After a long Christmas break, the Spring Semester has finally begun! The first order of business in prepping for the new semester was gathering our student ministry team for a day of reflection and planning this past Tuesday. Our calendar of events is filling in quite nicely and we trust that the Spirit will fill and enliven the many events we are planning: Tuesday Mass on
Campus, Mid-Week Mass and Dinner, Thursday Night Theology gatherings, Aggie Awakening VIII, Service Saturdays, and the Spring Break Service Trip to list a few. We are looking forward to a busy semester in Campus Ministry!
In addition to planning, we spent time prayerfully reflecting on the blessings of a good, restful Christmas break. The Gospel story (Luke 9:28-36) of Jesus leading the disciples up the mountain top where they witnesses Jesus’ meeting with Moses and Elijah served as our source of inspiration. As we look to a new semester, a new year, I invite student and resident parishioners alike to read the passage and reflect on the Christmas holiday. A couple of reflection points to ponder:
1) The disciples recognized that it was good to be on the mountaintop with Jesus, Moses and Elijah – Peter even offered to build tents so they could stay longer – what goodness did you experience during this break that you would of wanted to
build a tent around?
2) What of your time this break/time away from school will you continue to ponder in the silence of your heart in the coming weeks? And how do you anticipate it influencing your study, prayer, work, and/or ministry efforts this semester?
We will be sending out prayers for a successful semester for our university community, and ask that you all keep our ministry efforts in your prayers as well!