Catholic Gators Student Leaders

Weekly Update - September 21, 2015

Hey student leaders!

I can't believe school has been back in session for almost a month! Thank you for all your hard work and service to the Lord and his people! As always, if you need anything, the staff is here for you!

Mission Trips Interest Meetings are Coming!

Interested in going on a mission trip this Spring Break with the Catholic Gators and/or FOCUS? Come to an interest meeting on September 28, September 29, or October 1 at 7:30pm to hear more! All meetings will be in the Dorothy Day Room. Email Michael ( for more info. FOCUS will be offering trips to Chicago and Mexico City, and the Catholic Gators will be offering trips to rural Kentucky and Chone, Ecuador!

This Week in Catholic Gators

Monday, September 21

  • 40 Days for Life Kickoff - 6-8pm at the Fiat Center. Come kick off the 40 Days for life with speakers, music, prayer and more. The Fiat Center is located on 10th Ave across from the Office Depot and the Applebees - 1211 NW 10th Ave.

Tuesday, September 22

  • Music Ministry Practice - 4:30pm in the library. Come sing your heart out for Jesus at the 5:30pm Mass!
  • Newman Club - 6:15pm in the lounge - come join us for free food and great fellowship!
  • Overnight Eucharistic Adoration Prayer Vigil for 40 Days - Starting at 7pm at the Fiat Center, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed overnight for adoration. Come spend some time with our Eucharistic Lord! Contact Daniel if you want to sign up for an hour, or just stop by when you can.

Wednesday, September 23

  • Catholic Charities Food Drive - 8am at Trinity Methodist Church. Breakfast is free with a donation of three canned goods!
  • Ministry Formation is a Holy Hour - 10pm at the Church. Even if you've already graduated from MF, you are welcome to come spend time with our Eucharistic Lord! Invite your friends!

Friday, September 25

  • Walkover to the Volleyball Game with CSF - Join CSF for Mass at 5:30 and then walk over to the game, which starts at 7pm. It's free with your UFID. Meet in the courtyard to walk over!

Looking Forward

1. Mission Trip Meetings - 9/28, 9/29, 10/1 in the Dorothy Day Room. See above for more info.

2. Mercedarian Week - 10/4-10/7. Come see Fr. Scott of the Mercedarians for talks, Mass, one-on-one meetings, and more. See next week's update for more info!

3. Women's Retreat - 10/10. All women are invited to come join us on this wonderful retreat! We'll meet at 8:30am to carpool over to St. Madeline's. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Cost is $15. Reply to the email for more information!

4. Alpha Retreat - 10/23-25. The Fall Alpha is filling up fast! Cost is $60 and some scholarship funding is available. Please let the people in your ministries know, especially freshmen!