Good Tidings September 28-October 4

Good Tidings: September 28th - October 4th, 2020
Announcements
CSO Board Applications 
CSO Board applications are open! Please prayerfully consider applying to give back to the Catholic Center and serve your fellow GT Catholics. The deadline is Sunday, October 11th at 11:59 PM. 
gtcc.co/2021BoardApp
Student Resident 

We are looking for a new Student Resident!  
Interested applicants must be male, must be a current Georgia Tech student (grad or undergrad), must be able to work at least 10 hours per week cleaning and maintaining the Catholic Center building and grounds, must be a practicing Catholic, must be on campus in Atlanta year-round

The term of residency will be January 2021-May 2022. The Student Resident will live in the basement apartment rent-free in exchange for cleaning and maintenance of the Catholic Center (a full list of these responsibilities is available for all applicants).The selected candidate must complete a background check as a condition of this agreement.  Applications are due by midnight on September 27, 2020.  
gtcc.co//StudentResident
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.  
2020 Buzzcard Access
On-campus and need access to the Catholic Center? Use the link below to register for Buzzcard access to the Catholic Center for this semester!
gtcc.co//registerfall2020
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.
Community Life
Cooking and Community with Fr. Branson
Friday, October 2nd // 7PM
Eating well with friends is an essential part of the Christian lifestyle. 
Join us over Zoom for food and fellowship as Fr. Branson hosts a cooking class. Grab a friend or two as we bake Chili, Biscuits, and Dirt Cake!
Details and ingredients: gtcc.co/Cooking2020
Zoom link: gtcc.co/Cooking2020Zoom
Homecoming 
October 5th - October 17th, 2020
The GTCC has placed in Homecoming two years in a row now, but we haven’t won yet! Help us win points and take down Reck Club by signing up to compete in a variety of Homecoming events. All students (undergrad and grad) are encouraged to participate, and there are virtual options as well for those not on campus. Events begin taking place on Oct 5 and continue through our Homecoming game on Oct 17. Please fill out this form to sign up by Oct 2.
Form link: gtcc.co/hoco2020
Bible Study Fund
This year, as the CSO has not been able to host our usual large-scale events, we have set aside funds to foster community in smaller groups. Bible study leaders can now apply for money to use for fun (and safe!) activities with their bible studies.

More information can be found at gtcc.co/BstudFund
Apply at gtcc.co/getmoney
Outreach 
40 Days for Life

Each semester we take part in 40 Days for Life here in Atlanta.
Through our calm and prayerful presence, we hope to send a powerful message to the community about the injustice of abortion. We act as a reminder for those entering the facility of another way and can be an indication towards repentance for the facility staff and/or unnecessarily belligerent patronizers.

We are always looking for drivers and passengers to go in the morning for a brief vigil.  Sign up at gtcc.co/40Days4Life.
Liturgy
Calling for Musicians!
 
All of our music groups are still in need of musicians! In particular, the 9:30 and 11:30 Choirs are both very much in need of singers. If you might be interested or have any questions, please reach out to the people listed below:

9:30AM Mass - Ben Dollar at benjamincdollar@gmail.com
11:30AM Mass - Hannah Takash hannah.takash@gmail.com 
5PM & 9PM Masses, Renew, instrumentalists, or general questions - Lauren Nichols at music@gtcatholic.org
Faith Formation
RCIA Info Session 
Sunday, September 27th // 2PM
Please join us Sunday, September 27th at 2 pm for an RCIA information session via zoom. Anyone who is interested in becoming Catholic, receiving Confirmation, or is just interested in learning more about Catholicism is welcome to join. No commitment is required! Please email rcia@gtcatholic.org if you are interested or have any questions.
Zoom Link: gtcc.co//RCIAinfo
Virtual Apologetics: Mystery with Deacon Paul
Wednesday, September 30th// 8PM
Apologetics will be a weekly, virtual event this semester, every Wednesday at 8 PM. This program will focus on tackling hard questions within Catholicism, and most importantly, how to have conversations about these questions with others. Use the link below to get to the BlueJeans Session!
gtcc.co/apologetics2020
Renew
Thursday, October 1st// 7PM
This Thursday, join us at 7pm in the Catholic Center Chapel for Renew, a night of adoration, music, and praise. The night will begin with a student witness followed by time with the Blessed Sacrament. Please come, invite your friends, and bring a mask!
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."

We are continuing to work on this text on Friday mornings at 7 AM on the CC patio. All are welcome! Masks & Social distancing are required.

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
Grad/YoPro
Interested in a Bible Study?
For people interested in signing up for one of our incredible Bible studies this semester, please fill out this whenisgood link with your availability and we'll be happy to get you going!
gtcc.co//GradBibleStudies
Grad/YoPro Sunday Walks 
Every Sunday while the weather is nice the Grad/YoPro group will be hosting walks that start at the CC patio! The start time for the walk is 2 P.M. 
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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