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The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability
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Graduating Catholic Newman Students 2012 leave a legacy by planting trees next to Center for Spirituality & Sustainability for Earth Day activities!

Catholic Newman Student Union - Be a part of the Catholic students on campus and enjoy many activities throughout the school year. Meetings are at the Center for Spirituality & Sustainability during Fall and Spring semesters. 6 PM Tuesdays  Contact us at siue.cnsu@gmail.com

Catholic Bible Study (CBS)Spring 2014 - Wednesdays at 9 PM
At the Center for Spirituality & Sustainability during Fall and Spring semesters. Contact Sarah Deeter, Catholic Campus Minister at 650-3205 for more details. 

Social Night - Thursdays at 6:30 PM 
 
 
Alternative Spring Break - This is a great way to serve God by serving others and have a great time while meeting new people and sharing on a faith journey. 
 
Retreats - Game nights - Field Trips
Liturgy Committee - The Liturgy Committee plans the various liturgies that are held at the center. We are always in need of lectors, Eucharistic ministers, greeters, choir members, musicians, artists, dancers and volunteers for our ministry to children and education prior to Mass. Let us know if you would like to be part of this team.
Free Food - Free food is offered after every Liturgy event.
Spiritual Direction - Available upon request. Spiritual direction offers encouragement, companionship and growth for those who are searching for a deeper relationship with God. Participants usually meet once a month.
R.C.I.A - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an opportunity for those who are considering becoming a Catholic to learn about Catholicism and the Catholic faith.
Marriage Preparation & Preparation for Infant Baptism - Available by appointment

Social Justice and Service - Habitat for Humanity - Haunt For Hunger - Collecting used shoes for The Shoe Man - Heifer Project -Angel Tree

 When there is inclement weather please call 650-3205 to check for possibility of cancellation of Mass.

Roman Catholic Mass - 9:45 AM - All year every Sunday except for Easter.  (Easter Vigil held Saturday night before).  8:00 PM when classes are in session.
Midweek Student Mass held Wednesdays at 8 PM.

Liturgy responsibilities: Lectors proclaim the Word and the Petitions at Mass. The first and second readings also require preparation before Mass. Greeters & Ushers greet people as they come in, help take up the collection, hand out printed info sheets and get the Dome back in order after Mass. This requires about 20 minutes before and 10 minutes after Mass. Communion Ministers (Catholic only) help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. This requires 10 minutes before and after Mass. Hospitality Ministers set up and clean up for social time after Mass. This requires 30 minutes before and 15 minutes after people leave. Sacristans set up the alter and books for Mass. This requires 20 minutes before and 10 minutes after Mass RECONCILIATION - By appointment and half an hour before each Mass. HOLY DAYS - Call the office 618-650-3205 for Mass Times RETREATS Awakenings Retreat - Over night retreat especially geared to students new to campus ministry. Get-away Day Retreat - for freshmen. Over Night Retreat - Reservations required. Held once a semester for a few hours on a Friday evening. The evening begins at 5 PM with a simple dinner. Themes for the retreat vary and may include topics such as relationships with God and others, forgiveness and peacemaking. This is a time for prayer, reflection and discussion. The evening is concluded with a candle light Mass and socialization. Overnight stay is optional.