Solemnity of All Saints | Nov 1, 2020
Covid-19 Update
I am happy to announce this week that I am officially out of my quarantine period! I was blessed to have a very mild case of Covid, with no discernable symptoms other than a loss of my sense of smell, which has already started to come back. No one else in my family has developed any symptoms. Thank you again for all of your prayers. I look forward to returning to campus this Sunday, Nov. 1, to celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints with you. We will be resuming our usual schedule this week, including our Wednesday evening time of Adoration and prayer (see schedule below).

The Communion of the Saints
This weekend we celebrate three very special days in the Church - Halloween (Oct 31), All Saints Day (Nov 1), and All Souls Day (Nov 2). Collectively, these days have traditionally been known as Hallowtide, "hallow" being an archaic English word for "saint." In my video reflection this week, I discuss the history and significance of these three days and what our observance of them teaches us about the Communion of the Saints that we profess in our Creed.

In Christ,
Deacon Matt
This Week's Schedule
All events are at the Catholic Student Center unless otherwise noted.
Face masks and social distancing required at all events.
Sunday, Nov 1 | All Saints Day
  • 3:00 pm | Confession
  • 3:30 pm | Rosary
  • 4:00 pm | Mass
  • After Mass | Hot Dog Cookout

This Sunday we return to having Mass on campus at Hillside Grind Coffee House. Mass will also be live streamed on our Facebook Page for those joining us remotely. We will have a hot dog cookout on the lawn after Mass, weather permitting.

Monday, Nov 2 | All Souls Day

All Souls Day is a day set aside to pray for the repose of the faithful souls in Purgatory. In addition to the normal weekday Mass at 9:00 am, St. Mary's is offering an additional evening Mass at 6:30 pm (bilingual). We encourage students to attend Mass, or if you cannot, to pray for the dead in some other way today.

Tuesday, Nov 3

Wednesday, Nov 4
  • 7:00 pm | CCM Connect! (watch on Facebook, YouTube, or IGTV)
  • 8:00 pm | Adoration & Evening Prayer (in person or livestreamed on Facebook)

Thursday, Nov 5

Friday, Nov 6
  • 12:15 pm | Mass
  • After Mass | Divine Mercy Chaplet
Every Wednesday evening our students bring you a program about living life as a Catholic college student. Last week we had a discussion about our favorite "non-Catholic Catholic movies." If you missed it, you can still catch the episode on our YouTube Channel.

This week we have an Open Q&A Night. We talk about necromancy, whether Catholics can get tattoos or practice yoga, and answer the question, are Catholics "saved"? Don't miss this fascinating discussion!
Premieres Wednesday at 7:00 pm on YouTube, Facebook, and IGTV.
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Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister