This Week at Newman for February 10

Events this Week:

Theology on Tap

Tuesday, February 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). This month will feature Fr. Paul Mueller, SJ on “Science, Secularism, and Spe Salvi: Talking Both Science and Faith Seriously – With Integrity.”

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 13

7:30 AM – Morning Prayer (with Ashes)
12:15 PM – Mass (at the Newman Center)
12:15 PM – Mass (on the U of A Mall west of Cherry Ave)
5:15 PM – Evening Prayer (with Ashes)
7 PM – Mass (at the Newman Center)
7:30 PM – Mass (on the U of A campus stage between the Student Union and 2nd St. Garage)

Footprints of God

Thursday, February 14 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.

Kino Border Initiative Trip

Saturday, February 16 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 Brigid Heffernan at or Connie Lira at

TOMS “Style Your Sole” Event

Sunday, February 17 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Everyone is invited to come to the TOMS “Style Your Sole” Event on Sunday, February 17 in the Newman Center Green Hall (downstairs)! TOMS Shoes is a company that gives away shoes to those in need throughout the world for every shoe that is purchased. At the TOMS “Style Your Sole” event, there will be live music and artists who will design the shoes for you if you’d like, or you can paint yours yourself. If you ordered a pair of shoes for the event, they will be available there to pickup. Even if you didn’t order shoes, come to enjoy this community event and live music by David Mares and Band at 12:30 PM!

Weekly Events:

Daily Mass

Monday – Friday at 5:15 PM

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 Sr. Elizabeth at

“Uniquely Luke” Bible Study

Wednesdays at 8 AM

Some of our most beloved Bible stories appear only in Luke’s Gospel, such as the Annunciation, the Visitation, and some of his best known teaching stories (the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan). In Liturgical Year C, the year of Luke, we will explore some of these uniquely Lucan take on the Good News of Jesus Christ. Each session will stand on its own, so even if you cannot make all the sessions, you are welcome to those you can make. All are invited to this Bible study in the Newman Center classroom.

Wednesday Night 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.

“Jesus of Nazareth” Study

Fridays at 11 AM

We invite all undergrads to join Fr. Bart in a study of Pope Benedict XVI’s book, “Jesus of Nazareth,” which is a study that uses scripture to answer the question of who is Jesus, so that we can come to know him more!

Thinking With the Popes: Dives in Misericordia

Fridays at 3 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.


Fridays at 4:30 PM

We invite everyone to join us as we pray a student-led weekly rosary in the Blessed Sacrament chapel.


Upcoming Events:

Wildcat Awakening Retreat

Signups begin February 20

Undergrad students, mark your calendars for our first Awakening retreat, which will be April 5-7 at Southern Pines Camp on Mount Lemmon! Signups will begin on February 20. Space will be limited, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can after Feb. 20!

St. Albert the Great Faith, Science, and Spirituality Sessions

Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 PM

There will be a St. Albert Faith, Science and Spirituality Session coming next Thursday February 21 at 7:30 PM in the Newman Chapel. Tom Lindell, who is a UA Emeritus Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology and well known for his classes and talks on religion and science, will lead a discussion on God — our stereotypes of God and the inadequate ways we talk about God, and how they affect our spirituality and the way we live. Of course, later in the evening people are encouraged to raise other issues for questions and discussion. Everyone is invited. Come and enjoy an evening of exploration and conversation!

Sustaining Board Scholarship

Until Friday, February 22

Students, you can apply for the Newman Center Sustaining Board Scholarship now! The Newman Center Sustaining Board is an organization that raises money to support the Newman Center, and every year the Sustaining Board provides four scholarships of $5000 ($2500 each semester) to Newman Center students. The application consists of the application form, short essays, and two letters of recommendation. The scholarship application can be downloaded and mailed or completed online at

“Dear brothers and sisters, in this season of Lent, as we prepare to celebrate the event of the Cross and Resurrection―in which the love of God redeemed the world and shone its light upon history―I express my wish that all of you may spend this precious time rekindling your faith in Jesus Christ, so as to enter with him into the dynamic of love for the Father and for every brother and sister that we encounter in our lives. For this intention, I raise my prayer to God, and I invoke the Lord’s blessing upon each individual and upon every community!” – Pope Benedict XVI

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Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Minister
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