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Prayers for Newtown, Connecticut

On Monday, December 17 and again on Thursday, December 20, I had the opportunity to pray with student communities, and reflect on the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut the week before.  Below are some of the words and prayer that I offered in those places. Chaplain Mary Cat In the season of Advent […]

Will you seek and serve Christ in all others, loving your neighbor as yourself?

Consider doing a new thing in the new year, such as:  Participate in a domestic internship/service-learning year with The Episcopal Service Corps Applications are being accepted for short and long term programs here in New York, across the country for young adults seeking an intentional community where they can live, serve, and discern how to best […]

Night Prayers with Canterbury Downtown, Wednesday, December 12

  Wednesday, December 12 at 8:30 p.m. Canterbury Downtown is offering a Night Prayer service called Compline in the Chapel of the Catholic Center. This candlelit prayer service will include time for silence, song (led by our choral scholars) and prayer for students. All are welcome. Cookies and conversation time to follow. Click here for a facebook invitation to share. Join […]

Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Opportunities  

Reconvening the community after Hurricane Sandy, the election, and everything else!

Only one week has passed since Hurricane Sandy disrupted our life as a community and made us aware not only of the devastation of a storm of this magnitude, but it also revealed the struggle of those who are the most vulnerable amongst us: those who are elderly and shut-in, those who are lonely, those […]

Helping after the Hurricane

  How can you be a part of the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? Connect with volunteer opportunities in the Diocese of New York and the Diocese of Long Island by clicking here. Contact The Rev. Mary Cat Young and see where and how members of Canterbury Downtown are being a part […]

Ecumenical Conference for Progressive Christians on Campus!

The Student Christian Movement is sponsoring the Northeast Regional Symposium on Eco-justice. November 9-10, 2012 New York City at St. John’s in the Village and NYU Are you ready to be a part of the progressive Christian presence on campus?  Are you looking for information? Training? Companionship?  Plan to attend this symposium with students, young adults and […]

Fall Break is almost here!

  Too much time on your hands?   I doubt it — October is go time for students!   Midterms, fall break, assignments, projects, test grades coming back —    it’s easy at this time of year to get anxious, and put yourself into overdrive to make up for lost time, or to try and keep […]

October updates!

Comic Books and Christ figures!?!  Is this just a ploy to talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one of Mary Cat’s favorite s/heroes? Maybe…  But it’s also a great conversation and I’d like your input! Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., drop to the Center for Spiritual Life and reflect on the similarities and differences between […]

Labyrinth and the E word.

Prayer in motion:  Finding peace in the practice of walking/meditative prayer  The image above is a reconciliation labyrinth.  It invites companions to walk together on a path toward the center,  moving together toward the heart of God and reconciling companionship on that journey.  Join Mary Cat Young on Sunday, September 30,  4 p.m. – 5 p.m. for a workshop […]

Growing together in community and Christ