Greetings, fellow Newmanites! It was wonderful to see so many of you at Mass yesterday as well as at our various activities throughout the week; we hope you enjoyed taking part in the events at Newman and we look forward to seeing you again this week during our (many) exciting events!
The following are the announcements from the Newman Centre and the Newman Catholic Students' Society for the upcoming week. Please be sure to save the dates on your calendar!
If you would like to vote for a candidate, please fill in this form before midnight on Jan 23!
Notice: only NCSS Members may participate in voting; to become a member of the NCSS, please see an executive member to purchase a membership for $2. If you are unsure whether or not you are a member, please contact Belle or Karli
Saturday Night Supper (SNS)
Saturday, Jan 25th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Newman Centre
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 SNS will be prepared by Lucius and friends. There will be a vegetarian option.
Activities from the Newman Centre
Lunar New Year Celebration
Monday, Jan 20
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Conference Room of the Newman Centre (3rd floor)
Join the McGill community to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Newman Centre!
Program: Mass - Fellowship & Chinese Supper - Chinese Bible Study
All are welcome - Free of Charge - RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Pablo at email@example.com
St. Francis' View of Creation
Wednesday, Jan 22
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Guest speaker Fr. Dan Gurnick, OFM, member of the retreat team of the Mount St. Francis Friary and Retreat House in Cochrane, AB, will speak of his pastoral work in bridging ministry to people at the margins, such as in prisons or in street ministry, with more ordinary ministries, such as in schools, hospitals, and parishes and his special interest in living in such a way that reflects St. Francis's appreciation of creation and all creatures.
Please see the Facebook event page for more details!
Soup and Bagel
Monday - Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Bagelounge of the Newman Centre
Come and enjoy fresh homemade soup and warm bagels in the Bagelounge (on the ground floor of the Newman Centre); for only $3.50, it's the perfect way to replenish your energy for your busy afternoon!
Tolkien's Theology Tuesdays
Tuesdays, Jan 21 - May 12
5:00 PM, after daily Mass
Tolkien's Theology Tuesdays will engage the first book of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, "The Fellowship of the Ring". The readings will be done independently, and the group will meet once a week to discuss them, as well as the theological topics underlining the beautiful story. Light refreshments will be provided!
Fridays at 5 PM
Conference Room of the Newman Centre (3rd floor)
These discussion, based on issues at the intersection of politics, society and religion, will be animated by Pablo Irizar, Director of the Newman Centre, along with guest interlocutors (as listed on this schedule) every week along with readings of the day. Readings and snacks will be provided, and the activity is open to everyone. Bring lots of ideas!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Pablo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectors & Acolytes
If you are interested in reading or altar serving at Mass at the Newman Centre, please sign up here or contact Maddy at email@example.com (lectors) or Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org (servers). We are particularly short on altar servers, so any volunteers regardless of experience would be greatly appreciated!
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 email@example.com.
Membership in the Society is open to everyone and comes with the following benefits:
a $2 discount on a (one) 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, Wilhelm Magner. We will also be selling memberships at future Saturday Night Suppers (SNS).
The Newman Centre has Mass every Sunday at 5:00PM. Weekday Masses are held from Monday 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 between 3:00 and 4:00PM.
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.