Welcome Week 2020 Sunday, August 16th - Sunday, August 23rd
Welcome Back! To kick off this school year, we have some wonderful events planned for this week!
Please join us for Welcome Week starting on August 16th when all students are back on campus.
Fall 2020 Response to COVID-19 and Updated Reopening Details Please see our websitegtcatholic.orgfor the most recent updates to our policies and protocols for welcoming students back to the GTCC.
Live Stream Masses The GTCC is happy to begin offering a live stream mass option for our 5PM and 9PM Masses! You can find all our streams on our Facebook page at gtcc.co//LiveMasses
Socially Distant Hour Monday, August 17th // 7 -8pm
Wind down from your first day of class with a variety of party games and virtual fellowship via Zoom! The event starts at 7PM. Use the link below to join in! gtcc.co/monday
Graduate Social Tuesday, August 18th // 6:30pm
Join the Graduate Students Tuesday evening in the Catholic Center side yard for a social with Father Branson! Drinks will be provided; please bring face coverings!
Zoom Tuesday Trivia Tuesday, August 18th // 7-8pm
Join us for a Virtual Trivia event, hosted by the Knights of Columbus from your very own Georgia Tech Catholic Center! Join us for a few rounds of trivia over Zoom. This is a great event to join in on with your roommates. Prizes will be available for our winners! Event starts at 7pm via Zoom. You can use the link below to attend! gtcc.co/trivia
Service Night Wednesday, August 19th // 6-7pm
Want to bring joy and compassion to the less fortunate? This Wednesday we are writing letters to the residents at Our Lady of Perpetual Help palliative care facility. Grab some construction paper at the CC during the day or on your way out from Mass and join in at 6PM!
Renew Tuesday, August 20th // 7-8:30pm
Join us for Renew, the Catholic Center’s premier worship night. Music, prayer, witness, and adoration, available in person, with a streaming option available over Zoom. gtcc.co/Renew
Bonfire and Bar Games Friday, August 21st // 7-8 pm
Celebrate the end of the week with a fun bonfire and outdoor games (Spikeball, Cornhole, Can Jam)! We’ll have great music and lots of community fun. The event starts at 7PM, bring your mask!
Movie and Popcorn Night Saturday, August 22nd // 8-10 pm
Enjoy the weekend with an outdoor movie night courtesy of the Catholic Center. Seating is available, but please bring your own chair if you are able. The movie starts at 7PM, and don't forget to bring your mask!
Sundae Sunday Sunday, August 23rd // 12:30-1:30pm
Student leadership from the Graduate and Young Professionals group will be providing ice cream sandwiches and popsicles after the 11:30 Mass. Stop by for a free frozen treat and a chance to meet our great grads!
Greek Night Monday, August 24th // 7-8pm
Come to Greek night at the Catholic Center! Meet and mingle over Cornhole and Spikeball on Tech Green. Great chance to plug in with your fellow Greek Catholics. Event starts at 7PM, bring your mask!
Adoration Sign-Ups Want to commit to a Holy Hour this semester? Sign-Ups for a weekly holy hour are this week and will be starting on Monday, August 31st. Use the form below to sign up for a weekly Adoration time or to sign up as a substitute! gtcc.co//Fall20Adoration
Welcome Deacon Paul Nacey!
Recently ordained Deacon Paul Nacey will join the Catholic Center as a Pastoral Assistant until he has to go back to seminary in October. Please join us in welcoming him!
Sacramental Confession We have once again been provided the opportunity to offer individual Confession, by appointment only. This is based on current Archdiocesan guidelines which are subject to change. Priests are to maintain necessary social distancing from the penitent while maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of the confessional. Please use the link below to make an appointment. gtcc.co//ConfessionSignUps
What Saves us from Nothingness? Julián Carrón What Saves us from Nothingness is Julián Carrón's notes for a retreat given each year, and is especially helpful during this time as a reminder to not slide into isolation, compromise, or hopelessness. Carrón discusses this question and the importance of continuing to grapple with it during this time, insisting "this has not eliminated the question; if anything, it has made it even more acute, because of the nature of the challenge we are facing throughout the world. Precisely the situation that has developed makes it even more urgent to grapple with this question, seeking an answer able to meet it."
It takes an active effort to continue faith formation while apart from a faith community. To bridge this gap, we propose this text to read as a community from which fruitful discussions can continue among friends regardless of where we are.
You can read the entire text here.
Helluva Catholic Podcast
Check out daily homilies Fr. Branson and other talks from the Catholic Center community.
Although many of us do not have access to Mass, we can still engage in our faith by reading daily scripture and through viewing various online and televised broadcasts. Use the links below to find Mass broadcasts as well as the daily readings. gtcc.co/massbroadcasts gtcc.co/dailyreadings
Spiritual Communion For those without access to the Blessed Sacrament.
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Liturgy of the Hours What is it? How do I do it?
Liturgy of the Hours (a.k.a Divine Office or the Breviary) is a form of daily prayer "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer." In times of isolation, it is great resource to stay connected to the universal church in prayer. Below is a link to the daily readings, as well as a guide on what it is/how to pray it.