Knights of Columbus Council 16061

The Knights of Columbus is an organization for Catholic men based on the values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. At the Newman Center, University of Arizona Council 16061 participates in various ministerial activities, such as serving as liturgical ministers at Mass, organizing parking for Newman events as well as Arizona Athletic events, holding prayer events with the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, organizing Lenten fish frys and Christmas food drives. Men interested in joining the Knights of Columbus are invited to contact one of the officers below for more information.

For more information, please contact: Joe Kelledy, Grand Knight (josephkelledy@email.arizona.edu)

Recruitment Chair: Jerry Meyer, Financial Secretary (finsec16061@gmail.com)

Reachout Women’s Center

Reachout Women’s Center is an organization for women in unplanned pregnancies with services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and counseling; as alternatives to abortion. In the month of October, a drive for diapers and baby clothing to be donated to Reachout is held.

For more information about donating to our Diaper and Baby Clothing Drive, please send an email to: newman@uacatholic.org

Primavera Men’s Shelter

Primavera Men’s Shelter provides shelter and meals for men in need, in South Tucson. On the second Sunday of each month, Newman Center volunteers prepare breakfast at 4 am and deliver it to the Primavera Men’s Shelter. See the Calendar for this year’s schedule of service.

If you are interested in serving breakfast to men in need, please contact: Jorge Gonzalez (jorgepgonzalez@email.arizona.edu)

Kino Border Initiative

Kino Border Initiative is a bi-national ministry of the Society of Jesus and Sisters of the Eucharist which provides support for migrants who have been deported from the United States and are on their way back to their homes in Latin America. Newman provides breakfast to migrants on the first and third Saturday of the month. Volunteers prepare food on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, leaving Newman at 6: 45 am to drive to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to serve breakfast to migrants.

If you are interested in serving breakfast to migrants, please contact: Mary Semon (marytherese@email.arizona.edu)

Weekly Food Donations

At each of our weekend Masses, parishioners are invited to bring food items to be donated to one of the charities supported by the Newman Center. These charities include: Los Samaritanos, Stand up for Kids, Poverello House, Casa Maria Catholic Worker House, and Primavera Foundation. Parishioners, both students and permanent community members, are invited to bring forth food donations to any of the weekend Masses. Donations are placed at the front of the altar after the Prayers of the Faithful.