Hello St. Mary Parishioners and Wartburg College Students,
My name is Peter Brennan and I was elected as (Wartburg) Catholic Knights President for the following school year. Along with the rest of the executive team, I am really looking forward to growing Catholic Knights and becoming closer with St. Mary Church and the parishioners.
First, I would like to take the time to tell you a little about myself. I will be a junior this year at Wartburg College and I am a biology major currently on the pre-med track. I am from Indianola, Iowa, and have lived there all my life. I became really involved in my faith when I was a teenager. My home parish had an incredible youth group called St. Thomas Aquinas Teens or STAT. Through STAT, I have made life-long friends, found a passion for service, and have begun to finally understand the importance of faith in my own life. Every year, we went on a week long mission trip across the nation. I attended seven of them and they have truly changed my life. It is there that I have found the incredible relationship students can make when they share their faith.
I would now like to take the time to personally welcome and invite all incoming freshman both to Wartburg and to join Catholic Knights. I would also like to welcome back all current members. For those of you who do not know, Catholic Knights is a Wartburg College affiliated organization which allows a place for people to connect under Catholicism while attending Mass together and carrying out service. This year, our specific goal is to increase our number of members and create a lasting relationship not only between each other, but also with our new parish located here in Waverly. For this reason, we will provide a shuttle to Mass and every third week we will help carry out Mass here at St. Mary. We will also hold several service opportunities for the community throughout the school year.
I truly look forward to getting to know you all as we get closer together under God. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the following school year or Catholic Knights.
Have a great year and GO KNIGHTS!!!