by Amy Chang
“Newman has definitely become the place I call home. It is the place where I can grow academically, socially, and, most importantly, spiritually.” -Kathleen Endicott
What if you knew you were loved the minute you walked into a room, not because of what you have or what organization you’re involved in, but because you are simply you? I mean, isn’t that why we have or want to have friends? Because they love us for who we truly are and not our material possessions? The community at the TU Catholic Newman Center provides just that. We are individuals that are bonded together by the love we have for each and every person and of course, by Christ. After all, we are made in the image and likeness of our Heavenly Father and just as He loves, we should also try to love in that capacity.
I love the St. Thérèse Women’s Group because it has allowed me to get to know the faith filled women at Newman. We watch movies, cook, craft, explore the city, and just hang out and pray together. The women’s group is such a strong support network, and I’m thankful that I can have fun and journey in faith with such genuine friends. -Haley Williams
“I’m always looking forward to the next month’s mens group event to go out, just a bunch of good Catholic guys, and we can spend a night or weekend out of Tulsa and away from school to just sit back and enjoy life and each other. Even when I was stressed out with school I made sure to get to these events cause school work always went a lot smoother after our men days.” —Connor Slattery
If you’re anything like me, you’re afraid to reach out and start a conversation with a random stranger. It’s uncomfortable and for a lot of us (or maybe just me), we’re taught to stay within our own personal bubble. But, we are made to share life with one another and that’s the best thing about the Peer Ministry team. We are comprised of men and women who want to share life with you. We desire to know YOU, as a brother or sister in Christ. That’s why we make campus wide events and find speakers to bring in. We want to meet you face to face and build a relationship with you, wherever you’re at in this journey of life. Are you afraid because of the choices you’ve made in life? It’s okay if you’re broken or if you’re lost. We all are, even the ones that go to church everyday. God created you because He loved you and because you were worth dying for. We want to know the amazing person that you are. As Saint John Paul II says, “Be not afraid.” Every relationship begins because someone takes the risk of saying, “Hi.” So, come talk to us and share life with us.
“I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Peer Ministry team this upcoming year! We all have so much to give, and just as much to learn, so I think God will work through this team to do some great things.” -Sarah Weaver