This Week at Newman – October 6

This month we will be doing All Day Adoration for Life to commemorate October as “Respect Life Month”. Starting at the commencement of Morning Prayer at 7:30 am, until 5:15 pm before Daily Mass. Please take this opportunity to worship, pray, and reflect in the presence of Jesus. During this time, we would like for at least 2 people to be present each hour throughout the day. If you find that you have time, we would greatly appreciate it if you could please sign up on this Google Doc so that we know who is present during each shift. There will also be a poster in the Newman Center, where you can also sign up. Of course anyone is welcome to take more than one shift!

In addition to October being ‘Respect Life Month’, October is also the Month of the Holy Rosary. We invite you to use this month as a special time to pray, and meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary daily and to be part of this great Marian devotion. For a history of the Rosary, as well as how to pray the Rosary, please see the links below.

On Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 pm in the Church, come hear Fr. Paul Mueller, SJ, Ph. D., of the Vatican Observatory speak about his new book, Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?…and Other Questions from the Astronomers’ In-box at the Vatican Observatory. Hope to see you there!

Join us on Fridays at 3 pm in the Library for a reading of the book, Religion. If there is no God… by Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski. Discussion led by Fr. Jacek. All are welcome!

We would like to invite everyone to the tailgate we will be hosting on Saturday October 11, 2014 starting at 4:30 pm. Take advantage of Family Weekend by bringing guests and family (who are always welcome!) and introduce them to the wonderful community that is found at the Newman Center. As always, we will have food, refreshments and games waiting on the lawn and we hope to see you there as well! And then get ready to cheer on the Wildcats as we go against the USC Trojans at 7:30 pm. God bless and Bear Down!

Join graduate students and young adults on Monday, October 6 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.

Theology on Tap will be held on Tuesday, October 14th at O’Malley’s on 4th Ave. The topic will be Medical Missions with Dr. Grantham, Dr. Wilson & Dr. Crunkleton. Arrive at 6:30 pm for food and drink. The talk begins at 7:00 pm.

For more information on Graduate Student events, please contact Elizabeth at

We will be prayerfully reading excerpts from the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes and engaging in meaningful dialogue. “Gaudium et Spes” discusses the Church in the modern world; specifically about the dignity of the human person, the community of mankind, and man’s activity throughout the world There will be plenty of opportunities for prayer both as an individual and as a community. We hope to see you there!
The retreat will take place at Huachuca Oaks Camp on October 24-26, in Hereford, AZ. The cost of the retreat is $95. Sign ups are open at the receptionist desk. A $20 deposit is due at sign up and will be deducted from the total cost of the retreat.

Students! Would you like to spend some time each month with a Newman Center community member/family? Have dinner together in a real home? If so, this is the program for you. It’s as simple as filling out a form so we can match you up with a family or individuals. Please contact Rosalie if you are interested 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

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

The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose will be having their Young Adult Fall Retreat: Praying God’s Word in Scripture on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. This retreat is for men and women, from college aged to 40. The presenters are Sister Evelyn Long, VDMF & Sister Charisma Sulbise, VDMF with the Dominican Sisters Retreat Team. The retreat will take place at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose at 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Pl.), Fremont, CA, 94539. There is a $15 registration fee that includes lunch and refreshments. Please RSVP online at
There will be no reading of Lumen Fidei this week due to the presentation by Fr. Paul Mueller. Please see above.

Join us on Monday, October 6 for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 9 pm in the Chapel.

Join us on Friday, October 10 for recitation of the Holy Rosary at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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!