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Welcome Purdue Catholic Students!
Empowered by the Spirit, Purdue Catholic Students strives to promote an active Catholic lifestyle for students at Purdue University.
By actively living the gospel, Purdue Catholic Students is committed to building our faith community, sharing our faith, strengthening our Christian conscience, working for justice and facilitating the personal development of leaders for the future.
In order to fulfill our mission we strive to:
- Foster a sense of fellowship by encouraging participation in ministry and activities
- Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and deepening the understanding of God’s word, including its application through social justice
- Provide a link between Purdue student parishioners and resident parishioners
- Offer opportunities for community service
- And facilitate an on-going integration of faith in our daily life
We call our membership to carry out its commitment in a respectful and joyful manner, consistent with the Gospel, seeking to be a visible, active and welcoming organization for all students.
Meet our PCS Officers
PCS President | email@example.com
Major: Chemistry and Secondary Education, Junior
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: I went to a few of the callouts at the beginning of the year and ended up teaching Religious Education as well as playing on some PCS Sports teams. Since then I’ve also been a church mouse and have been involved in NSO and Boiler Awakening.
Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord is your strength!” Nehemiah 8:10
Bio: I hail from a small town called Batesville, IN, where many people know me for distance running, my involvement in musicals and my impeccable sense of humor (just kidding, more likely for involvement at my home parish!). At Purdue, I have stuck with the trend of sports as I love to play intramural sports and go on runs in my free time, and I stay in touch with my musical side by playing acoustic guitar or belting songs in the shower (and to keep my witty humor fresh, I write bios like these!). In the summer, I go by the alter-ego of “WOWZA” at a Catholic summer camp in Texas, where I get to do some of my favorite things in the world: hike in nature, play sand volleyball, hang out in a hammock, and share my faith. I hope to do these with the Catholics of Purdue this year and am excited for what my time as PCS President will bring!
PCS Vice President and Treasurer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Fermentation Minors, Junior
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: I heard about faith sharing/bible study groups called Ignite and started attending and there I met some friends who invited me to start coming to daily mass. From there it snowballed. I’m now involved in everything from PCS Sports to PCS Seminars.
Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).
Bio: I was born in Eden Prairie, Minnesota which my family promptly left for Carmel, Indiana. It was then that my love for circular traffic structures blossomed. I attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School, followed by Guerin Catholic High School where I was involved in 3 choirs, musicals, plays, soccer, swim, track, and pretty much anything else you can think of.
My interests include debating literally anything, reading a good book (any LoTR fans out there??), writing poetry, nerding out about chemistry, and hanging out with friends.
In short,if you’re looking for a friend to talk to/ hangout with or a recommendation of how to synthesize some lactones, I’m your guy!
PCS Secretary | email@example.com
Major: Chemical Engineering, Sophomore
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: I got involved here by going to Blockbuster weekend and New Student Overnighter. Between those, Mass, Sunday Night Dinner, PCS Sports, and Purdue Catholic Women I started to meet some amazing people here. St. Toms has really allowed me to start some awesome friendships and grow in faith in my short time here.
Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.”
– Romans 12:2
Bio: I am from Lees Summit, MO which is a suburb of Kansas City. I know the Kansas City thing is confusing so to clear it up, yes there is a Kansas City, MO and a Kansas City, KS. The Missouri side is the original, existed before Kansas was even a state, and is where you can find pretty much anything you think of when you think Kansas City. The Kansas side copied off of us and overall is much smaller. As someone who hails from KCMO, I take my BBQ seriously and am a huge Royals fan. Some of my hobbies are horseback riding (I’m on the Western Equestrian team), reading (when I have the time), and talking way too much instead of doing my homework. I am one of three kids, stuck between an older and younger brother. My older brother is much older, married, has a daughter, and a son on the way (so yes I am an aunt!). Additionally, I am a huge ice cream fan. Ice cream and a good conversation make me very happy, so if you ever need someone to talk to and eat ice cream with let me know!
PCS Intern | firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Psychological Sciences, Applied Exercise and Health, Senior
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I really started to get involved at St. Tom’s. After going on a spring break mission trip to Cuba with Fr. Patrick and other amazing Boiler Catholics, I dove into all the amazing opportunities this community offers – including Religious Education, Boiler Awakening, and PCS Sports.
Favorite Bible Verse: “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want” (Psalm 23)
Bio: I am from South Bend, IN. If you ever find yourself there, go to a pizza place called Rocco’s. I personally believe it makes the best pizza on the planet, but I have not tried every pizza on the planet so that is not an accurate representation. They have really good pizza though. My interests/hobbies include playing sports (all types, but my favorite is basketball), rewatching all of the Harry Potter films, quoting vines, and taking long walks on the beach. If you ever need someone to hoop with or want a recommendation for the best compilation of vines, hit me up!