4th Sunday of Lent (B) | Mar 14, 2021
Deacon Matt Newsome, campus minister
The beautiful spring weather we've enjoyed this week is a reminder that the word LENT comes from the Old English word lencten meaning spring. We may associate Lent with Jesus' passion, but that's not the end of the story. After Lent comes Easter. After death comes resurrection. After winter comes the spring. The new life budding all around us is a natural reminder of God's love.

This Sunday is Laetare Sunday, which means "Rejoice!" It's like an oasis in the Lenten desert, or a small crocus peeking out from beneath the winter snow. It's a reminder that whatever struggles we might face, the God who changes winter into spring and death into life will also transform our sorrows into joy. He died for us, so that we might live for him. "There is cause for rejoicing here" (1 Pt 1:6).

In Christ,
Deacon Matt
SPRING CLEANING at CCM!
Join us this Saturday, March 13, as we beatify our center inside and out from 11-2. Pizza lunch provided!
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What's happening in Campus Ministry

  • SUNDAY MASS at 4:00 pm at Hillside Grind Coffee House, with confessions an hour before Mass (learn more)
  • Men's and Women's student-led Bible studies, meet online and in-person (learn more)
  • A new episode of CCM Connect premiers Wednesday at 7 PM on our YouTube channel: this week we talk about St. Patrick!
  • Adoration & Evening Prayer every Wednesday from 8-9 PM in our chapel.
  • Friday Mass at 12:15 pm in our chapel
  • "The Search" Lenten discussion group, Fridays at 4:00 pm on Discord (learn more)

Coming Up . . .

  • Friday, March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph (because it's a solemnity, this is the one Friday in Lent when it's OK to eat meat!). We'll have Mass in the chapel at CCM at 12:15 pm. Everyone who comes will receive a free St. Joseph prayer book. There will also be Masses at St. Mary's at 9:00 am and 6:30 pm.
  • Thursday, March 25 is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, and the patronal feast of our chapel! We will be celebrating with Mass at 12:15 pm plus Solemn Vespers at 5:30 followed by a cookout at 6:00 pm. Join us for prayer and fellowship!

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Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister
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