Week 13 Announcements – Jan 14th – Jan 20th


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!

Public Lecture by John Haldane, FRSE

Tuesday, January 20th – 5 PM – Newman Centre

The 2015 Marguerite Bourgeoys Lecture on Education, “Making Meaning Visible: Catholic Education, the Human Person, and Contemporary Culture,” will be given by John Haldane on Tuesday, January 20th at 5:30 (5:00 welcome with mulled wine) at the Newman Centre of McGill, 3484 Peel St. This lecture will discuss what it means to be human, the role and importance of beauty in education, and the relationship of freedom to authority.

An Afternoon Tea with Prof. Haldane will be held for students on Monday, January 19th at 3:00 around a warm fire in Podles Hall. Prof. Haldane will give a short presentation on the recent groundbreaking Synod on the Family, followed by questions and answers from students. Tea and cake will be served! If you have class, please don’t be shy about dropping in a little late.

John Haldane is Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Philosophy at St. Andrew’s University, as well as Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs and Chair of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Among the most cited contemporary philosophers in the English-speaking world, he was selected to give the prestigious Gifford Lectures of 2005 at Aberdeen. He holds research affiliations with the University of Notre Dame and the University of Birmingham, and serves on the Pontifical Council on Culture, where he acts as special advisor to the Vatican on contemporary ethical questions.

For more information visit or call 514 398-4106.

YOUCAT on Tap: Finding the seeds of the Word – Talking to non-believers about God

Saturday January 17 – 3:30pm to 5pm

Special (dry) Defrosh edition

Talking to non-Christian friends about God can be fun, but can also be frustrating. This Saturday at YOUCAT on Tap we will be learning how to find what the Church Fathers called the “semina verbi” or the “seeds of the Word”. The seeds of the Word are the touching points to God ingredient in everything that He has made. As we become better and seeing and explaining the seeds of the Word in our culture, this will make it easier to find common ground in conversations with non-Christian friends about God. And maybe, just maybe, help them to recognize God in their lives. Join us for hot chocolate (no- alcohol this week 🙂 ) and delightful conversation!

Proclaiming Justice with Integrity: Living Global Connections on Campus (conference)

Jan 30 to Feb 1

This conference is intended for university students who are interested in learning how to better encourage and support social justice and service initiatives on campus. This conference is organized by the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM) and the Canadian Catholic Students Association (CCSA). Registration fee is $150 with accomidations, $90 for communters. A travel subsidy is available upon request from the CCCM. Registration deadline is Jan 23. For more info check out this website: or contact our campus minister at




Upcoming lectures

MB Lecture 2015_Haldane Tea with John Haldane

Scarboro Mission – 1 year mission program

Do you feel called to serve or be a presence to help make the world a better place, but don’t know where to get information? Are you interested in gaining valuable expereince for cross-cultural employment? the one-year Mission program at Scarboro Missions is a way of introducing adults, who already have an interest in mission, to Scarboro Missions and to mission. The one-year missioners will go to countries in continents where Scarboro Missions has strongly established relationships and where there are active lay missioners and/or partners such as South America, Asia and Africa.”For more info check out their website: or contact our campus minister

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.