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Adoration Next Week
We will be having adoration this Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 9-10pm in the chapel! It will be a mixture of quiet prayer, praise and worship, and liturgy readings before the blessed sacrament. All are welcome to join for all or part of the hour. If you have any questions about adoration, or would like to learn more about why Catholics practice this type of prayer, please feel free to talk to Jackie Kading, Duncan Fischley, or any other staff member.
The Undergraduate "Awakening" Retreat - Fall 2014 - Greetings!
You are invited to spend November 21-23, 2014 on the Catholic Student Center's Fall Awakening retreat – a weekend for students and young adults to renew or deepen their relationship with God, themselves and others.
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Sisters of Sacred Heart Host Open House
The Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus invite you to their third annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1-5pm. Their house is located at 5324 Wilson Ave. St. Louis, MO, 63110.
GSYA Women's Bible Study
Do you want to learn more about the Bible, explore how Biblical messages can apply to your daily life, and connect with other women who want to deepen in faith? The Grad Student/Young Adult Women's Bible Study will begin meeting next week, with the day and time TBD. Contact Jackie Kading at email@example.com for more details or to get on the email list.
The Newman Gala 2014 — A Harvest of Blessings!
In less than 3 months, we will be having a great time at Harvest of Blessings: Newman Gala 2014. The CSC is shaking it up by moving downtown to the Four Seasons, adding a comedy act to the night and finishing the whole evening with a rip roaring good time of Dueling Piano's with Minneapolis Howling at the Moon star Kevin Gale.
At the dueling piano show, YOU can request any song from any genre. The performers can cover hundreds of artists, from Elton John, to Macklemore, to Journey, and everything in between. Two piano players, two keyboards, one drum set, and a whole lot of fun. Make it a dance party by requesting songs like, "YMCA" or "The Cupid Shuffle," or make it a sing-a-long night by requesting "Piano Man" or "Friends in Low Places." You request it, they'll play it!
CSC Newman Gala 2014 Invite
CSC Newman Gala 2014 RSVP and Sponsorship Information
2014-15 Winter Break Service Immersion Trip
On December 30th, 2013, nine students from the Catholic Student Center (CSC) at Washington University in St. Louis traveled to El Salvador for the CSC's annual winter break service immersion trip. Our team name is "Agape", as we hoped to embody the selfless, self-emptying love that the word signifies.
We worked with two organizations - Project FIAT and CEBES FUNDAHMER - to love and serve the people of El Salvador, to share in life with them, to live in solidarity, and to learn their stories.
Through this experience of service, immersion, learning, and wrestling with the systemic issues of politics, economics, history, culture, and religion that contribute to people's current way of life, we hope that our time there was not simply 11 days of service, but an experience that transforms our lives into a lifetime of love and service.
We will never forget the faith, courage, hope, and love of our dear friends in El Salvador. What we have experienced in them has touched our lives forever.
11 days... 9 students... 1 life-changing experience!
This coming year, we're headed to Puebla, Mexico! Don't worry, you'll be home for Christmas... and I suppose we'll make sure you're back before classes start.
For more info, talk to Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org). You almost certainly won't regret taking the plunge. And you definitely won't come back the same...