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Pastor’s Corner – November 23, 2014

LITURGY CORNER 13
with Fr. James

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is the probably the most well-known Advent hymn in English. Its lyrics have a long history.

Their roots are liturgical antiphons which probably stretch back before the fall of the Roman Empire. They became known early on as the “Great O Antiphons” and have been part of the Latin Rite liturgy since the 8th century. They continue to this day as the introductory Antiphons to the Magnificat at Evening Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours during December 17-23.

These Great O Antiphons in their liturgical order begin with: O Sapientia (O Wisdom), O Adonai (O Lord), O radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), O clavis David (O Key of David), O Oriens (O East), O Rex gentium (O King of the Nations), and O Emmanuel. All of these titles come from prophetic descriptions for the Messiah.

“Adonai” in the second antiphon is the Hebrew word for “Lord”. Centuries before Jesus’ day the Jews ceased to pronounce the Divine Name (today usually transcribed ‘Yahweh’), and substituted Adonai. That practice continues to this day. We believe Jesus is Lord.

“Oriens” in the fifth antiphon literally means “east”, but is translated “Daystar” in our hymn. In this case, Oriens refers to Malachi 3:20 where the rising “Sun of Righteousness” describes the coming Messiah.

The Latin hymn on which our translation is based, “Veni Veni Emmanuel,” dates back to the 9th century. In 1851 John Mason Neale made the first English translation and adaptation, inspired by German metrical versions published in Cologne in 1710.

 

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This Week at Newman – November 24

NEW EVENTS

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.

ADVENT CONCERT

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!

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

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.

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.

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 srelizabeth@uacatholic.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.

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This Week at Newman – November 17

WORLD YOUTH DAY MEETING
On Wednesday, November 19 at 6 pm in Green Hall, there will be a meeting for those interested in attending the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. We will also be watching a film on St. Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope. For questions, please contact Kendra at kdadisman@email.arizona.edu.

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.

FAITH AND SCIENCE
Join us on Wednesday, December 3 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.

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 unlimited bowling from 7:30 pm -12 am, and shoes are included. The ticket necessary for admission is attached below.

NEWMAN WINTER FORMAL
Please mark your calendars for December 13 as we will be hosting a Newman Winter Formal. We will have more information about pricing for tickets and the location soon, however please note that it will be held from 8 pm to midnight. Everyone, including the student and permanent community is welcome to join us as we celebrate the end of the 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 17 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 17 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.

FAITHFUL READING
Wednesday, November 5 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. Fr. Jacek will be leading the discussion.

PHILOSOPHY OR LIFE
On Friday, November 21 at 3 pm in the Library, we will be reading the book Religion. If there is no God… by Leszek Kolakowski. Discussion led by Fr. Jacek.

PRAYING THE HOLY ROSARY
And on Friday, November 21 join us as we pray the Holy Rosary at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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 srelizabeth@uacatholic.org.

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

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.

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Pastor’s Corner – November 16, 2014

LITURGY CORNER 12
with Fr. James

JESSE TREE

It is fashionable in some Christian circles to decry our cultural “War on Christmas”. We have slogans such as keeping “The Reason for the Season.” But even many of those of us who yearly bemoan the hyper-commercialization of The Holiday Season may contribute to the problem. Perhaps it is not so much a war on Christmas as it is a neglect of Advent.

Way back in the antiquity of the mid-20th century, I grew up in a household that took Advent seriously. No Christmas decorations went up before December 24th. At the Catholic elementary school I attended, the Advent season meant Advent hymns, an Advent wreath in each classroom, as well as a Jesse tree with Advent symbols. The biblical inspiration for the Jesse tree comes from Isaiah 11:1: “But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.” This is a prophecy of the Messiah, who was foretold to come from the lineage of David, whose father was Jesse.

So the Jesse tree symbolizes the family tree of Jesus, and my grade school was used as a teaching aid about the prophecies of Jesus, and how our longing for Christmas was related to Israel’s yearning for the Messiah.

This year we are planning on creating a Jesse tree in the chapel which will serve as our Giving Tree this year. Rather than Christmas symbols, our giving ornaments will tie in with symbols from the prophets for the Messiah. For a preview of some of these symbols, check out the lyrics to “O Come, O Come, Immanuel.”

 

 

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This Week at Newman – November 10

NEWMAN CENTER CLOSED, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
The Newman Center will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day. The Newman Center will re-open on Wednesday, November 12.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OPEN HOUSE
Have you ever considered joining the best Catholic Organization for Catholic men? The Knights of Columbus is now recruiting! If you are a Catholic man, at least 18 years old, and want to make a difference sign up now! We are active in the Community and help those in need. We would love to have you be part of our Order. On Wednesday, November 12, there will be an Open House in Green Hall for anyone interested in joining, from 7:30-9PM. Hope to see you there!

PROVINCIAL CAMPUS MINISTRY MEETING
Fr. James and Fr. Jacek will both be out of town this week, Monday through Friday, attending the bi-annual Campus Ministry Meeting of the Western Dominican Province. Please keep them both in your prayers.

SPECIAL VATICAN OBSERVATORY PRESENTATION
Join Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, 2014 recipient of the Carl Sagan Medal and a member of the Vatican Observatory, as he explores what lessons can be learned from scientists throughout history whose ideas about our own world and others were wrong-sometimes hilariously, sometimes heartbreakingly. His lecture is title, “Discarded Worlds: Astronomical Ideas That Were Almost Correct”. It will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7 PM at Centennial Hall; 1020 E. University Blvd.

NOVEMBER 15 5:15 PM MASS
The U of A football game on November 15 will begin at 1:30 pm and will end around 4:30 pm. Please be advised that traffic on streets surrounding the U of A will be very heavy. Please allow extra time to arrive at the 5:15 Mass.

NEWMAN WINTER FORMAL
Please mark your calendars for December 13 as we will be hosting a Newman Winter Formal. We will have more information about pricing for tickets and the location soon, however please note that it will be held from 8pm to midnight. Everyone, including the student and permanent community is welcome to join us as we celebrate the end of the year! We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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.

PHILOSOPHY OR LIFE
On Friday, November 14 at 3 pm in the Library, we will be reading the book Religion. If there is no God… by Leszek Kolakowski. Discussion led by Fr. Jacek.

PRAYING THE HOLY ROSARY
And on Friday, November 14 join us as we pray the Holy Rosary at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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 srelizabeth@uacatholic.org.

ON-CAMPUS OUTREACH
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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Pastor’s Corner – November 9, 2014

LITURGY CORNER 11
with Fr. James

LITERAL & SPIRITUAL MEANING
OF THE WORD: ADVENT

As a liturgical season, Advent anticipates the celebration of Christmas. So in anticipation of Advent, let’s begin looking at what that means.

Literally. The Latin word adventus, meaning arrival or coming, translates the Greek word used in the New Testament, parousia, having the same meaning. In NT contexts it refers to what we generally call The Second Coming of Christ at the end of the age. The theme for the readings of the first two weeks of Advent, following on the Feast of Christ the King, concerns this Advent yet to come. The Sunday readings then transition into the theme of Israel’s awaiting Christ’s first arrival, to be celebrated on Christmas.
Spiritually. The Catechism of the Catholic Church provides a pithy summary of the spiritual meaning of this liturgical season:

When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present [the] ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming. By celebrating the precursor’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desire: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (CCC #524)

As our holiday of Thanksgiving Day and holy day of Christ the King approach, we can turn our minds toward our own desire for the Lord’s advent in our lives.

 

 

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LITURGY CORNER 10
with Fr. James

HOLDING HANDS AT MASS

Recently someone asked me about the meaning of the congregation holding hands during the Our Father. That is a good question, but difficult to answer for the simple reason that it is not a liturgically prescribed gesture. It is instead a popular addition that took hold in many parishes in this country four or five decades ago. It is so ubiquitous that many assume it is an integral part of the Mass.

In partial answer to this question, first let’s look at the general liturgical principles of posture at Mass. (We already considered their symbolism at Mass in Liturgy Corner 7.) Then we’ll consider how holding hands might fit in with these principles.

The primary go-to source for questions on celebrating Mass is the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. It has been given the unfortunate anagram “GIRM”, and is found at the beginning of the Roman Missal. The main principles given on posture are in GIRM no.42:

The gestures and posture of the priest, the deacon, and the ministers, as well as those of the people, ought to contribute to making the entire celebration resplendent with beauty and noble simplicity, so that the true and full meaning of the different parts of te celebration is evident and that the participation of all is fostered.

That is a bit flowery, but it echoes the language of Vatican II. The main point is that each posture and gesture should not be superfluous, but beautiful, simple, and a clear manifestation of what is happening at each point in the Mass. GIRM 42 continues:
Therefore, attention should be paid to what is determined by the General Instruction and the traditional practice of the Roman Rite….rather than private inclination or arbitrary choice.

Many people may well find congregational hand-holding to be movingly simple and beautiful. Not all agree, but that is a matter of taste and personal space. Possible meanings would clearly include unity and solidarity. But the crucial question is how does this gesture fit in with the meaning of what is going on at that moment in Mass? Why here and nowhere else at Mass?

You would be hard put to give a consistent and principled answer to those questions. Liturgically speaking, it is an unwarranted addition not to be found in any edition of the GIRM or other official liturgical documents. And although holding hands at the Our Father is a popular notion that caught on, in its origins it was likely determined by “private inclination or arbitrary choice.”

 

 

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Pastor’s Corner – November 9, 2014

LITURGY CORNER 11

with Fr. James

LITERAL & SPIRITUAL MEANING

OF THE WORD: ADVENT

As a liturgical season, Advent anticipates the celebration of Christmas. So in anticipation of Advent, let’s begin looking at what that means.

Literally. The Latin word adventus, meaning arrival or coming, translates the Greek word used in the New Testament, parousia, having the same meaning. In NT contexts it refers to what we generally call The Second Coming of Christ at the end of the age. The theme for the readings of the first two weeks of Advent, following on the Feast of Christ the King, concerns this Advent yet to come. The Sunday readings then transition into the theme of Israel’s awaiting Christ’s first arrival, to be celebrated on Christmas.

Spiritually. The Catechism of the Catholic Church provides a pithy summary of the spiritual meaning of this liturgical season:

When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present [the] ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming. By celebrating the precursor’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desire: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (CCC #524)

As our holiday of Thanksgiving Day and holy day of Christ the King approach, we can turn our minds toward our own desire for the Lord’s advent in our lives.

 

 

 

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This Week at Newman – November 3

FOOTBALL TAILGATE
In order to get ready to cheer on the Wildcats as they go against the Colorado Buffaloes at 6:00 pm on Homecoming weekend, we would like to invite everyone to the Football Tailgate we will be hosting on Saturday November 8, 2014 starting at 3:00 pm. As always, we will have food, refreshments and games on the lawn and we hope to see you there as well! All are welcome!

VOCATIONS NIGHT WITH BISHOP KICANAS
The Newman Center will host a dinner with Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson and Fr. Jorge, the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Tucson, on Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 PM in Green Hall. If you are discerning a possible vocation to religious life or the priesthood, come and meet others who are also exploring their calling. Please contact Fr. James to reserve a place at FrJames@uacatholic.org.

EVENINGS WITH RATZINGER
Monday, November 3 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 3 for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 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.

WORLD YOUTH DAY MEETING
On Wednesday, November 5 at 6 pm in Green Hall, there will be an organizational planning meeting for those interested in attending the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. We will also be watching a film on St. Pope John Paul II. For questions, please contact Kendra at kdadisman@email.arizona.edu.

FAITHFUL READING
Wednesday, November 5 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. Fr. Jacek will be leading the discussion.

PHILOSOPHY OR LIFE
On Friday, November 7 at 3 pm in the Library, we will be reading the book Religion. If there is no God… by Leszek Kolakowski. Discussion led by Fr. Jacek.

PRAYING THE HOLY ROSARY
And on Friday, November 7 join us as we pray the Holy Rosary at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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 srelizabeth@uacatholic.org.

ON-CAMPUS OUTREACH
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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This Week at Newman – October 27

SUSTAINING BOARD DINNER THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday, October 26 after the 5:00 PM Mass, the Newman Center Sustaining Board will be providing a Halloween themed dinner for all students downstairs in Green Hall. All are welcome!

EVENINGS WITH RATZINGER
Monday, October 27 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, October 27 for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 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.

WORLD YOUTH DAY MEETING
On Wednesday, November 5 at 6 pm in Green Hall, there will be an organizational planning meeting for those interested in attending the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. We will also be watching a film on St. Pope John Paul II. For questions, please contact Kendra at kdadisman@email.arizona.edu.

FAITHFUL READING
Join us on Wednesday, October 29 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. Fr. Jacek will be leading the discussion.

PHILOSOPHY OR LIFE
On Friday, October 31 at 3 pm in the Library, we will be reading the book Religion. If there is no God… by Leszek Kolakowski. Discussion led by Fr. Jacek.

PRAYING THE HOLY ROSARY
And on Friday, October 31 join us as we pray the Holy Rosary at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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 srelizabeth@uacatholic.org.

ON-CAMPUS OUTREACH
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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