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New Catholic University Club in Long Island

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A Catholic student club called Catholic Club has been created at Suffolk Community College (Campus Grant) in Brentwood, Long Island, New York. This university is five minutes from our parish of St. Luke’s.

The club has been founded to promote leadership in the Catholic faith among university students. The Club has been established by the initiative of Joseph Mendoza, son of our sister Juana Mendoza. At the request of Joseph, the college authorized Joseph and his friends to set up an informational table on the day in which traditionally all Clubs are authorized to present their identity to disseminate their activities. The table collected 30 entries, 11 of them students (5 men and 6 women). The Club began its activities immediately with weekly meetings in the Library until November 1, the date on which the official approval was received and a place was granted as the Club’s permanent headquarters.

After the approval, we had the visit of our sister, Elaine Schenk, Provincial Superior of US, and the first event that was organized in the university was “The Visit of the Three Wise Men”. The activity was held in the university cafeteria, during the festival called Winter Fest, organized by the Club Activities Board and Student Life. The Kings distributed candies among the more than 100 students who congregated there. A week later we had the great joy of seeing with surprise the photo of the Magi with their pages on the front page of the student newspaper of the university.