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Pastor’s Corner – December 21, 2014

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LITURGY CORNER 16
with Fr. James

Meanings of Christmas Mass

It is well-known that the word “Christmas” derives from the phrase “Christ’s Mass.” The earliest attested use in English is “Cristes Maesse” in A.D. 1038. Since at least the year A.D. 800, three distinct Masses were celebrated in Rome on December 25th in honor of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Since Vatican II, with permission to celebrate vigil Masses, the number of Masses a parish might celebrate on Christmas has proliferated. Yet to this day we have different sets of readings for the Vigil Mass, the Night Mass, the Mass at Dawn, as well as for Mass during the Day. But what was the symbolism, centuries ago, for the tradition of three Christmas Masses?

St. Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologiae III.83.2) explains that one way of looking at them is as representing three nativities of Christ: the Night Mass stands for Christ’s being “born of the Father before all ages” as we say in the Creed. The Mass at Dawn speaks to us of his spiritual birth within believers, as “the morning star rises in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19). And the third Mass represents his physical birth into the world through Mary, the Incarnation of the Son of God.

There is also an ancient chant from the Roman Martyrology which gives a solemn proclamation of the Nativity of the Lord. It begins with creation, and situates the Nativity in time, relating to the Flood, Abraham, the Exodus, King David, and the year 752 A.U.C. (from the founding of Rome), which was the 42nd year of the reign of Caesar Augustus. In many churches today, this is still chanted just before the beginning of Midnight Mass. We plan to continue that tradition this year at our Midnight Mass. And, yes, Midnight Mass will be at midnight!

Pastor’s Corner – December 14, 2014

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LITURGY CORNER 15
with Fr. James

Is Christmas Pagan?

Many Catholics gleefully repeat the old canard that our celebration of Christmas on December 25 is simply a pagan feast that was re-invented as Christian. But is that true? Probably not.

Historians and biblical scholars agree that there is no historical basis for December 25 as Jesus’ actual birth date. However, there was a theological basis as to why Christians picked this date.

Coming out of the 2nd century controversies as to the dating of Easter, Latin Christians concluded (mistakenly) that Jesus died on March 25 in AD 29. Following a notion of “the integral age” – that the great prophets died on the anniversary of their birth or conception – they then figured that the date of the Annunciation was also March 25. Since Jesus was the perfect human, his gestation would be a perfect period of 9 months, which brings us to December 25.

But what about the Roman feast of Sol Invictus? It was instituted by the pagan Emperor Aurelius in AD 274. Rather than Christians appropriating an ancient pagan feast, it may well be that part of Aurelius’ motivation was to taunt Christians instead. Later on, of course, Christians could incorporate the theme of the sun applied to Christ, who is indeed the “Sun of Righteousness” prophesied by Malachi 3:20.

There is no record of the actual date of Jesus’ birth. No matter what biblical scholars and historians make of this fact, what is certain is that Jesus was conceived and born, and Christians through the ages have considered these events as worthy of solemn celebration. So the Annunciation (March 25) celebrates his virginal conception and Christians celebrate the first visible manifestation of the one prophesied to be called the Son of the Most High (Luke 1:31-32) on Christmas. So, no, Christmas is not a pagan festival that has been “baptized”, but a Christian feast through and through.

 

This Week at Newman – December 8

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HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

Monday, December 8, 2014 is a Holy Day of Obligation: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Patron of the United States of the America. The Mass schedule for December 8 is: 8:00 AM, 12:15 PM, and 5:15 PM. Morning and Evening Prayer will start at their usual times, 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM, respectively.

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.

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.

Pastor’s Corner – December 7, 2014

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LITURGY CORNER 14
with Fr. James

“Gaudete!” “Rejoice!”

Why is one of the Advent candles pinkish rather than purple or violet? The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called “Gaudete Sunday” after the first word of the entrance antiphon: “Gaudete in Domino semper.” These words come from Philippians 4:4, meaning “Rejoice in the Lord always!”

Guadete Sunday occurs roughly half-way through Advent. The rose-colored candle marks a sense of relief through our repentance and a subdued joy that the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity is nearer. Some parishes have a special set of rose-colored vestments for their priests and deacons to use on this day, as well as its counterpart, “Laudete Sunday” in Lent.

During the readings next Sunday, listen for how often the word “rejoice” appears.

 

 

This Week at Newman – December 1

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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.

Pastor’s Corner – November 23, 2014

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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.

 

This Week at Newman – November 24

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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.

This Week at Newman – November 17

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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.

Pastor’s Corner – November 16, 2014

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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.”

 

 

This Week at Newman – November 10

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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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