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About Me:

My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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Welcome Week: Butler Catholic Community

I’ve written about the Butler Catholic Community before, so if you are new, you might want to peruse these links about the BCC.

The BCC participates in three big events during Welcome Week. Monday night, we were part of the ice cream social at the Blue House. Tuesday afternoon, we had a table at Block Party. And this past Sunday, we held our first Mass of the semester in the Reilly Room in Atherton Union.

Welcome Week Mass is one of the biggest of the year, since new students often come with their families. I would guess there were about three hundred people. This year I helped with the Mass, introducing myself with the leadership team, helping with ministries and set-up, and talking a bit about how I connected the first reading to the life of a college student. (When Solomon prays for wisdom, he asks for an understanding heart, not an understanding mind. I’ve found it’s much harder to have a wise heart, to know the right way to relate with other people.)

If you are interested in hearing more about the BCC or about other spirituality groups on campus, just send me a comment!

Links related to the BCC: BCC Facebook page, BCC website, and the Blue House.


There are cameras at some of these events. Fr. Jeff really like pictures… There are a few ways to cope with having your picture taken:

1. Be really awkward and look away while the picture is being taken.

(look away, look away!)

2. Strike a “natural” pose as if you were in the midst of stimulating conversation.

(oh, what a good point you just made!)

3. Realize your picture was taken only later. This requires not effort but supreme obliviousness.

(It is a sad fact that this picture was completely candid, and I do in fact look like that in real life.)

4. Throw yourself into the merriment enthusiastically and unreservedly.

(goooo BCC! and people who wear blue shirts!)

7 Responses to Welcome Week: Butler Catholic Community

  1. james says:

    iam so happy to be here my self.

  2. Olivia says:

    Thank you!

  3. John says:

    Butler, if only it had this good looking for girls when I was there ;)

  4. Astepro says:

    Go butler!!

  5. Bobby Smith says:

    What a great article! So happy to be a student here! Your an amazing writer by the way! :)

  6. Olivia says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words!

  7. westley vera says:

    You’re a remarkable writer and an awesome leader… your parents must be very proud of you! Keep up the good work.

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