This Week At Newman February 15, 2014

This Week at Newman

Friday- February 21 -Wildcat Awakening Retreat Weekend at La Purisima Retreat Center.
Saturday, February 22 – Grad Social Event-hosted by Dan Sargeant. Contact Dan at dgsargeant@gmail.com to RSVP and for directions.

Dedication Bricks – In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of the Newman Center Church, we are creating a new outdoor Marian Devotional Space within the existing rose garden. Students, alumni, parishioners, parents, and benefactors are invited to purchase engraved bricks which will pave the renovated space. Each brick is $100.00 and can be ordered at the front office.

WEEKLY EVENTS:
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 to join us every Tuesday Night at 7:00 PM. We meet in the Newman Center library. If you have any questions, contact Sr. Elizabeth at srelizabeth@uacatholic.org.

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 Casey at charlesrhoyack@email.arizona.edu

IF MONDAYS OR THURSDAYS DO NOT WORK IN YOUR SCHEDULE, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO GO ON YOUR OWN ANY DAY. CASA MARIA IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS OF THE WEEK FROM 8:30-11:45 AM.

WEDNESDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE SERIES
Father Bart Hutcherson, OP
Wednesday at 8:00 AM
Fr. Bart will begin by examining the Prophetic Tradition of Ancient Israel. Participants will examine texts from the Prophet Isaiah associated with the Lenten Cycle of Readings in the Church’s Liturgy. The session will last one hour and begins on Wednesday, January 29.

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 have different types of snacks and invite everyone to hang out.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, February 20- 6:00 PM-9:00 PM – Steward Observatory, Room 210
Rev. Jose G. Funes, SJ, Director, Vatican Observatory “To the Edge of the Universe”
Dr. Buell T. Jannuzi- Director, Steward Observatory and Head, Department of Astronomy, “A New Steward Observatory Collaboration with the Vatican Observatory: The Arizona Robotic Telescope Network”
Rev. Paul Gabor, SJ- Vice-Director, Vatican Observatory “Are We Alone in the Universe? Astrobiology Seeks Answers to an Ancient Question”
Rev. Jean-Baptiste Kikawaya, SJ – Vatican Observatory “Observing NEOs and Meteors”
Please RSVP to (520)621-2289 or michelle@email.arizona.edu. This event is made possible through the generous support of friends of the Vatican Observatory Foundation and the Jesuit Community of the Vatican Observatory.

SPRING BREAK SERVICE PROJECT – The Social Justice Team will be leading a service trip to The Nature Conservancy’s Three Links Ranch to work on Saving the San Pedro River in southern Arizona. Contact Jeff at jsjohannesmeyer@email.arizona.edu. Space is limited so get your application in. Applications will be accepted in order of submission.

SUSTAINING BOARD UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Newman Sustaining Board is offering two $5,000 scholarships to be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. Application forms can be found at: www.uacatholic.org/scholarship/. Completed applications are to be delivered to the Newman Center office by no later than Noon, Friday, March 14, 2014.

THREE THEOLOGICAL THRILLERS – Book discussions led by Fr. James. Monday at 7:00 PM
Monday, March 3 – C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength
Monday, April 7 – Charles Williams’ The Place of the Lion
Monday, May 5 – G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday

A LENTEN RETREAT FOR THE WHOLE NEWMAN COMMUNITY
Friday, March 7 -5:15 PM Mass, 6:00 PM Soup Supper, 7:00 PM Presentation 1, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday, March 8 – Meet at San Miguel High School 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast; 9:00AM Morning Prayer; 9:30 AM Presentation 2, 11:30 AM Midday Prayer; 12:00 PM Lunch; 1:00 PM Presentation 3; 4:00 PM Sunday Vigil Mass
There will be separate tracks for adults, teens (6-12) & children (K-5)
Cost: $10.00 per person and $20.00 per family

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Yours in Christ,
Sister Angelica Velez
SrAngelica@uacatholic.org
St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center
1615 East 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719
(520)327-4665 ext. 113 | uacatholic.org
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