Posted tagged ‘sacraments’

Student Spirituality Video

March 5, 2009

Take a look at this short video on JP Catholic campus culture produced by one of the students!

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A Timeout with the Lord

February 28, 2009

adorat1Recently this week, JP Catholic held another On Mission event. This event again consists of Adoration, Benediction, and Confession along with a guest speaker. These events really sustain the students. I guess this really keeps them “On Mission.” The students are working through a grueling Winter Quarter and the last thing you want to do is skip homework  (we have a lot… the school sort of takes pride in being academically challenging). We are at JP Catholic to Impact Culture for Christ.  This is our mission and everyone knows it. It’s great to have an event that brings our mission back to the forefront of our minds. The mission is the reason why we do our homework to the best of our ability.   It’s why we get up to go to class on Friday morning.  It’s why we do anything that we don’t want to do.

On Mission reminds us that Jesus Christ is Risen and He is King and He Loves us. You think of the million of things you have to do, but you go to the event anyway. I was not looking forward to this On Mission event because I had an insane amount of homework due. But I took a timeout and and spent 2 hours with the Lord in confession, Adoration, and Benediction. I love how He sustains us through the quarter’s challenges no  matter how daunting they seem. I often get frustrated that I even dwell on the thought of not spending time with the Lord, thinking that I need to use my time more efficiently.  Adoration always, no matter my state of mind, brings such renewal . I can’t fathom how I  rationalize skipping it every now and then. The Lord is always there and yet I think he won’t be. I love how we have the Sacraments so available at JP Catholic to help us get through a tough academic quarter (I say tough because Impacting the Culture for Christ is not exactly easy work).