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 with a night devoted to discipleship. We had our Islander Catholic musicians, Jasmine and Ian, perform for us to start the year with praise and worship. It was a moving and touching experience, being able to come together with our brothers and sisters and just sing the wonderful praises of God. The power of music is intense especially when you have someone guide you through a type of meditation to center yourself with God throughout the songs. Thank you for your words Jasmine, they were beautifully moving! And of course thank you Ian for your great guitar and singing skills! During times of praise and worship, I get goosebumps. I know the Holy Spirit is with us and God’s presence is overwhelming. I’m truly grateful that I get to share that experience with my Islander Catholic family, people whom I’ve grown close to over this past year.
Afterwards our Vice President Nick, delivered a very insightful talk on how to be a disciple of Christ. I know that there are times when I need to be reminded that going to church every Sunday isn’t enough; pretty sure we all need to be reminded. Nick was right in telling us that being a disciple of Christ means to serve; serve God, and serve others. Serving God and others can be through going out to others and just talking about God and doing little things for people, even if you don’t know them. So when randomly walking around, smile at others, it may brighten someone else’s day. Just sporting our wonderfully amazing Islander Catholic t-shirt (which can be purchased at the Newman Center by the way) you are showing others that you follow Christ! Start with the little things; you never know they could make a big difference for someone else, I know they sure do for me.
If you missed this week’s Islander Catholic night, which was January 21st, we have many more nights to come! We’ve all had questions we want to ask pertaining to our faith and church teachings, but we are just too embarrassed or never have enough time, or don’t know if someone will really take the time to answer it. Next week we will be having “Pasta with a Priest” and our guest priest will be Father David Bayardo! He will be eating dinner with us (FREE FOOD!) and answer any and all questions we might have. Trust me, he is awesome and will definitely answer any type of question! This will be January 28th at 7 pm in the Newman Center! The last time we had “Pasta with a Priest,” it wasn’t with Father David, but it was still interesting and I was grateful that I was able to ask those questions always in the back of my mind. I learned so much and like so many things do, the night helped me to think of other questions. I have since learned that no one can ever ask too many questions when it comes to God; He will always and forever remain a mystery.
So come join us at our Wednesday Islander Catholic nights! It’s a great time to bond with your fellow brothers and sisters, learn more about God and your faith, and play Apples to Apples as well as other games! Our goal is to make this organization one you want to share with others, so come and experience the awesomeness yourself! We have many more awesome nights to come, so keep checking back with us to make sure you don’t miss anything! I pray you all have an amazing week and hope to see you on Sundays as well as on Wednesdays! Remember God loves you! And we do too!