The Catholic Chaplaincy to the Citadel
The Citadel Newman Club
WELCOME CLASS of 2019!
Welcome to the parents, family and, most importantly, the Cadet Recruits of the Class of 2019. You are about to embark on a challenging journey that will test your strength of mind, body and spirit. Catholic Campus Ministry is here to help you during this journey and to guide you in the Faith of the Catholic Church - to avail you of the source of all our strength that comes to us from Christ Jesus our Saviour in the gift of the Eucharist - that heavenly food that is the Bread of Life - the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, that he gave for us to strengthen us in this world as we strive in our daily lives to give Him witness and to follow Him. May our witness be a source of blessing for The Citadel family and this campus.
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 FALL 2015
Fall 2015 Diocesan-wide College Catholic Ministry Opportunities
DIOCESAN STUDENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING
18 - 19 September (7:00pm to 4:00pm) in Orangeburg, SC
ON FIRE WITH FAITH CONFERENCE
2 - 3 October in Greenville, SC
50th COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
2 - 4 October in New Haven, CT
23 - 24 October at Camp Sewee - just off Hwy 17 between Georgetown and Charleston, SC
13 - 14 October at the Poor Clares Monastery in Travelers Rest, SC
Sunday MASS Schedule for
06 September 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in Summerall Chapel.
13 September 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in Summerall Chapel.
20 September 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in Summerall Chapel.
27 September 2015 - Sunday Mass - at 7:00pm in Summerall Chapel.
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!