This Week at Newman for March 18

Events this Week:

MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH

Tuesday, March 19 at the 5:15 PM Mass, we will have the Solemnity of St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church, with special prayers for our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

RECONCILIATION SERVICE

Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM we will have our Reconciliation Service.  Please join us for a community dinner at 6:00PM and take time to pray, reflect, and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

SPRING BREAK

Thank you to our students who participated in the Spring Break service project for Habitat for Humanity in Long Beach.  Blessings to Lauren Scheller, Samantha Wright, Caitlin Latin, Natasha Moushegian, Jeff Johannesmeyer, Viviana Ortiz, and Brad Kasberg!  Amazing work!

NEWMAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Newman Foundation at The University of Arizona will award several scholarships for the 2013-2014 Fall Semester to UofA students affiliated with the St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center.  If you are interested in applying, send an email to the following address to request application information:newman_foundation @yahoo.com.  Applications are due Friday, April 12.

 

BEAR DOWN ON HUNGER

All are invited to join in this year’s “Bear Down on Hunger” which will take place on March 23 from 10:00a.m.-12:00pm at the Recreation Center.  The project is in need of monetary donations.  For information contact Professor Nava at nava@arizona.edu

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 atsrangelica@uacatholic.org or Casey at charlesrhoyack@email.arizona.edu

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:

On Friday, March 22nd come to Stations of the Cross led by Fr. Jacek.  Santa Catalina Catholic Church has beautiful outdoor Stations in the desert. Bringing a flashlight might be helpful. Meet in the Newman Center lobby at 5 PM to carpool to the parish OR arrive at Santa Catalina at 6 PM to begin. The location is 14380 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85739.  Questions? Please contact Tamra tamrak1@email.arizona.edu .

Catholic Retreat for Young Singles- Catholic…Single…21-40? Join us for our Spring Retreat, a weekend of reflection, devotion, & fellowship, on Friday, April 5, at 6:00PM to Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 PM at Mount Claret Retreat Center in Phoenix.  Registration is $95.  For more information, please contact Nick Davis at 602-403-5471 or nickbdavis@yahoo.com

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Yours in Christ,

Sister Angelica Velez

SrAngelica@uacatholic.org

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