"Do this in memory of me." - (Luke: 22:19) Everyday students, faculty, staff and locals have the opportunity to stop and give thanks to God in the most perfect way possible. There is no better way to grow closer to Jesus than by spending time with Him in silence, being forgiven of sins or feasting at Mass.
Mass Schedule During the Academic Year Sunday 4:30 pm University Chapel Sunday 10:05 pm Murray Dodge Hall Monday-Friday at 12 noon University Chapel
Serving others is one of the pillars of our faith. In Mother Teresa's wisdom, "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty." Here at Aquinas, we strive to serve those in need in the Princeton community.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen serves hundreds of Trenton's hungry and homeless with hot food and drink. The soup kitchen features restaurant style service, where clients sit down and are served by volunteers, unlike other soup kitchens where food is dispensed in a cafeteria-like line. Aquinas provides interested students transportation to and from Trenton in order to help serve meals.
To ask questions or get involved with service at Aquinas, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Graduate students and local Catholics in their 20-30’s gather every Thursday evening from 6-8pm to study Catholic classics and cutting edge philosophical thought as they enjoy the company of other young Catholics in Princeton over a delicious dinner.
Vocation and Discerment
“What will you do with your life? What are your plans? Have you ever thought of committing your existence totally to Christ? Do you think that there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?” -Pope John Paul II
All are Catholics are encouraged put effort into discerning their vocation! We have both a men’s and women’s discernment group to explore how to go about doing just this. Through directed conversation over a meal (usually on Sunday nights) students have the opportunity to talk with peers who have not already decided they have a vocation to marriage.
St. Augustine said, "Those who sing pray twice." In service to the community, the Aquinas Choir provides music for the 4:30 mass every Sunday. We explore all facets of the expansive Church musical tradition, learning everything from Latin Motets to contemporary hymn arrangements. Our choir consists of everyone from Westminster star students to those who have never sung in public. We practice for the hour before mass in the Chapel crypt. All are welcome to join. For more information, please email Don Carolina, the Director of the choir.
Breaking out of the Orange Bubble is a great way to appreciate all that you have, while seeing how God is working in your everyday life. At Aquinas, we make time for rest, prayer, and friendship on weekend retreats.
If you would are interested in more information about upcoming retreats, please contact Gabriela Vogeley, our Ministry Team Leader.
The oldest living expression of faith has been making time to visit the holy sights of our history and tradition. The three oldest pilgrimages are to the Holy Land, Rome: the Eternal City and Santiago de Compestella, where the Aquinas Institute took 13 students last year on spring break. We plan to continue this tradition by making a pilgrimage to one of these sites each year while adding the location of a newer pilgrimage destination to our passports in the fourth year. All Catholic students have the opportunity to apply for these pilgrimages in order to expand their practice of the faith.
* subject to funding.
The Aquinas 2014 Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela