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!
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.
2. Strike a “natural” pose as if you were in the midst of stimulating conversation.
3. Realize your picture was taken only later. This requires not effort but supreme obliviousness.
4. Throw yourself into the merriment enthusiastically and unreservedly.