This Week at Newman for April 2

Events this Week:

NEWMAN CENTER CLOSED EASTER MONDAY

There will be no Evening Mass on Monday, April 1, 2013.

ST. ALBERT SCIENCE, FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY

The St. Albert Science, Faith and Spirituality Group will meet this 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!

 

CAMPUS MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

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.

 

NEWMAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

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 @yahoo.com.  Applications are due Friday, April 12.

 

WILDCAT AWAKENING RETREAT

Let us pray for students attending the Wildcat Awakening Retreat which will take place this weekend.  We pray especially for all the team leaders, cooks, & participants.

 

KINO BORDER TRIP

If you are interested in helping with the meal preparation for the KINO Border trip for Saturday, April 4th, contact Connie atcylirasaavedra@email.arizona.edu  For those who cannot go on the Saturday trip, please come on Friday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. to help prepare the meal.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY BAPTIZED & CONFIRMED

Welcome to our newly baptized: Michael Underwood and Roman Romero and to Terri Kresha, Kate McLaren, Ian Merrill, Mary Figueroa, and Christopher DeSoto who were confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass!

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:

Primavera Breakfast preparation – Sunday, April 14

Spring Formal!

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

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Yours in Christ,

Sister Angelica Velez

SrAngelica@uacatholic.org

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