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Week of April 8th - April 14th

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

NCSS Elections

March 31st to April 14th

Voting is now open for our 2019/2020 NCSS executive! Voting will remain open until April 12 at 11:59pm, and can be done using this form.

You must have a membership to vote, but you may buy a membership until April 10 at 11:59pm and still be eligible to vote. Please see the google form description for details.

Happy voting!

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!


Tuesday, April 9th (7:00 PM)

Why did Jesus die on the Cross? How does His death give me life? Why do we need a Saviour? How does the Cross save us? Join us for Newman Bible Study this Tuesday at 7pm at the Newman Centre! Delicious pizza and even more delicious Bible reflection! All are welcome.

Your Questions on Tap: Faith and Mental Health Encore

Friday, April 12th (5:00 PM)

Join us this Friday for the continuation of our two-part Your Questions on Tap series on Faith and Mental Health! Where is God in the midst of our struggles with mental health? What is the connection between our minds, our bodies, and our souls? How do we see mental health through the eyes of faith? Join us for friendly conversation! All are welcome.

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. There are three parts to the day: youth festival, pilgrimage and mass. For more information, you can check out the Facebook event.

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.

Events and Activities This Month

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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