There are also many virtual opportunities being offered in addition to the ones Spiritan Campus Ministry is offering. Please look below for more resources both on and off campus. We have provided links for you spanning from workouts offered by the gym, to the Brother Keating Initiative for food and basic needs, as well as other faith opportunities being offered by the diocese, vatican, etc.
On Campus Resources
Brother Keating Initiative - Food and Basic Needs Help:
Should any of you experience a situation where you find yourself in need of food or other basic needs prior to the re-opening of campus, please contact the Brother Keating Initiative by reaching out to Dr. Alia Pustorino-Clevenger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Power Center:
As the gyms are currenly closed, it can be hard to keep up a daily fitness routine. The Power Center has put together a short cardio routine that you can do right from your living room! Watch their video here.
If you want to mix up your work out, check out 3 minute fitness! You can choose from a variety of videos to find the routine that works best for you! Visit their website here.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion:
Until we return to campus, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites students to attend virtual meetings to discuss anything they want. They will have the following virtual sessions offered on a weekly basis via Zoom Meeting:
Tuesday (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM): Check-In Meeting (Anyone is welcome to join and discuss anything!)
Thursday (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM): Student Central: Student Led Discussions
Meeting ID: 293 534 033
Click here to join a meeting!
For more information, please contact Jeff Mallory at email@example.com.
Center for Student Involvement:
The Duquesne Program Council is holding Appropriations in April, so organizations can still seek funding for events in the Fall semester! The Center for Student Involvement is still accepting applications for the Student Organization Awards, which can be found on Campus Link.
Counseling and Wellbeing: Coping with COVID-19 Resources:
Click here to find a list of COVID-19 resources to stay informed about the virus and how it spreads.
Meditation Meetings: The Center for Wellbeing is hosting weekly Meditation Meetings through zoom every Wednesday at 2:00 pm. The meetings aim to provide us with meditation practices that can help us keep calm during these stressful times. To learn more, click here. To sign up, please contact T.J. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out some of these sources to help keep up with Catholic news:
The Vatican: Keep up with Pope Francis' messages and the Vatican office's directives.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh: See how the Pittsburgh Diocese continues to approach the COVID-19 pandemic. They also have information on where you can attend virtual masses. Follow them on Twitter @DioPitt to learn more!
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops: This is a great national resource about the Catholic faith, and their website shows us how other dioceses across the country are handling their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCMA: Visit their website to find some helpful podcasts to listen to during your time social distancing.
How to Make an Act of Spiritual Communion: Click on the title to the left to get more information about Spiritual Communion.
How to Make an Act of Perfect Contrition: Click on the tile to the left to learn more about Perfect Contrition.
Liturgy of the Hours: http://www.universalis.com
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic from the Knights of Columbus:
Prayer for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable and for those who have died - Watch Video
Twitter: The people mentioned below provide frequent updates on how we can continue to move forward during this time, as well as practice our faith from our own homes.
Follow the Bishops:
Follow the Lay Leaders:
Resource from Sr. Rosemary Donley - School of Nursing:
Food Option for Vulnerable People and Families
As you know we have significant problems, the spread of a virus for which there is no vaccine or specific, effective treatment, concern about testing, the proper distribution of essential equipment and supplies, and the impact on the economy of stay at home policies and the closure of businesses. Vulnerable people are more at risk of infection but also of significant economic hardship. Even in good times, we all know people who are working several minimum wage jobs and struggle between paychecks.
Mindful of the theme of McGinley-Rice 11: The Face of the Person who is Hungry, we are compiling a list of sources of food available in the greater Pittsburgh area. BigBurgh offers a section on services to inform people about sites in the Greater Pittsburgh area where free food and meals are available.
Related Articles for Young Adults and Campus Ministry:
On Special Indulgences to the Faithful in the Current Pandemic
PSA from Dr. Bill Generett, VP Community Engagement via ODI
Comcast Internet Access
Comcast is currently offering free internet access for students and families in need. All you have to do is sign up at www.xfinity.com/student, and within a few days you'll get an internet self-install kit. After that you'll recieve a $150 prepaid Visa gift card which equates to about 2 months of internet service. Please note that this offer is only available to those who are not already Xfinity customers. You can sign up any time before June 1! For more information, please click here.
This offer is also eligible for low-income households when they sign up in the next 60 days. There is no obligation to continue after those 60 days. Please click here for more information.