Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weekly Update from CCM

Dear Students,

Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I look forward to seeing you at some of our CCM activities.  Here is this week's schedule.

Adoration 12:00-12:30.  Come spend 30 minutes of quiet prayer and adoration before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  It's a great way to hit the pause button on your day and remind yourself that God loves you.

Small Group scripture study 6:30pm in Balsam Lobby.

Special note - I will be away from campus Wednesday and Thursday of this week to attend an overnight meeting of diocesan campus ministers.

Vespers 6:00pm.  Traditional Evening Prayer service from the Liturgy of the Hours.

Supper @ the Center 6:30-8:30pm.  This week it is "Taco Tuesday" even though it's Wednesday!  Come and enjoy the good food and fellowship.  After dinner, we'll relax with one of our favorite games -- Pictionary, Catholic style!  

There will be no Adoration this Thursday, as I will be out of town.

Small Group scripture study 5:30pm on the UC Balcony (meet inside the 2nd floor if raining).

Hike to Cullowhee Falls (High Falls).  6:00pm.  Cullowhee Falls is one of our regional treasures.  It's a fairly flat hike, almost 2 miles out, to one of the more spectacular waterfalls in our area.  The trail can get muddy, and the last little bit involves scrambling over some rocks, so please wear appropriate footwear.  We will be leaving from CCM at 6:00, and returning to campus between 8:30 and 9:00, so you will need to bring a flashlight.

Football Parking Fundraiser.  12:00 - 3:00pm.  We have another home game this Saturday, which means another fundraising opportunity for CCM. If you'd like to help staff our event parking fundraiser, please meet in our parking lot at noon.  We'll be finished before kickoff, so you can still catch the game!

Rosary & Confession 3:30pm.

Mass 4:00pm.

Credo 5:00 - 6:15pm.  This week's discussion topic continues our journey through the creed with "God the Father."  What does God's revelation of Himself as a Father to us mean for our faith?  What does Fatherhood entail?  Come with your questions!

Small Group scripture study 6:30pm in the Village Commons.

Simply Stitched 8:00pm.  Knitting and crochet group, meet at Alex Cassell's house or meet at CCM at 7:45 if you need a ride.

The 10th annual Eucharistic Congress of the Diocese of Charlotte is Sept. 19-20.  One of our students described this event as a "Catholic family reunion for the Diocese."  We'll be taking a group from WCU to participate in an all-night lock-in at St. Peter's in downtown Charlotte, with overnight Adoration, participate in the Eucharistic Procession on Saturday morning, and enjoy all the guest speakers, music, vendors and more.  It's $15, and that gets you a t-shirt and lunch on Saturday.  If you have not signed up yet, please do so TODAY at:

Flip this Prison.  Haywood Pathways Center in Waynesville is the winner of the Guaranteed Rate Giveback Challenge, which means that Ty Pennington and his crew are coming to help them tear down and rebuild the old Department of Corrections building in Waynesville on Sept. 25.  Our campus' Center for Service Learning will be running shuttles from WCU to the work site for any who want to help.  To sign up as a volunteer, go to the Haywood Pathways web site:

You can learn more about the project by watching this short video:

Community Table. Catholic Campus Ministry is working with Community Table, our local food charity, to establish a regular volunteer work day on which we would provide 6 to 8 students to help serve meals and staff the kitchen.  The time would be from 3:30 to 6:30 on either Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.  If this is a project you are interested in being involved with, please let us know which day would work best for you.  We will be setting up a poll on our Facebook Group.  If you are not on Facebook, please email me your preference.  We hope this will be a regular, ongoing service we can provide to our community. To learn more about Community Table please visit their web site:

When you hear the word "chastity," is your initial reaction positive or negative?  Do you view it as a virtue to pursue or does the word to you suggest repression and resentment?  Many in our culture today actually resent the idea of chastity because of the negative way it is presented in our society, including in the media as well as in many college classrooms.  Dr. Edward Sri talks about the resentment of chastity and explains the Church's very positive message about chastity in this article:
"Resenting Chastity" by Dr. Edward Sri

Until next week!
God Bless,

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

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