This Week at Newman for May 6

Finals Week! Students, continue to study hard and remember that a great study break is Daily Mass at 5:15 PM every day. Congrats to all of the Seniors and Grad students who are graduating, and for those who are leaving Tucson for the summer, have a safe trip and a great summer!

Events This Week:

Candlelight Mass
Wednesday, May 9 at 8 PM

Since this week is finals week, we will have only the Candlelight Mass instead of the normal full Emmaus. Come and join us for this unique Mass!

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 Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit” This will take place in the Newman Center classroom, and there will be a discussion following each video.

Thinking with the Popes: “Redeemer of Man”
Thursdays at 4 PM

Join other Undergraduate students as they study “Redeemer of Man (Redemptor Hominis)” by Pope John Paul II in a group led by Fr. Jacek Buda, O.P. Come if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith!

Upcoming Events:

Summer and Fall Parking Permits
Until May 11

Applications for Summer and Fall 2012 Newman Center parking permits are being accepted through Friday, May 11. Summer permits are $35 for each session (pre-session, Session 1, and Session 2) or $100 for the entire summer. Fall permits are $100. You can also save money & purchase a yearly parking permit for $270.

“One Week Experience at the Monastery”
May 24-30

If you are a single woman 18 to 47 years old considering a vocation to religious life, you are invited to a “One Week Experience at the Monastery” hosted by the Benedictine Monastery on Country Club. It will be held at the Benedictine Monastery from May 24-30, and there is no cost for participation. For more information, contact Sr. Lupita Barajas at or at 520-325-6401. The deadline to register is May 15.

Diocese of Tucson Camp Kino
June 3 at 9 AM

All men ages 16 and older are invited to a day-long retreat at Picture Rocks Retreat Center, June 3 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Full scholarships are available for the first 30 participants, otherwise the cost is $35. For more information, contact the Diocese of Tucson’s Vocations Office at 520-838-2531 or email

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“An hour of study, for the modern apostle, is an hour of prayer. If you are to serve God with your mind, to study is a grave obligation for you.” – St. Josemaría Escrivá

Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Ministry Intern

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