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Campus Ministry welcomes students

Richard Warner | Wednesday, August 29, 2007

In the name of the staff of Campus Ministry and myself, I would like to welcome all Notre Dame students back to campus for a new academic year. All of us hope that this will be a great year for all of you and we look forward to being with you in some of our many Campus Ministry activities.

Once again this year, we will offer an Ignatian Weekend Retreat early in October and we are also planning a five-day silent Ignatian Retreat at the time of Spring Break. A number of people are helping us to develop our team, including Father Frank Murphy.

Father Lou DelFra has joined our staff and will share writing opportunities for this column with Kate Barrett. He will also assist us in developing a new series of Bible studies.

Finally, a long-term member of the Campus Ministry staff, Chandra Johnson, who served as associate director of campus ministry and director of African American student ministry, has accepted a wonderful new opportunity in McLean, Va., working for a foundation that nationally supports African American students. Since this development only took place in July, we did not have an opportunity to invite Judy Madden to join our staff to replace Johnson until recently. I look forward to working with Madden as she serves our African American students.

We all look forward to a great new year in ministry as we work together with our student leaders and with all of you to build up the vibrant community of faith that is one of our wonderful mission values at Notre Dame.

This week’s FaithPoint is written by Richard V. Warner, director of the Office of Campus Ministry.

The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer.