Good morning, students, and praised be Jesus Christ! Photos from our beach retreat have been uploaded and you can now access the photo album here. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make the retreat a reality. We have another retreat coming up, this time joining in with Catholic college students from across the Diocese. The deadline for registering for our College Discipleship Retreat in Black Mountain, NC, is this Friday. The retreat is Nov. 21-23. You can get more information and register online at this web site:
And now our schedule this week.
Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel from 12:00-12:30.
Community Table volunteer day. Meet at CCM at 3:00 and we'll ride over to Community Table, where we will work from 3:30 till 6:00 serving meals to all comers. Remember to wear close toed shoes and tie back any long hair. No tank tops (not really an issue in this chilly weather). Note: we will be volunteering at Community Table every Tuesday this month.
Knights of Columbus info meeting. Representatives of our local Knights of Columbus will be at CCM at 6:00pm to talk about the organization and answer any questions. Membership in the Knights is open to any Catholic male age 18 and over. All are welcome to come to this information session.
Small Group Bible Study from 6:30-7:30 in the Balsam Lobby.
Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 6:00pm in the chapel.
Supper @ the Center at 6:30pm. This week Jessica McLawhorn is making lasagna for us (one of my favorites!) and Joseph has our program after dinner. This week's topic is Mary. Have you talked to your mother lately? Come learn about our Catholic devotion to the Mother of God and the important role she plays in leading us to Christ.
No Adoration this Thursday
Small Group Bible Study from 5:30-6:30 on the UC Balcony (or just inside if the weather is bad).
Confession/Rosary at 3:30.
Mass at 4:00
Credo at 5:15-6:30. This week's Credo topic is "Last Things." What do we know about eternity? And where would you like to spend it? Bring your questions about heaven and hell! This week we will also have a guest priest, Fr. Peter Shaw, pastor of St. Joseph's in Bryson City.
Simply Stitched meets at Alex Cassell's house at 8:00pm. If you need a ride there, meet at CCM at 7:45. Simply Stitched knits and crochets items to donate to local charities, including the Pregnancy Care Center. If you don't know how to knit or crochet, they will teach you how!
ROCK YOUR SOCKS OFF
Rock Your Socks Off is a student organization that is collecting donations of new cotton socks for men, women and children to donate to Haywood Pathways Center, a homeless shelter and halfway house in Waynesville. Their most needed item -- and least received item -- is socks! Rock Your Socks Off's goal is to collect 200 pairs of socks to donate by Nov. 14. You will find donation boxes in the lobbies of Scott and Walker, and in Killian 104. Please support them in this ministry to help those in need, especially as the weather grows colder. You can't imagine the difference a pair of clean new socks can make in someone's life.
Today is Election Day and so many people are talking politics. Did you know that our bishop, Peter Jugis, and his brother bishop, Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raliegh, have a web site called CatholicVoiceNC.org? Catholic Voice North Carolina is the non-partisan voice of the state's two Catholic Bishops. CVNC monitors legislation and other matters of public interest that intersect with the teaching of the Catholic Church. Under the guidance of the two Bishops, participants in CVNC are asked to contact legislators and government officials when important matters are under consideration. On this website you can Look Up your elected representatives, read background material on our issues and join CVNC. Membership is free and open to anyone living in North Carolina. So if you are an NC Catholic who cares about what is going on in our state and how our Catholic faith impacts our civil life, please consider visiting the web site and signing up for their email bulletins. It's a great way to stay informed about important issues you may not otherwise be aware of.
Until next week!