This Week at Newman for October 21

Hello everyone, it’s great to start the week off after a win again from our football team! Keep praying for a greater respect for all human life during Respect Life Month!

Events this Week:

Baby Blanket Making
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 PM
October is Pro-Life Month at the Newman Center! Come a few minutes early to help make knot blankets for newborns at Maggie’s Place, a Catholic center that provides dignified hospitality for expecting mothers.

20 Hour Adoration for Life
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 PM
Since the month of October is Respect Life Month, one of the ways that we are observing this time for a greater respect for all human life from natural conception to natural death is through prayer. Following the Wednesday Night Student Mass at 9 PM, we will expose the Blessed Sacrament in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel continuously throughout the night and day until 5:15 PM on Thursday. We need at least one person with the Blessed Sacrament the entire time, so sign-ups are in the back of the church. Everyone is welcome to stop by whenever to pray for this intention of the Sanctity of Life. The prayer schedule during this time is as follows: Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) – 12 AM, Rosary (Luminous Mysteries) – 3 AM, Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries) – 6 AM, Morning Prayer – 7:30 AM, Rosary (Glorious Mysteries) – 9 AM, Midday Prayer – 12 PM, Chaplet of Divine Mercy – 3 PM, Evening Prayer – 5 PM.

Social Justice Movie Night: “Bella”
Thursday, October 25 at 6 PM
Come join your fellow friends and Social Justice Team for our Respect Life Month Movie: “Bella”! “Bella” is about an international soccer star whose career abruptly ends while a struggling New York City waitress’s world is turned upside down. A simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day to an unforgettable experience. Also enjoy popcorn, Newmanade (lemonade), and homemade baked goods from your Social Justice Team.

St. Albert the Great Science, Faith, and Spirituality Sessions
Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 PM
The St. Albert Science, Faith and Spirituality Series will continue this coming Thursday evening, October 25, at 7:30 in the Newman Chapel with a brief presentation followed by questions and a discussion on: Science, evolution, and what is it that makes us human beings special — “made in the image and likeness of God.” Come and explore this important and fascinating subject with us.

Football Game Tailgate Party
Saturday, October 27 at 9 AM
Come to the Newman Center for free food (this week we’ll have breakfast food) and a good time before our football team takes on USC. The game starts at 12:30 PM this weekend, so we’re having a morning tailgate! The Newman Center is the place to get ready and excited for the game!

Volunteer for YouthFest
Saturday, October 27 at 12 PM
Youthfest is the Diocese of Tucson’s yearly gathering for high school and middle school students, this year featuring Catholic speaker Chris Padgett. There are workshops throughout the day, and it concludes with Mass with the Bishop, usually around 4 PM. If you are an undergraduate, they need volunteers, especially with the inflatables, so it’s a great way to help…and get free food! If you are interested, email me back and let me know.

Free Sustaining Board Dinner
Sunday, October 28 at 6 PM
Students, after the 5 PM Mass join us downstairs in Green Hall for a free dinner!

Weekly Events:

Daily Mass
Monday – Friday at 5:15 PM
You can go to Mass every day! I want to encourage all of you to come to Daily Mass whenever you can as a way to deepen your spirituality and relationship with God, so that Mass doesn’t become a Sunday obligation but a way to grow closer to God. In addition, you may always join us for Morning Prayer at 7:30 AM and Evening Prayer at 5 PM (right before Mass).

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 Sr. Angelica at

Pope Benedict XVI Reading Group
Mondays at 7:30 PM
All Graduate Students and Young Adults (ages 22-35) are invited to the Pope Benedict XVI Reading Group with Fr. Jacek Buda, OP. During each meeting, you’ll read a portion of Pope Benedict XVI’s book Introduction to Christianity and discuss. It is a great way to learn more about the Catholic faith!

Eucharistic Adoration
Mondays at 9 PM
We invite you for a time of quiet prayer during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Monday night in the Newman Center Chapel.

RCIA Inquiry
Tuesdays at 7 PM
We invite anyone who is interested in becoming Catholic and anyone who is not Catholic but interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. We will meet in the Newman Center library. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Donald at

Wednesday Student Mass
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Every Wednesday night we invite all students to our Wednesday Student Mass! At 7:30, we begin with a time of praise and worship to prepare our hearts as we transition into Mass. The Mass is unique since it features a discussion homily. After Mass, we always have different types of snacks and invite everyone to hang out.

Thinking with the Popes: Dives in Misericordia
Fridays at 6 PM
All undergrad students are invited as Fr. Jacek Buda, OP, leads a study of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical “Dives in Misericordia.” The encyclical is about Catholic Social Teaching, and encourages all to live out the faith with those principles. There will be no outside reading required, since it will be read through together.

Upcoming Events:

Holy Day of Obligation: All Saint’s Day
Thursday, November 1
On November 1, we celebrate All Saint’s Day, which is a Holy Day of Obligation, meaning we treat it as a Sunday and go to Mass! The Mass schedule for the day will be 8 AM, 12:15 PM, and 5:15 PM.

Dance Party!
Friday, November 2 at 9 PM
All students are invited to our “Dancing with the Saints” All-Saints/All-Souls Day costumed dance party! Bring your friends! The crazier the costume…the better. We’ll have a live DJ and snacks, so don’t miss it!

“But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child… Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion. ” – Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Minister

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