HAPPY EASTER SEASON 2018
April 29, 2018
5th Sunday of Easter
PRAYERS for our grads, for all travels, for safety and adventure, for grades, and for faith!!!
CofC’s special graduation interfaith prayer:
Baccalaureate on May 10 at 6:30 pm in
Simons Recital Hall with President’s reception to follow – please come and bring your family!
CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION at CofC
with St. Patrick Parish as our home away from home parish
CSA is a mobile campus ministry with events at many places around the campus!
A HUGE THANKS to our 2017 – 18 CSA LEADERSHIP TEAM!!!
CSA Student President Emma Penny ’18 email@example.com
CSA Student Team
Erin Hynd Social Outreach (firstname.lastname@example.org), James Peyla VP,
Noah Dubois, Andrew Myers, Rachel Simoneaux, Mariana Obando, Chase Myers
Meghan Longtin, James Riggs, Alyssa Anderson, Cam Nguyen, Blaine Billings
Our regular priest celebrant for Mass is Fr. Henry Kulah
Pastor, St. Patrick Parish
Liturgical Music Coordinator is Terese Soliman (email@example.com)
During summer contact campus minister or new CSA student president:
Campus Ministry Director Jim Grove 740.405.5043 firstname.lastname@example.org
CSA 2018-19 Student President Mariana Obando Velez email@example.com
THIS IS OUR FINAL CSA STUDENT SUNDAY 5 pm MASS of semester.
Next 5 pm Sun Student Mass will be August 19
Please Come to Lower Church after Mass TODAY for food & fellowship
Great way to meet new people and wish each the best on exams & break
Panera chicken rice soup, C & B pasta, Brown Dog Deli sandwiches, broccoli salad, Ladles potato soup, mac & cheese, salad
As our year draws to a close we cannot begin to thank enough our student leadership TEAM for all the time… and effort… and faith…which they have shared with this community of faith!!!!
We especially thank the liturgical choir with its coordinator Terese Soliman and guitar lead Brandon Sykes for their countless of hours to make our prayer more meaningful.
We thank Fr Henry who is such a support as our priest and confessor at the CofC CSA ministry.
We are a faith family. Thank you for being here and for being open to others. This is your faith home – please remember this!
On a personal note I am so grateful that you allow me to be part of your college experience & minister with you. Let’s keep each other in prayer. We always need this support! THANKS! JIM
REFLECTION to help prepare for scripture readings at today’s Mass:
Today John’s gospel passage talks about Jesus as the main vine (the trunk) of the plant. Pruning is essential to a vine’s growth. The vine grower must cut out the dead or diseased parts. But sometimes the grower must cut out healthy parts in order to not crowd the growth or to let enough light into all of the vine parts. And nourishment cannot get anywhere if the main vine (trunk) is bad. What is Jesus trying to tell us by using this image of a vine? Maybe it reminds all of us that we must keep Jesus as our center – no other person will fully nourish us. And pruning is an essential part of growing our faith, not only throwing out what is dead, but sometimes choosing one healthy branch over another because it will let more light in to help our entire faith grow. In 1 John we are reminded that those who use forced authority, or teach falsely about Jesus’ message, or harshly judge others must be pruned. In Acts we are reminded that the church grew because unexpected branches like Paul were being nourished by the vine’s spirit. Our challenge is to let God help us see which healthy branches will make our faith grow in the light.