15th Sunday of Ordinary Time | July 14, 2019
Your weekly word
This Sunday, Deacon Matt asks, "Why would God choose to reveal himself to us as a human being? If you think about it, God could have chosen to reveal himself to us in any form he wished. He could have become incarnate as a lion, like C. S. Lewis’ Aslan in  The Chronicles of Narnia . He could have appeared as a giant eagle, a humble lamb, or some fantastic creature we haven’t even imagined yet. But of these infinite possibilities, God chose to become one of us. Why? ...
In Christ's Peace,
Deacon Matt
Sunday Mass
Over the next few weeks of summer, we want to spotlight some of the specific things you can look forward to participating in at CCM this fall. And where better to begin than with Sunday Mass ! The Second Vatican Council calls the Eucharist "the source and summit of our Christian life" and we fully embrace this in our campus ministry. Sunday is our most important gathering time together.

We have Mass in our chapel every Sunday afternoon during the semester, beginning August 18 at 4:00pm . If you come early, we prepare for Mass by praying a Rosary together at 3:30, and Father is available for Confession during this time. Our chapel and student center are located within a 5 minute walk from the center of campus, and the first couple weeks of the semester we will have students meeting by the clock tower before Mass to walk together as a group for those who might not know where we are.

We utilize student readers and singers for our choir, so if you are interested in helping with our liturgies please let us know! Our chapel features a variety of sacred art in both the Western and Eastern traditions to aid us in our prayer. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in our tabernacle throughout the week.

After Mass each Sunday we gather upstairs for refreshment and fellowship, followed by a discussion called Credo . This is an engaging Q&A discussion focusing on a different aspect of Catholic teaching and practice each week. Credo generally runs from about 5:15 to 6:30pm. Often students will head to the dining hall after for dinner together, to continue their Sunday fellowship.
CCM "Summer School" Podcast
Over the summer, Deacon Matt is recording a podcast series on the major heresies of Church history, and what we can learn from them. This week we take a look at the Waldensians. This heresy is named for Waldo of Lyons, a man who -- like St. Francis -- embraced a life of radical poverty and itinerant preaching, but -- unlike St. Francis -- did so in a spirit of disobedience to the Church. Learn more this week about this medieval heresy and the town in North Carolina that still bears their name today!

Fall Parking Passes
Parking Passes for the Fall semester are now available! The cost is $125 per semester or $225 for the full year paid in advance. You may download parking registration forms from our web site to print and mail in with payment. All the money collected from parking revenue helps to fund our ministry. Thank you for your support!
Important Dates for the Fall
Mark your calendar!

Free Retreat Opportunity
The Greek Ukrainian Catholic Mission of Canton, NC is offering an East Meets West retreat at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Canton the weekend of Aug 23-25. It is only about a 40 minute drive from campus and college students are welcome to participate. There is no cost, though donations are appreciated. The weekend will feature prayer in the Byzantine tradition and reflections on the divine liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. More information, including a schedule, is available on their web site . If any student is interested in attending, let Deacon Matt know so we can arrange a car pool.
Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister