This Week at Newman for October 28

Hello everyone! We beat USC! Anyways, of special note this week is that Thursday is All Saints Day, meaning it’s a Holy Day of Obligation. As you go to Mass, don’t look at it as a day you have to go, but as a day you want to go because of the great feast day of All Saints! Be sure to pray for the intercession of all the Saints, and in particular for any patron Saint you might have. And remember, we are all called to be saints!

Events this Week:

Baby Blanket Making
Wednesday, October 31 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 31 at 9 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. This will be the last week for 20 Hour Adoration for Life, so come and pray with us!

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. The Masses on Wednesday will be Vigil Masses (5:15 PM and 7:30 PM), so they will count towards the Holy Day of Obligation as well.

Footprints of God
Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
Join us as we watch the documentary titled “Footprints of God” and have a discussion about important people of Christianity. It is a great way to learn more about the Catholic faith! It will take place every Thursday night at 7:30 PM except on days of the St. Albert Sessions.

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 (including caramel apples), so don’t miss it!

Kino Border Initiative Trip
Saturday, November 3 at 5 AM
Kino Border Initiative is a Jesuit run organization just south of the Mexico-US border in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora that serves recently deported migrants with two meals a day for 15 days. On certain days they also provide basic first aid and clothing to those in need. The Newman Center helps with this organization by preparing and serving a breakfast for the migrants. On Friday, anyone can come to help prepare food after the 5:15 PM Daily Mass until 7:30 PM. On Saturday, those traveling meet in the kitchen to cook, travel to Nogales, Mexico to serve the food (you need a passport), and return to the Newman Center. There are only about 5 spots available per trip, so if you are interested in helping this Saturday, email Yemil Andrade at

Just Coffee Sales
Sunday, November 4
After all of the Masses this weekend, Just Coffee (Café Justo) will be sold. Café Justo is a coffee grower cooperative based in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. They market a pure, organic coffee, which is grown, harvested and marketed in the spirit of justice. Their goal is to provide incentives for people to remain on their family lands. Café Justo’s business model is simple and optimizes the profit for the growers. For more information, contact Kevin Frederick at

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:

Theology on Tap
Tuesday, November 12 at 7 PM
Theology on Tap is a speaker series every second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM that takes place in the fun, relaxed setting of your favorite local pub. “ToT” focuses on topics of faith and contemporary issues that directly affect the lives of young adults, located at O’Malley’s Pub on 4th Ave. (247 N 4th Ave).

Dominican Volunteers USA Application Open
Dominican Volunteers USA is an Americorps-sponsored post-graduate service program sponsored by the Dominican Order. Based in Chicago, this year they have 19 volunteers in 7 cities across the United States who commit to a year-long service program which begins each year in August. In addition to being the only domestic program sponsored by the Dominicans, DVUSA is also one of the few programs where volunteers live in community not only with other volunteers but also vowed religious. They strive to be a no-cost program since they provide all travel and baggage fees to and from the 3 yearly retreats and service sites, room, board, travel, health insurance, and optional spiritual direction during the year, and the volunteers receive a $5550 AmeriCorps education award stipend at the end of the year. They have also begun partnering with graduate schools across the country to provide free or reduced tuition to numerous graduate programs. For more information or to apply, go to The priority deadline is December 31.

“God’s love does not distinguish between the infant in the mother’s womb or the child or the youth or the adult or the older person. In each one God sees His image and likeness. Human life is a manifestation of God and His glory.” – Pope Benedict XVI

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Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Minister

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