One Front Door to Rich Life in Christ

Here at the University of Minnesota we are blessed to nurture a close relationship with Catholic Students United. The approach to this relationship is that we would be "one front door" for students on-campus to encounter Christ. 

The community comes together very often and has something to offer everyone. Every week we host a Gopher Catholic Night, there are bi-weekly service projects, free lunches on Wednesdays for parishioners and students, Men's and Women's nights, as well as organic and spontaneous events that bring the community together. 

We kicked off this semester with Spring Leadership day where student leaders and staff came together to discuss our goals and vision for the semester. This day was filled with rich conversation surrounding how we can best welcome new students into our community. 

 Student leaders, SPO staff and Brotherhood of Hope Brothers gathered at leadership day this January.

Student leaders, SPO staff and Brotherhood of Hope Brothers gathered at leadership day this January.

Each Tuesday night at 7:30 in the Whole of Coffman Memorial Union we host our weekly Gopher Catholic Night (GCN)! This is the main weekly event we have for any student to be able to join us and be a part of our one Catholic Spiritual Family!

t our GCN we aim to build strong community among students in a fun and engaging Catholic environment through various activities, prayer, praise and worship, and talks that are relevant to college students.

As SPO missionaries we help student leaders organize and put on these Gopher Catholic Nights. This is not only a great night for the students that come to GCN, but it also helps teach our student leaders how to lead their peers closer to Christ and build a great community.

 Carl Swanson, a Senior at the U of M, gives an exhortation at our weekly Gopher Catholic Night.

Carl Swanson, a Senior at the U of M, gives an exhortation at our weekly Gopher Catholic Night.