This Week at Newman – September 8

Join us on the New Student Retreat: Anchored in Hope. It will be an opportunity to meet new students, encounter God, and grow in your Catholic faith. We will go to La Purisima Retreat Center in Hereford, Arizona from September 26-28 leaving Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon. The cost of the retreat is $75, though financial aid and scholarships are available. For questions or more information please contact Mary at

Interested in becoming confirmed in the Catholic Church? The Confirmation program at Newman meets every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks beginning September 23 from 7-9:30 pm. The last day to submit an application is September 16. To fill out an application for Confirmation, please visit For questions, please contact Sr. Elizabeth O’Donnell at 520-327-4665 or at

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) For those who want to share their faith with another, who is willing to be a companion on this spiritual journey, there will be an informational meeting Wednesday, September 10 at 7 pm in the Newman Classroom. For questions, please contact Sr. Elizabeth at, or Jessica Kiesling at 515-291-8699 at

Interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Why we do what we do? What is involved in becoming a part of the Church?
Join us for Inquiry on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm in the Library. For questions, please contact Sr. Elizabeth at

There are spots left for the Sunday, Sept. 14 trip to Primavera Men’s Shelter. We meet at Newman at 4 am, serve breakfast to the men at Primavera and return to Newman by 6:30 am. Anyone who is interested in helping out, may contact Andy at

Richard Garnett, professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School will present a Hesburgh Lecture titled “Law, Religion and Politics: Understanding the Separation between Church and State” on Friday, September 19 at 7 pm in Room 168 at the UA Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd. Garnett is a graduate of Yale Law School and is a former clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He currently serves on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Religious Liberty. The presentation, sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Tucson and the University of Notre Dame Law School, is free and opened to the public.

The more we know about the Universe the larger we find it. On Wednesday, September 17 at 7 pm in Green Hall, come hear astrophysicist Fr. Paul Gabor, SJ, Ph.D, Vice-Director of the Vatican Observatory help us get in touch with our reactions: Does the Universe feel menacing or comforting?

If you are interested in participating in our liturgical music ministry, please attend the Music Ministry Information Night on Monday, September 8 at 7 pm in the Chapel.

Join graduate students and young adults on Tuesday, Sept. 9 for Theology on Tap at O’Malley’s Bar at 247 N. 4th Ave. Come by for food and conversation at 6 pm followed by a discussion on the life of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman at 7 pm led by Fr. James Thompson, OP. All are welcome! For any questions, please contact Elizabeth at

Looking forward to encountering Christ in Scripture?! Word Encounter are small groups that meet weekly to read the Word of God and grow in faith. The last day to sign up is Monday, September 8. Please pick up a sign up sheet at the front desk to sign up.

On Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 pm in the Library, join us for a small group reading and discussion of the encyclical Lumen Fidei, or “Light of Faith” co-written by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Fr. Jacek Buda, OP will be leading the discussion.

On Friday, September 12 at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, join us in praying the Holy Rosary. For questions, please contact Andy at

Our next Football Tailgate will be Saturday, September 13 beginning at 6 pm on the front lawn before the Wildcats take on the Nevada Wolfpack at 8 pm.

The Newman Center will be tabling out on the UA Mall this upcoming week. Be sure to stop by and say hello!


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