Published: November 20, 2015
Rev. Richard Malloy
Advent is around the corner. Here’s a way to make the season even more meaningful and profound: accept the Chaplain’s Challenge.
What do you get out of meeting the Chaplain’s Challenge? Peace, Hope, Joy and Love. Oh, yeah, and a big “Thank You” from Fr. Rick.
This challenge calls for engaging in four practices.
1) Pray Fr. Rick’s Student prayer each day: “O God, help us to realize and remember what a privilege and opportunity it is to be at The University of Scranton.
Help us to learn and someday to put our learning at the service of others to form a world of Peace and Justice for all.”
2) Attend religious services weekly (Mass / Church / Mosque / Synagogue).
3) Participate in Simple Meal Thursdays.
4) Receive and read Fr. Rick’s emails and tweets (@FrMalloy).
Numbers 1 and 2 are clear.
Number 3 consists of cutting back on something on Thursdays (a meal, a latte, a beer [for those of age!] and giving the money you didn’t spend on that food or beverage to Fr. Rick.
He will give you a receipt and then will send 100% of the donations to the St. Francis Soup Kitchen here in Scranton.
Number 4, read Fr. Rick’s email messages (they won’t be long and some will be funny).
We are looking for captains for the challenge. A captain enrolls 10 fellow students in the challenge. If you would like to be a captain, contact Fr. Rick.
Find a captain, or a captain will find you. Email your Captain or Fr. Rick (firstname.lastname@example.org), and, bada bing bada boom, you’re part of the challenge.
Look for those handing out the Chaplain’s Challenge invitations next week.
Faculty and staff are also more than welcome to participate. Fr. Rick can be reached by email or 570-941-6166.
Then just do it!
Come on. Take the Challenge. You know you want to!
Have a blessed and wonderful Advent as we prepare for Christmas.
1. Pray Fr. Rick’s Student Prayer daily:
O God, help us to realize and remember what a privilege and opportunity it is to be at the University of Scranton. Help us to learn and someday to put our learning at the service of others to form a world of Peace and Justice for all.
2. Go to Mass/Church/Mosque/Worship weekly
3. Participate in Simple Meal Thursdays
4. Receive Fr. Rick’s emails and tweets.