As a Catholic university, Loyola Marymount shares a rich intellectual and cultural heritage that is marked by many characteristics, one of which is its view of the world as sacramental; that God's interaction with the world and humanity is constant. Thus, we seek to find God in all things.
In the Catholic tradition there are seven specific Sacraments
which mark meaningful moments in an individual's life: Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Marriage. These seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life (Catechism of the Catholic Church
, 1210). Campus Ministry offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in some of these significant sacraments.
Those who participate in these experiences acquire a deeper understanding of discipleship and the necessity of ongoing conversion. In an atmosphere of openness, the participants are guided from within to interpret their life, to discover God's presence, and to be transformed through the Word proclaimed in order to establish a genuine and permanent interpersonal relationship with God and neighbor.
Infant and Adult Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist are events on each person’s journey of faith within the community of the Church. This means they are not automatically connected to a grade or age, but are a natural step on the path of faith development. The sacraments of initiation are conferred upon members of the university community through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Confirmation programs.
For more information, contact Fr. Marc Reeves, SJ email@example.com
or (310) 338-5708.
Undergraduate, graduate and law students; faculty, and staff are eligible to be married at Loyola Marymount. For alumni, weddings must occur in Sacred Heart Chapel no later than five years following graduation. Marriage Preparation sessions are required for engaged couples to assess their readiness for marriage and to assist them in understanding that marriage is a vocation, a covenant and a sacrament.
For more information, contact Fr. John Galvan, SJ at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (310) 338-7534.
Penance, or Confession, is offered to the university community regularly. There are two Communal Penance Services offered during the academic year. Services bring members of the university community together in prayer and meditation, and offer an opportunity for reflection, healing and individual reconciliation.
Reconciliation is held every Wednesday at 9 PM in Sacred Heart Chapel.
Each sacrament requires time, dedication and proper preparation. For those interested in Adult Baptism through the R.C.I.A. and Confirmation, the Office for Sacramental Preparation in Campus Ministry provides the proper preparation programs necessary to engage this sacrament. Those interested in Infant Baptism or Marriage, however, are required to fulfill the necessary preparation programs at their local parish.
For more information, contact Fr. John Galvan, SJ at email@example.com or (310) 338-7534.