This Week at Newman – November 24
NEW STUDENT “HOPESGIVING”
Continuing with our year’s theme of “Anchored in HOPE”, ALL NEW STUDENTS are invited to gather together for an early Thanksgiving dinner: “HOPESgiving”. Come to encourage one another and praise God for His many gifts in the light of hope this semester. Join us for dinner from 7-9:30 pm on Friday, November 21 in Green Hall.
NOVEMBER 23, SUSTAINING BOARD DINNER
Sunday, November 23 following the 5:00 pm Mass, there will be a dinner for all students in Green Hall sponsored by the Newman Center Sustaining Board.
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.
On Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm, before the 5 pm Mass, there will be a special Advent concert performed by the Newman choir. Please join us in prayer and in song!
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
EVENINGS WITH RATZINGER
Join us on Monday, November 24 at 7:30 pm in the Library for a reading of A New Song for the Lord by Pope Benedict XVI. Discussion led by Fr. Jacek.
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT
Monday, November 24 at 9 pm in the Church.
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 email@example.com.
RCIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers to sign up to provide lunch on Sundays for the RCIA group, which includes candidates, sponsors, team members and members of the Dominican community. Volunteers who provide receipts, will be reimbursed for expenses. Sign up sheets and instructions are available in the back of the Church. Questions? Please contact Sr. Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTIONS
Please keep the monthly prayer intentions of Pope Francis in your prayers during the month of November.
For lonely people: that all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others. And for mentors of seminarians and religious. That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.