Sunday, January 28, 2024
Tropical Night is a long standing tradition at SMSU. It brings all of the excitement of the fall semester Homecoming to the spring semester "Winter Meltdown" tradition. The on-campus celebrations conclude with the double header women's and men's basketball games. Catholic Campus Ministries is committed to having the Campus Religious Center open on those nights to offer a space for students to gather for snacks, games and activities without the pressures so often associated with bigger campus events.
Both the women's and men's team brought home solid wins! We were happy to be a part of the event in our own way!
One Saturday morning a month, the Catholic Stangs take a four hour break from the stresses and stressors of being college students to really be able to focus on being a beloved child of God. We begin with Mass, Reconciliation and Rosary before having breakfast and catching up with each other. Then, we watch videos, have small group discussion, laugh and pray together. We wrap up with a half hour of Adoration.
We are grateful for Father Denny's offering of the Mass and Father Shawn's ministry to us through Adoration.
Join us for our next retreat on Saturday, February 3rd at 8a. We will begin with Mass at Holy Redeemer Church before coming to the CRC for breakfast and small group activities. This will also meet the requirements for a First Saturday plenary indulgence. If you want to know more, join us next Saturday!
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
The second of our small group Bible studies to highlight is our Sunday evening session: Lectio: Peter. This study focuses on Peter and the role he plays through the story of Salvation History. It is a comrehensive approach, looking at Peter as the whole man he was. Dr. Tim Gray, President of the Augustine Institute, is the person leading the study through Formed.
In last week's session, we were able to experience a little of the living arrangements Peter, and the others, would have experienced through Dr. Gray's time at an archaelogical dig. If you are looking for a study that gives you some contextual opportunities for understanding, in addition to the direct Biblical aspects, we invite you to join us on Sunday evenings after supper (except the nights where we have a Catholicism 101 session). This is free and open to all students who want to have a better understanding of Peter, the rock on whom our Church was built.
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Once a month, our students get together to plan for upcoming activities. Tonight was the first session of the semester. Stay tuned for information about retreats, the Valentine's dinner, Lenten activities and more! They have a full agenda planned!
Thank you to Emma, Maddi, Stephen, Michaela, Levi, Nolan, Father Shawn, Olivia and Luci for all of the good ideas! We missed you, Abbey!
Sunday, January 14, 2024
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Over winter break, our local Knights of Columbus, Council 1621, brought the statues of the Holy Family in for restoration. The front right of the Chapel has looked a little desolate for the past month, but that ends today! One of the Knights returned Mary, Joseph and Jesus to the Chapel this morning.
We are so grateful to Knights of Columbus Council 1621, and those who supported their statue restoration project. It is wonderful to have the statues back. They look wonderful!
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
And just like that, we are back into the swing of campus life. Our first Sunday evening with students on campus, we had several new students join us at Mass, 18 people stayed for supper, and then we took care of all of the undecorating from Christmas at the Campus Religious Center. We are so often reminded here that many hands make light work, and it was proven again this week!
Welcome back to campus! We are so glad to have you here!