This Week at Newman for Nov 11

Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed Homecoming Weekend! As a reminder, Fr. Jacek is on his retreat this week, so we won’t have any of the weekly programs that he usually leads. Fr. Bart and Fr. Donald have returned from the Campus Ministry meeting in California. Have a great rest of your three day weekend!

Events this Week:

Newman Center Closed – Veteran’s Day
Monday, November 12
The Newman Center will be closed this Monday in observance of Veteran’s Day. There will be no 5:15 PM Daily Mass on this day.

Interested in Student Leadership at the Newman Center?
Until November 26
Are you an undergrad student who is involved, committed, and passionate about the Newman Center’s mission of serving the students of theUniversity of Arizona through campus ministry? We invite you to become a part of one of our Campus Ministry Leadership Teams (CMLT) that serve the Newman Center through Community Building (Planning social events), On-Campus Outreach (tabling, promoting the Newman Center on campus), and Social Justice (planning team for Social Justice events). While you serve on these leadership teams, we also work to develop you as a future leader in the world. If you are interested, stop by the Newman Center front desk to fill out an interest form by November 26. Detailed information will also be provided at the front desk.

Theology on Tap
Tuesday, November 13 at 7 PM
Theology on Tap is a speaker series every second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM that takes place in the fun, relaxed setting of your favorite local pub. “ToT” focuses on topics of faith and contemporary issues that directly affect the lives of young adults, located at O’Malley’s Pub on 4th Ave. (247 N 4th Ave). This month, Fr. Paul Gabor, S.J., Ph. D., the Vice-Director for the Vatican Observatory Research Group, will discuss “Are We Alone in the Universe?”

Bowling Fundraiser for Stand Up for Kids
Thursday, November 15 at 9 PM
Stand Up for Kids is a non-profit organization that works with homeless kids and street teens here in Tucson. They are having a bowling fundraiser on November 15th from 9 PM until midnight at Lucky Strike on Speedway. Tickets are $12 and you can buy them in advance or at the door. They include 3 hours of unlimited bowling and the cost of rental shoes. If you are interested in buying tickets in advance, please contact Kate McLaren at 480-612-2184 or

Movie Night
Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM
Students, come by the Newman Center to relax after the week to watch a movie! Bring your favorite movie and we’ll vote on what movie we want to watch on the big screen in Green Hall.

Kino Border Initiative Trip
Saturday, November 17 at 4:30 AM
Kino Border Initiative is a Jesuit run organization just south of the Mexico-US border inNogales, Arizona/Sonora that serves recently deported migrants with two meals a day for 15 days. On certain days they also provide basic first aid and clothing to those in need. The Newman Center helps with this organization by preparing and serving a breakfast for the migrants. On Friday, anyone can come to help prepare food after the 5:15 PM Daily Mass until 7:30 PM. On Saturday, those traveling meet in the kitchen to cook, travel to Nogales,Mexico to serve the food (you need a passport), and return to the Newman Center. There are only about 5 spots available per trip, so if you are interested in helping this Saturday, email Yemil Andrade at

Thanksgiving Sustaining Board Dinner
Sunday, November 18 at 6 PM
All students are invited for a free Thanksgiving dinner prepared by the Sustaining Board! The Sustaining Board is an organization that supports the Newman Center through fundraising and events. Free delicious food!

Weekly Events:

Daily Mass
Monday – Friday at 5:15 PM
You can go to Mass every day! I want to encourage all of you to come to Daily Mass whenever you can as a way to deepen your spirituality and relationship with God, so that Mass doesn’t become a Sunday obligation but a way to grow closer to God. In addition, you may always join us for Morning Prayer at 7:30 AM and Evening Prayer at 5 PM (right before Mass).

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 Sr. Angelica at

RCIA Inquiry
Tuesdays at 7 PM
We invite anyone who is interested in becoming Catholic and anyone who is not Catholic but interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. We will meet in the Newman Center library. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Donald at

Wednesday Night Student Mass
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Every Wednesday night we invite all students to our Wednesday Student Mass! At 7:30, we begin with a time of praise and worship to prepare our hearts as we transition into Mass. The Mass is unique since it features a discussion homily. After Mass, we always have different types of snacks and invite everyone to hang out.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, November 22
The Newman Center will be closed on Thanksgiving and the following day, Friday, November 23, with the exception of the Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 AM. There will not be a tailgate before the ASU game on November 23rd.

Dominican Volunteers USA Application Open
Dominican Volunteers USA is an Americorps-sponsored post-graduate service program sponsored by the Dominican Order. Based in Chicago, this year they have 19 volunteers in 7 cities across the United States who commit to a year-long service program which begins each year in August. In addition to being the only domestic program sponsored by the Dominicans, DVUSA is also one of the few programs where volunteers live in community not only with other volunteers but also vowed religious. They strive to be a no-cost program since they provide all travel and baggage fees to and from the 3 yearly retreats and service sites, room, board, travel, health insurance, and optional spiritual direction during the year, and the volunteers receive a $5550 AmeriCorps education award stipend at the end of the year. They have also begun partnering with graduate schools across the country to provide free or reduced tuition to numerous graduate programs. For more information or to apply, go to The priority deadline is December 31.

“Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.” -1 Timothy 4:12 (NABRE)

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Your brother in Christ,
David Mares
Campus Minister