Student News and Announcements
The Lenten Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 29 was very well attended. Delicious soups and breads at the Supper preceded the Stations of the Cross which were led by Father Matthew. Special thanks to Campus Minister Erin Leonard Kotlowski and her great group of Catholic Campus Ministry students for their culinary skills. The soups were amazing! Appreciation goes out to the other volunteers whoTh assisted, too. And Father Matthew's leadership made the Stations of the Cross special. Thank you to all of you! It couldn't have happened without you!
Give Your Heart Away 2019
68 Catholic Campus Ministry college students from around the Charlotte Diocese descended upon the Catholic Conference Center just south of Hickory over the weekend of February 15-16-17 to volunteer at Catawba County area nursing homes, food pantries, and other non-profits. Some even cleared overgrown brush at the Center. Local AppState students who participated are pictured along with AppState Campus Minister Erin Kotlowski. Good Work, Folks!
Thanks to initial inspiration provided by one of our CCM Student Parishioners, the Knights of Columbus were able to procure 30,000 diapers for use in our community. Clair Williams, an AppState senior, and active leader in AppState CCM, AppState Students for Life, and the NC Right to Life movement, as well as a Lector volunteer at St. Elizabeth, was presenting the AppState Students for Life Diaper Drive for Hope Pregnancy Center to St. Elizabeth parishioners before the Christmas break. She was describing why her organization does this and why it is so important and very much needed in our county. A member of our Knights of Columbus council, Jack Ryan, was listening to her and realized that he might have a connection that could help. Before it was over, his connection at a diaper manufacturing plant in Macon, Georgia had caused the donation and shipment, free of charge, of 30,000 brand new diapers to Watauga County for distribution, as needed, by The Children's Council of Watauga County. If you haven't met Clair and Jack, please make an effort to do so. They are both very special people who have made a huge difference in the lives of a lot of people in this county.
Catholic Campus Ministry thanks you! Your participation in the CCM raffle this year helped raise $33,000 and that is quickly being translated into weekly suppers, supportive Catholic community bible studies, retreats, and other enrichment activities for students at universities across the diocese. Thank you for your great generosity! We at CCM pray that our generous God will bless you in return!