The Catholic Chaplaincy to 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.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY FOR SPRING 2015
2015 Diocesan-wide College Catholic Ministry Opportunities
Mepkin Abbey Day
First 25 students to register via local campus minister
Saturday, March 28, 10 AM through 4 PM
Talks about what a monastery’s work and silence represent, actual tour of the abbey, noon prayer with the monks, box lunch, time to talk with one of the monks
D.C. Vocation – Service experience / May 17-22
Join Winthrop University as they travel to greater D.C. area to engage in a variety of Christian service activities and spend time with several religious communities.
Live at Josephite Seminary, near Basilica of the National Shrine.
Visit first monastery in US., the Carmelites , and the Franciscan / Poor Clare homes.
Hands on service at Little Sisters of the Poor, St Joseph House for Downs Syndrome, and a Catholic Worker House. And visit national and Catholic historical sites.
GUATEMALA HELP WEEK
Open to 7 students around diocese through application process
June 7-13… in Guatemala building a cinder block home for a personal family – arrive Sunday night – build home M-F – tour on Sat. & return USA.
Student pays air flight + $250 fee for home bldg. materials + dinner each night
great opportunity – past students found an eye opening experience
Due date – end of Feb. – more details to follow
Sunday MASS Schedule for
Spring Break, Holy Week, and April/May 2015
22 March 2015 - No Sunday Mass - Spring Break at The Citadel.
29 March 2015 - No Sunday Mass - Spring Break at The Citadel. Passion Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart at 1115 and at St. Patrick's Church (Catholic Student Association Mass at The College of Charleston) at 1700
02 April 2015 - Holy Thursday Mass - at Sacred Heart Church at 1900.
03 April 2015 - Good Friday Service - at Sacred Heart Church at 1500.
04 April 2015 - Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart Church at 2030.
05 April 2015 - No Sunday Mass - Easter Sunday. Mass is at Sacred Heart Church at 1115.
12 April 2015 - Sunday Mass at 1900 in Summerall Chapel
19 April 2015 - Sunday Mass at 1900 in Summerall Chapel
26 April 2015 - Sunday Mass at 1900 in Summerall Chapel
03 May 2015 - Sunday Mass at 1900 in Summerall Chapel - LAST Sunday Mass until August 2015!!!
Sunday Mass is not held at The Citadel furloughs or 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.
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.
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 Catholic current events. 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.
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 34 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!