I’m Catholic and I Want More
We know, deep down, that things are supposed to matter. We sense that our lives are supposed to have a purpose greater than any we can give ourselves. The good things that the world we live in offers – it’s just not enough; not enough to satisfy that part of us that can’t help but reach out for more, for meaning. What we want is more life – full, uncompromised, and uninhibited – ResurrectedLife.
It makes sense to us that our religion is supposed to satisfy this longing; that our faith is meant to point the way. Many, though, have only ever participated in the outward form of the faith, without a true inward encounter with the one we pray to. Many had instruction in the truths of the faith as children, but without the personal investment needed to receive faith itself. Many of us were raised to believe in Jesus Christ, but feel as though we hardly know what this means.
This is the time to find that meaning, your purpose, who you are in Jesus.
This Church is a place where so many of us have come to know the one God sent to reveal himself. We’d experienced the best that the World has to offer, but have found something better. We’ve come to know ourselves in a new light, in his light, and it has brought us joy. We feel the Resurrected Life coming alive within us, day by day, more and more.
And we can help you find this for yourself:
1. In One on One Private Conversation
One of the best ways to start growing in faith is meeting with someone who can help you seek answers to your questions. We highly encourage meeting with a Badger Catholic Peer Mentor.
2. With People Like You who want to know more
St. Paul’s offers a great number of small group bible studies that take place at different times of the week and at various locations throughout the campus. Contact the St. Paul’s small group coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Where Catholics get together and Share Their Stories
On Thursday nights at a gathering called Alpha Omega, the St. Paul’s student community gathers together in a large group to pray and share their stories. This is great way to hear how other students are living out their faith on campus.
4. Where you can Get Away, Get Quiet, and Get to Know the Faith
A great way to get to meet people of faith and to explore what it means to be a Christian is to go on a retreat. Two retreats that we recommend is the SPK RETREAT and the WINTER RETREAT.