Adoration, confession, and worship for busy college students

Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton to provide faith-filled opportunities on secular campus

Ash Wednesday mass on the CSUF campus. (photo: Allyson Escobar)

For many college students, making time for God can be tough, especially during Lent.

But the Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton hopes to provide faith-filled opportunities among both students and alumni. With Masses, opportunities for Holy Confession, Adoration, Bible studies, discernment groups, and formation series happening weekly on campus, there’s something that fits every busy schedule.

“What is deeply profound in the growth of Titan Catholic, as a community of faith, is that one would find in company of these Catholic students the genuine desire to build a deep, heart-to-heart relationship with Christ,” shared Fr. Mark Cruz, the club’s chaplain.

At the start of Lent, Titan Catholic offered three Ash Wednesday masses on campus for students and faculty to receive their ashes. Over 40 people were in attendance for the midday Mass, held outside on the lawn outside of the university gym and Titan Student Union.

The club currently has five student officers and several missionaries from the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS.

At the large monthly gathering on March 7, over 40 young adults gathered in the student union for socializing and free In-N-Out burgers, followed by a Lenten message and Holy Hour and Adoration. Four priests from around the diocese were also invited to hear confessions from students. 

The evening speaker was Brock Martin, West Regional leader of FOCUS (and the son of FOCUS founder, Curtin Martin), who came to visit Fullerton from Denver. “As humans, we are created for relationship. Friendship is the vehicle where we could become what we are meant to be,” shared Martin. “Authentic friendship of Catholic young adults can and is changing the world.”

Full story at Orange County Catholic.

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  1. Catholics have every right to worship openly in the US. I believe it is commendable that the students have an organization to support their faith. However, the United States is not a theocracy. Under the First Amendment, it is questionable whether a religious group has a right to worship on publicly owned property, such as a State University. To avoid this issue, organizations such as this, worship openly on PRIVATE property.

  2. Frendinado Ortega says:

    The Guitara is out of place

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