Next week, on Thursday, October 5th, we have one of my favorite Newman events– Full Moon Mass at White Sands National Monument. Students are invited to drive out to White Sands in the late afternoon for food and fun on the sand dunes. Our student leaders organize group games like volleyball, soccer, or Frisbee. Some students race each other down the dunes on sleds. Still others stroll leisurely through the dunes as the sun goes down. Campus Ministry provides a simple dinner for the students as they enjoy the dunes. After the sun sets we gather together for Mass in the beautiful dunes under the full moon. We head back for Las Cruces after Mass.
Good news– this wonderful gathering is not only for students but for resident parishioners as well! Campus Ministry does provide dinner specifically for students so if you join us, please plan to bring your own picnic dinner. You are welcome to meet us out at White Sands around dinner time. We will be near the Group Use Area (map at right). The sunset time is 6:45pm so we will plan to have Mass at 8pm. There is a $5 per person park entrance fee.
Feel free to call with any questions. Phone at Casa Amistad (student house): 575-449-4537.