This Week at Newman – September 14

Join us on the New Student Retreat: Anchored in Hope. It will be an opportunity to meet new students, encounter God, and grow in your Catholic faith. We will go to Southern Pines Baptist Camp on Mt. Lemon from September 26-28 leaving Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon. The cost of the retreat is $75, though financial aid and scholarships are available. For questions or more information please contact Mary at

Interested in becoming confirmed in the Catholic Church? The Confirmation program at Newman meets every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks beginning September 23 from 7-9:30 pm. The last day to submit an application is September 16. To fill out an application for Confirmation, please visit For questions, please contact Sr. Elizabeth O’Donnell at 520-327-4665 or at

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

There are a few spots left for the Saturday, Sept. 20 trip to serve breakfast to migrants at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. All volunteers must have a valid US passport. We meet at Newman at 5:30 am and return to Newman by 1 pm. Anyone who is interested in helping out, may contact Casey at

Richard Garnett, professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School will present a Hesburgh Lecture titled “Law, Religion and Politics: Understanding the Separation between Church and State” on Friday, September 19 at 7 pm in Room 168 at the UA Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd. Garnett is a graduate of Yale Law School and is a former clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He currently serves on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Religious Liberty. The presentation, sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Tucson and the University of Notre Dame Law School, is free and opened to the public.

The more we know about the Universe the larger we find it. On Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm in Green Hall, come hear astrophysicist Fr. Paul Gabor, SJ, Ph.D., Vice-Director of the Vatican Observatory help us get in touch with our reactions: Does the Universe feel menacing or comforting?

Join graduate students and young adults on Monday, September 15 at 7:30 pm in the library for a reading of The Spirit of Liturgy by Pope Benedict XVI. Discussion led by Fr. Jacek Buda, OP.

Join us on Monday, September 15 for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 9 pm in the Chapel.

Join us on Friday, September, 19 for recitation of the Holy Rosary at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Our next Football Tailgate will be Saturday, September 20 beginning at 5 pm on the front lawn before the Wildcats take on the California Golden Bears at 7 pm.

The Newman Center will be tabling out on the UA Mall this upcoming week, Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to stop by and say hello!