We have hundreds of students here for our first session of Welcome Weekend, our new student retreat. Last year we had 224 retreaters come in addition to almost 200 student staffers, this made for a jammed-packed activity center. We expect between 300-350 retreaters this year, after splitting into two different sessions of Welcome Weekend - one starting today (Tuesday) and going through tomorrow and the second one on Fri-Sat.
I ask you all to pray for our new students. College is a time of losing your faith for most Christians, including Catholics. About 80% of active Christians who were active in their faith in high school will stop practicing their faith by the time they graduate college. This is a scary and we need all the prayers you can offer.
Also, if you are a new student, it isn't too late to sign up for the Fri-Sat retreat!