Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It's Here, It's HERE!

Move In Day is tomorrow!  The last priority registration day was today!  Can you feel the excitement building?   In just 24 hours, we will be enjoying root beer floats and making new friends.  Join us at the Campus Religious Center from 2p-4p on Thursday, August 17, for root beer floats, and meeting new friends!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fall Retreat Held Last Weekend

Last weekend, we had just under 48 hours together, filled with opportunities for prayer, fun, food, worship, and planning for the Fall Semester here at SMSU.  We were able to spend Saturday evening in Heron Lake.  The Sacred Heart Parish welcomed us in for adoration and reconciliation before Mass.  I am so excited to see all of the good things that were planned unfold in the coming weeks!

SPIRITUS Seeks Two More Men for the 2017-2018 Missionary Team

Andrea School, from SPIRITUS, sent us this request today.   Please pass the word.  Liz and Anna, from the SMSU Newman Club, spent the 2016-2017 school year evangelizing with this group.

Please help us in our search to find 2 more men to join the SPIRITUS missionary team and inspire 5300 youth in the Catholic faith.

Excellent for young men needing more time to discern their vocation; they receive top notch formation during their mission.

Men: The Church calls you to evangelize, but how can you?

SPIRITUS is a missionary team of young adults who work to inspire youth in the Catholic faith, thus achieving their call to evangelize.  Lucky for you, SPIRITUS needs two single, 20-something men to join 13 other young adults August 20th for the start of a 9-month, full time mission in Wisconsin leading retreats to 5,300+ Catholic youth.  Are you that man?  Is your friend or brother that man?  Please share this with the young men in your life who need to hear this announcement!  

Position includes housing, food, monthly allowance, health insurance, training, formation, spiritual direction, daily Mass and adoration, a stipend and NO self-fundraising!  

Get Your Parking Permits Here!

The Campus Religious Center is again selling parking permits in their lot.  Text Becki know to reserve your permit if you would like to park here this school year!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Young Adult Survey

The United States Council of Catholic Bishops is looking for more feedback from people just like YOU!  Here is the link to the survey that is discussed below:   Survey  You can change the language by using the drop down box in the upper right hand corner.  Text Becki when you are done to be entered into a drawing for a little something special when school starts back up.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Steubenville Conference: Rochester, MN

The conference directors for the Steubenville Conference, held in Rochester, MN, have reached out to us with a need. They are short of the volunteers needed to support the conference this year.  This is an awesome opportunity to come together as a Catholic 'Stangs community this summer, and help serve as the hands and feet of Christ to His youth.  The dates are July 14-16.  Last year, we arrived on the 13th and assisted with set-up as well as volunteering during the conference.

Meals are provided while you are volunteering and we are working on low-cost housing for the conference.  There is no cost for the volunteers and you will still get to experience the same key notes speakers, music and adoration.  Father Mike Schmitz is the primary priest for this year's conference.  Paul J. Kim, Katie Prejean McGrady and Matt Regitz round out the speakers. Sonar will again lead the music ministry and the host is Brian Kissinger.  For those who don't know, Paul J. Kim will be coming to Holy Redeemer during Lent 2018 to lead our mission, so this would be an opportunity for an advance peek!

If you are interested in going, please contact Becki before you complete the documentation with Partnership For Youth to make sure we have what we need for the group as a whole.  If you are interested in volunteering and haven't before, here is a link to the opportunities:  Volunteer Options.  They do not guarantee you will get to choose what you want to do, but they do their best to fit what you want in to their schedule of volunteers.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Save the Date: Fall Retreat Scheduled!

The planning retreat for the 2017-2018 school year has been scheduled.  We will be returning to Shalom Farm the end of July for our second annual retreat.  This year, the Executive Board will have a two day retreat, while the Core Team will join the Executive Board for the second day.

The retreat will begin at 5pm, with supper, at Shalom Hill Farm (42194 County Rd 3, Windom, MN 56101) on Friday, July 28 for the Executive Board and mentors. It will be a full evening and Saturday morning of activities. Core Team members should arrive at Shalom Hill Farm between 2p and 3p on Saturday afternoon.   The following 24 hours will be busy, but filled with faith, food, and fun as we put together the plans for the 2017-2018 year.  

Last year, we stayed in the Commons Retreat Center.  This year, we will be staying in the Farmhouse.  This building is not air conditioned.  Please feel free to bring fans.

Here is what you will need to bring with you:

1.  Love of Christ and a desire to spread His Kingdom on campus
2.  Rosary, journal, Bible or other items you use for personal prayer time
3.  Your small group plan for next year (subject, partner, day/time)
4.  Sense of humor and sense of purpose :)
5.  Clothing suitable for both inside and outside, and having a roommate at night.
6.  Appetite, spiritual as well as physical

We will, again, have the opportunity for Adoration, Reconciliation and Mass during the retreat, with Saturday's supper at a special location near and dear to my heart.

Driving directions to Shalom Hill Farm can be found HERE

Please RSVP to Becki to confirm your attendance.  There wasn't a date everyone could make, but this was the weekend that had the most availability.

Enjoy your summer and see you before you know it!