Catholic Gators Student Leaders

Weekly Update - August 31, 2015

Hey Student Leaders!

I can't believe Blast Off Week is over! Huge thank you to everyone who helped: the planners, the people who set up, ran, and cleaned the events, the hospitality crews, the tablers and mass announcers, the orientation tour leaders, and everyone who helped to welcome new students and help them feel at home! Let's keep welcoming our new students, and lets also keep them in prayer as they find their place at the University of Florida.

Ministry Formation Starts This Week!

It's that time! Ministry formation starts this week. It's a breakout session, so even if you've graduated, please still come.

If you need to register for the prayer class (first semester) and you haven't done so yet, please respond to this email. If you are not in the first semester of ministry formation, you've been automatically moved to the next class. Can't wait to see you all on Wednesday!

Liturgical Minister Training

Ever thought about being a liturgical minister? (That's the laypeople who serve at the Mass, by the way). The parish always needs more liturgical ministers! Here are the dates for the trainings this next week. Contact Daniel ( with questions!


Training Session 1: Sunday, September 6 @ 10:15 AM

Training Session 2: Sunday, September 6 @ 6:30 PM

Altar Servers

Training Session 1: Wednesday, September 2 @ 7:00 PM

Training Session 2: Sunday, September 6 @ 3:00 PM


Training Session 1: Tuesday, September 1 @ 7:00 PM

Training Session 2: Thursday, September 3 @ 3:00 PM

Liturgical Hospitality

Training Session 1: Monday, August 31 @ 6:15 PM

Training Session 2: N/A


To be coordinated

This Week in Catholic Gators

Monday, August 31

  • Holy Hour - 6:15pm in the Church - Come spend some time with our Eucharistic Lord! (Note the time change from 7 to 6:15)

Tuesday, September 1

  • Newman Club - More great free food and fellowship! 6:15pm in the lounge

Wednesday, September 2

  • Holy Hour - 4:30pm in the Church
  • Ministry Formation begins! 10pm in the Church

Friday, September 4

  • Holy Hour - 8:15am in the Church (note the day change from Thursday to Friday)
  • Holy Hour - First Friday - Right after the 5:30pm Mass in the Church

Saturday, September 5

Home Football Game - Please note that we are NOT tailgating in the courtyard this game

Looking Forward

  1. September 22: 40 Days for Life kicks off at the Fiat Center. Stay tuned for more details about standing for life in Gainesville!
  2. October 4-7: Mercedarian Week with the Mercediarian Friars! More details to come.
  3. October 10: Handmaids of the Lord, our first women's day-long retreat at UF. More information to come!
  4. October 23-25: Fall 2015 Alpha Retreat! Registration is now open. Registration forms are available in the front office or upstairs in Hurley.