Our final meeting of the semester, this Monday, December 1st, will be our annual Christmas party and dinner. All are welcome . . . please bring an inexpensive gift ($10 or under) for our Christmas gift swap. This fun exchange is always filled with lots of laughter and excitement.
We’ll be sharing stories of our favorite saints. Have your best one or two in mind to contribute to the group discussion!
In keeping with one of the themes of the Church for the month of November, we will be discussing the saints. Some were male, some female . . . single, married, or consecrated religious, . . . some lived and worked in an urban area, and some were hermits or lived a monastic life . . . some died a martyr’s death, some lived to a ripe old age . . . there is no “cookie cutter” model of a saint. What they all had in common was their desire to live a life of holiness in relationship with Christ.
We shall also be taking nominations for the E-Board position of Treasurer for the Spring semester. If you know of somebody who may be interested, you will have the chance to put their name forward (and yes, you can nominate yourself!). Elections will be held on November 24th, during Newman Club.
Our next Newman Club meeting will be on Monday, October 6th, at 7 PM in Union Room 249.
We are pleased to welcome Roger Sullivan, the Director of Psychosocial and Support Services at Good Shepherd Hospice, located in Port Jefferson. Roger will share his experience and expertise in the field of end-of-life care and speak to the Catholic teaching of the sacredness of all human life, up to natural death. There will also be the opportunity to learn how you can be involved in this beautiful ministry as a “compassionate shepherd.”
Join us as we learn how to pray the lectio divina prayer – a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures which enables God’s Word to speak to us. This practice has been kept alive in the Christian monastic tradition and is one of the treasures of our Church. The voice of God often speaks very softly, and in order to hear someone speaking softly, we must learn to be silent. Through the practice of lectio divina, we allow God’s message to take root in our body, mind, and soul.
Join us this evening for Newman Club in Union Room 249 at 7 PM!
We had a great turnout for last week’s meeting, and we hope to have as many people this week! We will be exploring the life and legacy of Saint Padre Pio (did you know that our Catholic Chapel on campus has a relic of Padre Pio?).