Easter Care Packages Volunteers Needed!
Easter is just two weeks away!
Social Justice is holding a special distribution for this month, where instead of sandwiches, we will be preparing and giving Easter Care Packages to the homeless all over downtown. These Care Packages are bundles of love with (the more tangible) chocolates, Easter cards and much more!
We are currently looking to anyone interested in volunteering for the preparation leading up to the actual distribution on Easter Sunday! It’s the most amazing experience that lends to the giving spirit of Easter.
So if you could spare a few hours the week leading up to Easter Sunday and are looking to expand that great big heart of yours, contact Jody at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Friday Movie Screening
Come join us for a screening of The Passion of the Christ, the well-known 2004 epic biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson, at the Newman Centre this Friday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. Feel free to invite all your friends, Christian or not; this is a wonderful time to share what we believe – the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord!
Every year after Easter Vigil, the Newman Centre hosts a potluck feast to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. If you’re coming to Mass on Saturday, we invite you to please bring a little something to share afterwards. It can be any sort of dessert, hors d’oeuvres, or other party food. If you plan to bring something, please let us know here so that others can plan accordingly.
After Easter Vigil Mass and the Resurrection Party, all are invited to join us around the Centre’s fireplace to stay up all night reading the Gospel of Matthew from cover to cover. The reading will be periodically interrupted for group discussion, prayer, taize, and praise & worship. Just before sunrise, we will walk up Mount Royal to the lookout and read the account of the Resurrection as the sun rises! Feel free to bring your own cushion and Bible.
Easter Morning Breakfast
After enjoying the sunrise on the mountain, those attending the Resurrection Vigil will return to the Newman Centre for an epic Easter morning breakfast. All are welcome! We could use some help with cleanup afterwards, though; please sign up here if you are interested.
No Saturday Night Supper – Saturday March 28
The Newman Centre is closed this Saturday. You are encouraged to attend Diocesan World Youth Day @ Santa Cruz Portuguese Catholic Mission & Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.
“How Can I Share my faith with Others?”: A talk on the New Evangelization by Michael Dopp
Thursday March 26, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Catholic Centre (1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. – near Guy-Concordia Metro, exit St-Marc)
Catholic university students on secular campues, like McGill & Concordia, often find it difficult to be open about their faith with fellow students. Mr. Michael Dopp, a Canadian Catholic expert on New Evangelization, will be speaking to students about this topic in a “non-preachy” way with some constructive points for reflection. This talk is free of charge, but registration is requested before Friday, March 20. If interested, contact Cynthia Paginado: 514-931-7311 x 229 or email@example.com.
YOUCAT on Tap: ISIS & the Cross of Jesus Christ
Friday March 27, 5:30pm to 7pm @ the Newman Centre
From ancient times up to the present day, groups like ISIS have attempted to use violence and terror to control an manipulate people. Back in the first century, the Roman cross was nothing less then state sponsored terrorism. So how strange it is that the early Christians used the cross of all things as a symbol for our faith. It would be like using an ISIS machete or an al qaeda suicide bomb as a symbol of the faith. Only the startling, and breath taking fact of the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead can explain how a brutal instrument of torcher can be the source of Christian hope!
This Friday at YOUCAT on Tap, we will be exploring the meaning of our Lords passion, death, resurrection in the context of modern day persecutions against Christians. Beer & pizza will be served at 5pm, and discussions will begin at 5:30pm.
Diocesan World Youth Day 2015: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8)
Every year on Palm Sunday weekend, Archbishop Christian Lepine invites all the youth of Montreal to join him in celebrating World Youth Day (WYD). WYD was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985 to give young people all over the world an occasion to come together and celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ together. Every couple years their is a large international WYD, the next one being in Krakow, Poland in the Summer of 2016. This year Pope Francis has invited all the youth of the world to gather with their diocesan Bishop to reflect on the meaning of the beatitude, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!” (Mt 5:8).
This Saturdays celebrations have 3 parts:
Young Adults Festival – 12:30 to 3pm @ Santa Cruz Portuguese Catholic mission. Including dance and music performances from the Newman Centre & Challenge
Pilgrimage with Palm branches to the Cathedral – 3pm to 4:30. After the Young Adults festival we will have our palm branches blessed, and then walk through the streets of Montreal to Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.
Palm (Passion) Sunday Mass – 5pm to 7pm @ Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. The Archbishop of Montreal will provide over a special Mass for young people at the Cathedral.
For more info please contact our campus minister @ firstname.lastname@example.org