“Love is the light – and in the end, the only light – that can always illuminate a world grown dim and give us the courage needed to keep living and working.” Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Carita Est.
2012 – February 4th – 12th
This past February, Catholic university students from across Canada participated in the national Catholic Students’ Week, from February 4th-12th. Catechesis, liturgy and mission were explored through events which included Theology on Tap, presentations by bishops and chaplains, praise and worship, social justice workshops, 100-mile meals, Taizé prayer services, and Eucharistic celebrations. More than 200 events were planned on 35 campuses, including campus collaborative events with groups such as Knights of Columbus, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, religious com-munities, Catholic Christian Outreach, Catholic Women’s Leagues, L’Arche, and local parishes and diocesan offices. Catholic Students’ Week is organized annually by the Canadian Catholic Students’ Association (CCSA) and the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM), sister organizations initially founded as the Canadian Newman Movement in 1946. Madeline Montoya, a member of the Ryerson Catholic Student Association (CSA), relates, “Catholic Students’ Week makes me feel strengthened in my faith. As I help other CSA members set up and promote these events, I feel like the light of the Holy Spirit is working with us, wanting to light other lamps as well.”
2013 Catholic Student Week is scheduled for February 3rd – 10th – Stay tuned for more information!