Greetings, fellow Newmanites! The following are the announcements from the Newman Centre and the Newman Catholic Students’ Society for the week of November 1st-7th.
Highlights this week:
- Newman Bible Study on Mercy
- Lunchtime Discussion: Philosophy and Faith
- Council Meeting
- Uncover McGill
- Saturday Night Supper
- Fall Coffeehouse
- Soup and Bagel Lunch Program
Events and Activities This Week
Newman Bible Study on Mercy
Wednesday, November 4th (7:00pm)
Join us for the fourth session of our Newman Bible Study, exploring God’s mercy throughout the Bible. The study is led by Samuel Farrugia and Julian Paparella and takes place every two weeks. See you there!
Lunchtime Discussion: Philosophy and Faith
Thursday, November 5th (12:00pm)
Have you read this interesting post from a McGill Christian student in philosophy?
We’ve had a lot of interesting discussion and feedback, so we are inviting all students to join us for a lunch-time discussion on the intersection of faith and philosophy with special guest Dr. Robert Di Pede (Director of Newman Centre of McGill and instructor in theology and philosophy at McGill).
Bring your own lunch (or purchase soup and bagel lunch at Newman for $3.50), coffee and tea will be provided. All are welcome!
Thursday, November 5th (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 biweekly Council meeting.
Saturday, November 7th (2:00-5:00pm)
“You are the salt of the earth…” [Matthew 5:13a] But what does that really mean? On the afternoon of November 7th at Peoples Church, all are invited to a seminar that dedicates its first two hours (2-4pm) on providing information about mission, and offers its last hour (4-5pm) to teaching on evangelism. Led by Alycia Wood (from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries), it is a great opportunity for all students to further explore and learn how to share their faith!
Saturday Night Supper
Saturday, November 7th (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. For only $5, you get a full meal, including dessert. 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, .
Saturday, November 7th (7:30pm)
On November 7th, please join us for our semesterly coffeehouse, a vibrant celebration of the Newman community’s diverse talents. You’ll be sure to enjoy the wonderful acts as well as some tasty treats! As always, please bring a few dollars to make a donation to El Divino Rostro, our partner parish in the Philippines.
Have a hidden talent you’d like to share, or perhaps a performance you’d been working on? Here’s your chance to show us what you can do! Please contact our VP Social Activities, . Otherwise, please help us out by signing up to donate some desserts!
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
YOUCAT on Tap: What is the Church?
Friday, November 13th (5:00-7:00pm)
Join us for next week’s YOUCAT on Tap, when we’ll be discussing the nature of the Church. As usual, beer and pizza service starts at 5:00pm followed by the topic discussion at 5:30pm. All are welcome!
NCSS Advent Retreat: Real Connections – Relationships and Prayer
Saturday, November 14th (1:00-6:00pm)
The NCSS advent retreat is an opportunity to reflect, pray for, and work on the relationships in your life. We’ll be exploring how to make meaningful relationships matter and how prayer offers ways to make them even more. The afternoon will feature guided reflections, quiet prayer time, Eucharistic Adoration and opportunity for Confession, and a service activity (decorating cards for families in the community). Gayle, the new spiritual director at the Centre, will be present to share her insights and be available for those interested in learning more about spiritual direction or in a brief consult.
Following the retreat, participants are invited and encouraged to celebrate the fruits of the retreat together at SNS which is happening right after. The cost of the retreat is $5.
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, .
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