Dear Newman Community,
Happy Labor Day weekend! Campus Ministry students and staff have indeed been laboring quite a bit lately to make sure we start the school year off right. And what a start it has been! At our first Midweek Mass & Dinner, our weekly Mass and dinner on Wednesdays, we had over 30 students gather. This is a high number for this event, especially for our first dinner of the semester.
This past week our Servant Leader Council, our core student leader group, also put on an evening retreat called Newman at Nite. The students planned a full schedule beginning with Mass and dinner, followed by talks and small group sharing on keeping faith in college and the importance of community. The night wouldn’t be complete without fun activities, so the group went on campus for a high spirited game of capture the flag! We closed the evening with a Taize prayer service. Please keep Campus Ministry in prayer as the semester continues!
Prayer for the Work of Our Hands
Blessed are you, Lord God,
Creator of all that is good, for in your mercy you give us work that we may be co-creators with you.
By imitating you, our God and Maker, we continue to share the world, to name it and claim it and be good stewards of your good gifts through the life-giving Spirit that renews the earth.
Keep us mindful of the power you share with us that we may create only that which leads to peace.
-Adapted from The Work of Your Hands by Diana Macalintal
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