6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) | Feb 16, 2020
Jesus came to set us free. But in this Sunday’s gospel reading from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus seems to be setting for us an even stricter law than that of Moses. The old law forbade murder and adultery. Jesus forbids hatred and lust. This new law is concerned not only with our outer actions, but our inner disposition and desires. How does this make us more free? That’s what we discuss in this week’s video reflection. Watch and share!

Also, Lent is beginning in less than two weeks. Are you ready? Look below for our Ash Wednesday schedule and some helpful Lenten resources.

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, Feb 16
  • 3:00 pm | Confessions
  • 3:30 pm | Rosary
  • 3:50 pm | St. Joseph Devotion
  • 4:00 pm | Mass
  • 5:15 pm | Credo

This week at Credo we conclude our series on Catholic moral teaching by getting to the heart of the matter. We're talking about Sin & Grace . Why do our immoral acts jeopardize our salvation, and what is God's answer? Come with questions!
Monday, Feb 17
  • 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, Feb 18
  • 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, Feb 19
  • 6:00 pm | Fellowship Dinner
  • 7:00 pm | Peer Ministry Night: "Beer and Beards"
  • 8:00 pm | Adoration & Evening Prayer

This week our Peer Ministry team is talking about "Beer and Beards in the Catholic Church." So raise a pint, waggle your mustache and come join us! Jeroma is cooking for us this week, so you don't want to miss out!
Thursday, Feb 20
  • 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!

  • 5:00 pm | Rosario en Español (Spanish Rosary Group)

  • 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, Feb 21
  • 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.
Get Ready for Lent
  • 12:15 PM | Mass with Distribution of Ashes
  • 5:30 PM | Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
  • 6:00 PM | Fellowship Dinner
  • 8:00 PM | Adoration
On Our Blog: What's Lent All About?

Lent is a penitential season to help us prepare for the celebration of our Lord's passion, death and resurrection at Easter. Learn more about what Lent means and how it is observed in the life of the Church...
Spring Retreat:
Holy Week with the Saints
Our Spring Retreat is April 3-5 this year.

LOCATION: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC
COST: $50 per student

Our retreat will take place over Palm Sunday weekend, as we enter into Holy Week (or Passion Week). What a wonderful way to prepare to celebrate our Lord's passion, death and resurrection! Join us as we step away from the business and stress of campus life to spend a weekend in prayer and fellowship.
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