This Week at Newman for March 25

Events this Week:


Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. is the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral.  All are welcome to attend.

Holy Thursday – 8:00 a.m. Solemn Morning Prayer; 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper


Good Friday – 8:00 a.m. Solemn Morning Prayer; 12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

1:30-3:00p.m. Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ

7:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion


Holy Saturday – 8:00 a.m. Solemn Morning Prayer; 10:00 a.m. decorate the Church; 7:30p.m. Easter Vigil Mass


Easter Sunday – Masses: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.  There will be no evening Masses.



Are you interested in becoming a part of the Campus Ministry Leadership Team at Newman? CMLT interest forms are now available at the front desk. There are three teams you can be a part of on CMLT.  The Community Building Team plans all of the social events at Newman. The On-Campus Outreach Team tables on the mall every week and the Social Justice team that does community outreach projects.  You may pick up your form, fill it out and return it to the front desk before April 10th.



The Newman Foundation at The University of Arizona will award several scholarships for the 2013-2014 Fall Semester to U of A 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  Applications are due Friday, April 12.




Weekly Events:


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).


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 or Casey at



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!


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.


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



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.



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.



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!


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:

The St. Albert Science, Faith and Spirituality Group will meet on Thursday evening, April 4 at 7:30 p. m. in the Newman Center Chapel. We will have a discussion session focusing on issues involving Global Climate Change, the Environment, Catholic Social Teaching and our Christian Responsibility, the topic of our presentation on March 7.  Professor Katie Hirschboeck, who gave that presentation, will lead the discussion. Later in the evening, of course, people are invited to raise other questions relating to faith, science and spirituality. Please come and join us for a lively and informative discussion!

All are invited to join in this year’s “Bear Down Against Hunger” which will take place on Tuesday, April 9 from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Recreation Center.  For information contact Professor Nava at

Spring Formal!

Mark your calendar for our annual Spring Formal on April 20th! The theme is Candy Wonderland!  More details to come.

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

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Yours in Christ,

Sister Angelica Velez

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