This Week at Newman – February 1
SUPER BOWL PARTY
The Newman Center Super Bowl Party kicks off on Sunday, February 1 at 4 pm in Green Hall! This is a great way to hang out and watch the game, especially if you live on campus. Bring your friends and join us for some food, fun, and football!!!
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION CLASS SIGN-UP
Applications for the spring semester Confirmation classes are now available here.
KINO BORDER INITIATIVE
The Newman Center provides meals to the Kino Border Initiative, a bi-national ministry in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico that supports migrants who have been recently deported from the United States. We are in need of volunteers to travel to Nogales to serve meals to the migrants on February 7, February 21, March 7, April 4, April 18 and May 2. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Casey.
YEAR-END DONOR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS
Continuing Newman Center’s efforts to reduce printing, postage and handling expenses, the Newman Center will prepare tax contribution statements for donors who have made at least one single donation in excess of $250 or for those who request a 2014 contribution statement. You may send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a request at the front desk. Forms are in the pews or at the front desk. Please verify your current contact information, and return your request by Sunday, January 25th.
NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. See here for an important video that shows you how to be proactive against cancer.
The Holy Rosary is prayed daily at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
EVENINGS WITH RATZINGER
Monday, February 2 at 7:30 pm in the Library for a reading of A New Song for the Lord by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Join us adoring Jesus in the Eucharist; Monday, February 2 at 9 pm.
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 pm in the Library for a reading of Lumen Fidei, or “Light of Faith” by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
PHILOSOPHY OR LIFE
Friday, February 6 at 3 pm in the Library for a reading of Religion. If there is no God… by Leszek Kolakowski.
2015 FR. ROBERT A. BURNS LECTURE
The UA Religious Studies Program is happy to announce the program for the 2015 Robert A. Burns Lecture in celebration of the life and work of Thomas Merton (1915-1968) to be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The night will begin with a reading from the writing of Thomas Merton led by UA Creative Writing Professor Fenton Johnson followed by a keynote presentation by renowned Merton scholar Dr. Bonnie Thurston. Dr. Thurston was a founding member of the International Thomas Merton Society and served as its third president. She has written some 30 articles on Merton and has given retreats and lectured on Merton widely in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Europe. She edited Thomas Merton and Buddhism (Fons Vitae Press, 2007), Hidden in the Same Mystery: Thomas Merton & Loretto (Fons Vitae, 2010) and Thomas Merton on Eastern Meditation (New Directions, 2012). Her work on Merton has been translated into Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish.
WHO WILL FILL THESE SHOES?
The Diocese of Tucson invites any man from 16 to 35 who is interested in the priesthood to attend an open house on February 8, 2015 from 3-5 pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Click here to watch a video on the importance of vocations. To register please fill out this link.
OPEN HOUSE AT BENEDICTINE MONESTARY
The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, located at 800 N. Country Club Road, invite anyone interested in entering the religious life to attend their open house on February 8, 2015 from 2-4 pm. The afternoon will also include a tour of their chapel, areas of the interior of the monastery, gift shop, Liturgical Vestment Department, outside grounds, and craft shop. Refreshments will follow.
WESTERN DOMINICAN PROVINCE COME AND SEE WEEKEND
The Western Dominican Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus is hosting a “Come and See” Weekend for any man interested in joining the Dominicans. It will be held at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, California from February 27-March 1, 2015. To register or for more information, please contact Fr. Steve Maekawa, OP.
VERITAS FORUM LECTURE
CO-WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD CONFERENCE
The premier Catholic spiritual, educational, and inspirational conference in Arizona will take place at the Tucson Convention Center March 5-7, 2015! Keynote Speakers will be: Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson; Fr. Robert Barron, STD, Rector of Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago; Mons. Sigifredo Noriega Barceló, Bishop of Zacatecas, Mexico; Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin, CSJ, PhD of the Diocese of Albany, NY; Padre Alfonso Garcia, priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara. For more information click here.