Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekly Update from CCM

Greetings Students!  

I hope you all enjoyed your 3-day weekend and are getting back into the swing of things here on campus.  A few announcements this week from Catholic Campus Ministry...

As always, you are invited to a free, home-cooked meal at the Catholic Student Center at 6:30.  James & Chesnee are cooking for us this week, and we'll have a short faith program afterwards.  Hope to see you there!

Many students have expressed an interest in getting together for a regular Bible Study and/or faith sharing group.  I put out a poll on Facebook several days ago with some suggestions for time.  So far the time people seem to like the most is Friday from 3-4pm.  So let's give it a try!  Anyone interested, please come to the student center.  We'll start with prayer, and a reading of the Scriptures, followed by a faith-filled discussion.  And after, if you can please stay for our regular weekly Adoration from 4-5pm.  It's a great opportunity to Thank God It's Friday!

This Saturday we are planning a "Day Out with CCM."  Please join us on our road trip to Asheville!  We'll tour the NC Arboretum, taking in all the gardens, walking trails, and exhibits they have to offer.  Then we will visit the historic Basilica of St. Lawrence and attend the Vigil Mass there.  Finally we'll end up at Olive Garden for dinner before returning home.  The only cost is your meal (plus a couple of dollars to cover the parking fee at the Arboretum).  Anyone interested, please be at the Catholic Student Center and ready to leave by 10:00am.  

Sept. 21-22, Charlotte NC
College students from all across the Diocese are coming to Charlotte to hear some amazing speakers, learn about the Eucharist, get in some awesome prayer time, and meet fellow Catholic students from schools such as UNCC, UNCA, UNCG, Wake Forest, NCA&T, Davidson, App State, and more!  St. Peter's church is right across the street from the Convention Center and is allowing us to crash in their basement -- we'll be taking shifts for all night Adoration in the Church.  If staying up late, meeting new Catholics your age, spending some serious time on your knees in prayer, and hearing speakers from all across the country sounds like your idea of an awesome weekend, just contact me to sign up!

Oct. 5-7, Folly Beach SC
The theme for our annual fall beach retreat this year is "Finding Your Way."  Our fall beach retreat is one of the most popular events we offer during the year, and space is limited to only 16 students, so you don't want to miss it!  "Faith, Friends, Food and Fun" pretty much sums it up.  Does the thought of getting off campus for a weekend, walking barefoot in the sand, having some amazing faith sharing sessions and prayer time with your friends, watching the sun rise over the ocean and renewing your relationship with God appeal to you?  This is the retreat for you!  Registration is $40 per person and there will be registration forms available at our Wednesday dinner this week.  Space always fills up fast for this one, so get your registration in early!

If you have questions about any of our upcoming events, or ideas of other things you'd like to see us offer, please get in touch.

Have a blessed week!
Pax Christi,

WCU Catholic Campus Ministry
Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister
(828)293-9374  |   POB 2766, Cullowhee NC 28723

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