Friday, September 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT

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St. John's Catholic Newman Center 
604 East Armory Ave
Champaign, IL 61820

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Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck 

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Catholic Illini Koinonia Weekend
September 28-30, 2018 (NFK 137) 

Join us on the September Koinonia Weekend, September 28-30!

This 2-night weekend away invites you to take a break from campus life and discover peace of mind, freedom of heart, and an amazing community of love and friendship. 

By the end of the weekend you'll leave with:
  • a toolkit to: get through campus life's ups & downs, find peace, and manage stressful times, 
  • authentic, meaningful friendships that often last a lifetime,
  • a joyful community ready to support you
  • a new experience of God's love for you and the peace and joy found within our faith.
This weekend is for you if:
  • you are searching for authentic friendships or a community where you belong 
  • you feel like the semester hasn't gotten off the ground the way you wanted it to, or just feel like you're stuck in a rut 
  • you're just beginning to explore your faith, or are wondering how faith can fit into your college experience
  • you want to learn (or relearn!) the basics of the faith.

The weekend begins at 4PM Friday and concludes Sunday morning. Transportation, meals, and lodging provided. Alternate transporation is available for those with late classes on Friday.

Scholarships are available for University of Illinois students with financial need. Please contact Fr. Chase at FrChase@sjcnc.org for more information.

"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpresible and glorious joy."

1 Peter 1:8