Welcome to the Washington University Catholic Student Center!
Freshmen Welcome Night Dinner
Freshmen! We'd love to help you get acquainted with the CSC and meet a whole bunch of your classmates here! Freshmen Welcome Night is JUST FOR YOU! Come by this Sunday at 7pm to enjoy dinner before and an opportunity to meet staff and other students at the CSC. And the first 9pm Mass of the year will follow! If you are going on the CS40 trip to Six Flags that day, we can pick you up from there at 6pm if you like! Just email Madeleine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Freshmen Escape: The Best Start to School Ever!
ATTENTION ALL FRESHMEN! Want to meet a ton of awesome people in a relaxing, adventurous, sun-filled atmosphere? Sign up for Freshmen Escape! Take a day-long excursion to a lake house filled with volleyball, swimming, boating, and games and hang out with fellow first years and the CSC staff. It's one of the most fun days you'll enjoy all year!
When? Saturday, September 6.
What? THE BEST START TO SCHOOL EVER.
Sign-up here for just $5!
Looking for a space to talk about faith in college? Freshmen Five is a small, peer-led, faith-sharing group of freshmen that meets one hour per week for five weeks, beginning in September. These discussions about community, personal growth, and faith in college are a great way to ease the transition and to connect with new friends! Sign up today!
Move-In Weekend Schedule
Welcome, new students! We look forward to meeting you for any or all of these events for move-in weekend...
Sunday August 31st: FRESHMEN WELCOME NIGHT DINNER - 7pm
Enjoy dinner before 9pm Mass and an opportunity to meet staff and other students at the CSC. Meet new friends and learn the ins and outs of the wonderful community.
9pm Mass returns
We'll see you again for 9pm Mass beginning August 31st!
Grad Student/Young Adult Happy Hour
The first GSYA happy hour of the year will take place Friday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. Grad students and young adults, (ages 21-39), please join us at the CSC for free drinks, free food, and lots of great fun!
Weekday Mass and Soup Begins Aug. 29
Many students are eagerly awaiting the return of Mass and Soup! It will begin again on Friday, Aug. 29. Join us for Mass on Tuesdays at 5:15pm and Fridays at 12:05pm for Mass followed by a free soup meal. Mass and Soup is a great opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist in a more intimate setting and to connect with others over a delicious meal. You can always come just for soup if you aren't able to make it in time for Mass.
Almost Time for RCIA
Interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith? Want to form close personal relationships? Be a part of the RCIA process! Become a participant and find out more about what it means to be a Catholic, or become a sponsor and help another person discover their faith while learning more about your own journey.
Sponsor Informational Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 9
General Informational Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 16
For more information, please contact Duncan Fischley or Jim Dryden.
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!
Science and Faith and Scholarships!
Are you studying in a field of science? Do you want to go deeper in exploring the relationship between faith and science? Consider the CSC's Faith and Science Fellowship. And get a scholarship to do so! Under the guidance of a theologian and a scientist, fellows learn about and discuss the challenges of integrating faith and science and the relevance of deepening faith and witnessing to it in a secularized world. You will also meet monthly with a spiritual director to discuss where you find God in your life and in your scientific study. To apply, contact Duncan (email@example.com)
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...