Dear Newman Community,
While our experience in Chicago at Campus Ministry Leadership Institute was excellent, we are glad to be back home to start our summer events! Many students return to their home towns in other parts of the state or country, but some do stay in Las Cruces to work or take summer classes. Throughout the rest of the June and July we'll gather this summer community for weekly social and prayer opportunities.
On Monday nights at 7pm, we will gather at Baskin Robbins for ice cream then head on campus for volleyball, soccer, or other sports activity. On Thursday nights at 6pm, we will gather for different types of prayer experiences. This will likely include prayer like Lectio Divina (prayer with the Sunday Gospel), the Rosary, walking the Labyrinth at Holy Cross Retreat Center, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. If you know any students in town for the summer, please invite them to join us!
Lord, in our work and play
we know your goodness and love.
Bless us with joy
as we set out for our days of vacation.
Let them bring us rest and refreshment.
Protect us as we travel.
Give us gentle weather and peaceful times.
Be with us at the meals we enjoy
and in the activities we share.
In all we do, let us grow in our love
for you and for each other.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
—Fr. Michael Kwatera
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