Catholic Gators Student Leaders

Weekly Update - September 6, 2015

Hey Student Leaders!

I hope you're enjoying the Labor Day Weekend! Thanks again for all the good work you do for Jesus and the Church! A few announcements before we get to the "this week in" and coming dates:

Fr. David's Ministry Formation "Master Class" starts this week.

If you've already taken the other four classes and you're interested in participating, let me know (just reply to the email)!

Vincent is still looking for more RCIA Sponsors!

If you're interested in serving, email him ( or just reply to this email.

This e-mail list is getting cleaned out soon!

If you're still a student leader or in Ministry Formation, you'll still get the emails. If you're NOT still a student leader or still in MF and you still want to keep receiving these that's fine, but you'll have to let me know (again, just reply to the email!). Otherwise your email will be taken off the list in a few weeks!

Parish Evangelization Teams

Interested in being a part of a PET this semester? Applications are now out! PET is a retreat team who puts on a day retreat for youth at nearby parishes and learns about serving and ministering in a parish community different from our own. Our first retreat is September 19, and applications are due this week! We still need some more team members. Apply today (link below)! Email me (Ashley) with questions!

Here's the link:

This week in Catholic Gators

Monday, September 7

  • Monthly Men's Nights - 6:15pm Holy Hour for Vocations in the Church (all are welcome), 7:30pm Men's Night at the St. Ambrose House (just the guys, please). Contact Daniel ( for more info!

Tuesday, September 8

  • Newman Club! 6:15pm in the Lounge - more great food and great fellowship!

Wednesday, September 9

  • Ministry Formation - Classes start tonight! 10pm in the Church. If you're planning on coming and you're not already enrolled in a class, please email me (Ashley) ASAP!

Thursday, September 10

  • Music Ministry General Body Meeting - 7pm in the Lounge. Want to get involved with Music Ministry? Want to know what's going on with Music Ministry this semester? Like music a lot and want to go to a meeting with others who feel the same way? Come to the first music general body meeting of the semester!

Friday, September 11

  • Liturgical Ministers Training - 6:15-8:15pm in the lounge and church. Interested in becoming a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Hospitality minister, or Altar Server? Come out to training! Email Daniel ( with any questions!

Looking Forward

CSF Presents: The Liturgy of the Hours, September 17 at 6:15pm. Come hear our own Lourdes Furnells explain the Liturgy of the Hours and learn about praying with the whole Church!

Mercedarian Week: A Visit from the Mercedarian Friars - October 4-7. Fr. Scott of the Mercedarians will be here to celebrate Mass, hear confessions, give a talk, and meet individually with students. Our Mercedarian Sisters will have moved in already by this week too, so they will hopefully be present as well! Stay tuned for more information!

Handmaids of the Lord: a Day Retreat for College Women - October 10, 8:30am-6pm. Registration is open online. Ladies, you don't want to miss this retreat! Sign up here:

Fall 2015 Alpha Retreat - October 23-25. Registration is now open for this Fall's Alpha Retreat! If you haven't gone yet (or you know someone who hasn't gone yet!), sign up ASAP in the office! The Fall Alpha always fills up early!