The Catholic Chaplaincy to the Citadel
Catholic Campus Ministry at
The Citadel Newman Club
Welcome to the ALUMNI, family and friends of The Citadel who are joining us this weekend for HOMECOMING Weekend 2015! We are all excited to have you on campus and look forward to spending a great weekend with you. Be sure to join us on Sunday for our HOMECOMING Weekend Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 11:00am followed by a reception on the patio of Mark Clark Hall!
OGIER 2 for 1 CHALLENGE FOR THE
CATHOLIC ALUMNI ENDOWMENT!!!
Gerald Ogier, Citadel Class of 1965, has issued a challenge to the Catholic Alumni of The Citadel – he will match 2 for 1 every dollar given to The Citadel Catholic Alumni Endowment at The Citadel Foundation. Gerry is a strong supporter of Catholic Campus Ministry at The Citadel and he knows how important this endowment is to the future for maintaining a strong Catholic presence on campus. Gerry has made a significant gift already to this effort but he is willing to do more. For every dollar contributed Gerry will contribute two dollars. Thus your $100 dollar gift will be matched by $200 dollars from him, for a total gift of $300 to the endowment. That triples your gift! You may give at: https://foundation.citadel.edu/catholicalumni. Our long term goal is to raise 1 Million dollars and currently we have $540,000 and change in the endowment. With the Ogier Challenge we can add significantly to this total. Please make your donation today! Thank you!!!
Catholic Campus Ministry at The Citadel and The Citadel Newman Club are here to help all members of The Citadel Family to grow in faith during their time on campus. We strive to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our daily lives and to adhere to the teachings of the Catholic Church. We hope and pray that you will find a spiritual home in the Catholic Community while here at The Citadel.
Sunday MASS Schedule for
01 November 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in Summerall Chapel.
08 November 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 11:00am in Summerall Chapel for Homecoming Weekend followed by a reception on the patio of Mark Clark Hall. NO 7:00pm Sunday Mass this weekend!
15 November 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in Summerall Chapel.
22 November 2015 - NO Sunday Mass - FALL FURLOUGH at The Citadel.
29 November 2015 - NO Sunday Mass - FALL FURLOUGH at The Citadel.
DECEMBER 2015 SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
06 December 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, MCH 350
13 December 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, MCH 350
NO SUNDAY MASSES DURING WINTER FURLOUGH. CADETS RETURN TO CAMPUS ON 10 JANUARY!
During December Sunday Masses at The Citadel are held in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Catholic Office, on the third floor of Mark Clark Hall, room 350. Mass is held here the first weekend of December due to the scheduling of the Christmas Candlelight Service in Summerall Chapel during the normal time for the Catholic Mass. We remain in this location for the second weekend of December due to final exams and smaller anticipated Mass attendance.
Sacred Heart Church is located at 888 King Street, on the corner of King and Huger Streets. The church is 7/10's of a mile from The Citadel campus. St. Patrick's Church is located at 134 St. Philip Street, on the corner of St. Philip St. and Radcliffe St.
Monthly Mass Schedules for the following month will be posted at the end of the current month.
Catholic Bible Study and Monday Night Meetings
Our Catholic Bible Study on Thursday Nights and the Catholic Monday Night meetings are ongoing this semester. All are welcome to attend these meetings. The Bible Study focuses on the Catholic approach to interpreting Sacred Scripture – a threefold approach that is based in Sacred Scripture, the Magisterium, and Sacred Tradition. Our Catholic Monday Night meetings focus on a program to help Catholics become stronger in their faith life. All of our meetings are filled with fellowship, fun, good food, and most importantly the sharing of our Catholic Faith. Meetings are held in the Pipe Band Rehearsal Room in Coward Mess Hall.
Sacramental Preparation andthe Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)!
Fr. Willey’s office
Did you know that Fr. Willey’s office on the third floor of Mark Clark Hall, room 350, is a safe haven for freshmen cadets and includes a Eucharistic Chapel? Fr. Willey invites all cadets to come to his office for prayer, relaxation, fellowship and good food. Come in and take a nap in the chapel or simply relax and talk. All are welcome!
Knights of Columbus
SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION
All baptized and confirmed Catholics are obligated to attend Sunday Mass. It is both a precept of the Church and Church law that Catholics must worship God on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation by participating in the Holy Mass. This follows from the fact that in the Mass it is Christ Himself who worships the Father, joining our worship to His. In no other way is it possible to adequately give thanks (eucharistia) to God for the blessings of creation, redemption and our sanctification than by uniting our offerings to that of Jesus Christ Himself. Following the example of the Old Covenant the Church does this weekly, on the day of the Lord's Resurrection. Since a "grave cause" is needed to excuse one from this obligation it would be a serious or mortal sin to willfully skip Mass on Sunday or a Holy Day of Obligation, as the Church has always taught. Reasons such as the necessity to work to support one's family, child care, personal sickness or the care of the sick, necessary travel etc. would excuse a person on a particular occasion. Those who have continuing reason to be excused should consult their pastor. This Sunday Mass obligation can not be fulfilled at a service of any other Christian denomination. Catholics are not to receive communion at Protestant services of any kind.
A much younger Cadet Willey's knob year photo - taken 35 years ago:
The Rev. Dennis B. Willey at 19 years old and a freshmen cadet at The Citadel in his yearbook picture from the Fall of 1980!