Graduate Students & Young Adults
Spring 2013 Deepening Retreat
Begins- Friday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Concludes- Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m.
Manresa Center, Saint Louis University - (website)
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About the Deepening Graduate Retreat
During the Spring Semester of 2003, the first Graduate Student/Young Adult Retreat was created. Since then there has been a GSYA retreat every year and the name of the retreat is Deepening. This retreat is aimed at the issues facing graduate students and young adults who have transitioned from undergraduate studies to grad school or the working world and are now exploring such faith issues as discerning careers and direction in life, relationships, solitude, prayer, community, and more. Retreatants have the opportunity to listen to and talk with community members and other retreatants who have struggled or are struggling with similar issues. Typically about 50 graduate students and young adults attend this retreat every spring. The retreat is usually in February or March and is a full weekend, Friday evening to Sunday morning. Every year a new group of people attend this retreat with exception to the retreat team who helps organize the retreat. If you are interested in attending keep an eye out for registration in the early spring. For more information contact Troy Woytek, email@example.com.
Once a month, the CSC sponsors a Happy Hour for the graduate students and young professionals in the CSC community. These Happy Hours are a time to relax and have fun and lively conversations with young adults facing similar challenges in the classroom or workplace.
Come join us for free drinks, free food, and great fun! Feel free to bring a friend or two! All graduate students and young adults (non-students age 21-39) are welcome to attend.
Upcoming Happy Hour Dates For 2013:
Jan. 18, Feb. 8, April 12, May 3, 2013.
Medical Campus Happenings:
Medical Campus Office Hours
Mass/Communion Service: Join us every Wednesday at 12:10pm for a Communion service in the Danforth Chapel, 1st Floor of Olin Residence.
Mass will take place once a month on these dates: Wednesday, Sept. 12th - 12:10pm, Wednesday, Oct. 17th - 12:10pm (White Mass to celebrate all those in the Medical/Health fields), Thursday, Nov. 1st - 12:10pm (All Saints Holy Day, with Soup Lunch after), Wednesday, December 5th - 12pm (Mass in Barnes/Jewish Probstein Chapel).
Women's GSYA Bible Study - Wednesdays, 7:30pm, CSC Social Hall. Join us any week! Contact Lauren Comes at firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Praise and Adoration
As described on Bustedhalo.com - "Eucharistic Adoration consists of placing oneself in a deeply contemplative spirit before the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament (the host consecrated at Mass is placed in a sun-shaped display case called a monstrance; one of Jesus' ancient titles is the "Sun of Justice")." The atmosphere during adoration at the CSC is one of reverence in silence, hymns, vocal prayers and meditation on Sacred Scripture.
Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament happens every Wednesdays from 8-9pm in the CSC chapel. Please join us in prayer with the Lord for any amount of time during our holy hour.
Professional Mentorship Program:
Our mentorship program is designed to connect both undergrads and graduate students to professionals in their field of study. The point of the program is to give students a chance to not only learn about what they need to know going into that profession, but also to talk with the mentor about the intersection of faith and their professional life. Mentors meet with students 1-2 times per semester. Contact Troy Woytek at email@example.com if you are interested in being mentored or becoming a mentor.
Links for Young Adults:
St. Louis Archdiocese Office of Young Adult Ministry:
National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association:
The GSYA Council is a group of graduate students and young professionals in the CSC community who are dedicated to fostering the community of faith by organizing spiritual, service, and social opportunities for young adults.
Please feel free to contact any of these council members about ideas you have for GSYA programming or general comments or questions you have about the CSC.
GSYA Campus Minister
Blessed Newman Prayer Corps:
Praying for the needs of our world and community.
Sponsored by the CSC Grad student/Young Adult Council, this prayer group is open to anyone in the community. There is a lot to pray for in this world and in our community - we need your help!
Join us in praying the rosary on Sundays:
- Before 9pm Mass at 8:40 PM in the Living Room