Can you believe the summer is already coming to a close? It’s hard to believe, but the students are on their way back to campus for a new year at NMSU and DACC. Next Sunday, August 20th at 7pm we kick off and bless the new academic year with our annual Mass on the Grass. We’ll gather at the east end of the NMSU Horseshoe, located just south of the intersection of University and Espina. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited so join us. Feel free to bring a blanket or chair. We’ll provide bug spray and fresh cut watermelon after Mass! Please note, there will not be a 7:30pm Mass at the Newman Center this day.
For any students, faculty, or staff feeling a little stressed or anxious with the busy-ness of the approaching year, I remind us to take courage in the words of the Prophet Isaiah, “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19).
May your year spring forth with the joy, opportunity, and life of new beginnings!