Catholic Society Committee 2018-2019

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The Catholic Society (CathSoc) is a Students’ Union society which exists for students of all faiths or none to offer friendship, support and hospitality to all as well as share their faith experiences, socialise and learn more about Catholicism. We organise prayer evenings, fellowship meals, high-profile speakers, discussion groups and socials.

Chris Bird
Position: President
Course: Theology
From: Great Kingsmill, near High Wycombe
I am a big lover of life, I enjoy a lot of things, music, friends, sport, laughter, and (even though some might be surprised) silence. Oh and God! I love God a lot as well.

Julia Rynkiewicz
Position: Secretary
Course: Midwifery
From: London

I enjoy “musicing”, baking, walking and playing board games [generally not at the same time]. 

Maura O’Sullivan
Publicity Officer
I’m often found playing the piano at Mass or trying to pretend I’m not a fourth year medic by doing road trips around the country (and trying to invite everyone to join me).

Alana Kearns
Position: Treasurer
Course: Music
From: Bradford
I enjoy playing cornet in band or drinking tea while binge watching Netflix in my ‘spare’ time.

Daniel Renwick
Position: First Year Rep
Course: Aerospace Engineering
From: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
I’m a convert who’s currently going through RCIA. I’m also a coffee lover, banjo player, and country music fanatic.

Daniel McLoone
Position: Social Secretary
Course: Theology and Religious studies
From: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
In short, my life is full of debating, singing, some of the best jokes you will ever hear, sleeping too much, eating too much and of course the meaning and purpose of all human existence!

Olivia Gardner
Position: Committee Officer
Course: Agriculture
From: Shepshed, near Loughborough
My course is on SB campus, but I’m always willing to chat (in a choice of English or Polish)! I enjoy reading, going for walks and being part of a community, balanced with quiet time (and some pre-disco Bee Gees music).

Joanna CallabyJoanna Callaby
Position: Committee Officer
Course: Maths
From: Ipswich, Suffolk
I love listening to praise and worship songs while working or relaxing, and really enjoy playing the flute in the music group at mass each Sunday.

Mass Times

Term Time and Holidays:
Sundays at 11am,
Great Hall, Trent Building

Term Time Only:
Tuesdays at 5pm,
Chapel, Portland Building

Fridays at 12.15pm,
Open Room, Xu Yafen Building
(formerly Amenities Building), Jubilee

First Monday of the Month at 1pm,
The Open Prayer Room, The Barn, Sutton Bonington



This blog is a forum for discussion of ideas from a faith-based perspective. The views expressed on it are those of the authors and cannot be held to represent those of the Diocese of Nottingham or the University of Nottingham Catholic Chaplaincy.