32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) | Nov 8, 2020
Can we pray for you?
We have had many requests for prayer this week from students: prayers for the dead, prayers for the sick, prayers for our nation, prayers against stress and fear, and prayers of thanksgiving. One of the things Christians are called to do each day is to pray for one another. To help us do this, we have a special Group Me for students to post prayer requests. It's not a discussion group so it won't blow up your phone. Just post what you need prayers for and "likes" let you know someone is praying for you.
Remembering Death
We began the month of November with All Saints Day on Nov. 1, when we ask the saints in heaven to pray for us. Then on Nov. 2 we celebrated All Souls Day, when we pray for the departed faithful in purgatory. Praying for the repose of the dead is something the Church asks us to be mindful of throughout the month of November. This focus on praying for the dead also serves as an annual Memento Mori (Latin for “remember death”). None of us knows when or where our death will come, but we know that it will come so we should always be prepared for it. That is the lesson of this Sunday’s gospel reading of the parable of the wise and foolish virgins (Mt 25:1-13). In this parable, the metaphor Jesus uses for death is the coming of the bridegroom. May we live each day ready to meet our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, who will escort us to our place at the heavenly Wedding Banquet.

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 8
  • 3:00 pm | Confession
  • 3:30 pm | Rosary
  • 4:00 pm | Mass (in person or livestreamed on Facebook)

Tuesday, Nov 10

Wednesday, Nov 11

Thursday, Nov 12

Friday, Nov 13
  • 12:15 pm | Mass
  • After Mass | Divine Mercy Chaplet
During the month of November, the Church encourages us to pray in a special way for the departed souls in Purgatory, and offers special indulgences for doing so. In this month's installment of CCM In-Depth, Deacon Matt talks about Purgatory, Indulgences and Praying for the Dead, and why to properly understand these things, we need to understand what the Church teaches about salvation.
Every Wednesday evening our students bring you a program about living life as a Catholic college student. Last week we had an open Q&A discussion that covered a wide range of topics including tattoos, yoga, papal infallibility, necromancy, and whether or not Catholics "get saved." If you missed it, you can still catch the episode on our YouTube Channel.

This week we are going on a tour of some of the sacred artwork that is displayed at Catholic Campus Ministry, representing different Christian traditions from Italy, Japan, Ethiopia, Mexico and more!
Premieres Wednesday at 7:00 pm on YouTube, Facebook, and IGTV.
Learn more . . .

  • Recommended viewing: "Death & the Catholic Church" (The Catholic Talk Show). A discussion of death, Catholic funerals, cremations, and how to die well.

Thank you for your support!
Catholic Campus Ministry at WCU
Deacon Matthew Newsome, MTh, campus minister
828-293-9374