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leading retreats, Bible studies, Catholic center board member, etc. Qualities Seeking Interviews will consist of in-depth conversations about these leadership experiences, looking for examples of behaviors embodying these qualities. Faithfulness– Are you faithful to the teachings of the Jesus and His Church? Do you have a fidelity to personal prayer and the pursuit of holiness? Zeal for Souls– Do you desire to share Christ with others? How have you shown this? Team Player– How would you be as a live-in, work-with teammate? How do you respond to conflict? Teachability — How do you respond to direction and authority? What kind of leadership or management style helps you to best perform? Leadership — How would you describe your leadership style? To what degree are you a self-starter? Professionalism — Do you practice excellence in the workplace through punctuality, organization, communication, etc.? Indomitability (perseverance) — How do you respond to failures, defeat and frustration? New Staff Training (NST) NST is designed to form missionaries in the image of Christ who will go on as faithful Catholics to spiritually multiply. Through human, spiritual, intellectual and apostolic formation, this five-week in-depth training aims to help missionaries develop the character, spiritual life, knowledge and skills to fulfill the mission of FOCUS. Ongoing training continues throughout the year. Please see attached document for more details. Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) In 2011, FOCUS expanded its training and formation of team directors and leaders. The Leadership Development Initiative, or LDI, was started as a world-class training program designed to raise up the next generation of leadership within FOCUS. It has been derived from the servant-leadership teachings of the Catholic Church and incorporates best practices from the world of leadership in the fields of education, communication, psychology and business. The Big Three: Chastity, Sobriety and Excellence As an organization that seeks to bring Jesus Christ to the university students of the current day, FOCUS missionaries live and emphasize the three virtues of chastity, sobriety and excellence. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Cor 6:19-20) “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit…” (Eph 5:18) These virtues are sometimes referred to by members of FOCUS as the “Big Three.” Chastity refers to sexual abstinence outside of marriage and an overall commitment to purity of mind, body and heart. Sobriety refers to refraining from using alcohol if under age or if forbidden by school policy and using alcohol with moderation when of age. Excellence refers to striving for personal excellence in academics and in personal and professional responsibilities. While these virtues are certainly not above other virtues in the Christian life, these are three virtues which are frequently attacked on today’s university and college campuses. Conversely, when a student makes a commitment to chastity, sobriety and excellence, they rise above the culture and can radiate Christ in a very tangible and countercultural way. FOCUS missionaries and student leaders (those who will lead Bible studies and disciple other students) freely make a commitment to chastity, sobriety and excellence, and they undertake accountability with their discipler to live out that commitment.


7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER Mass Schedule Saturday Sunday

Sacraments 4:30 P.M. 9:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M. * 5:00 P.M.

* During the academic year only

Daily Mass: Tuesdays Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

6:00 P.M. 12:00 P.M.

Please contact our Parish Office for any changes in the Daily Mass schedule.

*Also note: No 5 P.M. Mass during USC Recess.

Today’s 2nd Collection is for the Catholic Communications Fund. ST. THOMAS MORE PARISH The Catholic Student Chapel and Center at the University of South Carolina 1610 Greene Street • Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: 803.799.5870 • Fax: 803.765.0800 Visit our Website:

PARISH STAFF Reverend Marcin Zahuta - MDiv, M.A.,S.T.L.-Pastor E-mail: Deacon Stephen Brown - Religious Education E-mail: Donna Schaffer, D.M.A. -Director of Music & Youth Ministry

E-mail: PamScott - Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper

Reconciliation (Confessions) ~ Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 P.M.* ~ Saturdays, 3:30 P.M. until 4:20 P.M. ~ Also, immediately before & after all Masses when scheduled in advance ~ By Appointment Baptism: Baptismal preparation will be held on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Register in advance with Deacon Steve Brown. Confirmation High School: Contact Deacon Steve Brown. College or Older: Contact Father Marcin. Religious Education 10:00 A.M. Sundays: First Communion and Confirmation Other grades per published dates, see website. Matrimony / Matrimony Preparation Our Diocese requires instruction and preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony begin at least six months before the wedding. Please contact Fr. Marcin directly. Communion for the Sick in the Parish Contact Fr. Marcin or our Office and we will make arrangements for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion at home or area hospitals.



Jòzef Zahuta †

SUNDAY 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.

People of STM Taduesz Zahuta †

5:00 P.M.

No Mass


Training and Interview Process Response to Mary Wright Diocese of Charleston FOCUS seeks to hire young leaders who have a zeal for souls and are coachable. We then require a 57 week “onboarding� or training process beginning over the summer with five weeks at New Staff Training, continuing throughout the academic year in the field and concluding with five additional weeks of training at New Staff Training.

FOCUS Interview Process All applicants are required to share their 3-5 minute testimony in a small group highlighting the following three elements: What was your life before Jesus? How did you meet Jesus (this does not have to be a lightning bolt moment)? How does the gospel shapes your life now? Applicants then participate in several interviews focusing on personal, professional, and ministry experiences. We ask applicants to think about 3 - 4 professional or leadership experiences that they have had in school, work, internships, clubs, fraternities, etc. At least one of these experiences must be ministry specific, such as