Thursday, March 30, 2017

4th Annual Country Dance

For those Catholic 'Stangs that have been traveling to Brookings to get their country dance fix, do we have an opportunity for you!  Thursday, April 20, there will be a Country Dance of our very own.  Once again, we will be partnering with the Ag Club for an evening of music, dancing, snacks and fun.   Find your boots, find a partner (or come in tennis shoes and find a partner there!) and join us for the dance of the year!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Marty Seifert Presents!

Marty Seifert, an SMSU Alumni and member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, recently published a book he wrote about a historic event that happened near his hometown of Clements, MN.  Join us at the Campus Religious Center on Sunday, April 2, after the 6:30pm Mass to hear him speak about the book!  Supper will be provided.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gather at the Cross

Many of you who travel north from Marshall on US Highway 19 may have noticed the rather large crucifix that was erected on the side of the road.  On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Area Faith Communities of Light of the World and Our Lady of the Prairie will be sponsoring "Gather at the Cross".  You are invited to join Bishop John LeVoir for the "Blessing of the Cross" at 3pm.  There will be a penance service following the blessing at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Milroy.  If you are in the Marshall area that weekend, I encourage you to join.  This will be a once in a lifetime experience, I am sure!  Sign up to attend here

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes!

Friday, March 17, will be the third annual Pancake Feed hosted by the MEN of NEWMAN!  These are not just your every day, ordinary pancakes either.  Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, and whipped cream have already made appearances at the Campus Religious Center in anticipation of the big day.  Whether you like your pancakes plain, or fully-loaded, please join us at the Campus Religious Center on Friday, March 17, from 5p-7p.  Students are served for free! Any community members who join us, we simply ask for a free-will donation.

See you Friday!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Witness Testimony Night: Gerald Fuerstenberg

The Newman Club was happy to welcome Gerald Fuerstenberg to our March Testimony Night.  He shared a powerful witness of prayer, which has been a part of his life since he was a young child.  After a life-threatening accident, and years of recovery and rehab, Gerald was able to share quite a bit of food for thought.  Here are a few points to ponder:

  1. When you are scared, just pray!  The Hail Mary is a powerful prayer that can carry you through your fear.
  2. Surround yourself with positive people.  Negativity only brings more negativity.
  3. All prayer helps, prayer circles are powerful tools.
  4. Pray for those involved when you see ambulances and helicopters
Our thanks to Gerald for sharing his very personal story and giving us the insight he received as a result of the accident!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Baccalaureate planning already??

While I can hardly believe the answer to that question is "YES", it is!  We are less than two months away from graduation.  With that, there are some decisions to make and whom should make them?  Why, the SMSU Class of 2017!  Please contact Becki to answer a few questions about what you would like Baccalaureate to look like this May!  Please pass the word to other Catholics on campus preparing for graduation.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Lenten Opportunities

Next week is Holy Redeemer's Lenten Mission.  If you are not leaving town for Spring Break, we invite you to join us at Holy Redeemer (503 W. Lyon St.) at 6:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 6-8) for presentations by Steve Angrisano.  Steve is a composer, musician and motivational speaker with a powerful message that will appeal to all ages.   Monday, his talk will focus on "Encountering Jesus."  Tuesday, his topic will be "Responding to God's Mercy." His concluding message will be "Being Missionary Disciples" on Wednesday evening.  We will meet at the Campus Religious Center at 5:45 or join us downtown by 6:15pm.  We hope to see you there!

Lent is a time for us to individually answer God's call to increase our prayer, fasting and alms-giving.  Throughout the season of Lent, there will be opportunities to grow in your faith in your campus community.  In addition to our special Lenten activities of Adoration on Mondays, Stations of the Cross on Thursdays, and service through making tie blankets, we also have daily Mass on Tuesday and Thursday  at 12:00n (lunch provided after Mass), Adoration on Tuesday evenings from 6p-6:45p, and Reconciliation on Tuesdays from 6p-6:40p and Sundays at 5:45pm.  The journey begins with just one step, now is the time to take it!