The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Department of Catholic Campus Ministry

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Welcome! As the Director for Catholic Campus Ministry at the Citadel, I extend to you my warmest greetings. Our dedicated volunteers and I are committed to the mission of the Catholic Church in speading the Gospel and working towards fulfilling the mission Jesus Christ left to His disciples. Our campus ministry is open to everyone, especially to those cadets who are Catholic or are considering becoming Catholic. During the week we hold a series of events that explore our Catholic faith and open our understanding of Sacred Scripture in its importance. We here to assist, help and console as Jesus did for those who sought him. We are a resource for everyone who wishes to know more about the Catholic Church and we hope you will join us in our celebration and the deepening our of understanding of Catholicism. God bless!

Sincerely in Christ, 

Joshua-shane 

Joshua R. Shane, M.A.

Director of Catholic Campus Ministry

The Citadel

 

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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!!!

 Sunday MASS Schedule for

August & September 2016

August 21st - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summer Chapel from 8:15-8:45am / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 9:00am 

August 28th - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summer Chapel from 6:15-6:45pm /  Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm

September 4th - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summer Chapel from 6:15-6:45pm / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm

September 11th - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summer Chapel from 6:15-6:45pm / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm.

September 18th - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summer Chapel from 6:15-6:45 / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm. 

September 25th - Reconciliation in Summer Chapel from 6:15-6:45 / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm.

 

Monthly Mass Schedules for the following month will be posted at the end of the current month.

Office Hours.

The Catholic Campus Minister is generally in his office, room 350 of Mark Clark Hall, from 9:00am to 4:00pm , Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by contacting him through e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at the Office number: 843.953.7693.

Catholic Bible Study and Monday Night Meetings

Our Catholic Bible Study on Thursday Nights and the Catholic Monday Night Fellowship meetings will begin the week of August 29th.  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 and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Catholics who wish to be Confirmed or those who wish to become Catholic are encouraged to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults on Thursdays evenings from 1815 to 1930 in the Catholic Office, room 350 of Mark Clark Hall.  Deacon (Professor) Rosenblum leads the class each week.  All persons interested should contact him at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  All are welcome!  

Catholic Campus Minister's Office

The first year at the Citadel can be a difficult one, and the Department of Catholic Campus Ministry offers resources to make it a little easier. On the third floor of Mark Clark Hall, room 350, we offer an environment that allows the cadets to grab a snack, relax, and an opportunity to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. This resource is open to everyone and all are invited. 

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus, Citadel Council 6900’s General Meetings are held every Monday from 1150 to 1250 and are regularly attended by 65 to 70 Cadets. Open to all Confirmed Catholic Cadets and those interested in becoming Catholic, the Knights offer a wide range of service and social attivities. The Council has already celebrated a 1st and 2nd Degree this year and plans to celebrate at least one more next semester. To attend the lunch meeting cadets MUST be on special orders. To be placed on Special Orders you must contact the Grand Knight, Cadet Downey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fr. Willey at jshane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sign up in the campus minister's office on the 3rd floor of Mark Clark Hall, room 350.

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.

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