Newman Notes


Pirates and Pancakes is back! 
April 07 at 12PM at the CSC.

4/09 Tuesday Mental Health Event for Students is from 7-9PM (Not 5-7PM)
4/10 CSU Fish Fry is from 5-7PM (Not 7-9PM) 


Students  + Community

4/08 - 4/12 

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4/12 - 4/14  
4/18 -  4/21

Taize Prayer Service
LGBTQ + Soul
Eating Disorder Walk
Easter Flowers
Thurtene Reunion
Holy Week
CSC Friends Speaker Series
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Need a BabySitter?
Kids Activities During Mass
CSC Friends
 website, facebook, and Instagram:


Adoration at the Medical Campus
Wednesdays, 12 PM
Nowhere near the CSC?  Have no fear!  Adoration occurs every Wednesday in the Danforth Chapel on Wash U's Medical Campus.  Please contact Troy for more info, or stop by his office.

Office Hours: Monday 11:30 - 2:00, Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30
Room 114 in McDonnell Sciences Building

Adoration at the CSC
Have you ever been to adoration?
Join us 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!

Immersion: Spring Undergrad Retreat
When: Friday, April 5 - Saturday April 6
Where: La Salle Retreat Center in Wildwood, MO

Immersed in the theme: Models of Faith, we are exploring what it means to witness God's Love and be present within the identities of Priest, Prophet, and King.
Sign-up here!

We will leave CSC by 5pm, and return to the CSC Sat. night by Midnight
Student Cost: $25
Contact Bryan for participation opportunities:

Contact Liam or Tomek for general questions:


Pirates and Pancakes
Monday, April 7,⋅12:00 - 2:00pm
Ahoy! Join us in the social hall after Mass for a pirate themed pancake breakfast. We will have fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, and hot cakes so tasty, you'll be saying, "Shiver me timbers!" all afternoon. There is no charge for breakfast, but we will be accepting donations to help offset the cost of the recent Spring Break Service Trip to Kansas City.


Mental Health Week at the CSC
Monday, April 8 - Thursday, April 11.

Monday April 8, 5-7pm : Stressbusters will be at the CSC
Stressbusters is a health initiative that helps WashU students, staff, and faculty rediscover relaxation.  Student volunteers, trained by a licensed massage therapist, provide free five-minute back-rubs and wellness information at events on campus.

Tuesday April 9, 7-9 pm : We will be making our own stress balls and doing arts and crafts. We will have coloring sheets and plenty of bubble wrap as well. All supplies provided.

Wednesday April 10 7-9pm : Board Game Night and Cookie Decorating. We will provide some board games, but feel free to bring your own as well. We will also provide all supplies for cookie decorating.

Thursday April 11 7-9pm : Movie Night and Play Doh. We will be showing "Flubber" and providing Play-Doh to relieve some stress.


CSU Fish Fry
Wednesday, April 10. 5-7PM
Where: the CSC
All-you-can-eat fish, drinks, and sides in the Social Hall. 
$5 for students and $10 for non-students.
If you want to help cook, serve, or clean up, email

Intern Talks
Stories of Personal Growth, Faith, and Passion
Thursday, April,11th 7-8:30PM

This is the first a series of origin stories and wisdom from your 2018-19 Interns!
For CSC Students, personally written and delivered for you! 
For more information, contact or

April Happy Hour
For Grads Students and Young Adults ages 21 - 39
Friday, April,12th 5:30-7:30PM

See you on the patio for our April Happy Hour!
Since this weekend is also the Thurtene Reunion, we're teaming up with the Young Alumni Happy Hour also at the CSC from 4:30 - 6:00PM.

CSU General Body Meeting
Sunday April 14 at 7pm

Open forum to meet with the CSU Exec Board and provide input to the decision-making process. Share your suggestions, complaints, and hopes for the next year. Pizza will be provided.

CSC Internship Applications
Spring Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 01, 2019

The Intern-in-Service program at the Catholic Student Center at Washington University is a volunteer campus ministry initiative geared towards recent college graduates who seek not only to grow personally, professionally and spiritually, but also to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually. Click here to learn more.

Please visit the link above to access the application.

Join the 2019 Legacy Class!

Co-chairs of the 2019 Graduate Legacy program, Jess  Kovach and Evan  Nagel, are passionate about giving back and sharing the love they have experienced with the next generation of students.  

If you are graduating this year, please consider joining the Legacy community by committing to one final act of gratitude and service during your undergraduate (or graduate school) experience. For details and questions, please reach out to Jess ( jkovach@ wustl. edu) or Evan ( evan. nagel@ wustl. edu).  If you do choose to make this pledge, the form can be downloaded here:  Graduate Legacy Commitment Form. If nothing else, please pray for the  CSC and appreciate the memories you've made.


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! 


Attention: There will be no Monday or Wednesday Mass on 4/1 and 4/3

Mass and Soup
Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:45PM
Friday, 2:05 - 1:35PM

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  (

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


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

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.

Taize Prayer Service
Sunday, March 31  7-8pm
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center 2039 N Geyer Rd 63131    
Please visit for more information.
Enter into the spirit of Lent with Song, Silence and Scripture in the style of Taizé. What is Taizé prayer?  The simple and beautiful chant music of Taizé monastery in France is dedicated to the renewal of spirits and the healing of our planet. The repetitive nature of the chanted prayer can promote a kind of inner unity of the person, allowing the spirit to be more open and more attentive to what is essential.  Silence is a fundamental part of the Taizé service. 
LGBTQ + Soul
Monday, April 1. 6:30 PM

This ongoing conversation focuses on our personal and spiritual lives from a Catholic perspective. Join us every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the living room at the CSC; we welcome new participants!

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.

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


Anyone interested in purchasing an Easter flower ($10) for our altar during the Easter season (in memory of a loved one) please pick up a tag and envelope on the table outside the chapel door and drop it off in the collection basket, slide it under the office door or mail it. All names must be submitted by April 12th to make the Easter program. 

For more info email



CSC Friends Speaker Series
Catholic Guilt?  What about Catholic Happiness?
Monday, May 20, 2019

CSC Friends is delighted to announce that Timothy Bono Ph.D. will be our guest speaker at the Speakers Series sponsored by the CSC Friends on May 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Student Center at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Bono, a long-time member of the CSC, is a faculty member in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at WashU. His teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development.


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!

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

Kids Activities During Mass?
Kids books, small puzzles, coloring books, and crayons to keep little ones occupied during Mass are in the commons on the bottom shelf of the black credenza.


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: