Friends, we had a wonderful first Mass on campus for the semester (or pre-semester) last Sunday. It was a quiet Mass with just a few people present, as students just began moving into the dorms the day before. It was live streamed on our Facebook Page. You can view the Mass here, or just watch the homily here. This week we will again have Mass in the CCM chapel at 4:00 pm on Sunday, but plan on moving to Hillside Grind for Mass on Aug. 16 to accommodate a larger number of worshipers.
As students gradually arrive on campus, we invite you to come say "hello" either in person or virtually. There is information below about how students can schedule meeting time with me both in person or remotely. We also have uploaded a video about protocols we are asking people to follow when at CCM. They are designed to help keep our ministry center open and safe during this pandemic, so thank you all in advance for following them.
In speaking with students I know many of you are excited about coming to campus while for others starting a school year during a pandemic seems like an impossible task. This week in the gospel, Jesus asks Peter to do something impossible, and Peter does just that by keeping his focus on Christ and not being afraid to call out to Jesus when he needs help. I talk about what lessons we can take from this in this week's reflection.
In Christ's Peace,