The Ascension of the Lord | May 16, 2021
Deacon Matt Newsome, campus minister
"Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature."
(Mk 16:15)
Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to those who will be graduating from WCU this weekend! And congratulations to all students for completing another semester during difficult circumstances. We are so proud of your accomplishments.

This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Forty days after Easter, the Resurrected Jesus ascended into heaven and left His Church with a mandate: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature" (Mk 16:15) As they watched Him ascend, two angels appeared to the disciples and asked, "Why are you standing there looking at the sky?" (Acts 11:11).

Graduation marks the end of your time at college, but it's also the beginning of other opportunities. That's why we call it commencement. No matter where your life post-college takes you, God has a plan for your life. You have a part to play in spreading the gospel of Christ and the love of God. As we rejoice at the end of the year, let's not just stand there looking at the sky. Go out to all the world and tell the good news!

In Christ,
Deacon Matt
No Mass on Campus over the Summer

A reminder that there is Mass on campus during the summer sessions. The next campus Mass will be Sunday, August 22. Students who are on campus over the summer are encouraged to attend Mass at St. Mary's in Sylva. Mass times are:

  • Saturday Vigil Mass (Spanish) at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday Mass (English) at 8:30 am
  • Sunday Mass (English with some Latin) at 11:30 am

If you don't have a way to get to Mass please contact us and we will connect you with students who can offer rides.
We recently sat down with three graduating members of our student Peer Ministry team to ask about their time in campus ministry and their plans post-college. Check it out!
Be a Part of our Renewal!

We are looking forward to the Fall semester, hopeful that we will be able to offer a full range of opportunities for students to grow in faith and fellowship. As we rise from the ashes of the Covid pandemic, we invite you to be a part of our renewal. There are many ways students can assist our ministry in prayer and liturgy, community service and social event planning, and social media promotion. If you'd like to help out, please take this short (3 minute) survey to let us know your interests; we'll be in touch over the summer.
Thank you for your support!
Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister