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Week of April 1st - April 7th

Greetings, fellow Newmanites! The following are the announcements from the Newman Centre and the Newman Catholic Students' Society for the upcoming week.

— Matthew

Table of Contents

This Week This Month

Events and Activities This Week

Soup and Bagel

Monday to Thursday (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

Come and enjoy fresh homemade soup and warm bagels from Monday to Thursday, 12:30 to 2pm, in the Bagelounge. The perfect way to replenish your energy for your busy afternoon!

Weekly Rosary

Tuesday (5:00 PM)

On Tuesdays at around 5:00 PM (after weekday Mass), there will be a rosary group meeting in the Newman Centre chapel. Please drop by if you would like to pray with us!

NCSS Elections

March 31st to April 14th

Would you like to nominate someone to be a candidate for a position on the NCSS exec next year, or even would like the opporunity yourself? This week is the nomination period before the election, so now is the time to nominate yourself or others for positions on the exec, which can be done using this form! Below is the rest of the election schedule:

Nomination period: March 31st - April 5th
Candidate mini speeches: April 7th (after Mass)
Voting period: April 7th - April 12th

If you have any questions about the elections, you can contact the elections officer, Leo Cheong, at Also, remember to buy a membership if you haven't already if you wish to vote!

Saturday Night Supper

Saturday, April 6th (6:00 PM)

The Newman Catholic Students' Society has a longstanding tradition of hosting regular suppers on Saturday nights, prepared by members of the Newman community. For $5, you can enjoy a full meal, including dessert!

This semester, members of the community are invited to cook their favourite meals from home, whether it be a secret family recipe or a dish that speaks of their cultural background. This SNS meal will be prepared by Laura, Patrick, and Matthew, who will be making 
make-your-own burritos (with a vegetarian option),
fruit salad, and brownies

Events and Activities This Month

Diocesan World Youth Day

Saturday, April 13th (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Every year, Archbishop Christian Lépine invites all young people to join him in celebrating the vitality of young people and to proclaim the joy of their faith in Jesus Christ during the diocesan celebration of the World Youth Day. This year, the theme for WYD is Mary's Amen to Mary.

We are also looking for volunteers to help out with the event. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out this form. If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Pan, our VP Social Justice.

SUNDAY Night Supper

Sunday, April 14th (6:00 PM)

The Newman Catholic Students' Society has a longstanding tradition of hosting regular suppers on Saturday nights, prepared by members of the Newman community. For $5, you can enjoy a full meal, including dessert!

To celebrate the end of another academic year and the start of Holy Week, we’re having our final SNS on Palm Sunday after the 5pm mass. The meal will be prepared by Richard Bernier, and the dessert will be provided by the NCSS Execs.

Holy Week Mass Schedule

Sunday, April 14th - Saturday, April 20th

Palm Sunday Mass - Sunday, April 14th at 5:00 PM
Holy Thursday Mass - Thursday, April 18th at 8:00 PM
Good Friday Service - Friday, April 19th at 3:00 PM
Easter Vigil Mass - Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 PM

Following the Easter Vigil Mass, there will be a Resurrection Party, followed by an all-night Gospel vigil and walk up Mount Royal at dawn!

Other Announcements

NCSS Membership

Membership in the Society is open to everyone and comes with the following benefits:
  • a $2 discount on a Saturday Night Supper
  • right to attend Council meetings
  • right to vote in Society elections (if you are a SSMU or PGSS member)
Memberships cost $2 and can be purchased from our VP Finance, Anthony Duchesne. We will also be selling memberships at SNS on March 30th.


The Newman Choir welcomes new students to join us. We usually practice for 1 hour before Mass on Sunday. For more information please contact choir director Ariel Pan at

Lectors & Acolytes

If you are interested in reading or altar serving at Mass at the Newman Centre, please contact OiYin at (lectors) or Matthew at (servers). We are particularly short on altar servers, so any volunteers regardless of experience would be greatly appreciated!

Mass Schedule

The Newman Centre has Mass every Sunday at 5:00pm. Weekday Masses are held on Tuesday to Friday at 4:30pm, with Eucharistic Adoration from 4:00-4:30pm. Prior to all weekday Masses, a priest will be available for spiritual direction at 3:00pm, with occasional exceptions on Thursdays, where priest availability will begin at 3:30. Confessions are heard before all Masses.

Centre Hours

The Newman Centre is open weekdays from 10:00am-5:00pm (extended hours on some days) and on weekends during scheduled events such as Mass.

Parking at Newman

Parking spaces are reserved for staff, all others by permission only. Fees apply. See a member of staff before parking. Unidentified vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
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