Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Weekly Update from CCM

Dear Students,

Happy April Fool's Day!  Did you know that April Fool's Day has a Catholic origin?  Seriously (this is not an April Fool's joke).  It's not a holy day or feast of any sort, but it does have its origin in the correction to the calendar that the Catholic Church implemented in the late sixteenth century.  You can read the story here:

Here is this week's schedule:

We are serving up a pasta dinner this week at "Supper @ the Center."  After dinner, it's time for some fun and games.  We are going to play "Whose Line is it, Anyway?" Catholic style.  The part of Drew Carey will be played by your intrepid campus minister, and the part of the contestants will be played by you!  Just like the TV show, the points don't matter.  It all starts with dinner at 6:30pm, and we hope to see you there.

Knit for charity!  Or crochet, if that's your thing.  Baby hats and blankets knit by our students will be donated to the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center and other locations.  The group meets at Alex Cassell's house from 8-9:30pm.  If you need a ride, meet at the Catholic Center at 7:45, and let Alex know (you can also post on our Facebook group).  If you don't know how to knit or crochet, they are happy to teach you.  (This group is open to men and women).

Also, our Thursday night small group will be taking a field trip to St. Mary's this week.  Instead of the normal meeting time at 6:30 at the UC, members are asked to meet at the Catholic Student Center at 5:30 to car pool to St. Mary's to participate in an Adoration and Vespers service.

We will pray the Stations of the Cross this week at 3:00pm.  

The Bishop's Lenten Pilgrimage at Belmont Abbey is this Saturday from 9:00am till 3:00pm.  For more information and a schedule, please see:

Please note our new Mass time of 4:00pm.  Come 30 minutes early for Confession or to pray the Rosary with us.  After Mass, our Credo discussion will be about prayer - different forms of prayer, the purpose of prayer, what is accomplished through prayer, etc.  Come with questions!  Credo usually wraps up around 6:30pm.

Looking ahead...

Saturday, April 12 is the 30th annual Tuck River Cleanup.  We'd like to get a CCM group together to enjoy a day on the river and help clean up God's creation.  If you are interested, please let us know.  See here for more information.

Are you graduating this May?  If you'd like to be recognized at a Baccalaureate Mass and reception, please email me.  I'd like to know a) which commencement ceremony you will be participating in, and b) approximately how many family/friends you expect to come.


SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES meet at 6:30pm on Monday at the 3rd floor of the UC, Tuesday in the Balsam Lobby, and Thursday on the UC balcony.  Small groups are always open to new members!  (See note above about the change in schedule for the Thursday group this week).  

ADORATION happens most Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon till 12:30 in our chapel. 

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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