Good Tidings August 24-30

Good Tidings: August 24th - 30th, 2020
Announcements
2020 CSO Registration
Register with the CSO! All students can use the link below to register with the Catholic Student Organization for this semester. Get involved with bible studies, music, Mass volunteering, and more!
gtcc.co/2020

You can also use this link to register for buzzcard access to the Catholic Center.
Fall 2020 Response to COVID-19 and Updated Reopening Details 
Please see our website gtcatholic.org for the most recent updates to our policies and protocols for welcoming students back to the GTCC.
GTCC Tee Shirts Are Available for Purchase!

If you are interested in owning a custom Catholic Center tee shirt please fill out this form and make your payment.  You will be notified by email when you may come to the office to pick up your shirt.  We are also happy to mail them to alumni, parents, and friends.  The price is $15 for current students, $20 for non-students who will pick up their shirt, $25 if the shirt has to be mailed.  
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
Liturgy
Spanish Mass 
Thursday, August 27th // 5:30 pm
The first Spanish Mass of the semester will be this Thursday, August 27th! 
Join us for Mass, then afterward for music on the patio.
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
Fall 2020 Mass Volunteer 
Interested in being a lector, usher, altar server, or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center? Use the form below to sign-up for the fall 2020 semester!
gtcc.co/VolunteerAtMass
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
Faith Formation
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.
Soundcloud: gtcc.co/Podcast
Google Podcasts: gtcc.co/HelluvaCatholicPodcast
Apple Podcasts: gtcc.co//AppleHelluvaPodcast
Faith at Home
Mass Broadcasts & Readings

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.

My Jesus, 
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.

Amen.

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.

gtcc.co/LoH
gtcc.co/LoHGuide

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