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Weekly Bulletin for the Newman Center

Spring 2014 Semester (Calendar at the end of this page)

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First Communion May 4th
The following young members of the Newman Center will make their 1st Communion on Sunday, May 4th. 9:00 AM- Trey Dervrich, Colby and Quinton Elliott, Ethan Nace, Whitney Noeller and Sophia O’Sullivan 11:00 AM- Lilly Graham, James Kardos, Luke Locher and Nora Stier

Chesterton Iowa City Society meets from 6:30-8:30 PM in O’Keefe Chapel at the Newman Center on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For the April 9th meeting, the Society will begin reading/ discussing Chapter 1 of Chesterton’s “The Everlasting Man.” Copies of this book can be purchased through The Mustard Seed, 532 North Dodge Street, Iowa City. For more information contact Mike at 319-621-0880 or

St. Mary’s- Saturday, April 12th @ 10:00 AM
St. Patrick- Sunday, April 13th @ 2:00 PM
St. Thomas More- Monday, April 14th @ 7:00 PM
St. Wenceslaus- Tuesday, April 15th @ 7:00 PM

Eight members of the Newman Center will be confirmed by Fr. Ed at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday, April 13th.

Zachary Wilcox
Brendan O’Sullivan
Aiden O’Sullivan
Chloe Fabella
Jaclyn Hickey
Elizabeth Baer
Kate Noel
Chris Hansen

Thursday Night Mass
All students are invited to attend 10:00 PM Mass on Thursday evenings in the Lounge. This is a relaxed atmosphere and an excellent opportunity to meet other students one on one.

Every first Tuesday after the 5:15 Pm Mass from 5:45-6:30 PM in O’Keefe Chapel. The next one is Tuesday, February 4th.

Are you currently a graduate student at the University of Iowa? Are you interested in exploring what role your faith will play in your life now and in the future and are you interested in meeting other graduate students from other disciplines? Then you should join the Newman Center Graduate Student Group. The group meets on Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM in O’Keefe Chapel.
Here is the schedule of upcoming meetings:
*April 13- Discussion Meeting on Saints
*April 20-No Meeting- Easter

RCIA -- Final 2 Profiles
Charlton is from Dallas, Texas and is a student at the University of Iowa. Charlton’s sponsor and fiancé is Lana, who is from Croatia. They have been attending Masses at the Newman Center together and are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage to occur later this year in Croatia. Charlton and Lana teach a dance class together. Charlton feels his faith has grown during the spring semester of RCIA and is excited to be baptized. As a member of the elect, Charlton is preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

Jiangqi is a freshman majoring in international relations at the University of Iowa. She is from Baoding, China. She initially became interested in becoming Catholic over a year ago while in China through a Catholic Church near her home. After only being in the United States and at the University for a short time, she decided to become Catholic this past winter. Jiangqi’s sponsor is Kryslynn Klimes, a sophomore business major and an assistant leader in the RCIA program. As a member of the elect, Jiangqi is preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

The Newman Center is able to offer 10 academic scholarships of $500.00 each through The University of Iowa Foundation. Applications are available at the Baptistry. Applications need to be received by Monday, April 28th. Applicants must be registered at the Newman Center and be enrolled in The University of Iowa next academic year.

Would you like to become involved in music ministry at the Newman Center?
Do you sing or play an instrument? Here are some options:

• Liturgy Singers: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 pm, starting September 10. Liturgy Singers are a low commitment group for people with limited time who still want to be involved. Open to anyone.
• Newman Singers: For those wanting a full experience, including touring, concerts, singing for liturgy, social events, and our annual Gala, consider
the Newman Singers. Newman Singers
receive a fellowship award of $1000 for
their participation. The Newman Singers have positions for 16 vocalists, 1 drummer and 3-4 horns (trumpet, sax, bone).
• Instrumentalists, vocalists/cantors: More opportunities to be in our music ministry!
For more information on all of these opportunities, contact:
Joe Mattingly: 319-338-8812
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At the Newman Center we use 45 Ministers each weekend to help with Lectoring and Eucharistic Ministry. If you have an interest in helping with this very important and necessary part of Mass please contact Troy ( to help with Lectoring, or Fr. Steve ( to help with Eucharistic Ministry.

Wednesdays at 4:30PM until 5:15 PM followed by Daily Mass at 5:15PM.

Wednesday 4:30-5:15 PM- Reconciliation Room at the Newman Center
Saturdays 10-11:30 AM-St. Mary’s




Google Calendar for the Newman Center

Use the above link to go to the Google Calendar page for the Newman Center. You will need to create a Google account to view the Calendar.


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