2016 January College Age Ministry Highlights

GROW
1) There is still time to register for the Kansas Catholic College Student Convocation taking place at Prairie Star Ranch on February 5-7, 2016. Contact the Office of Faith Formation for scholarship information.

2) Is this the year you want to deepen your relationship with Christ? A great opportunity to spend time getting to know the LORD is on a Teens Encounter Christ weekend. The next weekend takes place February 16-18, 2016 in Wichita.

3) Learn how to discuss the relationship of God and science with your atheistic/agnostic classmates. Check out this video from the Magis Center.

PRAY
1) During this Year of Mercy, find news ways to open your heart with compassion, especially through the spiritual and corporeal works of mercy. Here is a calendar filled with ideas for each day of the year. Here are some resources from Dynamic Catholic for this Year of Mercy.

2) The Liturgical season of Lent begins on February 10, 2016. Consider picking up a copy of The Catholic Playbook with 40 meditations for each day of Lent especially for Catholic singles.

3) Online Ministries from Creighton University has daily prayer meditations and special online resources for the Lenten Season. Check out their online Lenten Retreat from Creighton University. It may be just what you are looking for.

SERVE
1) Applications are currently being accepted for new and returning Totus Teachers for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. This is a fun and meaningful way to grow in your faith while you serve the children and teens of our parishes.

2) Leaderworx is a dynamic program for young adults interested in social justice, grounded in faith. It is a summer program. Contact information may be found here.

2015 December College Age Ministry Highlights

GROW
December 15 is the early bird deadline to get a great deal on the Catholic College Student Convocation taking place at Prairie Star Ranch on February 5-7, 2016. KNOCK2016 is the name of the event sponsored by The St. Lawrence Center at KU. Come and grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith.

PRAY
Wasn't Christmas the best when we were little--and just couldn't wait for Santa? Our parents helped mark the days with Advent Calendars filled with small doors for each day. Here is an Advent Calendar for grown-ups from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) with links to prayers and tips for each day.

Feeling the rush of the end of the semester and feel like you don't have time for Advent? Check out Experiencing Advent Deeply for Busy People from Creighton Online Ministries. It contains just one or two ideas to ease you through this holy season.

For more prayers, reflections and tips for each week of Advent, see the full menu of Advent resources from Creighton Online Ministries.

SERVE
If you have time during the winter break, consider volunteering at one of the Lord's Diner locations. Here is information you will need to obtain a Food Handler's Card to allow you to serve.

If you don't have time to serve, consider dropping off new winter hats, gloves, scarves and white tube socks at the Lord's Diner for their guests.

During the break, why not take a VIRTUS safe environment class so that you can volunteer at your local parish as a catechist assistant and/or youth ministry helper? You will learn TONS about your faith and the young people will be thrilled to have you as a big brother/sister in faith!

UNITE
Create or find your ugly Christmas sweater and join us for an evening of food, prayer and fun at the College Age Advent/Christmas gathering at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Andover on December 20 from 6-11pm. This is open to all college age Catholics! RSVP for dinner by Monday, December 14.