2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) | Jan 19, 2020
This Sunday we enter into Ordinary Time in an extraordinary way with John the Baptist pointing to Jesus saying, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" (Jn 1:29). With this short phrase, John tells us not only who Jesus is, but also what he has come to do and how he will do it. That's what this week's video reflection is about. Watch and share!

We pray everyone's semester has gotten off to a good start. We pray for clarity of mind and zeal for the truth for all students in their studies. Joining a small group is a great way to stay engaged in your faith during the week. We have four that are starting up this week and will meet throughout the semester. More information in the schedule below. These small groups are open to anyone interested in growing closer to Christ, so please feel free to bring a friend.

A reminder that in addition to the hour of Adoration after our Wednesday dinner & program from 8-9pm, we also have holy hours of Adoration from noon to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as a weekday Mass on Fridays at 12:15. Apart from these times of prayer, the chapel is open every day throughout the week. Please come in for a visit with Jesus any time.

In Christ's Peace,
Deacon Matt
This Week's Schedule
All activities at the Catholic Student Center unless otherwise noted
See our calendar for a full schedule of activities
Sunday, Jan 19
  • 3:00 pm | Confessions
  • 3:30 pm | Rosary
  • 4:00 pm | Mass
  • 5:15 pm | Credo

This week during our Credo discussion we begin looking at the Ten Commandments. Our discussion will be about the first three commandments, which deal with our relationship with God. Don't worship false gods; don't take the Lord's name in vain; keep the Sabbath holy . What do these commandments mean for our lives today? Come with questions!
Monday, Jan 20
  • 7:00 pm | Small Group Bible Study

Meet on the 2nd floor of the UC each Monday this semester to pray with, read and discuss the scripture readings for next Sunday's Mass.
Tuesday, Jan 21
  • 12:00 to 1:00 pm | Silent Adoration
  • 3:30 to 6:00 pm | Community Table Volunteer Service

Meet at CCM by 3:30 to ride together to The Community Table in downtown Sylva to help serve hot meals to our neighbors in need from 4-6pm.

  • 7:30 pm | Small Group Bible Study

Meet in Brown Dining by the fireplaces for a weekly Bible study on the 1 and 2 books of Maccabees.

Wednesday, Jan 22
  • 6:00 pm | Fellowship Dinner
  • 7:00 pm | Peer Ministry Program: PRAYER
  • 8:00 pm | Adoration & Evening Prayer

Catholics have a lot of different types of prayers and devotions! This week after dinner we will look at some of the many different ways we can pray and talk about some of the challenges we face in prayer and how to overcome them.
Thursday, Jan 23
  • 12:00 to 1:00 pm | Silent Adoration
  • 12:30 to 1:30 pm | "Resisting Happiness" Small Group

Meet at Hillside Grind coffee house for a book study with Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly. Learn how we tend to sabotage our own happiness -- and how to stop doing it!

  • 6:30 pm | Small Group Bible Study

Meet at the Starbucks in Brown Dining for a weekly Bible Study on St. Paul's 1 and 2 letters to the Corinthians. Learn how the early Church dealt with many of the same problems we face today!
Friday, Jan 24
  • 12:15 pm | Mass
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm | "Cafeteria Catholic"

Friday is the day for "Grace Before Meals." Join us for weekday Mass followed by lunch together in the upstairs cafeteria at Courtyard Dining.
What are you doing this summer?
Why not be a Totus Tuus Missionary...?
Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.

Totus Tuus calls upon college aged students from the Diocese of Charlotte and across the United States to carry this mission to every young person they encounter in the parish program. Students are hired for their energy, enthusiasm, love for the faith, commitment to spiritual growth, ability to work with a team, and desire to work with youth.
Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister