ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENT
During the time of change of classes, there will be hourly distribution of ashes in the Center Chapel- i.e. a 2-3 minute service of imposition of ashes beginning at 23 minutes past each hour- i.e. 8:23 AM, 9:23 AM, through 3:23 PM.
There will be 4 Eucharistic Celebrations on Ash Wednesday- 11:30 AM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM and 6:30 PM in the Center Chapel. Ashes will be distributed during each Eucharistic Celebration.
Sign ups are available on the ministers table for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, volunteers to answer our phone, distribute ashes at our services. You can also return old palms to the container in the gathering space.
Newman Center- Thursday, April 3rd @ 9:00 PM
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
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.
GRADUATE STUDENT GROUP
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:
*March 2- Discussion on Lenten Preparation
*March 9th- Discussion on Relationships and Catholic
FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Ministry Development Fellows and Catholic Studies Scholars applications for 2014-15 academic year are available at the Baptistry. Applications are due by Monday, March 24th, and the Scholar reference letters are due by the 28th.
Fellows learn ministry skills and provide involvement opportunities for other students.
Catholic Scholars present seminars that interface Catholic principles and professional life.
The Connections retreat will be held the weekend of April 4-6 at St. Mary’s in Riverside, IA. Connections is focused on creating a reflective, spiritual experience where participants will develop a closer relationship with God through prayer, service, and fun! We will meet at the Newman Center at 5 p.m. on April 4th and return on Sunday morning to attend 11 a.m. Mass together. The cost for the retreat is $20 before March 23rd. For more information and to sign up, brochures are available on the baptistry, or email email@example.com
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
On the web: www.newmansingers.com
LECTOR AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING SIGN UP
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help with Lectoring, or Fr. Steve (email@example.com) to help with Eucharistic Ministry.
Wednesdays at 4:30PM until 5:15 PM followed by Daily Mass at 5:15PM.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Wednesday 4:30-5:15 PM- Reconciliation Room at the Newman Center
Saturdays 10-11:30 AM-St. Mary’s
INQUIRY INTO THE CATHOLIC FAITH
Those wanting to learn more about the faith, those thinking about converting, those couples entering an inter-faith marriage. This three series overview will be 10-11 AM on Sundays, February 9th, February 16th and 23rd.