Elon Catholic Campus Ministry
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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information

We know that the news about COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, is on the minds of many people. Here, you can find how CCM is continuing to minister to our community during this time of social distancing.

A note from Father Peter

Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv.

Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life

Hello Elon Catholic Community,

I know that this moment in our history is certainly unprecedented and difficult.  Many of us are experiencing anxiety, confusion and grief.  So many things in our lives that we took for granted are now so different.  I understand because in some small way I am experiencing that as well.  At this time, here is a reflection and two promises that I'd like to offer you.

My first promise is this: we at Elon CCM are still just as dedicated to serving you and your spiritual needs as much as ever.  We are working hard to find creative and meaningful ways to connect with you, to help you navigate this moment, and to help you draw closer to Christ in this time of social isolation.  More details of what those efforts can be found below.

This is what I've been reflecting on lately and I invite you to pray and reflect on it as well.  While St. Francis knew that Christ could be found in all parts of ordinary life, he longed strongly to find Christ in isolation.  He would often go to the top of a mountain to be isolated with Christ and pray.  Jesus was the example for St. Francis as it says in Luke 5:16: [Jesus] would often withdraw to isolated places to pray. I believe that this time of isolation is a powerful opportunity to imitate Jesus and St. Francis.  This time can be a very fruitful time of prayer and reflection.  As our lives are turned upside-down, now is the best time to look at things in a new way.  So often, we want to make a change or we want grow, but without something breaking us out of our normal patterns of behavior, that change or growth is exceptionally difficult.  Now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our lives, try something new, and commit to a new effort of spiritual growth.  Now that we have to engage in social distancing, this could be the Lent where we most closely imitate the ways that Jesus and St. Francis prayed.

My second promise to you is this: the Elon CCM staff and I are praying for you.  We believe that intercessory prayer is powerful and effective.  We are praying for you, your intentions, and for your spiritual growth.  At every Mass that I offer, every time that I pray throughout the day, and at every time that our staff gathers for a video conference meeting, we are praying for you.  I know that this time is difficult for everyone, especially the class of 2020.  For them this is time of great loss and grief.  We are praying for you, class of 2020, in a special way.

In Christ and St. Francis,
Fr. Peter

Live Stream of Mass

Live Stream

As you might already know, all CCM Masses are canceled indefinitely with the practice of social distancing during the threat of COVID-19. Therefore, CCM has begun live-streaming our Sunday Mass with Father Peter presiding. Please join us every Sunday at 10:00 AM on either Instagram Live or Facebook Live. Mass will typically last around 40-45 minutes, followed by virtual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the remaining time until 11:00 AM. Even though you are unable to receive the Eucharist, the Church encourages us to make an act of "spiritual communion" during times like these, where we unite ourselves to God through prayer.

To join us on Instagram Live, download the Instagram app and search for @ElonCCM.
To join us on Facebook Live, go to facebook.com/ElonCatholic or search for @ElonCatholic.

How to Participate in a Live-Stream Mass

  • Starting five or ten minutes before Mass, have ready your phone or computer on Instagram or Facebook. Try to sit in silence and remove any distractions to prepare you for the sacred liturgy.
  • Listen actively during Mass. Respond out loud when you typically respond at Mass, e.g. "And with your spirit."
  • During the Prayers of the Faithful, we invite you to comment in real-time any intentions that you would like our community to lift up in prayer. Please know that your comments and intentions are visible to all who are attending.
  • During Holy Communion, even though you are not able to receive the Eucharist, we invite you to say out loud this prayer of spiritual communion:

    My Jesus, 
    I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
    I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
    Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
    come at least spiritually into my heart.
    I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
    Never permit me to be separated from You.

Weekly Schedule

Virtual Schedule

As our ministry moves online during this time, we invite you to join us at any of the following virtual events. We view our current situation as an opportunity for increased fasting and prayer during Lent, and we hope these opportunities will allow you to continue to grow in your faith from the comfort of your home.

  • Daily: Video reflections on our social media channels through the remainder of Lent. Follow us on Facebook @ElonCatholic and on Instagram @ElonCCM.
  • Sunday: Live-stream Mass at 10:00am
  • Wednesday: Live-stream daily Mass at 12pm
  • Thursday: Rosary via Zoom at 4pm

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion which allows us, through prayer and reflection, to follow Jesus Christ on his way to Calvary. The Stations holds a special significance among us Catholics. It is one of the most important devotions honoring the passion of Jesus. Our website has a "virtual" Stations, featuring locations on Elon's campus, that you can proceed at your own pace.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

While we won't be able to celebrate Holy Week and Easter with you in person, we hope you will join us via our live streams on Instagram and Facebook. See our schedule below:

Staff Availability

Please know that our staff is available to you during this period. We are praying for you, and if you need to talk or set up a video chat with any of us during one of our office hours, please contact us below and we can set something up!

Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv.
Father Peter Tremblay
Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life
Cell: 443-690-1382
Virtual Office Hours: Tuesday, 1-4pm

T Huynh-Duc
T Huynh-Duc
Director of Catholic Life
Cell: 336-446-9226
Virtual Office Hours: Friday, 10am-12pm

Leah Breindel
Leah Breindel
Student Ministry Coordinator
Cell: 919-440-1907
Virtual Office Hours: Wednesday, 3-6pm

Kaitlyn Sendzik
Kaitlyn Sendzik
Student Engagement Coordinator
Cell: 773-259-0424
Virtual Office Hours: Monday, 9am-12pm