This Week at Newman – December 1

PRAYERS AND WELL WISHES, ARIZONA FOOTBALL!
Congratulations to the Arizona Wildcats football team on their victory over the ASU Sun Devils yesterday!!! We wish them our prayers and well wishes as they take on the Oregon Ducks this Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 Championship Game! Bear Down and Beat the Ducks!!!

THE JESSE GIVING TREE
We invite you to participate in this year’s Jesse Giving Tree which will benefit Primavera and Stand Up For Kids. In keeping with the Advent Season, we will use the Jesse Tree and symbols as a way to remind ourselves that the Advent season is a time to prepare for the Christmas season. The symbols are labeled with a ‘wish gift’ for a boy, girl, mother, father, or teenager. Please take a symbol and return the gift by Mon., Dec. 15. The gifts do not need to be wrapped. The genealogy of Christ (based on Matthew 1:1-17) is frequently shown in the form of a tree which springs from Jesse, the father of David, and bears as its fruit the various ancestors of Christ. This “family tree” of Christ, has ornament symbols of an ancestor or of a prophecy which foretells Jesus’ coming. As we enter the Advent Season, a season of joyful anticipation, let us pray for one another and keep in mind God’s wondrous love.

ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE
The Newman Advent Reconciliation Service will be held Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM. Please take advantage of the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this wonderful event.

FAITH AND SCIENCE
Join us on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 pm in Green Hall for a special presentation by Fr. Paul Gabor, SJ, PhD. The title of his presentation is, “Rebirth of Time”. The New Year is not just a convention. Where does the power of such customs come from? What can be said about cosmic cycles of time from the perspective of a Vatican astronomer? Join us for this intriguing presentation as we prepare to enter 2015.

ADVENT NIGHT OF PRAYER: MARANATHA! COME, LORD JESUS
Join us on Thursday, December 4 at 8 pm in the Church for an Advent Night of Prayer led in music by David Mares and Jake Dadisman. In addition to music, we will pray the mysteries of the Holy Rosary and adore Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration. Come and join us as we enter into a new liturgical year, and prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOWLING NIGHT
Come support the Newman Center Council of the Knights of Columbus, Council #16061, on Friday December 5th from 7:30 pm to 12 midnight for a bowling fundraiser at Golden Pin Lanes located at 1010 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, Arizona 85705. $10 includes unlimited bowling from 7:30 pm -12 am, and bowling shoes. The ticket necessary for admission is attached below.

BACCALAUREATE MASS
If you are receiving a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Doctorate this semester, we would like to honor you at the 5:00 PM Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, December 14. Please leave your name and information with the office by calling 327-4665.

NEWMAN WINTER FORMAL
Please mark your calendars for December 13 from 8 pm- 12 midnight as we will be hosting a Newman Winter Formal. Tickets will be $15 dollars per person and are available for purchase at the front desk. Food and drinks will be provided! The Winter Formal will be held downstairs in Green Hall. Everyone, including the student and permanent community is welcome to join us as we celebrate the end of the school year! We look forward to seeing you there!

SPRING 2015 PARKING PERMITS
Applications are now being accepted through Friday, Dec. 12. Permits are $100. A permit does not guarantee the availability of a space. You must be a registered parishioner to receive a permit.

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT
Monday, December 1 at 9 pm in the Church.

CATHOLIC INQUIRY
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 srelizabeth@uacatholic.org.

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