welcome week

Welcome Week Events

It’s time for a new semester at WCU, and Catholic Campus Ministry is excited to welcome back returning students, as well as new freshmen and transfers.  We hope that Catholic Campus Ministry can be an important part of your time here on campus.

To help you get connected with campus ministry and all we offer, we have a number of Welcome Week activities planned.  We hope to see you at one or more of these!

CCM will have a table set up at Valley Ballyhoo on the UC Lawn from 4:00-6:00pm.  Come by and say hi, fill out a student info card, and get connected with us.

Join us for Holy Mass as we celebrate our first Mass on campus of the new semester.  Our schedule for this Sunday, and for every Sunday during the semester (except Fall Break) is as follows.

  • 3:30pm – Rosary/Confession
    • We always pray the Rosary together a half an hour before Mass.  Father is also available during this time to hear confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation).
  • 4:00pm – Mass
    • If you are interested in serving as an altar server, EMHC, or reader for this semester, or joining the choir, please email us at ccm@wcucatholic.org.
  • 5:00pm – Credo
    • We have a Q&A discussion about a different aspect of our Catholic faith each Sunday after Mass.  Please come with your questions!  We usually wrap up by 6:30.
While we don’t have something specific planned every day of the week, the Catholic Student Center is always open for you to come hang out, grab some prayer time in the chapel, or relax upstairs.
  • Join us for 30 minutes of silent ADORATION in the chapel from 12:00 to 12:30pm.
  • Community Table Service.  We volunteer each Tuesday afternoon at Community Table, a local food ministry in downtown Sylva.  Meet at CCM by 3:15 to ride over.  We finish up at 6:00pm.
  • 5:30pm – NEW STUDENT OPEN HOUSE!  For freshmen and new transfer students only.  Get to know one another, and learn what CCM is all about!  Then stay for…
  • 6:30pm — SUPPER @ the CENTER.  Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 we serve up a free home-cooked meal to students.  Then from 7:30-8:30 one of our student peer ministers will lead you in a program or discussion to help deepen your faith.
  • Join us for 30 minutes of silent ADORATION in the chapel from 12:00 to 12:30pm. 
  • 6:00pm — SUNSET HIKE & PICNIC.  Meet up at CCM by 6:00.  We’ll carpool up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy a sunset picnic and hike to the top of Waterrock Knob.  Picnic dinner is provided.  Bring good walking shoes and a camera!
  • 12:00-1:00pm – “Cafeteria Catholic.”  Join us for lunch in the upstairs Dining Hall.
  • 5:00pm – Byzantine Divine Liturgy.  A group of Ukrainian Catholic clergy are having their annual retreat in our area, and will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy (the Eastern Catholic term for the Mass) at St. Mary’s.  Those who wish to attend will leave from CCM at 5:00.  A short talk will be given at St. Mary’s at 5:30, with the Divine Liturgy being celebrated at 6:00pm.

 Throughout the semester we offer Mass on campus each Sunday at 4:00pm, followed by our Credo discussion.  We also offer a free fellowship meal every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Please join us!  In addition, we will have regular and ongoing Bible studies, discussion groups, Adoration services, retreats, and many other opportunities for you to enrich your faith and participate in our Catholic community.  Please see our calendar for a full schedule.  And consider joining our Facebook Group to stay connected.