Kicking off the New Year

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The semester had a slow start because of Hurricane Havey hitting  near Rockport. Many students had already moved in and had to go back home, some were on the way here when the evacuation was issued, and others were still at home … Read More

A New Year at the Newman

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Welcome back Islanders and Vikings for a new school year! Here at the Newman Center at TAMUCC a new year means a new assistant chaplain to help Fr. David Bayardo (welcome Fr. Eric Chapa!) and new opportunities to deepen your faith and … Read More

A Few Ideas for Lent

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Lent is just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, you’ve probably put off deciding what you will do this year. Instead of making Lent your yearly diet or going for your standard sacrifices of soda, sweets, etc. Here … Read More

Putting God in Your Schedule

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Hello friends, I would like to devote all of my posts to you as a way to help you keep Christ at the center during the school year. So please refer to my blog posts when in need of motivation during times … Read More

A New Year at the Newman

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Welcome back Islanders and Vikings for a new school year! Here at the Newman Center at TAMUCC a new year means a new chaplain (welcome Fr. David Bayardo!) and new opportunities to deepen your faith and become part of a growing community. … Read More

Let HIM Shine Out Of You

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Two weeks ago, I attended a Sunday mass that really impacted me. As mass began, I had a weird yet calm feeling. Almost as if I was about to experience something new that God was about to offer to me. I’m talking … Read More

Welcome!

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Welcome back Islanders for a new school year! We have a lot planned for this year as we continue to grow and find new ways to serve you here at the Newman Center. Whether you’re looking for a place to attend Sunday Mass … Read More

Live with a Purpose; Fight for Souls

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The inspiration for this blog comes from two of my brothers in Christ specifically, but of course it is also fueled by you the reader, your responses, your feedback, and most of all your prayers are what continue to drive me forward. … Read More

School’s out!

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Finals are done and summer is here! We will not be offering Masses at the Newman Center over the summer. If you need to go to Mass, there are several parishes nearby. See our Schedule page for alternative parishes. We will return … Read More

Freedom in Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is defined as “the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.” This is … Read More

Pursuing God’s Will

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As we know from today’s gospel, and in almost every reading from the gospels, Jesus attracted crowds. Sometimes crowds hated Him, others were attracted to Him, some hoping to witness one of His miracles, or some just hoping to be fed.   … Read More

We Are Free

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Happy Friday, So I know I mentioned this last week, but we are still watching “Freedom to Love,” a series on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. I’m not going to give a mini lecture about chastity (if you want to … Read More

The Blood of Christ

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Hi guys, Yesterday we started this series called “The Freedom to Love” based upon Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. It basically goes on to explain healthy Christian relationships and the purpose of chastity. It’s some pretty interesting stuff, but … Read More

God is Love

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Hi everyone, So this morning someone was on campus condemning us sinners to Hell. Now this isn’t the first time this has happened. We’ve had other preachers come and condemn us as well; the difference is that today is Holy Thursday, the start of the … Read More

Spring Break

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It’s Spring Break for TAMUCC, so the Newman Center will be taking a break as well. There will be no Mass or events this week until 8 pm Mass on Sunday, March 22. To find local Mass times, check out our Schedule page.  … Read More

The Seven Last Words

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Hi all! Wednesday at Islander Catholic we heard a great talk from our VP Nick on the subject of the Seven Last Phrases of Jesus Christ. Self-explanatory, they were the last seven words Christ spoke before he died on the cross. Now, … Read More

“Spring Cleaning”

Hello wonderful people! Sunday at Mass, Deacon Fred Castillo gave the homily and said several things that really struck me. He began his homily by saying that now is the time for “spring cleaning”. What he meant by this, is that NOW is … Read More

Honey, I love you

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Hi everyone, Last night was another Islander Catholic night, and in my opinion it was a pretty fun night! For those who don’t know, during our Wednesday night meetings at the Newman Center, we normally start off with an ice breaker, then … Read More

Islander Catholic Nights

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Hello beautiful people! Welcome to the wonderful blog world of Islander Catholic! We are all excited to begin a new semester with all of you students of TAMUCC, Del Mar and the young adults of Corpus Christi. We’ve kicked off the semester … Read More

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back Islanders for a new year! We have a lot planned for this semester as we continue to grow and find new ways to serve you here at the Newman Center (including this great new website thanks to Domingo Hiracheta!). Of … Read More

School’s out!

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The last day of school at TAMUCC was December 10th; our last mass was December 6th! If you need to go to Mass, there are several parishes nearby. See our Schedule page for alternative parishes. Here’s wishing you safe travels home, and … Read More