Cal State Long Beach Newman Club

Cal State Long Beach Newman Club

Part of Sister Valerie Marie Roxburgh’s ministry as Director of Vocation Discernment & Young Adult Outreach for the Sisters of Notre Dame in California is creating opportunities for young adults to explore the Catholic faith. She and the other Sisters of Notre Dame who reside at Providence House in Long Beach, Calif. are involved with young adult ministry programs including the California State University Long Beach Catholic Newman Club. At the CSULB Newman Club Thanksgiving dinner, current students and alumni brought homemade dishes to share.

“Two years ago we hosted the dinner at Providence House” said Sister Mary Kathleen Burns “The group was so big that we needed to move it elsewhere.” The group relocated to the Novitiate House of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, near Saint Maria Goretti Church in Long Beach. The Novitiate House boasts an outdoor patio with a foosball and a pool table, which the Newman Club members enjoyed during the evening.

The evening concluded with prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Sister Valerie Marie organizes retreats and spiritual experiences where young adults can find out more about religious life. The following is a list of upcoming events in California. For more information contact Sister Valerie Marie at

TODAY’S CATHOLIC SISTERS – Who They Are. Why We Need Them. Saturday, January 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary’s University (Rose Hills Auditorium, Doheny Campus).

ONE LIFE LA – A pro-life walk on Saturday, January 23, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Los Angeles (family-friendly picnic, music, entertainment, food trucks, exhibits).

DISCERNMENT DEEP DIVE – A discernment retreat on Saturday, February 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Center in Orange.

Visit their website at for more information on weekend retreats, service, faith formation and fellowship for young adults.