This Week at Newman for April 1

Hello everyone! Of special note is the Mass schedule this week, especially since there will be no Daily Mass on Monday and no evening Masses on Sunday. See below for more details, and have a great Holy Week!

Events This Week:

Buy Your Tickets to Spring Formal

Until Wednesday, April 11

Be sure to purchase your Spring Formal tickets this week! The theme is Casino Night, and it will be held on Friday, April 13 at Knights of Columbus Hall (601 South Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716) from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM. The prices are $15 for a single ticket and $20 for a family. Stop by the Newman Center front desk to get you tickets for the best social event of the year!

No Daily 5:15 PM Mass (Chrism Mass at the Cathedral)

Monday, April 2

Every year, the Diocese of Tucson has a Mass to bless the Chrism (Holy Oil) used in the Sacraments during Holy Week, and priests and parishioners from all over the Diocese attend the Mass. Because of this, the Newman Center will not have a 5:15 PM Daily Mass. We invite everyone to meet at the Newman Center at 5:00 PM to carpool over to the Cathedral.

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 8

Holy Thursday (April 5):
8:00 AM – Solemn Morning Prayer
7:30 PM – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
9:00 PM – Adoration at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord (April 6):
8:00 AM – Solemn Morning Prayer
12:00 PM – Stations of the Cross Across Campus (beginning at Old Main)
1:30-3 PM – Meditations on the 7 Last Words of Christ
7:30 PM – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday (April 7):
8:00 AM – Solemn Morning Prayer
7:30 PM – Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday (April 8):
8:30 AM – Mass
10:30 AM – Mass
No Evening Masses

Interested in Student Leadership at the Newman Center?

Until Wednesday, April 11

Are you an undergrad student who is involved, committed, and passionate about the Newman Center’s mission of being the presence of Jesus Christ on the campus of the University of Arizona? We invite you to become a part of one of our Campus Ministry Leadership Teams (CMLT) that serve the Newman Center through Community Building (Planning social events), On-Campus Outreach (tabling, promoting the Newman Center on campus), and Social Justice (planning team for Social Justice events). If you are interested, stop by the Newman Center front desk to fill out an interest form by April 11th. In addition, if you are currently a freshman and you are interested in helping welcome in-coming freshman to the Newman Center next fall, you can fill out an additional application. Detailed information will also be provided at the front desk.

Weekly Events:

Serve at Casa Maria Catholic Worker House

Mondays and Thursdays at 8:15 AM

Casa Maria is a Catholic Worker House that serves the poor and homeless in South Tucson. Only a few miles away, this community of workers provides members of the Newman Center with the opportunity to serve and grow in understanding of the mission of the Catholic Workers. If interested, meet us at the Newman Center at 8:15 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. If you have any questions, contact Matt Campbell at

Thinking with the Popes: “Introduction to Christianity”

Mondays at 7 PM

Join other Graduate students as they study “Introduction to Christianity” by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI in a group led by Fr. Jacek Buda, O.P. Come if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith!

Catholicism Series

Tuesdays at 7 PM

Every Tuesday night for 10 weeks, we will show a portion of the Catholicism video series by Fr. Robert Barron. The video that will be shown this week is “The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure.” This will take place in the Newman Center classroom, and there will be a discussion following each video.

Women’s Faith Sharing Night

Tuesdays at 7 PM

Join Sr. Elizabeth and other women for a scripture-based time of support, discussion, and reflection of topics focused on women’s issues in the Wildcat Lounge. This semester, they will be reading Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City by Fr. Bob Burns, O.P., a priest in residence at the Newman Center and a professor in Religious Studies at the U of A. All female student and permanent community members are welcome to come and grow together in our understanding of our Christian faith and our part in it.

Coffee with St. Mark

Wednesdays at 8 AM

Join Fr. Bart in a weekly Bible study focused on the Gospel of St. Mark! It is open to everyone, both permanent community and students. Coffee will be provided.


Wednesdays at 7 PM

Emmaus is our “mid-week retreat that lasts all semester,” and it’s named after the town in Luke 24 that two disciples were traveling towards when they encountered a stranger. As they were walking with him, he revealed scripture to them, and in the breaking of the bread, they recognized him as the risen Jesus. Emmaus begins with praise and worship, and then we have either a student or guest speaker. This week, we will dive into what it means for us to dive into the mystery of the Paschal Triduum. We usually have time for reflection and then more worship that transitions us into the Candlelight Mass at 8 PM. The Candlelight Mass is unique since it features a discussion homily, where everyone has a chance to share on the Gospel. Come and worship with us!

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“But he was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity. He bore the punishment that makes us whole, by his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5

Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Ministry Intern

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