Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
March 29, 2010
University students hold special faith week
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER
EDMONTON - University students are constantly learning. During Catholic Students Week, March 14-21, they were asked to concentrate that learning on their Catholic faith.
Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry Association, which brings the Gospel of Christ to the academic world, holds the week to highlight what it does in its various campus ministry programs.
During this year's Catholic Students Week, events were held at Calgary campuses, including Mount Royal College, SAIT and St. Mary's University College.
In Edmonton, at the University of Alberta, events were held daily at St. Joseph's College.
"We look at catechesis, we look at liturgy and we look at mission. It's staying with whatever programs you have going and then in addition highlighting these three pieces," explained Matthew Durham, campus minister at St. Joseph's College.
"On Saturday (March 13) we had the kickoff for Catholic Students Week, which was a coffeehouse for Haiti. It was to bring all of our groups together, so we're not working in fragments," said Durham.
"We come together with our campus ministry and with Ignite, which is our social justice group, and we have a young CWL group here, and the Rangers, our student residents."
The groups collaborated on education about Haiti and a fundraiser for the devastated country.
A Mass, followed by a social, was held March 14. Father Timothy Scott, college president, presented a reflection on pilgrimage March 15. A time of adoration, hosted by the Catholic Students Association, and a presentation on women in the Bible were also held that day.
The Luck of the Irish open house was held March 16-17. Students watched the movie, Passion of the Christ, March 19. Also that day was a St. Joseph's feast day Mass in the chapel.
Naked Without Shame: A Women's Study of Pope John Paul's Theology of the Body was March 20. Following Mass on March 21 was a Development and Peace talk with Pedro Landa.
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