Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Weekly Update from CCM

Good afternoon, students!  

If any of you are still interested in going to Give Your Heart Away on Feb. 15-17 in Hickory, there is still time!  The deadline for registration was this past Friday, but there is a possibility of adding some last minute names, so let me know ASAP.  It's a wonderful weekend of Christian service, fellowship with other Catholic students from across the Diocese, prayer and growth.  We'll be leaving campus after classes on Friday and coming back around lunch time on Sunday.  Get more information at:

SPRING BREAK TRIP - Information Meetings
We are planning a Spring Break service/pilgrimage trip from March 23-28 to the Baltimore & DC area.  The trip will include visits to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Grotto at Mount St. Mary's, historic sites associated with St. Elizbeth Ann Seton, volunteering with Gallagher Service and/or Maryland FoodBank, and more!  Cost is $125.  For those who plan to go, or who just want to get more information, we are asking that you come to one of two information meetings.  The first is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6pm.  The second would be Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8:30pm.  Each should only take about 20 min, and we'll be able to answer any questions you have about the trip.  

Do you enjoy our weekly home-cooked meals every Wednesday night?  Please consider signing up to cook one for us!  It doesn't have to be fancy cuisine, just made with love.  And feel free to sign up with a friend and make it a team effort!  We pay for the ingredients, you just need to come put it all together.  There is a sign up sheet in the kitchen, and most weeks this semester are still open!

Come join us for dinner this Wednesday at 6:30.  After our meal, Joseph will give a presentation about Eucharistic Adoration. (Yes, he really will this time, this is not another scheduling error on my part!)  Joseph has been a regular at our weekly Adoration services, and he'd love to tell you what keeps bringing him back week after week.

Speaking of Adoration...
Remember every Thursday from 6-7pm we offer an hour of Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel.  Can't come for the whole hour?  That's fine, even fifteen minutes is a wonderful gift of time to the Lord.  Come refresh your soul and say "Thanks" to the One who made you!  (Plus it's a great chance to practice some of that contemplative prayer that Kevin taught us about last week).

Got questions?  We've got answers!  If you have questions about the Catholic Church, her teachings, dogmas, doctrines the like, are struggling with moral issues, or just want to learn more about the faith, I'm here for you.  Some of my best experiences as campus minister are sitting in the student center living room, and chatting over tea or coffee with students who just drop by to explore our rich faith with me.  I'm not saying I have all the answers; but I can offer to help find them with you.  I'm generally in my office during the week, though I am occasionally pulled away for a meeting or other obligation.  I'm easy to reach by phone or text message (828-508-0789), email or on Facebook.  I'd love to talk with you!

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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