Welcome to Boiler Catholics!
Empowered by the Spirit, Boiler Catholics strives to promote an active Catholic lifestyle for students at Purdue University.
By actively living the gospel, students of Boiler Catholics are committed to building our faith community, sharing our faith, strengthening our Christian conscience, working for justice, and facilitating the personal development of leaders for the future.
In order to fulfill our mission we strive to:
- Foster a sense of fellowship by encouraging participation in ministry and activities
- Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and deepening the understanding of God’s word, including its application through social justice
- Provide a link between Purdue student parishioners and resident parishioners
- Offer opportunities for community service
- And facilitate an on-going integration of faith in our daily life
We call our membership to carry out its commitment in a respectful and joyful manner, consistent with the Gospel, seeking to be a visible, active and welcoming organization for all students.
Meet the Officers of Boiler Catholics
PCS President | firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Management & Marketing, Junior
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: By some prompting of the Holy Spirit I’m sure, I began to go to Daily Mass during Lent my freshman year. The beginning of my sophomore year, I went to a PCS Socials event not knowing a soul, and one of the upper classmen approached me and introduced himself (my first St Tom’s friend!). From there, I began to spend more time at St Tom’s and was invited to join an Ignite group. I fell in love with this community and am now doing my best to serve it.
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”
Bio: I am from Mishawaka, IN, which is a smaller town adjacent to South Bend, so I usually have to tell people that I am from South Bend. I’m the youngest of six kids and have 2 nieces and 3 nephews (with 2 more on the way!). I went to a small Christian high school called Trinity School at Greenlawn, where I played goalie for the varsity soccer team, participated in the Mock Trial program, and sang in the Chamber Choir and Men’s Choir. I’m probably best known for having an extensive knowledge of useless information and rather obscure movie references (I often watch Jeopardy! On Netflix just for fun), and for being one of the only individuals under the age of 57 who regularly does the newspaper crosswords.
Things that I am a big fan of: The Lion King, Star Wars, Country Music, It’s A Wonderful Life, making announcements, fix-it projects, trampolines, and Clint Eastwood.
PCS Vice President and Treasurer | email@example.com
Major: Construction Management Technology, Sophomore
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: I originally went on New Student Overnighter (NSO) my freshman year and got signed up for just about every intramural that I could. From there, I was selected as the NSO Coordinator for this past 2019 year. I got involved heavily in that ministry, and went to just about every Wednesday night mass second semester and from there it all fell into my schedule.
Favorite Bible Verse: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10).
Bio: I was born in Lebanon, Indiana where I lived for a while until I moved to West Lafayette (so yes that does make me a townie). I went to Harrison High School in town, and then got involved in many things. I swam all four years in high school as well as all four years I was in the marching band and did concert band.
I am 1 of 5 kids. My last name (Moser) is an acronym for all the children in my family, in age order. (Maebel, Oliver, Sherman, Edith and Ruth).
At Purdue, I got heavily involved in intramurals, doing anything from every form of soccer to water polo and volleyball. I am an avid sports fan. I love football and basketball, so if you ever want to talk Purdue sports just lmk, and I’d love to tell you how good our football/basketball team will be next season. Key word next season ?
PCS Secretary | firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Supply Chain, Information, and Analytics, Junior
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: I first got involved at St. Tom’s by going to Sunday Mass and then the Boiler Awakening retreat my freshman year. Since then, I have become involved in the St. Tom’s music ministries, staffing Boiler Awakening and New Student Overnighter, Ignite bible studies, teaching religious ed classes, and PCS Sports!
Favorite Bible Verse: “God is within her, she will not fall.” (Psalm 46:5)
Bio: I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where I lived with my two siblings and our parents until coming to Purdue. In my free time, I love to sing (shoutout to the St. Tom’s choirs!), play volleyball, hang out with friends, research theology, listen to music, and kick butt at card games. I came to Purdue in hopes of finding an academic home at Krannert, and I was graced with discovering my spiritual home at St. Tom’s. As PCS secretary, I hope to help you find your home here too through the PCS community and incredible ministries we are so blessed to have! The relationships that form in our faith community are so special to me and I cherish all of the stories that come from them. I’d absolutely love to hear about your journey and learn how to best walk with you towards our ultimate Home. Let me know if you‘d ever like to chat!
Boiler Catholics Intern | email@example.com
Major: Human Services, Senior
How I got involved at St. Tom’s: I was blessed to jump right into everything that St. Tom’s had to offer as a freshman, with the encouragement of my older brothers and two sister-in-laws who were also very active in ministries in their time here at Purdue. Some of my favorite ministries from my freshman year included attending New Student Overnighter, Spring Break Mission trips, Ignite, Boiler Catholic Seminars, Boiler Awakening, teaching Religious Education and playing on several Intramural teams with other fellow Boiler Catholics. Once I dipped my toes in, I had to cannonball into everything that St. Tom’s could offer and haven’t looked back since!
Favorite Bible Verse: “Arise, shine, for your light has come.” Isaiah 60:1
Bio: I’m a small-town girl that grew up on a hobby farm right outside of Fort Wayne with my four older brothers and two younger sisters where we were kept very busy raising cows, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks, rabbits, llamas, dogs, cats, and honeybees. We spent most of our summers outside preparing to show projects at the county fair and most of our winters inside studying our homeschool curriculum which certainly was a load of fun! I was active in the Lifeteen youth program and choir at my home parishes which sent me on the right track to join the fun at St. Tom’s. My life is so much better with the absolute cutest nephew and niece in it so if you ever need an overload of cute baby pictures, I’m your gal!
Now that I’ve journeyed to the Black and Gold capitol, you can find me studying and hanging out at St Tom’s, heel-clicking in absurd places, working at either of my two jobs as a chiropractic assistant or at Starbucks as a barista, cracking dad jokes or looking to find the very best place to watch a sunset on campus. I’m delighted to meet new friends, so please say hi and introduce yourself when you see me on campus!