Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weekly Update from CCM

Dear Students,

Greetings once more from Catholic Campus Ministry!  We hope and pray that you are finding opportunities to enjoy this fall-like weather we have been experiencing this week.  Take a few moments to get out and enjoy some of the beauty that God is bestowing upon our mountains here lately.  Fall is right around the corner!

Lots of opportunities to fellowship and grow in your faith coming up, so let's get to it!

As always, we will gather for our weekly fellowship meal at 6:30 here at the Catholic Student Center.  Chesnee and James are cooking for us this week; this will also be the first visit here of their little baby daughter Matyline.  So let's all come out and give little Mattie a big welcome!  After, we'll have a faith program, as usual, so be sure to stick around for that.  

A few students have decided to start getting together Thursday nights at 10pm at the Starbucks here on campus to discuss Catholic thinking, their favorite saints, religious life, etc.  So if you are a night owl and like talking theology and spirituality, come join the party at Starbucks!

Thank God It's Friday!  Friday afternoons are a great time to come by the Catholic Student Center and start off your weekend the right way by thanking God.  We have started a Scripture study/discussion group that meets from 3-4pm, and then from 4-5 we have Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel.  Please come as you are, for all or part of these power-packed two hours.  

Also, this Friday at 7pm, at St. Mary's church in town, there will be a showing of the movie October Baby.  If you have not heard of this wonderful movie about a teenage girl who discovers she was adopted after a failed abortion attempt, click below to get more information and watch a trailer.

The showing at St. Mary's is free.  We'd like to get enough people going from campus to organize a carpool -- if you plan on going, post a message on our Facebook group and let us know if you can offer a ride, or need a ride.


Sept 21-22, Charlotte.  If you are planning on going to this event, please let me know this week.  Cost is $15 and that gets you food Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, floor space to crash at St. Peter's, and a campus ministry t-shirt.  For information about the speakers and schedule for the event, see www.goeucharist.com.

Oct 5-7, Folly Beach.  The theme this year is "Finding your way."  There are only SIX SPACES left, so if you have not yet signed up and would like to go, get on the list soon!  Cost is $40, and covers your meals from Friday night to Sunday lunch.  Sign up sheet and registration forms at the Student Center.

Nov 2-4, Black Mountain.  Our allotted spaces for the Diocesan college retreat have been taken, and we are now starting a waiting list.  We'll know after Sept. 20 how many new slots may open up.  People on the waiting list will be added in the order they signed up.  So far there are only two students on the wait list, so contact me to get your name added!  Cost is $50.

More information about all of these events can be had by contacting me at the Catholic Student Center.  Just come by my office or give me a call or email.

A local pastor recently purchased a copy of Matthew Kelly's book, Rediscover Catholicism, for every family in his parish.  He had seven copies left over, and has given them to our campus ministry program to be given to any interested student.  Those seven copies are currently on the coffee table in our living room, and are available for free to whomever wants to come by and claim them.  First come, first served!  

This book is part of the Dynamic Catholic series; for more information on this book, and other books from the series, go to: 

That's it for this week.  Everyone have a safe and blessed week, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
Pax Christi,

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

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