Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Weekly Update from CCM

Dear Students,

It may not be finals week yet, but it is a week a finals.  This week we will have our final Wednesday night dinner of the semester, and also our final Mass on campus of the semester.  We will be praying for all of you as you finish up those last minute projects and papers and buckle down to study for your exams.  Please remember that times of stress are not occasions to forget your relationship with God.  If anything, you need to rely on Him more.  Take time each day to pray, to talk to your Father and listen to His word for you.  Schedule prayer time before study time, and you will find that these next two weeks will be less stressful and more productive.  Maintaining your faith gives you a perspective that looks beyond the end of the semester into eternity, and helps you to remember what the important things truly are.

Please join us this week for the last Supper @ the Center of the semester!  This Wednesday at 6:30pm we will gather once more for a home cooked meal together.  Afterwards we will relax and have one final night of fun and frivolity before hitting the books.  It's "Whose Line Is It, Anyway," Catholic-style!  The part of Drew Carey will be played by your beloved campus minister.  The contestants will be played by YOU!  Don't miss it!

Eucharistic Adoration from 6-7pm.  Last one of the semester!

Mass at 7:30pm.  Rosary 30 minutes before Mass.  This will be our last Mass on campus until August.  If anyone will be around over the summer and will need a ride to St. Mary's for Sunday Mass, please let me know, or post a message on our Facebook group.

Also on Sunday, the Presbyterian Church is once more hosting a pancake dinner to kick off exam week.  The Presbyterians are sponsoring the event, and Signma Chi is serving.  Pancakes will be available from 7 until 10pm, so after Mass why not walk down the street and enjoy some yummy carbs courtesy of our neighbors?

Even though we will not be running our normal programming during Finals Week, the Catholic Student Center will still be open and I will be around and available for most of the week (I will be in Charlotte on Thursday).

During Finals Week, the library will be open until 4am.  Whee Protect is sponsoring a Buddy Walk from 10pm to 4am so that no one will have to walk back to their dorm alone late at night.  They need volunteers!  If you would like to be a buddy and escort people back to their cars or dorms, please email wheeprotect@email.ecu.edu or go to the Whee Protect OrgSync page to fill our the form.  

On Saturday, May 11, St. Mary's will be offering a special Baccalaureate Mass for the graduates in between the two commencement ceremonies, at 1:00pm.  This Mass will be at the parish and not on campus.  If you are graduating and would like to participate in this Mass, please email me at ccm@wcucatholic.org.  Please let me know how many family/friends may be attending with you, as we will have a small reception afterwards.  Thanks!

Have a blessed week!

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

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