Lent begins with focus on sainthood, sacraments, sacrifice
During our Ash Wednesday liturgy, Father Jim Caddy invited and
TURN AWAY FROM SIN: Junior Jimmy Romano receives ashes from Father Jim Caddy

challenged the NDCL community to focuson three themes during the season of Lent: sainthood, sacraments, and sacrifice.

"You might not feel very saintly, but Lent is the perfect time to become more so, to really strengthen your relationship with the Lord and to reach out in service to others," Father Caddy said.

To help make that happen, Campus Ministry will sponsor numerous spiritual and community-building opportunities during Lent:

  • We will celebrate the Eucharist and Reconciliation each week in Annunciation Chapel.
  • We will give alms through "Change for a Change," an effort to support the worldwide work of Catholic Relief Service
  • We will raise funds in several creative ways to build an athletic court with a community in the developing world through Courts for Kids.

Courts for Kids promotes cross-cultural understanding and makes lives better for young people in Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America by organizing groups from U.S. schools and churches to help build multi-sport athletic courts. These courts strengthen community life by providing long-lasting, safe places for children to play.

"Our plan is to travel to a developing country in June 2018 to work side-by-side with community members to construct a court with them," explained Director Campus Ministry Mrs. Beth Davis. "This is just a marvelous opportunity to experience and build solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world."

Campus Ministry has partnered with our Business Club to raise the funds needed to build the athletic court. This week Business Club members spoke to all Theology classes to share details about t-shirt sales and a dodge ball tournament. The tournament will culminate with a faculty-student game during a pep rally on April 4, when the fundraising total and mission trip location will be announced.

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