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Announcements
Week of Feb 21 - Feb 28

Greetings, fellow Newmanites!
 
The Centre will be reopening soon! Here are the full details:
Full hours of operation and daily Mass and other sacramental ministry will resume starting Monday 21 February. Sunday Masses will resume on 6 March at 5 pm (after the Spring break).
Public hours of operation:
Monday-Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Liturgical services:
Daily Mass: Monday-Friday (4.30 pm)
Day of adoration: Thursdays
Reconciliation/confession: before Mass or by appointment (Fr. Anthony: chaplain@newmancentre.org)
The NCSS will be hosting events for the student body in person very soon as well! Please keep an eye out for our activities! Thank you!

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!

— Belle

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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.
As of now, the Newman Centre is closed until further notice.

Activities from the NCSS

Multi-Lingual Rosary

Every Wednesday, 6 PM
Virtual
:
https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/89650496874

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 ❤

Facebook event:
https://fb.me/e/1vfpyxMxf

"The Chosen" Watch Party

Every Friday, 6:30 PM
Virtual:
https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/88924605480

 
Did you know you can binge-watch The Gospels? Join us on Friday nights at 6:30pm to watch "The Chosen"! "The Chosen" is a tv series that tells the story of Jesus, His ministry, and the stories of His followers. With millions of fans around the world, The Chosen is the most successful, solely-crowd funded show. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1-FoFj8Jbo
This event is super chill. Come watch, we'll chat, and grow together in our Faith! Open to both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. 🙂
 
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1nq8kEYo7

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 Raj at rcia@newmancentre.org for details.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program

Sunday, March 6th, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Newman Centre of McGill University


Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/egcLG3xZ44
All are welcome to a single-day Lent Retreat.
 
Lunch is provided.
The retreat master will be Fr. Francois Charette, director of studies at the Seminary of Montreal.
The day's schedule will include: two meditations, free time for reflection and guided prayer, confessions available throughout, and finally the Sunday Mass with the community @ 5 pm.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

 

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Newman Centre of McGill University
Join us for a 'Blanket Exercise'! Registration is mandatory. Spaces are limited. Sign up ASAP! Date: Saturday, 12 March 2022
The event includes reflection, discussion, a meal, prayer, and fellowship.
Organizers:
Francois Lépine-Cossette (poster creator also)
Louise Royer
Roger Twance
Pablo Irizar

‘Education in the large sense of the word’: Newman’s idea of human flourishing at university [Newman Lecture 2022]

 

Friday, March 25, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Zoom link: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/3701017103

This is an open lecture. All are welcome to join!

Summary: Why should we listen to Newman? What has he got to say to today’s students at the Newman Centre? Newman’s educational classic The Idea of a University is widely recognized as the most influential book written on the nature and purpose of a university education. But most readers are unaware that Newman set up a university in Dublin, Ireland, almost single-handedly, that he acted as its first rector, and that he ran one of the collegiate houses that were emblematic of his pastoral approach to education. His rich idea of residential life fills out the strict idea of a university and helps to create the ideal conditions for genuine human flourishing.

Bio: Paul Shrimpton gained his BA and MA from Balliol College, Oxford, and has taught at Magdalen College School, Oxford, since 1981, other than for four years, when he worked in London. He began researching the educational ideas of John Henry Newman in 1990 and in 2000 completed his PhD, which he published as A Catholic Eton? Newman’s Oratory School (2005). He has also undertaken extensive archival research on Newman's practical contribution to university education, which was published as The ‘Making of Men’: the Idea and Reality of Newman’s University in Oxford and Dublin (2014). He has given talks and papers on Newman and education, as well as on Newman and the laity. His Conscience before Conformity: Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose resistance in Nazi Germany, appeared in February 2018 on the 75th anniversary of the White Rose trials and executions. His critical edition of Newman's university papers, My Campaign in Ireland, Part I appeared last May; Part II will appear in spring 2021.

‘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: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/3701017103

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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Other Announcements

Mass Schedule

Full hours of operation and daily Mass and other sacramental ministry will resume starting Monday 21 February. Sunday Masses will resume on 6 March at 5 pm (after the Spring break).
 
Liturgical services:
Daily Mass: Monday-Friday (4.30 pm)
Day of adoration: Thursdays
Reconciliation/confession: before Mass or by appointment (Fr. Anthony: chaplain@newmancentre.org)

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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