Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Weekly Update from CCM

Dear Students,

What a FANTASTIC weekend at Folly Beach!  I, fourteen students, and my wife (who acted as our chef-in-residence) made an absolutely wonderful retreat weekend.  All of the student speakers did a fantastic job in witnessing to the faith and sharing their personal testimonies.  The small group discussions were intimate and meaningful, very relationship building.  And God blessed us with perfect weather in an inspiring setting by the shore, in the shadow of a lighthouse, which served during one of our sessions as a visual metaphor of Christ's light shining through the darkness.

For photos of the weekend, please check out our Facebook page.

What's going on this week....
Come to "Supper @ the Center" at 6:30pm!  Sam & Esther will be our cooks for the night, and Ali has our program after.  Wednesday night is a wonderful break in the middle of the week to recharge your faith-battery, catch up with your CCM friends, enjoy table fellowship over a home cooked meal, and learn more about this great Catholic faith.

Our "Tea @ 10" folks are thinking about moving these weekly Catholic discussions over coffee & tea at Starbucks to an earlier time on Thursday nights.  If you'd like to participate, but would prefer an earlier time, please let Hunter Reid know, either in person or message him on Facebook.  (He's posted a poll about this in our Facebook group).  

Our TGIF sessions at the Catholic Center are back online this week!  So please come join us for our Scripture study & discussion at 3pm, and then stick around for Adoration at 4pm.  Start of your weekend by growing closer to Christ, the Word of God and the Bread of Life.

Because of Fall Break, there will be NO MASS ON CAMPUS this coming Sunday, Oct. 14.  Our campus Mass will resume on Oct. 21.  See you then!  For those staying in Cullowhee over break, Mass at St. Mary's is at 9am and 11am on Sunday morning.  There is also an 8pm Vigil Mass on Saturday in Spanish.  If anyone needs a ride from campus, put up a post in our Facebook group and we'll find a way for you to get to Mass.

Our regular weekly schedule of activities at the Catholic Student Center are on hold all next week due to Fall Break.  Your humble campus minister (me!) will be around, however, so just call or text me if you need me.

Coming up.....
Interested in making your own Tie-Dye tshirts?  We are planning a night to do this at the Catholic Center before the App State Game at the end of this month (so we can all wear our awesome new shirts to the game).  We are looking at Monday the 22nd.  More details to come, so stay tuned....

We have a work day scheduled for Habitat on Nov. 10.  Mark your calendars now!  We are limited to the number of students we can take.  We'll post a sign up sheet in the days to come, but in the meantime if you know you want to go, please let Kaitlyn Conger know.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!
God bless,

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

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