This Week at Newman for February 18

This Week at Newman

Events this Week:

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 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 uacatholic.org/scholarship.

PRAY FOR THE HOLY CHURCH OF GOD

Friday is the Feast of the Chair of Peter, let us pray for Pope Benedict XVI and for guidance of the Holy Spirit as the conclave begins in March.  Let us implore Mary, our Mother and guide to assist the cardinals as they prepare and gather for the conclave.

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 srangelica@uacatholic.org.

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 srelizabeth@uacatholic.org. 

“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.

ROSARY

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:

GRATITUDE TO DAVID MARES

Sunday, February 24

Please join us in expressing our gratitude to David Mares on Sunday, February 24 after the 5:00 p.m. Mass.  There will be a Pasta Dinner!

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Yours in Christ,

Sister Angelica Velez

SrAngelica@uacatholic.org

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