Vacation Christianity


Time to get away from it all! Well, maybe not everything. Some of us have been laboring at our summer semester studies, others at our summer jobs. Some have been laboring on a nice iced drink while on a  summer getaway. No matter what kind of summer

Lost Causes

For 8 years I worked in the construction industry as a fire sprinkler fitter.  During that time I interacted on a day to day basis with a rough group of men.  It would almost seem that the industry and men working in it produced not only new

I Was Impacted by the Discovery Study

Discovery Faith Study

My name is Shantelle Medel and I am a third year student studying health science at SFU. When I arrived at university, I wasn’t happy with anything. My relationships and the way I approached school and life was very far from God and did not bring me

The Original X-man

St. FX

Today, December 3rd, is the feast day of St Francis Xavier. St Francis is one of the patrons of missions and is a special saint for CCO Staff.  We really share a common heart in many ways! While at university in Paris, St Francis met St Ignatius

CCO at the University of Ottawa

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We challenge students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith, with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world. CCO was founded at the  University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,

Abandonment: Abraham's Challenging Example

The story of Abraham has been on my heart and mind this last week, and was the focus of our Recent Staff Retreat. It’s worth a read: Gen. 12-22 is the core of the story, culminating in the story of Abraham and Isaac in ch.22. Each of

Who's First?: The Five Tenets

CCO was founded on five tenets, powerful truths about our specific charism as revealed by the Holy Spirit in the early years of the movement. Over the years, these essential tenets have been used to direct our ministry and form our missionary calls. 1) CCO is an

Who's First?

My motivation to start CCO did not only come in response to a need on university campuses; rather it came from God’s clear call. CCO is God’s vision for how His work can be fulfilled on university campuses. What is that vision? It has always been and

Adding the Welcome Mat

During my Christmas holidays I decided to attenda national conference called Rise Up. This conference is put on annually by Catholic Christian Outreach, a university movement across Canada, and this past year’s conference was held in Montreal with around 600 university students in attendance. At first I

An Invitation: Philip and Nathanial

“The next day he [Jesus] decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote