This Week at Newman for April 22

Hello everyone!  It was an honor this weekend to host Fr. Tom DeMan, OP, in celebration of his ordination as a priest 50 years ago.  Fr. Tom was the Pastor here at the Newman Center from 1980 to 1987, and he was very influential in campus ministry throughout the Western Dominican Province.  Students, have a great last full week of classes!  Do work!

Weekly Events:

Serve at Casa Maria Catholic Worker House

 Mondays and Thursdays at 8:15 AM

Casa Maria is a Catholic Worker House that serves the poor and homeless in South Tucson.  Only a few miles away, this community of workers provides members of the Newman Center with the opportunity to serve and grow in understanding of the mission of the Catholic Workers. If interested, meet us at the Newman Center at 8:15 AM on Mondays and Thursdays.  If you have any questions, contact Matt Campbell at


Thinking with the Popes: “Introduction to Christianity”

 Mondays at 7 PM

 Join other Graduate students as they study “Introduction to Christianity” by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI in a group led by Fr. Jacek Buda, O.P.  Come if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith!


Catholicism Series

 Tuesdays at 7 PM

 Every Tuesday night for 10 weeks, we will show a portion of the Catholicism video series by Fr. Robert Barron.  The video that will be shown this week is “A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints.”  This will take place in the Newman Center classroom, and there will be a discussion following each video. 


Women’s Faith Sharing Night

Tuesdays at 7 PM

 Join Sr. Elizabeth and other women for a scripture-based time of support, discussion, and reflection of topics focused on women’s issues in the Wildcat Lounge.  This semester, they will be reading Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City by Fr. Bob Burns, O.P., a priest in residence at the Newman Center and a professor in Religious Studies at the U of A.  All female student and permanent community members are welcome to come and grow together in our understanding of our Christian faith and our part in it.



 Wednesdays at 7 PM

 Emmaus is our “mid-week retreat that lasts all semester,” and it’s named after the town in Luke 24 that two disciples were traveling towards when they encountered a stranger.  As they were walking with him, he revealed scripture to them, and in the breaking of the bread, they recognized him as the risen Jesus.  Emmaus begins with praise and worship, and then we have either a student or guest speaker.  We usually have time for reflection and then more worship that transitions us into the Candlelight Mass at 8 PM.  The Candlelight Mass is unique since it features a discussion homily, where everyone has a chance to share on the Gospel.  Come and worship with us!


Thinking with the Popes: “Redeemer of Man”

 Thursdays at 4 PM

 Join other Undergraduate students as they study “Redeemer of Man (Redemptor Hominis)” by Pope John Paul II in a group led by Fr. Jacek Buda, O.P.  Come if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith!

 Upcoming Events:

Baccalaureate Mass

 Sunday, May 6 at 5 PM

 If you are receiving a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Doctorate we would like to honor you at the 5:00 PM Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, May 6.  Please leave your name and information with the office by calling 327-4665.


“One Week Experience at the Monastery”

 May 24-30

 If you are a single woman 18 to 47 years old considering a vocation to religious life, you are invited to a “One Week Experience at the Monastery” hosted by the Benedictine Monastery on Country Club.  It will be held at the Benedictine Monastery from May 24-30, and there is no cost for participation.  For more information, contact Sr. Lupita Barajas at or at 520-325-6401.  The deadline to register is May 15.


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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13


Your brother in Christ,
David Mares

Campus Ministry Intern