Catholic Student Association Grows in Community – The Lion’s Roar
The Catholic Students’ Association is an official campus organization that enables students to form friendships and grow in their faith together. The organization has gained new members each semester and is open to all Southeastern students.
According to Chris Arroyo, vice president of CSA, the organization “aims to create a community where students can come together in fellowship while deepening with Christ.”
The organization grows steadily each semester as new students arrive at Southeastern.
The CSA hosts many meetings and events that allow students and other members to bond. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. for everyone at the St. Albert Catholic Student Center. The men’s group, known as the Frontline, meets weekly on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm, as does the women’s group at 6:30 pm. Topics vary weekly.
Student members appreciate the atmosphere created by the organization.
Tyler Miller, freshman nursing and CSA member, said: “I love the home environment that CSA creates and the way it gives me a place to talk with people who share something. very special to me. ”
During these meetings, CSA officers conduct conversations with members or invite guest speakers to encourage and strengthen members in their faith. The organization also organizes several types of activities such as parties, game nights, messy games, religious activities or other types of social activities enjoyed by all.
Since CSA is an official campus organization, they participate in campus activities such as homecoming events and tailgates. When there are events that involve organizations with kiosks and tables, the CSA will likely be there as well.
The CSA also holds an eagerly awaited retreat each semester, officially known as Lion Awakening, held at the St. Albert Catholic Student Center.
While the complications from Hurricane Ida impacted the progress of many projects around campus, CSA continued to operate without too much disruption.
Taylor Bougere, Campus Minister and CSA alumnus, said: “This semester has been a very fruitful and calming time for CSA. Even with the hurricane and the continued COVID restrictions, many new students have come and are building a very strong, firm and cohesive community here in St. Albert.
According to Bougere, CSA has performed very well this semester and has seen a lot of progress. Arroyo said, “We hope to continue to attract more people to our meetings and further develop our CSA community. ”
Leaders have worked diligently to ensure that the organization will run smoothly for all of its new members and those who remain.
All members appreciate the meetings the organization organizes and the atmosphere it creates.
CSA Member Kacie Edson said, “My favorite part of CSA is the community and how everyone can be themselves. The organization gained many new members in its community this semester.
More information about this organization can be found on their Instagram @slucatholics.