Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Weekly Update from CCM

Dear Students,

Happy feast day of St. George!  St. George is patron saint of England and also the name patron of our Holy Father (who before he took the name Francis was George).  In light of this, today is being taken as a holiday by the Vatican.  

All people tend to remember about St. George is the story about him slaying a dragon, and so many dismiss him as a fiction.  In truth, not much is known about him.  But we do know he was a Roman soldier and a Christian who was beheaded for his faith under the Diocletian persecution sometime in the very early fourth century.  In addition to being patron of England, he is also patron of several other countries including Lebanon, Beirut and Canada; he is patron of scouts, knights, saddle makers, and soldiers, as well.  


This Wednesday please join us for a free home cooked meal at 6:30pm.  After dinner, our program will be led by senior Mary Benson.  Mary's been off campus doing an internship all semester, but before she graduates we wanted to have her back!  She'll be leading a discussion about relationships, relating some pitfalls and advice about dating from a Christian perspective.  Should be very interesting, so please come.  We look forward to seeing you!

Adoration in the chapel from 6-7pm.

A concert production of Dead Man Walking will be performed on April 27 at 3pm in the Coulter building.  Many of you will know the 1995 movie of that name staring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.  This opera, like the film, is based on a book by Sister Helen Prejean about her real life work with death row inmates in Louisiana's prisons.  Sister Prejean is expected to be in attendance at the show and will give a Q&A afterwards. For more information see this article. 

Mass at 7:30pm in the chapel.  Rosary 30 minutes before Mass.

We are planning to have a special Baccalaureate Mass at St. Mary's on May 11 at 1:00pm (in between the two commencement ceremonies).  If you would like to be recognized at this Mass, and/or would like to attend with your family, please email me at ccm@wcucatholic.org and let me know how many of your family you expect to attend.  We will have a brief reception after.  

Thanks 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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