Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Student Life Intern

I had a meeting this morning regarding Student Life activities for this coming year at the small Catholic college I attend. I'm going to be working part-time, with one other student, helping organize and plan Student Life activities.

We were going over the calendar for the fall and already things are looking pretty busy. Not that I mind.

As a Student Life Intern I'll be helping put together and run Student Life activities, both spiritual and social. On the spiritual end of things this includes organizing priests to come say daily Mass for us (and hear confessions), Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of every month, going up to Westminster Abbey (Our dear Benedictine friends!) for half a day once a month, a mini-retreat each semester and 24-hrs Adoration each semester. There's also a group of students and faculty who are interested in praying mid-day prayers together from the Liturgy of the Hours. I guess with all that going on we're at risk of being accused of being religious fanatics, or at least too Catholic.

We get out and have a lot of fun as well. Perhaps too much fun (or at least it seems that way by the time the end of November rolls around and you have to study for final exams and write all the papers you didn't get done earlier). We have bonfires, BBQs, movie nights, go skating, go go-cart racing, hiking, spaghetti dinners, game nights, etc. . . any other ideas in so far as entertainment goes? As long as it's not too expensive and it's relatively safe, I'm up for suggestions.

Oh yeah, we also bring in some amazing speakers (such as Janet Smith and Peter Kreeft!).