People of all ages, faith traditions and spiritual backgrounds are welcome, especially those with an openness to deepening one’s experience of prayer in the Ignatian tradition.  Invite a friend, colleague or family member to join you! Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here to register, or contact Andrea Fontana for more information.

    Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Apply for JV EnCorps: A Volunteer Service Program for 50+
    September 2014 – June 2015
    Seattle

    JV EnCorps is a program of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest that engages women and men ages 50 and older in a transformative experience of volunteer service and spiritual growth. Participants (JVEs) commit to 10 months of service in their local communities and to the exploration of JVC Northwest’s core values: community, simple living, spirituality, and social & environmental justice. The JV EnCorps experience includes: volunteer service for 10 months in one community agency or institution for 5 to 10 hours weekly; monthly JVE community meetings plus three day-long retreats for learning, reflection and spiritual growth; commitment to building a JVE community of like values and serving others; sustaining an individual practice of prayer, meditation and/or reflection. For information and application materials for the inaugural Seattle program contact Helen Pitts.  

    Sponsored by Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

    “According to Father” Video Series

    Submit your real questions about the Catholic faith to be answered by local Seattle priests. 8 videos with great questions have been released so far. If you have missed any, visit the Young Adult Ministry Youtube channel to get them all. Submit questions that you would like to have answered by a priest via Facebook, Twitter (#accordingtofather and mention @WWCatholicYA) or by email.

    Sponsored by Archdiocese of Seattle  

    March 2014

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 3/5/2014 08:51:17 AM

    Today is Ash Wednesday and marks the start of Lent, a forty day journey of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving for Christians worldwide. Magis invites you to consider how you might: make space for mindful reflection or engaging spiritual practices? Consider transforming a life-draining habit or relationship? Give through service to others and the community? - all through your everyday life these next few weeks.

    For starters, Magis looks forward to offering the annual Alumni Day of Prayer on Saturday, March 22nd at Seattle University’s Ecumenical Chapel in Campion Hall. Alumni Day of Prayer is an Ignatian day of reflection for Jesuit alumni who are 50+, or identify with being in the second half of life. The day provides retreat and renewal, and features opportunities for prayer, quiet reflection, small group conversation, gentle music, and an optional closing liturgy. One past retreatant put it “I would recommend this to everyone - particularly the way it brought meaning to the daily happenings of life, past and present.” This year Jean Ederer and Fr. Paul Fitterer, S.J. join us, breaking open scripture and story around their experiences of the second half of life. Jean and Paul guide from their years of wisdom and sage experience as a lay retreat leader/spiritual director and Jesuit, respectively. For more information, read below or visit our online flyer.

    This month, we are featuring Paul Milan, Ph. D., Seattle University professor and graduate ('64), as our Alumni Living the Mission, who is the Faculty Director of Xavier Global House, and an immersion program connecting students to the complex realities of Tijuana, Mexico. Read how, after 40+ trips to Mexico, Paul has encouraged students to move forward in their careers with a broader world view and better sense of compassion and justice. In this same spirit, we invite you to give of your time through service at our 3rd annual National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service on April 26th. Magis and our partner Alumni Relations are joining Jesuit universities and colleges across the U.S. to engage graduates across the nation in shared service, demonstrating the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education. For more information, please read below. Registration will open tomorrow, March 6th.

    Join us in praying, fasting, and giving together these next weeks.

    The Magis Team


      Alumni Living the Mission

    Paul Milan Photo CMS

    Paul Milan, Seattle University '64
    (pictured fourth from top right )
    with students, alumni, and community in Tijuana, Mexico

    Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. called us as Jesuit alumni to become more engaged in the world. This call inspired Paul Milan (Seattle University, '64) to not only travel to Mexico 40+ times, but to help create both an academic course and an international, community-based program at Seattle University that forms students and alumni alike.  Click here to read Paul's reflection.

     Magis Opportunity  
    Alumni Day of Prayer: “‘Teacher, where do you live?’ ‘Come and see…’”
    For Alumni & Friends 50+
    Retreat Presenters: Jean Ederer & Fr. Paul Fitterer, S.J.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Seattle University (Campion Hall Ecumenical Chapel)
     
    Magis welcomes Ignatian retreat leaders Jean Ederer and Fr. Paul Fitterer, S.J. who will break open scripture and stories around experiences of the second half of life, as well as explore questions in relation to self, God, and church. This Ignatian day of reflection is ecumenical in nature and provides retreat and renewal, with opportunities for prayer, quiet, small group conversation, gentle music, and an optional closing liturgy. This retreat is designed especially for Jesuit–educated alumni and their friends and family who are 50+ or identify as being in the second half of life. Cost is $20; lunch and parking are included. To register, or for more information, email Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis   
     
    Save the Date  
    National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Registration opens Thursday, March 6, 2014!
     
    In partnership with Seattle University Alumni Relations, Magis offers alumni of Jesuit universities and colleges an opportunity to serve the local community, cultivating a spirit of being men and women for and with others. Alumni volunteers will disperse to nearby Seattle area organizations where they will assist with a variety of service tasks. This program is part of the National Jesuit Service Initiative, which engages graduates across the nation in shared service which demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education. Click here to register. For more information, email Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis and Seattle University Alumni Relations

    Ignatian-Inspired Leaders Panel
    with Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Sorrento Hotel

    With a Jesuit Pope who is making waves, more people than ever are asking what the "Jesuit" or "Ignatian" approach to leadership is. Join Seattle University’s Alumni Relations and Magis' Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Alumni Leadership program for an exciting evening of networking and meaningful conversation around authentic leadership and what it means to ground one’s leadership in the values of a Jesuit education. A diverse alumni panel from a variety of professional fields will join Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. sharing insights out of their lived experiences of leadership, and an opportunity for structured networking will follow. Cost is $15, and space is limited. All are welcome to attend! Click here for more information or to register.

    Sponsored by Magis and Seattle University Alumni Relations

    Partner Programs and Events  
    Called to Become Ourselves:
    Navigating the Fog of Vocational Transitions in the Light of God’s Story

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    St. Therese Parish Center

    Join presenter Sam Charters for an evening of storytelling, film, poetry, scripture and sharing personal narrative for young adults to help understand the purpose of vocation and transitions. This presentation will not only engage the mind, but also the heart, to discover the interplay between God's authoring of our story and God's call to be ourselves as co-authors. This program is for young adults ages 21-35. For more information, or to register, email Emily Davis.
     
    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center
     
    SU Advantage - Tools For Transition: Jump-Start Your Career!
    Thursday evenings March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Seattle University (Bannan Science Building Room 202)

    Connect with fellow Seattle University alumni and have the opportunity to sharpen your professional networking skills. The workshop will cover: Self-assessment tools to identify the job/career that’s right for you; Approach to creating your strategy – key success factor in post-2008 economy; Development of personal narrative and positioning – key marketing tools to sell YOU; Coaching on networking and informational meetings – 95% of jobs are found that way; Successful resume formats, LinkedIn, online presence, cover letters, emails to get results; Tactics to enlist help and “be a vulture where you want to work”; and Job interview coaching, including prep for behavioral and fad questions. Registration fee of $50 includes complete package of handouts, self-assessment tools, sample resumes and cover letters, interview coaching guide and more. Click here register.

    Sponsored by Seattle University Alumni Relations
     
    Volunteer with St. Joe’s Young Adults at the Senior Resource Fair
    Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    St. Joseph Parish Center
     
    St. Joseph Parish is seeking young adult volunteers for their Senior Resource Fair. Volunteers will help set up and take down materials for the event and help seniors with directions among other activities. This will be a great opportunity to get involved with other communities. For more information, or to volunteer, email St. Joe’s Young Adults.
     
    Sponsored by the St. Joe’s Young Adults
     
    Questioning for Purpose:
    A Workshop on Life Stage & Career Discernment

    Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Seattle University (Chardin Hall, Room 142)
     
    Wondering what to do next with your life, passions, gifts, skills, or career? This is a free interactive workshop for those seeking to deeply consider their career and potential life changes. The workshop includes opportunities for self-reflection, journaling, pair-share, and guided discussion. This is an open and inclusive opportunity for all interested. For more information, or to register, email Colette Casavant.

    Sponsored by the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry
     
    Novena of Grace: “There is Something Greater Here”
    Wednesday, March 12 – Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Weekdays: 12:30 p.m. at Seattle University Chapel of St. Ignatius ** and 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church
    Saturday, March 15: 1:00 p.m. only at St. Joseph Church
    Sunday, March 16: 1:00 p.m. only at Seattle University Chapel of St. Ignatius

    Enter more deeply into Lent this year by participating in the Novena of Grace, a meaningful nine-day “retreat in everyday life.”  Presenters Matt Barmore, Fr. Peter Ely, S.J., and Marilyn Nash will reflect on the theme “There is Something Greater Here” from an Ignatian perspective within the context of the Eucharist.  This Lent, prayer will be intended to help one respond with hope to God’s invitation to each one of us – to behold something greater here in our midst. For more information, or to register, email Andrea Fontana.

    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center
     
    Immersion in Ignatian Prayer
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014, April 8, 2014, and April 22, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
    St. Joseph Church and Parish Center
     
    During Lent this season, immerse yourself in an experience of Ignatian Prayer. On Tuesday evenings, you are invited to learn about and experience unique forms of Ignatian prayer. Evenings will include opening prayer, a presentation, and an experience of the prayer form followed by small group reflection. Whether you are new to or experienced in Ignatian spirituality, these evenings are an opportunity to engage in prayer practices that easily integrate into your daily life. For more information, or to register, email Andrea Fontana.
     
    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center
     
    Archbishop’s Holy Thursday Pilgrimage:
    Passion for our Faith

    Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    St. James Cathedral
     
    Begin your Holy Triduum with Archbishop Sartain as he leads hundreds of young adults (age 18-39) on a Eucharist-centered pilgrimage to several Seattle churches. This is the largest annual gathering of Catholic young adults in western Washington, coming together for prayer and community with the Archbishop. The pilgrimage will include a six mile walk around the city of Seattle and the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at each site visit. For more information, or to register, email Bridget Harris.
     
    Sponsored by The Archdiocese of Seattle
     
    Seattle University Alumni Seminar Series: Reading our Favorite Poems
    Tuesday Evenings, April 8, 2014, May 7, 2014, May 21, 2014, and June 4, 2014
    from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Seattle University

    Seattle University’s College of Arts and Sciences invites alumni, students, and other college graduates to a series of live readings and discussions of poetry. Professors William Taylor, Sharon Cumberland, Susan Meyers, and David Leigh, S.J., and others will read from their favorite poetry and will invite alumni to present their favorites as well. These evenings will be for those seeking a higher-quality learning experience, discussions on life’s deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds. Cost for the six-session seminar will be $195 including parking, all materials, and refreshments. For more information, visit the website or email Alumni Seminars.

    Sponsored by the Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences
     
    Joy of the Gospel
    Lenten Small Study Groups

    March through April, Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m.

    Join a study group that fits with your schedule this Lent. If you are a young adult, this is an opportunity to delve into study of the Gospel and the works of Pope Francis. Study groups will explore texts from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, the Joy of the Gospel, and discuss how his vision can challenge and inform us as we live our Christian faith in our parishes and our world. Groups will meet at different times throughout the week for five sessions. For more information, or to register, visit the Lenten Series website.

    Sponsored by St. James Cathedral

    Seattle Catholic Young Adults
     
    Sign up to receive an email digest of general Catholic young adult events in Seattle by contacting John Dogero of Jet City Catholics and check out the Jet City Catholics Facebook Page.
     
    St. James Young Adult Ministry provides social, spiritual, and social justice focused opportunities for young adults in their twenties and thirties around Seattle. Sign up to receive updates by emailing Caitlin Lanigan.
     
    The St. Joseph Young Adult Community focuses on building spirituality, friendships, and creating social opportunities in the Seattle area. Sign up to receive updates by emailing Annapatrice Clarke.
     
    Official Archdiocese of Seattle Young Adult App

    The Archdiocese of Seattle has launched their official mobile app for Catholic young adults in Western Washington. Available for apple and android, the app will allow users to view an event page, see what events are happening near you, and view video messages from the Archdiocese. Search for WWCatholicYA in your App store to download the application. For more information or questions, email Bridget Harris.

    Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle Young Adults