Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Weekly Update from CCM

Happy Advent!

This is the first week of Advent, but the last week of classes before exams.  It's also therefore the last week of regular activities in Catholic Campus Ministry.  We know you are busy cramming for exams, but we really hope you come and join us for our end of year holiday party!

This WEDNESDAY at 6:30pm, we have a special treat for dinner.  Our dear Maria is returning to Spain after this semester, and she wants to share with us a taste of her home before she departs.  She's whipping up some authentic Spanish omelettes for us, with a little help from Joseph.  You don't want to miss this meal!

After dinner, I'll do my famous rendition of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and we will have our annual Grinchy gift exchange!  Please bring a wrapped gift of $5 value to participate.  (I'll have some wrapping paper on hand at the Catholic Student Center for anyone who needs it -- just come by early before dinner).  

Then our choir will lead us in a round of Christmas carols.  Finally, those who want to continue the holiday spirit for the evening will be invited to wander the campus with our choir, singing Christmas carols and spreading good cheer.  

"Tea @ 10" will meet as usual at Starbucks at 10pm for some good Catholic discussion.  (Several of us will also be going to see the Nutcracker at the Bardo Arts Center at 7:30pm, so perhaps we'll see you there!).

Our final "TGIF" is here!  Get in one more power-hour with God before exams.   Come for Bible Study at 3pm.  Stay for Adoration at 4pm.

Saturday, Dec. 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States, as the patron saint of our nation is Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.   There will be a Vigil Mass at St. Mary's on Friday at 6:00pm, as well as a Mass on Saturday morning at 9:00am.  To organize rides and car pooling, please see our Facebook Group.  

This Sunday, Dec. 9, will be our last Mass on campus for 2012.   Our next Mass on campus will be January 13.  See you there at 7:30pm.  Come get your final blessing -- or is that a blessing for your finals?  :-)

God bless and have a great week!

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

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