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Muhlenberg College Roman Catholic Campus Ministry

Activities at the Newman Center

The Muhlenberg College Catholic Campus Ministry seeks to enrich all members of the Muhlenberg community by sponsoring social, devotional, educational and service events, grounded in faith in God and handed on in the Roman Catholic tradition. This organization also strives to unite the Muhlenberg community, regardless of religious affiliation, through a loving and inclusive way. We sponsor a number of activities throughout the year. Email Father Krivak and he will add you to a mail list and keep you up-to-date with all activities.

Fellowship Dinners — Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

We meet each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for discussion and prayer followed by a Fellowship Dinner in the Newman Center. This is a wonderful way to join in prayer, thoughtful discussion of current topics, meet others, and get a great meal away from the dining hall!

Friday Movie Nights and Discussion

Each Friday at 5:30pm at the Newman Center, we meet to have dinner (student cooked or from a local restaurant), watch a portion of a film, and have a short discussion about it.  Feel free to come for dinner, the film, or both as your schedule allows.

Overnight Retreats

The Roman Catholic Campus Ministry sponsors retreats during Advent and Lent so that students can withdraw from the hectic life of campus and spend some time in prayer, reflection, and unity with Our Lord. Our retreats can take place at the Newman Center or a number of locations in the Lehigh Valley, including Mary Immaculate Center.

A retreat is a withdrawal from ordinary activities for a period of time to be with God in prayer and reflection. Jesus spent forty days in the desert in prayer and fasting before entering his public ministry. In the early Christian era, the desert, mountains and other remote areas provided places for prayer. Later, people sought solitude in monasteries and convents. In the late 16th century, retreat houses were established and continue to operate today. The liturgical season of Lent is regarded as a forty day retreat for the whole church.

Holiday Parties

Throughout the academic year we gather together during holidays like Halloween and Christmas. Our Christmas party is a great way to gather with fellow students before going on the long Winter break.

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