This Week at Newman for November 4

Hello everyone, this week be sure to keep Fr. Bart, Fr. Donald, and Fr. Jacek in your prayers for safe travels as they travel to the Bay Area for the annual Dominican Campus Ministers meeting. They will be gone from Monday until next weekend. Because of this, some of our weekly meetings will not be held until they return, such as the Graduate and Undergrad book studies. Have a great week, and be sure to vote today! If you missed the bulletin insert last week, you can read a summary of the document published by the USCCB on voting and political life at

Events this Week:

Wednesday Student Mass and Adoration
Wednesday, November 7 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. This week we will have a time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after the Mass (at 9 PM), which we have every first Wednesday of the month. Come for this time of prayer before our Lord present in the Eucharist!

“The Human Experience” Social Justice Movie Night
Thursday, November 8 at 6 PM
Come join your fellow friends and Social Justice Team for our Giving Movie of the Month: “The Human Experience”! Popcorn, Newmanade, and homemade baked goods from yours truly Social Justice Team. The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Through one on one interviews and real life encounters, the brothers are awakened to the beauty of the human person and the resilience of the human spirit.

St. Albert the Great Science, Faith, and Spirituality Sessions
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 PM
Fr. Bill Stoeger, S. J., of the Vatican Observatory Research Group, U. of Arizona, will be speaking this Thursday evening, Nov. 8, at 7:30 PM in the Chapel. His presentation is entitled, “A Creating God and Big Bang Cosmology: Are They in Conflict?” Admission is, of course, free. This is part of the St. Albert Science, Faith and Spirituality Series. Come and learn more about what we know about the beginnings of the universe and about the Church’s teaching on Creation.

Graduate Student and Young Adult Hike
Saturday, November 10 at 9 AM
All Graduate Students and Young Adults (ages 22-35) are invited to meet at the Newman Center Saturday, November 10th at 9 am and carpool to Mt. Wasson to hike for a few hours! Bring water bottles, camelbacks, lunch, hiking boots, and a light jacket. Questions? Email Tamra

Homecoming Tailgate Party
Saturday, November 10 at 3 PM
We invite all students and in particular, all Alumni who are visiting to come by the Newman Center after the Homecoming game for hamburgers, hot dogs, and a time to meet with new and old friends! Since the football game time against Colorado is earlier than usual (11:30 AM), we will not be tailgating before the game but afterwards instead. Hope to see everyone there!

Serve Breakfast at Primavera Foundation
Sunday, November 11 at 4:30 AM
Not far from the University, the Primavera Foundation shelter provides men with a place to stay for a given amount of time, hot meals and resources to help them find employment. On Sunday, we will meet at 4:30 AM at the Newman Center to prepare breakfast and serve it to the men. We return to the Newman Center around 7 AM. Hearing the stories of these men is inspiring and a wonderful opportunity to make authentic human connections. If you are interested in going, contact Ryan Nussbaum 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

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:

Newman Center Closed – Veteran’s Day
Monday, November 12
The Newman Center will be closed on Monday, November 12 in honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday. There will be no 5:15 PM Daily Mass on this day.

Theology on Tap
Tuesday, November 13 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). This month will feature Fr. Paul Gabor, SJ (from the Vatican Observatory) as he will discuss “Are we alone in the Universe.”

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.

“Jesus did not invent neither the one nor the other (Love of God and Love of neighbor), but revealed that they are, after all, a single commandment, and he did it not only with words, but also with his testimony: the Person of Jesus and all its mystery embody the unity of love of God and neighbor, as the two arms of the Cross, vertical and horizontal. In the Eucharist, he gives us this twofold love, giving us Himself, because, nourished by the Bread, love one another as He has loved us.” – Pope Benedict XVI

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Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Minister

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