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CSA Warriors Hold Weekly Mass at CSU Stanislaus

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CSA members often go hiking together to bond with each other. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Soares)

Video By Veronica Sexton

CSA is a Catholic Student Association at CSU Stanislaus. This young adult group practices their faith through weekly fellowship services, where they come together to reflect, pray, and learn from one another. 
Nathan Soares (Junior, Biological Sciences) shared his experience before becoming a member himself. 
“I decided to show up to their kickoff last year and I saw a lot of people having fun. I was caught off guard because usually when you think of a Catholic event you might think–oh it’s learning or disciplinary. But they were genuinely having a good time and I wanted that,” said Soares. 
CSA has a variety of events that are held for students, some of which include Bible Studies, Mass on Campus, and Social Nights. 
Soares explained that he wants more advocacy for groups such as CSA. 
“Our number one goal for next semester is to get a booth on campus during Warrior Wednesday, or throughout the week to just have a table. I want to make sure we have that,” said Soares. 
The events that CSA hosts are constantly updated on their social media pages, specifically Instagram. 
Bible Studies take place every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30p.m. in the Student Center. Women meet in room 104 and men meet in room 105. 
Mass on Campus is held every Wednesday at 1p.m. in the Student Center room 103. 

CSA members encourage students to grow their relationship with their faith, providing the convenience of receiving the Eucharist on campus. 
“God has called us to not be alone but to be together and to do life together. This is a place where young adults can do just that,” said Clarissa Rosales-Guerrero (Senior, Child Development).
“Without a doubt, it’s guaranteed, that people can find someone who has the same personality or the same hobbies because of how diverse our group is,” said Soares. 
On Sunday, November 19th, CSA hosted a Friendsgiving Potluck, which created a welcoming atmosphere for past, current, and new attendees. 
“Being a CSA member means community to me. It’s always been the biggest thing–just being able to gather. We all want to grow in our Catholic faith and the best part of it has been the friendships,” said Jessica DeLira (Senior, Child Development) who attended the event. 
“It’s cliche but it’s the truth. I probably spend more time here than in my own home. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Soares.

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CSA Warriors Hold Weekly Mass at CSU Stanislaus