Newman Notes

Your Amazon purchase can be a CSC bonus. 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Catholic Student Center every time you shop, at no cost and limited hassle.  When you shop at , you'll find the exact same low prices, selection and shopping experience as But, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the CSC!  That's basically free money for the CSC by doing what you already do. PLEASE, set us up once and voila!


Students  + Community



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Work Study Positions!




Grief Support Group
Speaker Series: Fr. Tom Naim
Mass of Welcome
LGBTQ + Soul
Service Saturday at the Crisis Nursery
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Calling all Soup-Makers
CSC T-Shirts
Need a BabySitter?
CSC Friends

For all of our programs and events, please visit the CSC
 website, facebook, and Instagram:


Adoration at the Medical Campus
Wednesdays, 12 PM
Adoration Wednesday 12:00-12:30 Danforth Chapel Med Campus
Office Hours Troy: Room 114 in McDonnell Sciences Building
Monday 11:30 - 2:00, Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30

Adoration at the CSC
Have you ever been to adoration?
Join us for Adoration in the CSC Chapel every Wednesday at 8PM.  Be patient, bring scripture, pray the rosary, listen to praise and worship music, and be o.k. with silence.  Please contact Lucas  for more information!

Reclaim MLK
Sunday, January 20 from 4 to 7pm
Join Sean and Cody at the South City Church where faith-led groups will be presenting social justice issues through the lens of MLK's legacy. Issues include unfair incarceration, immigration, and other policies relevant to STL citizens. Free food! Please let Cody know if you will attend and join us in the van by RSVPing to .

St. Peter and Paul Soup Kitchen Volunteering 
Monday, January 21 from 6:30-9pm
Looking for a way to get out into the community on the day off? Join Sean in going to serve on MLK day with the St. Louis Young Adult Ministry. Please RSVP a spot in the van by emailing .

January Ignite: Fear and Trembling
Wednesday, January 23, 8PM
Every last Wednesday at 8PM the CSC is getting lit.
Ignite centers on a new theme each month to spark Adoration, Praise & Worship, Speaking, Silent Prayer, and Benediction by focusing on topics through the lens of the Catholic Church.   Contact Bryan for more info:

SALT Leadership Night
Tuesday, January 29, 7PM
This is the CSC's annual Student  Leadership  Night. 
We will discuss the application process for positions of leadership throughout the CSC.  If you are interested in having a lasting effect on programs and events like Awakening, El Salvador Service Trip, etc, or in applying to our Catholic Leadership Program 2019-20 cohort, then SALT Night is yours to attend.  We center SALT on reflection, conversation, and creating knowledge of l eadership  opportunities in the CSC Student community.   SALT is open to both undergrad and grad students. 
GS/YA Happy Hour
Friday, February 1, 5:30PM
Join us at the CSC for the first Happy Hour of this year!  There is f ree wine & beer, free food and good times for  all graduate students & young adults (non-students age 21-39).  Contact Lucas for any questions:
Year of Service Fair
February 26th, 4-7PM in the Social Hall
Are you looking for the opportunity to go out into the world and serve after graduation? The CSC is hosting a Year of Service Fair dedicated to bringing you more information on full-time, faith-based volunteer opportunities. Stop by to meet recruiters and learn more about transforming the world - and yourself. Open to all students and community. For more information, contact Cody Strolia ( ).


Coffee and Lunch with a CSC Intern!
Cody, Patrick, Lucas, and Sarah invite you to coffee or lunch any time during the semester.  Each intern brings their own background and story to their year of service and they are happy to work through any questions on faith and college with you.  If you have not had the opportunity yet to meet in person, feel free to fill out the form! 

Service and Social Justice
T he Catholic Student Center is looking for your help to serve the community and promote social justice. Students, please fill out the following Google Form to get notifications on signing up for volunteering this semester! 
Work Study Opportunities!
The Catholic Student Center has work study opportunities available in Development/Advancement, Programming, Event Planning, Creative Design, and more.  Participating in Work Study Programs contribute to higher grades and builds confidence in the transition towards post-grad life!  Here's how to apply:

1.  Make sure the Federal Work Study Program is a part of your Financial Aid Package
2. Have a copy of your class schedule printed or in digital form
3. Contact Sarah to set up and appointment.

Mass and Soup MassSoup
Tuesday.  January 22 and 29.  5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Friday.  January 25 and February 1. 12:05 PM - 1:35 PM

Celebrate Mass with us, and hang out afterwards for a home-made meal!  
Mass starts at 5:15 on Tuesday, and 12:05 on Friday.  
Contact Rebecka (
  if you'd like to volunteer 
to make soup or dessert, and if you have any questions about mass, please contact Jim (

The RCIA program takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM at the Catholic Student Center. Please email Jim Dryden for information:

All are Welcome!
RCIA is a process of study, exploration, faith-sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for seekers and inquirers. The language used in the RCIA process is that of the early Church formation programs. Catechumens are those people who are seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church through all of the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Candidates are people who have been baptized in a Christian tradition but are seeking initiation into the Catholic Church through Eucharist and Confirmation.

Grief Support Group
All are welcome!

 Jan 22.  |   Jan 29.  |   Feb 5.  |   Feb 12.
Through a series of group meetings focused on community, scripture, and faith sharing, we support each other in the midst of stress, loss, anxiety, and despair. Together, we can learn how to cope and recover. We will meet in the Sunroom at CSC for six Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5. 

To sign up for the group call or to get more information, email Bryan Beams ( ) or Mary Pat Henehan, DMin. can be contacted by email: ( ) or phone: (314)994-7006.
CSC Friends Speaker Series: 
Catholic Ethics and Care at the End of Life
Thursday, January 24, 2019.  7PM 
CSC Friends is delighted to announce that Fr. Thomas Nairn, O.F.M. Ph.D. will be our guest speaker at the Speakers Series sponsored by the CSC Friends on January 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Student Center. This is a topic that may affect many of us who are or will be caregivers to loved ones and, certainly, of interest in the planning of our own end of life decisions. 

Fr. Tom is a frequent presenter and lecturer about health care ethics to organizations in the United States and abroad. He has also published articles about medical ethics in a variety of  publications. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Currently, he is the Provincial Minister for the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart. Many of us know Fr. Tom as a frequent celebrant at the CSC.

Mass of Welcome
Sunday, January 27, 9PM
Bring a friend to 9pm Mass on Sunday, January 27th.   Anyone is always welcome to bring a friend, of course, but this is our official Mass of Welcome!  We like to take one Sunday each year to intentionally invite anyone who has not been to Mass before or who has not been in a while, Catholic or not!  Plus there's free pizza!

L G B T Q + Soul
Monday, January 28, 6:30PM
This ongoing conversation focuses on our personal and spiritual lives from a Catholic perspective.  If you are a member of the LGBTQ community, or if you have a son, daughter, sibling, niece, nephew, friend, etc., who is a member of the LGBTQ community, and you are looking for ways to give and receive support, we invite you to join us!  We meet every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the living room at the CSC.

Please contact Larry G'Sell at, Dianne G'Sell at, or Patrick Mooney at

Service Saturday at Crisis Nursery
Saturday, February 9, 8:30PM
Join the CSC as we head to the Crisis Nursery! We will be helping with cleaning or some light maintenance work, and then will get time to play with the kiddos. Contact Sean ( or (618) 975-3937) for information or to RSVP.


Help a member of the CSC Community!
Feb 1 - March 1
 A member of the CSC community, Rachel Ulbrich, has launched a shoe drive to collect 700 pairs of new or gently used shoes.

Soles4Souls is 
a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries.
*    Bring your new or used shoes of any kind to the  Catholic Student Center, 6352 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
*    For more information, please contact Rachel Ulbrich at

Calling All Soup Makers!
This is a wonderful ministry to the students. If you would like to join our team and make soup once a semester, then p lease contact Rebecka Wyrde at  or (314) 935-9191 ext 270

Rep. the CSC with our new T-shirts! 
The CSC has new T-Shirts, and they're awesome.  They're available for purchase at $10 through Bryan Beams if you don't have one already!

Please contact Bryan at for more.

Need a babysitter for the New Year?babysitter
Contact  Sean ( ) if you're on the search for a reliable baby-sitter!


Building a Strong Community with CSC Friends
The CSC encourages its member to be involved with the community through CSC Friends: a volunteer led engagement opportunity for registered members of the CSC. The objective of this effort is to engage CSC supporters in a variety of experiences which will strengthen both commitment to the mission of the CSC and the sense of community.   If you would like to sign up to receive notifications about CSC Friends or to sign up to volunteer, please fill out this form: