The Catholic Chaplaincy to the Citadel
Catholic Campus Ministry at The Citadel
The Citadel Newman Club
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.
LENT begins on 5 March - Ash Wednesday!
The Season of Lent begins on 5 March with our Campus Ash Wednesday Service at 12:10 PM in Summerall Chapel. The service will last approximately 30 minutes and will end in time for students and staff to attend 1:00 PM Classes.
Sunday MASS Schedule for
02 March 2014 - 1900 in Summerall Chapel
09 March 2014 - 1900 in Summerall Chapel
16 March 2014 - 1115 at Sacred Heart Church, 888 King Street, CORPS DAY MASS
1900 in Summerall Chapel
23 March 2014 - 1900 in Summerall Chapel
CORPS DAY Sunday Mass for alumni, family, friends and cadets is at Sacred Heart Church at 1115 hours. The Catholic Color Guard will perform and will also observe their Change of Command.
Sunday Mass is not held at The Citadel during the summer months. Maymester and Summer I and Summer II students are encouraged to attend the 11:15 AM Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 888 King Street. Sacred Heart is located at the corners of King and Huger Streets - about 7/10s of a mile from Hagood Gate.
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 will resume the first week of this semester. All are welcome to attend. 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 Catholic movies or movies with a spiritual/moral dimension. All of our meetings are filled with fellowship, fun, good food, and most importantly the sharing of our Catholic Faith.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)!
(Seven Cadets were Confirmed at Easter last year. The RCIA has begun again for Easter 2014!) The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults has begun again on campus and all those who want to be Confirmed or Received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church MUST begin meeting every Sunday at 5:30 PM in the 3rd Floor Bridal Room of Mark Clark Hall. Several cadets and parishioners are already signed up. If you want to become a Catholic or need to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist please contact Fr. Dennis Willey immediately. The first meeting of the Spring Semester is Sunday, 19 January! You MUST attend this meeting if you want to receive sacraments at Easter!
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:
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!