Turn to God this Lent
This year, funds for the Lenten Project will support the empowerment of women and youth through organic agricultural training, establishing micro-loan groups, and supporting youth training in dance, theater, band, and leadership. Our goal is $9,000. Can you help our Sister Parish grow?
Adoration takes place every weekday, Monday-Friday, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. in the Chapel.
The Reservation Chapel is located to the right of the doors before entering the Chapel. Feel free to come by and spend time with Jesus in the Reservation Chapel any time the building is open.
Weekend Masses are 5 p.m. on Saturday (Vigil), and 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Student Mass is at 8 p.m. on Sundays with the exception of March 24. Daily Mass is Monday through Friday at Noon.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday — April 18
- 7 p.m.: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.
- 8 p.m.: Adoration in the Student Lounge
Good Friday — April 19
- Noon: Passion Reading
- 3 p.m.: Stations of the Cross
- 7 p.m.: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday — April 20
- 8 p.m.: Easter Vigil Mass
Easter — April 21
- 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.: Easter Mass
Reconciliation is offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4-4:30 p.m. in the Chapel or by appointment. There will be a Lenten Penance Service on Tuesday, April 2 from 7-9 p.m. in the Chapel.
There will be Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. in the Chapel, unless otherwise noted, on:
- March 8
- March 14 at Noon on Stephens College campus (Meet at Firestone Baars Chapel on East Walnut)
- April 5
- April 12
- April 19 (Good Friday) at 3 p.m. in the Chapel
Join us for this year’s Lenten Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sr. Sharon Zayac, O.P., from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, will be joining us to talk about Hearing Creation’s Cry for Conversion: A Lenten Day of Reflection. The day will include two presentations, personal reflection time, and large and small group discussions. Lunch is provided.
Please RSVP here.
Consider joining a resident small group this Lent. It’s a wonderful way to delve more deeply into Scripture, share your faith, and build relationships with others in the parish. Email [email protected] if interested.
College Student Small Group Bible Studies: We have several Bible studies that can fit your schedule! To join, contact Karianne at [email protected].
Graduate/Professional Students: Interested in a Bible study only for you? Contact Angelle at [email protected]
All college and graduate students are invited to Ephesians 3 (E3) every Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Come for fellowship, prayer, talks, and praise and worship. Contact [email protected] with questions.
This retreat is open to college and graduate/professional students. During the week of April 7-11, you’ll meet with a spiritual director and commit to a half hour of prayer each day. The cost is $15, but financial assistance is available. Register here.
Newman Volunteer Corps (NVC) helps parishioners grow in compassion through education, action, reflection, and prayer on social justice concerns. There are several monthly ministries that NVC facilitates. Contact [email protected] if interested or with questions.
- Newman Night at the Food Bank — March 11 & April 8
- Newman Night at Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen — March 13 & April 10
- Interfaith Garden — weekly Wednesdays and Sundays
- Mentoring At-Risk Kids — weekly at various times
In 2013, the Newman Center entered in a sistering relationship with La Inmaculada Concepción Parish and communities in La Libertad, El Salvador. Through this relationship, both communities commit to supporting and nurturing friendship, spiritual companionship, visits, and advocating sustainable solutions to poverty.
This year, funds collected will support both the empowerment of women and youth. Our goal is $9,000.
The goal of the women’s empowerment project is to increase the economic autonomy of women by strengthening the organizational functioning and political participation of rural women. The funds will go toward:
- Improving the diet of women and their families through the delivery of organic inputs, materials for entrepreneurial initiatives and seed funds to three saving groups
- Developing two field schools for agricultural technical training focused on organic agricultural concepts
- Establishing and advising five municipal networks of women’s savings groups and four municipal associations
- Training 30 leaders on management, teamwork, and effective communication in order to strengthen self-management and decision making
The goal of the youth empowerment’s project is to strengthen the technical, social, and cultural knowledge of youth through training to improve the quality of life and diminish the impact of gang influences. The funds will go toward:
- Developing two agricultural schools to provide technical training and to improve the diet of students and their families
- Creating six cultural education and development groups to provide training in folkloric dance and theater for education, development, and family and community coexistence. Groups include dance, theater, and peace bands
- Strengthening the organizational and communication capacities of youth groups through community assemblies and training youth people in the development of communities
All young vocalists and instrumentalists in fourth grade or older are invited to join our Youth Choir for the 11 a.m. Easter Mass. Instrumentalists must have at least one year of experience with their instrument. Rehearsals are in March and April; the first rehearsal is March 10. Please contact Kelley at [email protected] if you’re interested or with questions.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Delicious food and good friends build a happy community. At Newman, the cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $8 for students.