This Week at Newman for November 18

Hello everyone! Congrats to all those who were Confirmed this past weekend by Bishop Kicanas! This week is a short week, so the Newman Center will not have any of its regular events after Tuesday besides the Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 AM, so there will be no Wednesday Night Student Mass. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Events this Week:

Interested in Student Leadership?
Until Monday, November 26
Are you an undergrad student who is involved, committed, and passionate about the Newman Center’s mission of serving the students of the University of Arizona through campus ministry? We invite you to become a part of our Campus Ministry Leadership Team (CMLT) that serve the Newman Center through Community Building (planning social events), On-Campus Outreach (tabling, promoting the Newman Center on campus), an Social Justice (planning team for Social Justice events). While you serve on these leadership teams, we also work to develop you as a future leader in the world. If you are interested, stop by the Newman Center front desk this week to fill out an interest form byNovember 26. Detailed information will also be provided at the front desk.

Thursday, November 22
The Newman Center will be closed on Thanksgiving and the following day, Friday, November 23, with the exception of the Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 AM. There will not be a tailgate before the ASU game on November 23rd.

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 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

Upcoming Events:

St. Albert the Great Science, Faith, and Spirituality Sessions
Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 PM
The St. Albert Science, Faith, and Spirituality Series will resume on Thursday evening,Nov. 29, at 7:30 PM in the Newman Chapel with questions and discussion about the meaning of divine creation and God as creator in light of Big Bang cosmology, biological evolution and the laws of nature. This will be a follow-up to the presentation and discussion of this subject in the session on Nov. 8. Of course, later on people are free to raise other faith-science issues and topics for discussion, too. Come and share an interesting and informative evening with us!

Friday, December 7 at 6:30 PM
The entire Newman Center community is invited to our annual parish-wide Advent/Christmas celebration called Gaudeamus, which means “Let us rejoice!” in Latin. The cost of the evening is $8/person and $15/family and tickets can be purchased in advance at the Newman Center front desk. It combines dinner, musical performances from those in the community, dancing, and celebration! If you are interested in performing a Christmas/Advent themed song, contact me by Monday, Dec. 3. Depending on the amount of interest we may or may not be able to accommodate all performances.

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.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
-Philippians 4:6-7 (NABRE)

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Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Minister

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