Week 15 Announcements – Jan 28th – Feb 3rd

Apartment Crawl

January 31 @6-8pm

Saturday Night Suppers is going mobile once again! On Saturday, January 31st, during the time that Saturday Night Suppers usually run, four members of our community will be opening up their homes and serving you. Join us in enjoying a four-course meal while simultaneously being able to explore the Newman community beyond the Centre. It’ll be an evening full of food, friendship, and fun – what a great way to spend your Saturday!

Catholic Students Week 2015

Rosary Walk

Monday, February 2 – Newman Centre – 2 PM

Meet at the Newman Centre and then join us on a walk around
campus as we pray the rosary. A great way to kick off the week with

Movie Night

Tuesday, February 3 – Newman Centre (Main) – 7:30 PM

Join us for a free screening of the movie “The Rookie”: an incredible
true sure about a coach who discovers that it’s never too late for
dreams to come true. Enjoy free popcorn and refreshments.

Soup and Bagels Fundraiser

Wednesday, February 4 – Newman Centre (Main) – 12:30-2:00pm

Come for your favourite soup and bagel lunch for $3.50. All proceeds
from today’s lunch will support Saxum, a retreat centre in the Holy
Land. Special guests and Newmanites will share their experiences.

Woman’s Night & Men’s Night

Thursday, February 5 – Coach House & Newman Centre – 6:00pm

Join us in celebrating the Year for Consecrated Life with Women’s
and Men’s Nights, featuring special guests! Women will be at the
coach house, men in the Newman Centre.

Fireside Chat: Gender and Sexuality

Friday, February 6 – Newman Centre (Main) – 8:00pm

Have questions on the church’s teachings on gender and sexuality?
Join us for a cup of tea and a fireside chat with Drs. Richard Bernier
and Daniel Cere.

Night Fever

Saturday, February 7 – Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette (3535 Parc) – 7:00-9:00pm

Night Fever is a semesterly event that welcomes passers-by into the
church to light a candle, speak with a priest or go to confession, and
pray for their intentions. Need dinner before Night Fever? Join us for
an early Saturday Night Supper at 5:00pm at the Newman Centre.

Closing Mass and Reception

Sunday, February 8 – Newman Centre – 5:00pm

Celebrate the end of Catholic Students’ Week by joining us for Sunday
mass, followed by a special reception.

Saturday Night Suppers (SNS)

February 7th @ 5-7 PM

SNS this upcoming week will be at 5 PM as opposed to the usual 6 PM.

Winter Coffeehouse

February 21 @7:30pm

It’s that time of year again – this coming February, the NCSS will be hosting our Winter Coffeehouse! And we are looking for ACTS! Can you sing? Can you dance? Can you pull a rabbit out of a hat? Whatever your talent is, we’d love to see you do it. If you’d like to sign up to perform, please contact Angie via email at We can’t wait to see/hear/gape in awe at the wonderful gifts that God so graciously bestowed on you!

The Year of Consecrated Life

Did you know that it’s the Year for Consecrated Life? Pope Francis dedicated this year to raising awareness and celebrating consecrated life in the Church! (FYI Consecrated = sisters, brothers, lay consecrated etc.)

At Newman, we are preparing prayer indicators for some of the consecrated people here in Montreal, as a way to thank them for their years of service and their YES to living this vocation! Drop by the Newman Centre and offer an hour of studies, a decade of the rosary, an Our Father etc. for some of these awesome men and women and write them a little note with the supplies provided!

Arm Chair Retreat – 6 weeks of one-on-one spiritual direction

Lent 2015

The Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal is once again pleased to offer students at the Newman Centre the Arm Chair Retreat. During the 6 weeks of lent, students are paired off with Jesuit trained spiritual directors from the Ignatian Centre for weekly one-on-one spiritual direction at times that fit your own schedule. Spiritual direction meetings normally take place at the Newman Centre, but could also take place at other locations depend on what is most convenient for directors and directees. For more information or to signup please contact our campus minister @ This retreat which mostly happens at your own time, begins with a group meeting on Sunday February 15 from 2pm to 4pm where we will receive an orientation and get paired off with our spiritual directors, and ends with a wrap-up meeting Sunday March 29 from 2pm to 4pm.

YOUCAT on Tap: Happiness & Ethics

Friday Jan 30 @ 5pm

The Christian understanding of freedom, is that we are most free when we are able to discipline our desires to make the achievement of the good possible and eventually effortless. The Church recommends this disciples not to control or manipulate us, but rather because she recognizes in the teachings of Jesus, that the orientation of our desires towards the good is necessary in order to experiences our beatitudes, or joy in regular people language. This Friday @ YOUCAT on Tap, we will continue our exploration of Christian ethics by addressing the question: “What truely makes us happy?”. Hot Chocolate, beer, and pizza will be served at 5pm and our discussions will start at 5:30pm

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

Jan 30 to Feb 1

A travel subsidy is available upon request

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 Friday Jan 23. For more info check out this website: or contact our campus minister at

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 experience 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


July 6 to July 19

The Christian Life Movement (CLM) Mission trip is an opportunity for university aged young adults to deepen their faith through an experience of community and a participation in a social justice construction project in a developing country. This years CLM Canada Mission trip will be taking students to the slums of San Jose, Costa Rica, in Central America for two weeks in July. In addition, to the construction project, the mission trip will also include home visits for prayer and house blessings in the local community, and opportunities to do catechists with school children. CLM mission trips also include spiritual and intellectual formation. Participants will have ample opportunity for worship and prayer together including daily Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Evening Prayer, and large & small group discussion. We will also have opportunities for classes on topics such as: Human Anthropology; Evangelization; the Social Teachings of the Church; Vocation; and a theology of Reconciliation. Last but not least, CLM mission trips include cultural exploration. Participants will be immersed in Costa Rican culture, exploring it’s many unique qualities through cultural outings. We will also embarck on a two day trip to El Salvador to explore the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero. For more info, or to register please visit: and email our campus minister at

“Salvation for the Many?: Biblical and theological considerations in a pluralistic world” a Symposium

Friday February 13 @ 7pm

John Molson School of Business room MB 1.210 @ 1420 Guy st. (Corner de Maisonneuve)

The Concordia University Department of Theological Studies, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal, and Christian Direction are co-sponsoring this symposium at Concordia. The key note speaker is Dr. Ralph Martin from the Sacred heart Major Seminary of the Archdiocese of Detroit. The evening lecture is titled “Salvation and the Scope of Divine Mercy”. This event is free of charge! for more information contact our campus minister @

“My Neighbour’s Faith: visit to a Quaker meeting”

Thursday February 19 – from 5:30pm to 7pm @ the Newman Centre

The evening will include: an introduction, Quaker silent group meditation, and Q&A with snacks! Quakers meet in silence expecting the divine. During this time, members may feel moved to offer a simple spoken message that is inspired by this encounter. Registration is required for this event at: My Neighbour’s faith is a collaborative effort by the Concordia Multy-Faith Chaplaincy and the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Visit www.fb/morsl or email for other events and programs related to religious literacy, spiritual wellness, and various other faith communities on campus and around Montreal

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.