How time flies! Just about three years ago I entered this building. I remember the mixed feelings which engulfed me in attendance of my first Mass there. The emotions of loss from having left my homeland, to the joyful ones for being able to celebrate the Eucharist after two weeks of arriving in the U.S. were both strongly flowing through my heart.
Did I know that the Midwestern State University Catholic Campus Center would mean anything to me at that time? I had no clue whether I would have remained there, but I knew that it was the closest thing to Church for me. So I kept going.
Today, I am one of them – a CCC-er as we say. Though my time is not half as long as the existence of this facility, my appreciation for its existence is grand. The fact that it has been home to me, in more ways than one gives me that sense of gratitude. Continue reading