Greetings, fellow Newmanites! The following are the announcements from the Newman Centre and the Newman Catholic Students’ Society for the upcoming week.
Events and Activities This Week
Newman Bible Study on Mercy
Wednesday, October 7th (7:00pm)
Join us for the next Newman Bible Study, exploring God’s mercy throughout the Bible. Our second session will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00pm—led by Samuel Farrugia and Julian Paparella, and continuing biweekly. See you there!
Thursday, October 8th (7:00pm)
Make your voice heard! Did you know that every member of the NCSS is also a member of Council, the Society’s legislative body? Tell the executive about your new event idea at our next Council meeting on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00pm, continuing biweekly.
Weekly Social Activity: Atwater Market
Saturday, October 10th (10:00am)
Join us this Saturday as we take a trip to the Atwater Market! Whether it be to check out the fresh produce, flowers, chocolate, meat, pastries, cheese, fish (must I go on?) or to admire the architecture of the beautiful art deco building where the Market takes place, it’s sure to be a great time! We’ll be meeting at the Newman Centre at 10:00am, and then we’ll jump on the metro. Hope to see you there!
Thanksgiving Saturday Night Supper
Saturday, October 10th (6:00pm)
The Newman Catholic Students’ Society has a longstanding tradition of hosting a supper every Saturday night, prepared by members of the Newman community. This week’s supper takes place during Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, October 10th at 6:00pm,
In celebration, we will be holding a potluck! If you’d like to bring something, please sign up here. We will be able to reimburse you the costs of the dish you bring, especially if it’s something expensive like a turkey. If you attend without bringing anything, we would ask that you make a donation of $5. Please come join us and share a great meal and great conversation!
If you’re interested in signing up to help prepare a meal in the future, please contact our VP Saturday Night Suppers, Josephina Lee, at .
Thanksgiving Clothing Drive
September 13th-October 13th
It’s the start of another school year, moving, unpacking from summer, finding space for all your things… maybe it’s time you sorted through your clothes and gave some of that old stuff away. But where to?
Well, we might be able to help you in that department! From September 13th until October 13th, the Newman Catholic Students’ Society will be hosting a Thanksgiving clothing drive. Please drop off any clothing you wish to donate in the Bagelounge, next to the downstairs entrance to the Newman Centre. Everything collected will be donated to Benedict Labre House, a day center for the homeless in Montreal.
Soup and Bagel Lunch Program
Every weekday, from 12:30-2:00pm, enjoy all-you-can-eat hot soup and Montreal bagels in the Newman Centre’s Bagelounge for the low price of $3.50, courtesy of our administrative coordinator, Linda Diez.
Events and Activities Later This Month
Theology Thursday: Synod on the Family
Thursday, October 29th (7:00pm)
The Society is pleased to welcome back Dr. Douglas Farrow, Professor of Christian Thought and Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies for our monthly series, Theology Thursdays. This month we’ll be looking at the Synod on the Family. Refreshments will be provided. See you there!
Sandwiches for the Homeless
Saturday, October 31st (11:00am-2:00pm)
Have you ever passed by a member of Montreal’s homeless population and wondered how to serve and love these people as Christ calls us to do?
This year, the McGill Anglican-United Chaplaincy/Aumônerie Anglicane-Unie à McGill, Newman Catholic Students’ Society of McGill University, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship of McGill University and Power to Change are teaming up to provide students an opportunity to learn more about street ministry with an ecumenical service project to make and distribute sandwiches for the homeless of Montreal.
11:00am — Sandwich making at the Newman Centre. If you are able, please bring a sandwich-making item (ex. bread, meat, peanut butter). Sign up to bring something here.
12:00pm — Sandwich distribution (various locations). Teams will be sent into the city (metro passes provided if traveling further than walking distance) to interact with the homeless population in Montreal and give them some of the sandwiches we made.
You are welcome to come for both sandwich making and distribution, or just one portion of the event. Everyone is welcome!
Challenge is a Catholic young adults retreat organized by other young adults and centered around the “challenge” (pun intended) of living the Christian life in today’s culture, spoken through the personal testimony of other young people. The weekend includes a number of talks, as well as, group discussion, prayer, games, food, and fellowship.
A weekend filled with spiritual exploration and enlightenment, Challenge will provide an experience that you’ll never forget! Please visit their website to sign up for the next retreat from October 23rd-25th, or check out their Facebook page for more information.
“Called to Love” – The Canadian Catholic Students Association (CCSA) Central Region Conference
All Catholic post-secondary students are invited to the University of Toronto Newman Centre for the 2015 Canadian Catholic Students Association Regional Conference. Throughout the course of the weekend, there will be opportunities for prayer, worship, talks, workshops, networking with other students, sightseeing, and more!
Our theme is formed around the Synod on Marriage and Family that will be concluding the same weekend as the conference. Keynotes and workshops will aim to give us a better understanding of many of the topics covered during the Synod, and will be given by accomplished speakers from Regis College, St. Augustine’s Seminary and even beyond the Archdiocese! Participants can expect to depart from the weekend having met many other amazing students, being strengthened in their faith, and gaining a deeper understanding of the vocation to marriage and family life, as well as other vocations in the Church and how they spring from authentic and strong family life.
The registration deadline is Friday, October 9, 2015. While everyone is welcome to attend, the NCSS has pledged to sponsor one student to attend and represent the McGill Newman Centre at this conference. If you are interested, please contact our campus minister, Terrel Joseph, at .
Become a Newman Catholic Students’ Society Member!
Membership in the Society is open to everyone and comes with the following benefits:
- one free Saturday Night Supper (normally $5),
- right to attend Council meetings,
- right to vote in Society elections (if you are a SSMU or PGSS member), and
- a snazzy red membership card!
Memberships cost $2 and can be purchased from our VP Finance, Tim Vuksic, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking at Newman
Parking spaces are reserved for staff, all others by permission only. Fees apply. See a member of staff before parking. Unidentified vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
The Newman Centre has Mass every Sunday at 5:00pm. Weekday Masses are held from Tuesday to Friday at 4:00pm, with Eucharistic Adoration from 4:30-5:30pm. Confessions are heard before all Masses.
The Newman Centre is open weekdays from 10:00am-5:00pm (extended hours on some days) and on weekends during scheduled events such as Mass.