Week 22 Announcements – April 8th – April 14th

YOUCAT on Tap: Hope & the Resurrection of Jesus

Friday March 27, 5:30pm to 7pm @ the Newman Centre

A lot of people when they hear Christians speak about hope, they usually conclude that we are superstitious optimists that naively think everything is going to magically workout “happily ever after”. But the theological virtue of hope is grounded is something much more concrete then wishful thinking. As Christians we can indeed hope in a rational way because we know that Jesus really did die and rise from the dead on a hill in Jerusalem in the year 30, and in so doing proved that God’s love is more powerful, then any of the evil in this world including suffering and death
This Friday at YOUCAT on Tap, we will be exploring the meaning of Easter & Christian hope. Beer & pizza will be served at 5pm, and discussions will begin at 5:30pm.


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

North American Academy of Ecumenists Essay Competition

WHO: Open to current undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Christian unity.
EASY APPLICATION: Tell us (2 pages maximum) about your academic studies, your involvement in the church, and how you envision greater realization of Christian unity, including specific suggestions for unity which churches might employ.  Email your text or attached file, in English or in French, to no later than June 15, 2015.

Applicants will be notified of results by August 1, 2015.

PRIZE: The prize is valued at $500 each.  The students selected will have their registration fee and accommodations paid entirely by the Academy, and part or all of their travel expenses to attend the 2015 NAAE conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, September 25-26-27, 2015.  At this year’s annual conference, the Academy will draft a response to the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Paper no. 214, The Church: Towards a Common Vision.  Prize recipients will participate, and their names will be included, as part of this response.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY: The North American Academy of Ecumenists (NAAE) groups together leading scholars and church leaders from colleges, universities and seminaries throughout North America.  The Academy meets annually in September and is affiliated with the Journal of Ecumenical Studies.

For more information about the Academy, visit


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.