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St. Francis De Sales Club and Friday Catholic Scripture Study

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2017) Permanent link   All Posts
Tousignant Photo Fourth class year is challenging because you are taking college courses, have sports, and military obligations you must fulfill. Everything can build up, and this can cause a significant amount of stress. My faith got me through my fourth class year. I was nervous coming out of Swab Summer that I would not find a group of people that I could relate with. I decided to sign up for St. Francis De Sales Club and Friday Catholic Scripture Study.


Joining these religious clubs has been one of the best choices I have made at the Academy. The missionaries encourage us to make time for God and give our stresses to Him. They have helped me realize that the little things I stress about from a day to day basis are not that important in the grand scheme of things. Last week, the missionaries pointed out that I can go about my day in two ways. I can either choose to look at my homework and obligations as a burden and just something I have to complete or I can enjoy learning and make the most of each thing I have to do. For example, we are required to go to a few football games during the school year. I can either choose to have fun at the football game and cheer the Bears on or I can complain the whole time about having to be there.


The Catholic missionaries provide a support group that one can lean on when class work gets difficult and life’s stresses pile up. They encourage others to take up our crosses and walk the path of Christ. The faith groups I belong to at the Academy have helped me to realize that there is no point to having negativity. I am going to have obligations no matter what; it is whether I have a positive or negative attitude about them that makes difference.


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