I hope all of you had a refreshing mid-term break and have made your way back to the 'Whee safe and sound.
Trivia for the day - why were some students shouting "Viva la popa!" at the basketball game with Davidson this week? One of Davidson's players is named John Paul (JP), after our late Holy Father, John Paul II. One of the things that Catholic students at Davidson college do is to support one another in whatever their interests and pursuits might be. One of their student ministry members has a choral concert? Everyone goes to hear her sing. One of their students is on the basketball team? Everyone goes to the games to cheer him on. And that's who you heard at the WCU v. Davidson game this week -- Catholic students from Davidson cheering on one of their own. I hope we find inspiration in their example, and always remember to support each other in all our endeavors.
St. Mary's is hosting a Lenten Penance Service at 6:00pm. Come hear God's love and forgiveness preached, and experience it first hand in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Three different priests will be on hand to hear Confessions.
You don't want to miss Supper @ the Center this Wednesday at 6:30pm. And not just because Kaitlyn is cooking for us! We will be joined by a special guest for dinner. Allison Lattie is the director of Crossroads. No, not the show on CMT! Crossroads is an organization founded in 1995 by a college student at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, who decided to take literally the words of John Paul II to take the message of Life "to the streets." That summer he and a group of other students walked the highways of America, coast to coast, wearing Pro-Life t-shirts and standing up for the dignity of all human life. Students from across our nation have been doing it every summer since. Our own Sarah Taylor has participated in the walk herself, and has invited Allison up to speak with us about the organization. Please come join us, and show you support for this wonderful movement and the students who walk every summer. Learn more at:
Our Adoration hour resumes this Friday from 4-5pm in our chapel here at the student center. Also this Friday, at 6:00pm, Kevin Toole will lead anyone who would like to join him in praying Compline. That will be here at the chapel, as well.
This Saturday is the Habitat for Humanity build! Those who are participating please be here at the Center ready to carpool to the work site by 8:30am. Dress warmly, and make sure you wear work clothes and close-toed shoes. If you have not already signed your waiver and given it to myself or Kaitlyn, please come by the Center this week to do so. We will provide you with a bagged lunch and bottled water. (If anyone would like to volunteer to help put the lunches together, please come by Friday around noon.)
As always, Mass at 7:30pm. Come early to pray the Rosary with us at 7:00!
Everyone please have a great week, and please say an extra prayer for students in our diocese who are currently traveling on an Alternate Spring Break trip to NY.