Department of Catholic Campus Ministry
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 R. Shane, M.A.
Director of Catholic Campus Ministry
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
December 2016 & January 2017
December 4th - Sunday Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Rm. 351, Mark Clark Hall at 7:00pm
December 7th - (Holy Day of Obligation) Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Vigil Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Rm. 351, Mark Clark Hall at 7:00pm
December 11th - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summerall Chapel from 6:15-6:45pm / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm
December 18th - Christmas Break: No Mass or Ministries on Campus
December 25th - (Christmas Day) Christmas Break: No Mass or Ministries on Campus
January 1st - (Holy Day of Obligation) Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: Christmas Break: No Mass or Ministries on Campus
January 8th - Christmas Break: No Mass or Ministries on Campus
January 15th - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summerall Chapel from 6:15-6:45pm / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm
January 22nd - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summerall Chapel from 6:15-6:45pm / Sunday Mass in Summerall Chapel at 7:00pm
January 29th - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Summerall Chapel from 6:15-6:45pm / 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.
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)
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
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.