Week 12 Announcements – Jan 7th – Jan 13th

A Member’s Duty (NCSS Council Meetings)

Other Tuesdays – 6PM – Newman Centre

NCSS Council meetings are more than just a chance to see what’s happening inside your NCSS. You get to help form and make events, influence how the society will be run, provide helpful feedback to help make future events better, and enjoy spending time with your friends (and if you’re new, new friends). Tuesday every fort night starting on the 13th.

Faith Studies

Faith studies are groups of 4-6 men or women who meet once a week for six weeks during the semester to go through a study about the Catholic faith. It is open to both Catholics and non-Catholics. Many students enjoy the new friendships they form and having an opportunity every week to spend some time growing in their faith. This semester we have new and exciting things planned for you to join, if you are interested in joining please email as soon as possible so the Faith Study co-ordinators can contact you.

Theology Thursday – Free Will: What is That?

January 15th – 7:00 pm – Newman Centre Fireside

As part of our ongoing series of “Theology Thursday” (the third Thursday of the month), join us in the main hall of the Newman Centre as we welcome McGill Professor Douglas Farrow to guide an open Q and A session on the topic of FREE WILL.   Refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome – invite your friends 🙂


January 16-18th

It’s chilly outside and it’s time to defrost…or should I say, DEFROSH! From January 16th-18th, Defrosh 2015, a dry frosh open to all winter applicants, will take place. A weekend full of various activities, a morning brunch, and an interdenominational Worship Night, Defrosh has plenty of opportunities for first-years, transfer students, and those who were unable to participate in the fall Fish Frosh to get in on all the fun! We are looking for LEADERS and VOLUNTEERS. In other words, we are looking for YOU! Please visit the Facebook page at for more information. If you have any questions, contact Angie at Hope to see you there!

Pastoral Home Care Visitor Basic Formation

January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12 – 6:30-9:00 pm – St. Willibrord’s Parish

The Social Justice department of the NCSS is taking part in a Pastoral Home Care Visitor Basic Formation this semester. The formation facilitated by Cathie Maccaulay from the Pastoral Home Care Services of the Archdiocese of Montreal, SASMAD ( Secteur Anglophone).

This formation is all about focusing on your skill development for pastoral accompaniment of the sick and the elderly in their own homes. The opportunity to touch the spirit of the person with deeper conversations, attentive listening or the simple act of just being with them, for the health of the soul and allowing your spirit to touch theirs.

The formation is to be held in Six Thursday Evenings January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12 From 6:30-9:00 pm at St. Willibrord’s Parish

351 Willibrord St. Verdun, Qc. H4G 2T7

Verdun Metro, Bus: 37,58,61,107

Topics will include:

  • Listening skills
  • Spiritual accompaniment
  • Spiritual issues of later life
  • Loss and grief
  • The Communion visit
  • Images of God

A certificate of completion will be given for those who attend all six. The formation is  offered Free Of Charge!

Sandwiches for the Homeless

January 24th – 12:00-2:00 PM

Sandwiches for the Homeless is back! and our very first event will be on the third week of January on the 24th. So come along and join us in spreading the fullness of being and especially of the lower stomach region as we prepare and distribute sandwiches to the homeless of downtown Montreal

Just like the last time and forever will be, details as follows:

PREPARATION = 12:00 – 1:00 pm

DISTRIBUTION = 1:00pm – 2:00pm

WHERE? Newman Centre – along Peel just below its intersection with Docteur-Penfield. and of course all round downtown Montreal.

We also take DONATIONS of food, bottled water and some small warm articles of clothing (proper clothes guys, like socks, mittens, yada yada-be creative).

Feel free to fill in the Google Doc right here being the kind person that I know you are, with your donations.

  1. the preparation and distribution is by no means a block activity, feel free to pop in and out of the separate events, if you aren’t too comfortable with going out into the streets of Montreal, we would love your help with preparation or will take donations and vice versa or any way around (you get the drift)

2015 Marguerite Bourgeoys Lecture

January 20th – 5:30 PM – Newman Centre

You are cordially invited to attend: Making Meaning Visible: Catholic Education, Human Nature, and Contemporary Culture with speaker John Haldane from St. Andrew’s University — a leading Catholic ethicist and special consultant to the Pope on the interrelationship between faith, beauty and culture. Tues., January 20th at 5:30 at the Newman Centre, 3484 Peel St. Welcoming with mulled wine at 5:00.

Q&A Afternoon Tea with John Haldane

Monday, Jan. 19th – 3:00 PM – Newman Centre

Join us for an informal discussion with Prof. Haldane on Catholic ethics and the recent, groundbreaking Synod on the Family on Monday, Jan. 19th at 3:00. Tea and scones will be served by the fireplace in Podles Hall. If you have a schedule conflict, don’t feel shy about dropping in a little later.

Adoration and Evening Prayer

Weekdays – 4:30 PM-5:30 PM – Newman Centre

Adoration and Evening Prayer is a great opportunity to connect with God. After every mass there is adoration from 4:30-5:30 ending with evening prayer. If you would like to attend adoration or lead Vespers every week there is a signup sheet that has been posted outside the chapel.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mass

Wednesdays – 4:00 PM – Newman Centre

Every Wednesday at our 4:00pm mass we will have a special devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


Fridays – 4:00 PM – Newman Centre

Please join us every Friday at our 4:00pm Mass which will be said for the Newman Catholic Students’ Society.

By Newman Catholic Students' Society Executive

For more information about the Newman Catholic Students' Society executive, please consult the Executive Committee page under the About menu on this website.