Rehearsals for all who are interested in taking part in the music ministry for the September 3Opening Liturgy will take place in the Marian Chapel at the following times:

Sunday, August 24 - 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 31 - 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2 - 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

All are invited to attend, whether you've been a longtime member of Marywood's music ministry or would like to join for the first time. Can't make it to all three rehearsals? Just come as you are able! If you have any questions, please e-mail Mike Sowa at

Coordinator of Liturgical Music

Mike Sowa ('11) has recently begun serving as Coordinator of Liturgical Music. Mike earned his B.Mus. degree from Marywood in 2011. He has served as an organist in Catholic and Lutheran churches for more than ten years, and is currently Organist/Director of Music Ministry at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish in Pittston. Mike also provides piano and organ instruction to youth and adults. He previously served as accompanist for the former Marywood Children's Choir and as dean of the Northeast PA Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

If you have any questions about serving as a cantor, instrumentalist, or liturgical minister, please e-mail Mike at or call 570-340-6024

ASCENT Freshman Retreat

WHEN:       Sept. 5-7

WHERE:     Spruce Lake, Canadensis, PA 

WHAT:       ASCENT is an overnight experience designed especially for first-year students.  This two night getaway gives students an opportunity to get off campus, meet other first-year students, explore their faith traditions, and reflect on their hopes and anxieties about their future at Marywood.  Facilitated by upper class Marywood students, ASCENT is a fun and meaningful way to begin your college experience.

FEE:          $30 - transportation will be provided.  Financial Assistance is available.

CONTACT:  Amanda Bielat, or stop in Campus Ministry to sign up!

Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program

Do you want to join Marywood's Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program for next year?  Fill out the CRS Ambassador Application and return it to Sr. John Michele Southwick at  Campus Ministry.  Email Sister John Michele, with any questions. Help feed the hungry, help those in crisis and help with developmental aid around the world. 

Volunteer Opportunity - United Cerebral Palsy of NE PA

United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania needs volunteers to staff its’ basket raffle fundraiser, held on the corner of Spruce and N. Washington Streets on Labor Day weekend. Volunteers are needed for two or four hour shifts from 11am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st, and from 11am to 6pm on Labor Day (Monday), September 1st. Responsibilities include selling basket raffle tickets, and monitoring approximately 55 baskets. If you are interested in participating, email to Barb Siarkievicz at:  Include your name and contact information and the times you are available to help with this event.