Posts Tagged ‘campus ministry’

The Lenten season begins!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

This evening, I stopped by the Queen of Peace Chapel to join other students, faculty, and staff for the first day of Lent, a 40-day period that precedes Easter and is a cornerstone of the Catholic faith and many Christians all over the world. Ash Wednesday at CSS usually means a packed Chapel and extra seating is always needed! I met a friend who was there because it was required for a class. This year, the Lenten season begins on St. Valentine’s Day, something that hasn’t happened since 1945, and ends on April 1. I found a useful resource on the US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website that I will try to utilize during Lent: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm

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Campus Ministry Winter Retreat

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

This weekend, I was part of a group of about 15 CSS students participating in a retreat organized by Campus Ministry at the McCabe Renewal Center. The Center is a short drive from CSS and the building has been around for over a century! At the retreat, we explored various ways to build community and improve our prayer lives through meditation, silence, and activities such as nature walks and story telling. This was the second time I have been to McCabe – the first was sometime in my freshman year!

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Mass On The Grass

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

This afternoon Campus Ministry kicked off the academic year with a Mass celebration followed by a BBQ. Unlike most of the celbrations done throughout the year, the first student Mass is done in front of the chapel on the lawn, weather permitting. Today was also Fr John’s 34th priesthood anniversary! It was great to meet and be with fellow students, worshipping and enjoying the food 🙂

Campus Ministry Coffeehouse

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

There was a great gathering today in the Student Union as Campus Ministry center held a coffeehouse and meet-and-greet session. Lots of students not only came for the FREE food, but for the music and company that was in abundance! I passed by the union and managed to converse with friends and colleagues.

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Big Questions Small Group meeting

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Through Campus Ministry, I am involved in this group called Big Questions Small Group. In the group is three students, a faculty member, and a Sister from the Monastery. We talk about our spiritual journey and what is going on in our lives. We meet up once a month and get a delicious home cooked meal. This month we went the faculty members house and had an amazing meal!
Here is a picture of the beautiful table!