Welcome to the Washington University Catholic Student Center!
No Parking at Forsyth School this Sunday
Forsyth School has an Open House Sunday, Nov. 2, so we will not be able to use their lot for 11am Mass parking.
Fall Back this Sunday!
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night... or feel free to forget and you can show up to 11am Mass early for an extra hour of prayer!
Have You Meant to Come to Mass and Soup?!
If you have never been, we want to extend an extra special invitation to first-timers to join us for Mass and Soup (Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 5:15pm or Friday, Nov. 7, at 12:05pm). Or just come for soup 40 minutes later - there's no shame in that! Mass and Soup is a great way to hit the pause button in a busy week to stop, pray and get to know other students in the community!
Why Be Catholic?
Someone turned my attention to this op-ed recently.
Sometimes, when people learn that you are Catholic (or in my case, that I work for the Church on top of it), they might be tempted to write you off as foolish and naive at best or even narrow-minded at worst. Issues and hypocrisies like those noted in the op-ed might come to their minds.
How could any intelligent individual participate in an organization like that? Not an entirely unreasonable question, to be fair. My response? In the words of Peter when Jesus asks if he too will leave Him, "To whom else shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." And I don’t mean eternal life as in whatever happens after death. I mean now. To where else would I go? Imperfect though it may be (it’s made up of humans, after all!), the Church has given me the very tools with which I now challenge the Church to manifest its best self. And it is the wisdom, tradition, and community of the Church that time and time again has manifested the best in me throughout my life (almost in spite of me).
I'm not much of a St. Augustine fan, but I can really get on board with him when he says "The Church is a whore, but she's still my mother."
Continue Reading Mark Zaegel's Blog Entry Frank Bruni's Opinion in the New York Times
Book of Remembrance
You are invited to write the names of deceased loved ones in either of the books outside of each chapel entrance. We will remember them in a special way in prayer throughout the month of November.
Mental Health counseling
Did you know that right here at the CSC we have Lynn Duffield, a licensed clinical social worker with experience in mental health counseling and relationship counseling? Take advantage this great resource. She's here for you to listen and to guide! You can contact her at email@example.com
Sacrament of Reconciliation available
Did you know?...The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available 15 minutes before weekday Mass or by appointment! Contact Cathy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathey and Dave Taiclet
Bob Clark & Jane Centeno
Tom & Betty Conley
Dr. William Danforth
Greg & Jennifer Hewett
Donald & Nancy Ross
Janet and Joe Ciapciak
Jen and Cap Grossman
Jennifer and Greg Hewett
Julie and Rusty Keeley
Sandy and Al Kohler
Julie and Rich Ledbetter
Mary and Paul Reitz
Mary and James Sinclair
Sharon and Matt Spellman
Dee and Dave Stokes
Michele & Vince Taormina
Tom and Kathy Sommers
Carolyn and Chris McKee
Newman Gala 2014 — A Harvest of Blessings!
On Saturday, November 1, 2014, 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!
We look forward to seeing you at The Four Seasons!
If you have any questions, comments, or contributions to the Gala, please contact Susan Quinn at email@example.com or (314) 724-1270.
Catholic Student Center at Washington University
Attention: Susan Quinn
6352 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105-2269
CSC Newman Gala 2014 Invite RSVP and Sponsorship Information
The Undergraduate "Awakening" Retreat - Fall 2014 - Greetings!
Awakening is led by a group of your peers. A diverse group of people goes on the Awakening retreat - students with various majors, recent graduates, and people at all levels of faith. During the retreat, there are inspiring talks given by students, chances to share with others in small groups, time for prayer, reflection, recreation, community building, and Eucharist. As one student who attended said, "Awakening was the highlight of my freshman year and one of the most memorable experiences of my four years at WashU."
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.
Click here for more information!