This Week at Newman
BECOMING CATHOLIC: RCIA
Every Monday at 7PM in the classroom
For more information contact Fr. Thomas Saucier at:
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Every Monday at 9PM with a choir
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES
Wednesday, 9:30 PM
Thursday, 6:00 PM – Women in the Bible (All are Welcome)
Sunday, 10:30 AM
Thursday at 7 PM
CONFIRMATION APPLICATION DEADLINE
The deadline to submit an application is Monday, 2/6. You can download one at www.uacatholic.org/confirmation. Classes begin on 2/13 and meet each Monday from 7PM-9PM. For more information, contact Manny Guzman at:
DOMINICAN NOVICES IN TUCSON
The Novices of the Western Dominican Province will be visiting our community next weekend for all of the Masses. Join us in welcoming them and learning more about how God calls each one of us into service.
We will have Welcome Receptions after the 9:30AM and 11:15AM Masses on Sunday, February 12th.
TRAINING FOR NEW LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Wednesday, February 15th, at 6PM in the Chapel.
This is for anyone interested in serving as a
Lector, Eucharistic Minister, or Sacristan for weekend Masses.
7PM – Becoming Catholic: RCIA
9PM – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with live worship music
7PM – Gathering for New Music Ministers, vocal and instrumental
9:30PM – Bible Study
6PM – Bible Study
7PM – Free Movie Night, “Of Gods and Men” – discussion to follow the screening
10:30AM – Bible Study
Fr. John Paul’s Spiritual Brew:
Our readings this Sunday remind us to remember that though life can be filled with different joys and difficulties… that God cares and both affirms our situations and blesses them. “Blessed are the poor spirit… Blessed are they who mourn.. Blessed are the meek..” God’s blessings and protection is over us. Blessed are you when no mercy appears to be present… God sees our plight, and pours “blessing” into it, and helps us to stand and to find our way. Matthew’s Gospel reminds us that God sees and recognizes the highs and lows of his people.. And, that the promise of the prophets was not a
myth that would not be fulfilled, but is a fact that is realized in the person of Jesus Christ. By virtue of our baptism into Christ Jesus.. we have been blessed and embraced whole and entire, and are invited to be encouraged by the friendship offered to us in Christ.
May this grace always be a source of blessings that guides us on our way. “”Blessed are the clean of heart, the peacemakers, those who carry the weight of striving for righteousness, and all persecuted for living the example of Christ in their lives.. It’s not easy to allow our faith to become real, practiced, true, and enlivened…..But, when we do, God’s Kingdom is realized here on the earth, and
people benefit. Let us “take courage” and not fear doing our part in allowing God’s blessing to heal and raise us up… May we “Take courage, and be not afraid”
WELCOME BACK! All students are welcome for Pasta Dinner on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Green Hall 6PM to 7PM Sponsored by Student Ministry Leaders
BACK TO REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017 Sunday Masses: 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:15AM, 5PM, 7:00PM Daily Mass: 5:15PM
FR. JOHN PAUL’S SPIRITUAL BREW: It is with great joy that we prepare to begin a new semester at the University of Arizona! My first semester allowed me an initial experience of a community that has a long history of not only joyful outreach to the undergraduates students of the U of A, but also to the many graduate students, faculty, and staff of the university. In addition to those presently at the U of A, are numerous alumni, young adults, and others who celebrate the Newman Center’s mission of welcome and outreach to the students, as well, as support by their presence and financial resources, to the community, not only for its survival, but also towards its flourishing, the promotion of future leaders, and well informed Catholics who bring the light of Christ into to the world. As we prepare to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King weekend, may we feel the call to work towards peace and justice for all, and do so with the same grace, love, and intelligence that he did. May God bless us in the new semester and new chapter in our nation’s history. May we be courageous as we step out into a wider landscape, and “may the good work begun in us” be brought to completion in Christ Jesus.” Amen!