Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekly Update from CCM

Good morning, students!  Praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ!  I hope you had a wonderful Fall Break and are back now ready to tackle the last half of the semester.  It will be over before you know it.  We are back in our normal routine at CCM and hope to see you at some of our events this week.

Adoration in the chapel from noon till 12:30.

Small group scripture study this evening has been cancelled -- see you next week!

Vespers in the chapel at 6:00.  Evening Prayer service from the Liturgy of the Hours (the official prayer of the Church)!

Supper @ the Center at 6:30.  Kevin is our chef du jour this week, so come see what he's serving up.  (We'll post it on Facebook tomorrow, for those who just have to know).  Our program leader this week is Pasquale, and we'll be discussing the different types of love.  "God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him" (1 Jn 4:16).  We hope you can come participate in the discussion.

Adoration in the chapel from noon till 12:30.

Small Group scripture study from 5:30-6:30 on the UC Balcony.  Bring a friend!

Fall Beach Retreat at Folly Beach! Please pray for me and the students who will be away this weekend on retreat.  We'll be learning about how God has revealed His love to us in the scriptures and in our lives and experiencing different types of prayer, all while relaxing and enjoying God's creation in the surf and sand.  There is still room for a couple more students so if you regret not signing up earlier, please contact me - we'd still love to have you!

Event Parking Fundraiser before the football game, starting at 10:00am.  Anyone who enjoys smiling and taking money is welcome to help us out!  If you are available, please contact me.

Confession/Rosary at 3:30
Mass at 4:00
Credo after Mass (until roughly 6:30).

Simply Stitched meets at Alex Cassell's house at 8:00pm.  Meet at CCM at 7:45 if you need a ride.

We are signed up to volunteer at Community Table in Sylva every Tuesday in November!  Meet at CCM at 3:00 for a ride over.  We'll be back on campus around 6:00.

Our annual College Discipleship Retreat is set for Nov. 21-23, 2014 this fall. The location will once again be at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC.  This year's theme is Evangelii Gaudium, "The Joy of the Gospel!" We hope you join us! The registration deadline is November 7, so don't delay.  Click below for more information or to register.

FAITH FACTS - What is a Synod?
You've probably heard a lot in the news the past couple of weeks about a gathering of bishops in the Vatican called a "Synod."  If you are like a lot of people, you may be wondering just what a Synod is, what it is meant to do, and what authority it carries.  In brief, a synod is an assembly of bishops from around the world who assist the Pope by providing council on important issues facing the Church.  It is NOT the same as an Ecumenical Council and unlike a Council a Synod carries no authority on its own.  But a Synod may have influence on subsequent documents issued by the Pope.  Synods are important in that they allow the Holy Father to hear the experiences, thoughts, and advice from bishops from all over the world.  To read more about synods and specifically the Synod on the Family that just wrapped up in Rome, here is a brief and informative Q&A from the US Bishop's web site:

Until next week!
Pax Christi,

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

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