Week 16 Announcements – Feb 10th – Feb 16th

Winter Coffeehouse

February 20 @7:30pm

It’s STILL that time of year, there will STILL be a Winter Coffeehouse, and we are STILL looking for ACTS! It is NOT too late to sign up! If you would like to perform, please contact Angie via email at Your gifts are God-given; we’d love for you to share them with the community!

Newman Lent Retreat:

Saturday February 21 @ the Newman Centre – 10:30am to 4:00pm

For the first time ever, we will be holding a lent retreat here at the Newman Centre. It will be great to meet people to journey with over the 40 days to grow in faith together. It will be held on Saturday, February 21st from 10:30 until 3:30pm. You will receive some amazing tools from highly knowledgeable guest speakers to build your personal relationship with God. For more information please email

Sandwiches For The Homeless

If you want a break from the lull and dull of school, or if you haven’t gotten out much due to mid-terms, I say why not let this be your chance to get out and do something for the community? We are having a Sandwiches for the Homeless next Saturday at the Newman Centre, and then proceeding to walks around downtown Montreal and we would very much love to have you join us! All the details are stated below, mark your calendars, and hope to see you there!

PS: We welcome donations of any food stuffs that you may want to bring for the lovelies we’re gonna visit. Just fill in this google doc and your set!

Theology Thursday: Carter v. Canada or Canada v. Carter: What’s at stake in the euthanasia decision?

Thursday, February 19th – 7:00 PM – Newman Centre

This Thursday at 7:00 pm in the main hall of the Newman Centre (3484 Peel), join McGill Professor Douglas Farrow (Kennedy State Chair for Catholic Studies) and special guest Dr. Margaret Somerville (the Director for the Centre of Medicine, Ethics, and Law) as we discuss what’s at stake in the most recent euthanasia decision.

Refreshments will be provided! Invite your friends!

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To Hell and Back – How ordinary people become terrorists and leave terrorism behind

A talk by: Jocelyn Bélanger (Psychology, UQAM)


Feb 18, 5:30pm

2015 Claude Ryan Lecture in Catholic Social thought

Breaking the silence about child sexual abuse: How to provide safer places for our children

Delphine Colin-Vezina, PhD

Director, McGill Centre for Research on Children & Families

Thursday February 12 @ 5:30pm @ The Newman Centre

A clinical psychologist and leading Canadian expert in cases of child sexual abuse, Dr. Collin-Vézina is Director of McGill’s Centre of Research on Children and Families and one of a handful of scholars who has helped to deepen our understanding of trends in child maltreatment, and to improve intervention for victims through protection agencies and healthcare centres around the world. Her ​2015 Claude Ryan Lecture will explore the problem of silence in the area of child sexual abuse and comment on the role adults can play in reversing this trend by creating safer environments into which children may grow.  For more info, visit or call 514 398-4106.

Open to the public and free of charge. ​

Ash Wednesday Mass and Distribution of Ashes

Wednesday February 18 @ 4pm @ the Newman Centre main hall

Join us as we begin the Lenten season with the traditional distrubution of ashes. If you have friends who don’t normally go to Church but might be open to an invitation this is a good Mass to invite them too because you don’t have to be Catholic to receive ashes!!

Lenten Armchair Retreat – 6 weeks of one-on-one spiritual direction

LAST CALL – deadline to register is this Saturday February 14

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: No youcat this Friday

Youcat on Tap will return on Friday March 13

Sarboro 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 19The 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 embark 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 Archdioces 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 CentreThe 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.