This Lent is the acceptable time
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 22. Daily Mass is Monday through Friday at Noon.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday — April 9
- 7 p.m.: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.
- 8 p.m.: Adoration in the Student Lounge
Good Friday — April 10
- Noon: Passion Reading
- 3 p.m.: Stations of the Cross
- 7 p.m.: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday — April 11
- 8 p.m.: Easter Vigil Mass
Easter — April 12
- 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, March 31 from 7-9 p.m. in the Chapel.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel the Lenten Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 14. We are being mindful of current public health concerns and the safety of the traveling presenter and our parishioners.
This Lent, Bishop McKnight asks parishes to form small groups to focus on discerning how our parish community, as a center of charity and mercy, practices stewardship and co-responsibility. This is a chance to engage in Scripture, give feedback to the bishop, and be more directly involved in this community.
Click here to sign up for a group!
Visit the Diocese’s website to learn more about this Lenten study and Bishop McKnight’s parish planning process.
Fr. Rich will be presenting on the Nicene Creed on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the MPR. This ceremony is especially for those preparing to celebrate the sacraments of initiation at Easter, but all are invited.
Campus Ministry invites student and resident parishioners to a study on the book Lenten Healing by Ken Kniepmann. You are welcome to use the devotional on your own and/or join a discussion group. The same discussion will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when school is in session. Bring your own lunch and join us in the Disciples Room after daily Mass. Campus Ministry has books available for $9 or you can borrow one; you can also purchase the book online or on Kindle.
Newman Volunteer Corps (NVC) promotes 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 9 & April 13
Newman Night at Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen — March 11 & April 8
Interfaith Garden — weekly Wednesdays and Sundays
Mentoring At-Risk Kids — weekly at various times
Room at the Inn — various shifts 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. every night until March 15
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
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
**The Fish Fry at Newman on March 13 has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution.**
Delicious food and good friends build a happy community.