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Week of Jan 27th - Feb 2nd

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, especially in the spirit of CATHOLIC STUDENTS' WEEK!

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!

— Belle

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This Week from the NCSS This Week from the Newman Centre Other Announcements Info

Activities from the NCSS:
Catholic Students' Week!

NCSS By-Election: VP Social Justice

Congratulations to Gianmarco on being elected the new NCSS VP Social Justice! Many thanks other candidates for their effort and time, and to those of you who voted! Stay tuned for new activities in the future!

Rosary in the Chapel

Monday, Jan 27th
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Newman Centre Chapel (2nd floor)

Come join us in praying the Rosary before Daily Mass in the Chapel! Elena, our VP Social Activities, will be leading the prayer.The Chapel is located on the second floor of the Newman Centre (above the common area). Please see our event page for more details!

Feed the Homeless

Tuesday, Jan 28th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Newman Centre

Join us on Tuesday, January 28 to prepare and hand out sandwiches to the homeless on St.Catherine. We will be meeting at the Newman Centre at 5:30! Please see our Facebook event page for more details!

Movie Night:How to Train Your Dragon

Wednesday, Jan 29th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Newman Centre

Come join us for our movie night as we watch DreamWork's How to Train Your Dragon (the first one)! We will be providing popcorn, but feel free to bring any snacks or drinks to enjoy or share during the movie. Please also invite your friends and family to join in our evening of fun! Please see our Facebook event page for more details!

Making Valentines with the NCSS

Thursday, Jan 30th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bagelounge of the Newman Centre

Come make cards for Valentine's Day with the NCSS! The NCSS has a tradition of handing out cards and candies on campus on February 14 and we would be glad to have your help in making the cards with us this year! All supplies will be provided, so just bring your beautiful selves. Please see our Facebook event page for more details!

CUCSA X NCSS : 10 Year Challenge

Friday, Jan 31st
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Concordia Catholic Centre

The NCSS and the CUCSA will be joining forces to bring you a throwback party! There will be team activities and board games, though you are welcome to bring your own. Refreshments will be provided FREE! In the spirit of the celebration, please dress in a style which you would have sported in the early 2000's - 2010's!
If you are walking to the Concordia Catholic Centre, feel free to meet the NCSS at 6:00 PM at the Newman Centre to walk together! The event will begin at 6:30 PM sharp.
Please see our Facebook event page for more details!

Activities from the Newman Centre

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!

Bible Study : The Beatitudes

Every Monday until April 6th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, after daily Mass
Bagelounge of the Newman Centre

After the Fall Semester Bible Study on Iconography, the Newman Centre is back this Winter with a new series on the Beatitudes! Join us every Monday at 5 pm after Daily Mass to discover the depths of one of Christ’s most famous sermons. Weather and daylight permitting, there may be one or two on Mount Royal, so prepare your Bibles, schedules and hiking boots!

Tolkien's Theology Tuesdays

Every Tuesday until May 12
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, after daily Mass
The Newman Centre

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!

Wednesday Vespers in Byzantine Rite

Every Wednesday until April 29
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM, after daily Mass
The Newman Centre Chapel (2nd floor)

The Newman Centre will be starting weekly Vespers every Wednesday at 5:00 PM after daily Mass.
Please join us this week to pray for all of your intentions. Bring a friend!

Scholars' Club

Every Friday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, after daily Mass
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

Mass and Movie: Catholicism Series

Every Sunday until March 29
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Newman Centre

Join the Newman Centre community, including our RCIA team, for Sunday Mass every week at 5:00 PM, followed by a section of the Catholicism series. This event is free and open to all, starting 15 minutes after Mass. Feel free to bring snacks for yourself or to share, and invite a friend! Please see the Facebook event for more details or or email Rachelle at

Other Announcements

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 (lectors) or Matthew at (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

NCSS Membership

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).

Mass Schedule

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.

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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