College of Arts & Sciences
Department  of Catholic Studies
Catholic Studies Club (CAST) Mission

The mission of the Catholic Studies Club is to support the program of Catholic Studies at the university by intellectual, spiritual, social, and service activities. The program of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University and its purpose is to create a bridge between the study of Catholicism and all the other disciplines and professions taught at the university. Thus, it seeks to link literature and faith, business and spirituality, nursing and religion. Because Catholic faith recognizes a natural desire in all people for beauty, goodness, truth – all synonyms for God – the program in Catholic Studies seeks to explore all the ways in which this desire can be discerned in the various disciplines and professions. In the words of the first-century martyr, Saint Justin, the program in Catholic Studies seeks to recognize “the seeds of God’s Word” scattered through the universe. CAST’s main priorities are to focus on the academic, spiritual, service, and social aspects of student life.

CAST Present Activities

Night Prayer
Join fellow students and community priests for Night Prayer every Monday through Thursday at 10 PM in Msgr. Liddy's Room on the Fifth Floor of Xavier Hall.

Arcadia: A Student Journal for Faith and Culture
Interested in writing, photography, or art? If you are, then think about contributing or being part of the staff that brings the annual issue of Arcadia to campus. For more information about Arcadia, click here.

CAST Past Activities
Fall 2008 - 2009

September 19th – 21st, 2008
Long Beach Island Reunion
Join CAST current students and alumni for a weekend down the shore focused on finding peace amidst the busy semester through experiencing God’s presence in nature and reuniting with our friends.
October 16, 2008
Arcadia Coffeehouse Social
Come celebrate the publishing of our latest Arcadia!  Join us in the Pirate’s Cove from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM for poetry readings, excerpts from the Fall 2008 Arcadia, art displays, and more. Refreshments will be served and all are invited!
November 1, 2008
“Hallowed History”
Spend All Saint’s Day touring Newark’s grand Victorian cemeteries, Holy Sepulchre and Mount Pleasant with Professor Thomas Rzeznik, historian and specialist in the history of the Catholic community. The trip will conclude with a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, a spectacular French Gothic gem. The group will meet in front of the Bishop Dougherty University Center at 10 AM. Car transportation will be arranged. For more information, please contact Professor Rzeznik at 
Contact Us

Department of Catholic Studies
(973) 275-2808
Walsh Library Rm. 428

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