Creates opportunities for students to enter into Christian community through social interaction. Education about the message of the Gospel and encouragement to live the message is a primary focus.
This organization has no affiliations.
Constitution / Tier
||There are no specific qualifications to be a member of the Catholic Student Community. An openness to the Catholic faith is preferred, since activities and meetings approach everything from a Catholic perspective.
||There are no restrictions to membership.
||Officers are chosen from among active student leaders. They serve a dual purpose. They plan activities and events for those interested in Catholicism at the University. They are also part of a leadership committee at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center, from which the Catholic Student Community receives significant support.
||The leadership core meets monthly, usually at St. Thomas Aquinas. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting times are posted on the parish calendar: www.staparish.net > calendar.
Description of Regular Meetings/Activities
|The most regular activities are TNL (Thursday Night Liturgy) every week at 9:15pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 2210 Lincoln Way (across the street from the Memorial Union Parking Ramp). This mass is a student focused celebration at which all liturgical ministries are done by university students. As many as 25-30 small groups meet regularly throughout the semester, some on campus, others in students' homes around town. Check out http://staparish.net/campus-ministry/small-groups for more information. We also have regular retreats, spring break trips, socials, prayer opportunities and much more.
Description of Special Events
|Through the ministry of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center, the Catholic Student Community offers a variety of different activities throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to, Sunday masses, Weekday mass, adoration, reconciliation, Thursday Night Student Mass (TNL), Come Awake Praise and Worship events, spring break service and immersion trips, socials and service projects. See http://www.staparish.net/campus-ministry for more information. You can also call or email campus ministers: 515-292-3810 or Shari Reilly, firstname.lastname@example.org; Emily Klaus, email@example.com; Eric Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org; Fr. Aaron Junge, email@example.com.