We started out Catholic Students Week this year with our Concordia friends, celebrating an opening mass at Loyola campus of Concordia (and in solidarity at our regular Sunday mass at the Newman Centre of McGill University).
On Tuesday we were fortunate to have Deacon Brian Cordiero visit Newman to speak on the Joy of the Gospels, using Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium as a guide. Those who attended agreed it was a powerful talk!
On Wednesday, we braved the cold and snow to proclaim the Gospel of Mark at the Roddick Gates (the entrance to McGill). Hot chocolate was a necessity to make it through the blustery afternoon – thanks to our campus minister for keeping us stocked!
On Thursday, we invited a number of guests to Newman – alumni (and friends) living a variety of vocations here in Montreal, including married couples (and children!), single lay persons, consecrated women, and religious sisters! The women enjoyed treats and 7 kinds of tea in the coach house, while the men drank beer in the 3rd floor residence.
On Friday, a number of students headed on to campus to pray the Rosary for students. In the evening, we went to LaSalette Church for our second Montreal Night Fever! During an evening of adoration and music in the church, we invited Montrealers in to the church to light a candle and pray if they liked.
We closed off the week with mass and the most beautiful (home-made by our very own Rebecca) cross-shaped cake a Catholic Students Week has ever seen!
Thanks for being proud Catholics on Campus!