Carleton Catholic Student Association
Carleton Catholic Student Association is an ecumenical Catholic-based organization open to the whole Carleton College community that provides a diverse and supportive environment for students to foster their faith. It offers opportunities for students to gather to pray, worship, listen to visiting speakers, discuss current issues, enjoy fellowship, serve others, and educate themselves about Biblical and Catholic Church teachings. It is also serves as a connection between the local Catholic Parish of St. Dominic and the Catholic students on campus. To contact one of the officers, click here. To contact Fr. Denny, the pastor at St. Dominic's, click here.
Events and Activities, Fall Term 2011
Catholic Ice Cream Social! A social gathering for all Catholics on campus to get to know each other and talk about what we want to do this year! All Catholic freshman, upperclassmen, and faculty are invited :) Please come, have fun, enjoy some ice cream, and share your ideas!
Where: On the grass west of the Chapel
Contact: Francesca Garcia, garciaf
Grill the Priest!
A few times per year, we will host a “Grill the Priest” discussion at the Chapel. Father Denny from St. Dominic’s comes to campus and answers questions from Catholics and non-Catholics interested in learning about the faith.
Weekly Rosary and Study Group:
Rosary will be every Monday at 8pm in the Little Chapel (also known as the Catholic Prayer Room, located in the basement of the Chapel). Come even if you don't have a Rosary or don't know how to pray the Rosary. It's very easy to learn and only takes 20 minutes!
Masses on Campus:
Sunday, September 18th, 5pm, Chapel
Fr. Denny Dempsey from St. Dominic's Church will lead Mass on campus.
St. Dominic's Youth Ministry is looking for volunteers to help with their Wednesday night programs. The Middle School Youth meet from 6-6:45 p.m. at St. Dominic School. The High School Youth Group meets from 7-9 p.m. in the youth building on St. Olaf Ave, which is across from the school. The meetings include games, snacks, a faith-related presentation and small group activities. Contact one of the officers.
St. Dominic Faith Formation needs volunteers for their religious education program. They meet Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 (for Preschool-5th grade) and 6:45-7:45 (for grades 6-8). For more information contact Mara Mangan
For more information on either program visit: http://churchofstdominic.org/index.php
New Space (Little Chapel)
The Carleton Catholic Student Association recently gained permission to use the Little Chapel in the basement of the Chapel as a Catholic prayer and meditation room. We are in the process of making it as welcoming and prayerful as possible and changes will continue throughout this year and the next. There you will find Catholic resources, and other items. If you would like to donate something to the room, please contact one of the officers. For instructions for how to get there, click here.
Rosary-Making: The CCSA received funding for the 2011-2012 academic year for a Rosary-making kit to make and send rosaries overseas to our troops. Meetings for the project to be decided first week. Questions? Contact garciaf or moenj.
Adopt-a-Family: The Adopt-a-Family Program through St. Dominic's pairs interested Catholic Student's with Catholic families in Northfield. Student's can have occasional dinners, hang out, or go to the cities with their adopted family. If you (a student) are interested in participating, fill out this form and return it to one of the officers.
Masses at St. Dominic:
5:00 PM (English)
8:00 AM (English)
10:30 AM (English)
12:30 PM (Spanish, usually with Mexican food sold after mass)
For more information about St. Dominic's Parish, click here.
Masses in the Cities: For a list of parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, click here.
Latin Masses and Masses of Other Rites in the Cities (Click for info): Tridentine (St. Augustine), Maronite (St. Maron Parish), Ukrainian (St. Constantine Parish), Novus Ordo in Latin (St. Agnes Parish).
Daily Readings: Daily readings can be found here.
Mass Times: A list of mass times around the nation is found at this site.
Rites of the Catholic Church: An overview of the different rites of the Catholic Church can be found here.
Latin Resources: Here you can find a list of prayers in Latin and English.
Catholic Liturgies of the Latin Rite: This site is dedication to providing information on the different liturgies that exist in the Latin rite, including the rite of Pope Paul VI (Novus Ordo) which came into being during Vatican II and the rite of Pope Saint Pius V (Tridentine).
Contact any of us with questions about Catholic life on campus or any of the activities listed here.
Francesca Garcia ’13, garciaf / Julia Moen '14, moenj / Shavera Seneviratne ’13, senevirs
Church of St. Dominic Pastor: Father Dennis Dempsey