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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

As you look back upon your college years at The University of Iowa; the friends you made, the memories you shared, and the knowledge you gained, remember how your involvement at the Newman Center has enhanced those experiences by offering you a faith home away from home. With that in mind, we hope that you can celebrate with us at the Baccalaureate Mass and participate in what has become an annual Newman Center tradition. You will want to talk with your family and mention this event so they can plan to attend if possible. The date is May 16th, the Friday of graduation weekend, at 5:15 PM. If you are interested in attending, please contact Troy at 337-3106 or

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 27th, Year End Potluck

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

10:30am until 3:30pm, walk-in's are welcome but appointments guarantee you a particular time.

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.




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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