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Week of Mar 28 - Apr 4

Greetings, fellow Newmanites!
Newman Ball is THIS SATURDAY!!! We are so excited to welcome everyone to our biggest event of the year! We hope to see you there!
The following are the announcements from the Newman Centre and the Newman Catholic Students' Society for the upcoming week(s). Please don't hesitate to reply to this email for more information on the events!

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Please note that the Mass schedule is subject to change based on restrictions/regulations established by
McGill University, and the Provincial and Federal Government.

Activities from the NCSS

2022 Newman Ball: Enchanted Forest

Saturday, April 2, 8:00 PM
Newman Centre of McGill University

Join us for a night of ethereal beauty and mystery at Newman Ball 2022: Enchanted Forest at 8 PM on April 2. The night will feature a themed photo booth, a DJ'ed dance, an array of appetizers and desserts, and alcoholic drinks for purchase for the low price of $3!

Please note that while everyone should of course wear whatever they’re most comfortable in, the suggested dress code for the night is formal.

Please reserve and purchase your tickets by March 27 using this form:

If you miss the RSVP date, you may also purchase tickets at the door.

Everyone is welcome to this event! ♥️

Note: We will be following all McGill and Quebec government regulations regarding gatherings and vaccine passports.
Accessibility: Unfortunately, the Newman Centre has many stairs. Please let us know if you have any accessibility concerns and we will try our very best to make arrangements.


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Multi-Lingual Rosary

Every Wednesday, 6 PM

Come join the NCSS in praying the Rosary! This event is both scriptural and multi-lingual - if you have a language you prefer to pray in, you are encouraged to do so! Note that you also have the option of leading a decade of the Rosary in your preferred language 😃 Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there ❤

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Fish Frosh 2022


Fish Frosh is a frosh alternative to faculty froshes. Hosted by four of the Christian groups on campus, we aim to welcome all incoming McGill students and give them the chance to form meaningful friendships and discover Montreal! If you would like to volunteer for Fish Frosh 2022, please see the slides below and keep an eye out for their volunteer applications!


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Activities from the Newman Centre

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Looking to learn more about what Catholics believe? Consider participating in our year-long RCIA program! Contact Fr. Anthony at for details.

Liturgical Events for Lent and Easter

Save the dates! The Newman Centre is open and running a full schedule of liturgical activities throughout Lent & Holy Triduum. We hope to see you all there!

Open Now: Newman Lounge!

Starting Tuesday, March 8th
Newman Centre of McGill University

Open Now: Newman Lounge! The Newman Lounge is a new, cozy, cafe-style study space at the Newman Centre.
We will offer tea and coffee from 10am-5pm, M-F, and a soup, bagel, and coffee lunch from 12-2pm, M-F. All are welcome!

‘What do we live for?’ A public lecture by Anselm Mueller


Thursday, March 31, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Newman Centre of McGill University
Also offered online:

This is a public lecture and is therefore open to everyone. It will take place at the main hall of the Newman Centre of McGill University (first floor). All are welcome! A social will follow after the lecture.

The event will be streamed also via Zoom!

Anselm Mueller is Professor Emeritus, University of Trier, and a Visiting Professor with the project "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life". A student of Elizabeth Anscombe and Anthony Kenny at Oxford in the early sixties, Professor Müller has taught philosophy at Oxford University, Australian National University, University of Trier, University of Luxemborg, and Keimyung University. He has written many books and articles in the following areas: ethics, rationality, action theory, philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy.
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Retrieving Eastern 'Sobornicity' for the Western Church: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Synodality


Friday, April 1, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Newman Centre of McGill University
Virtual event:

“If there is no Holy Spirit, there is no Synod,” Pope Francis noted in his allocution opening the ‘Synod on synodality.’  Can bringing the Slavonic concept of «sobornicity» into conversation with the «sacrum septenarium» help the Church realize the Pentecostal-Pneumatological dimension of synodality?  This presentation will argue that the effects Christ’s sevenfold anointing with respect to His two wills is paradigmatic for ‘being synodal’ and that the individual believer’s own ‘synodality’ with the indwelling Trinity is foundational for rediscovering the Church’s intrinsically synodal structure and for living out the mystery of Sobornost.

About the Presenter

Fr Matthew-Anthony Hysell OP is a priest of the Archdiocese of Edmonton and a professed brother in the Dominican Priestly Fraternity. After obtaining his B.A. in philosophy (City University of New York—Hunter College) and his M.A. in theology (Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley), he moved to Edmonton to obtain an M.Th. (Newman Theological College). After initial formation at St Joseph Seminary, he was ordained in 2012 and spent six years in parish ministry before being sent to Dominican University College in Ottawa for doctoral studies, specializing in St Thomas Aquinas’ doctrine of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the soul of Christ. He currently lectures in dogmatic theology at Newman Theological College and serves as administrator of St Emeric Catholic Hungarian Parish and of St Mark’s Catholic Community of the Deaf as well as National Chaplain of the International Catholic Deaf Association—Canadian Section.

'Justice and Personhood: the Revolutionary Catholic Defense of Human Dignity in the 21st Century' [2021 Clause Ryan Lecture], Dr. Piotr H. Koscki


Friday, April 8, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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This named lecture is open to everyone!

Speaker bio: Piotr H. Kosicki specializes in the transnational history of modern Europe -- East and West -- and its global implications. He focuses particularly on religion (especially Roman Catholicism), politics, historical memory, and the entangled history of ideas and activist networks. Trained as a historian of both Poland and France, Prof. Kosicki has also written on Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, with strong research interests extending to Czech, Hungarian, and Russian history. Recipient of a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University, Professor Kosicki has won Fulbright, Chateaubriand, ACLS/Mellon New Faculty, and Hoover National Fellowships, as well as multiple Title VIII grants from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and research grants from the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. He serves on the Advisory Board of H-CATHOLIC, the Board of the Polish Studies Association, and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's CIVITAS Project.

About the Claude Ryan Lecture on Catholic Social Thought: the lecture was instituted in 2004 as one of the major lectures of The Newman Centre of McGill University., named in honour of the late Claude Ryan (1925-2004). The lecture aims to tackle questions at the crossroads of politics and theology, an area of deep and abiding interest to Mr. Ryan. Mr. Ryan found a home for his classes at the Newman Centre, where he became actively involved in various teaching initiatives, offering courses on John Henry Newman and Catholic Social Thought.

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The Newman Centre is hiring!

Employment Opportunity: Manger of Student Affairs, Newman Centre of McGill University
The Newman Centre of McGill University is the home of the Catholic intellectual, social and spiritual life at McGill University. The Manager of Student Affairs works under the direct supervision of the Director and collaborates with the Chaplain to promote the mission of the Newman Centre. The Manager of Student Affairs (1) implements effective outreach to students primarily at McGill University, (2) manages and develops the Newman Fellowship Program and (3) supports programming and planning of Newman Centre activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the direct supervision of the Director, the Manager of Student Affairs:
(1) Implements effective outreach to students primarily at McGill University (40%):
  • Participates with the Director in developing outreach strategies and assists the Director in maintaining a Catholic presence on campus
  • Supports the executives and the activities of the Newman Catholic Student Society (NCSS)
(2) Manages and develops the Newman Fellowship Program (40%):
  • Supports the Director in developing and implementing the Catholic Leadership Program
  • Assists the Director in interviewing, selecting, assessing, supporting, coordinating and mentoring the Newman Fellows
(3) Supports programming and planning Newman Centre activities (20%).
Terms of employment
This is a part-time position (25 hours/week). The salary is $ 25,000/year, with 100 hours of paid leave per annum (equivalent to 4 weeks). The contract is for a 3-year term conditioned on an initial 6-month trial period and a performance review at the end of the first year.
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Holds at least one university degree
  • Active and fully initiated Catholic, in good standing with the Church, with strong knowledge of the Catholic faith
  • At least three years of related experience, including supervisory experience and working with young adults
  • Proficiency working with CANVA, Eventbrite, Facebook and other social media networks, Word, Excel, PPT
  • Fluency in English, preferably also French, other languages are an asset.
  • A valid driver’s licence is an asset
How to Apply
Please submit a short cover letter, a concise CV and the name of three references in PDF format with the subject “Application: Manager of Student Affairs” to Dr. Pablo Irizar (, Director of the Newman Centre of McGill University.
All applicants will be considered fairly. For full consideration, please submit your full application dossier before 1 April 2022. Complete applications will be considered until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The start date for the position is 4 July 2022. Employees must abide by the Newman Centre’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and Regulations. A background check is required as part of the hiring process.


Other Announcements

Mass Schedule

  • Sunday Mass: Sundays at 5:00 PM
  • Daily Mass: Monday-Friday at 4:30 PM
  • Day of adoration: Thursdays
  • Reconciliation/confession: before Mass or by appointment (Fr. Anthony:


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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