Tuesday
Oct142014

Cafe Newman: Bringing Talent and Funds Together for a Worthy Cause

On Friday, October 10th, Newmanites gathered in the Newman chapel for our quarterly talent show and fundraiser, Cafe Newman, hosted by Newman's own Social Justice team! Performers displayed their talents - ranging from singing and playing the piano to performing science experiments. Even Fr. Jordan shared his talent- dancing to "Papa loves Mambo" while sporting a fruit headdress and some colorful sleeves!

Kelly Hickman from the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle was also present and gave a short presentation on our charitable organization of the night-Catholic Relief Services. The bake sale raised $500 to benefit Catholic Relief Services! Thank you to all who donated baked goods!

We'd love to have you join us for the next Cafe Newman- to share your talents and/or to support the performers and our fundraiser- on Friday, January 23rd! 

Friday
Oct102014

Happy Feast Day, Blessed Cardinal Newman!

October 9 is the feast of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, our beloved patron, so we had a rousing celebration. The Veritas undergraduate ministry and Frassati Grads & Young Adults co-hosted Dr. Sam Rocha from the University of British Columbia, who spoke on education, spirituality, and the human person. He found his inspiration in the works of Cardinal Newman, and encouraged his audience to develop taste, and to seek and support beauty when they find us. He told the attendees to "love the world. That's what made Newman special - he really loved the world." We finished the day with cake and pie, and discussion of how important education is to our faith. Happy feast day, Cardinal Newman!

Monday
Oct062014

First U-District Young Adult Mass

Last night, Frassati kicked off with our first monthly ‘Young Adult Mass’ at Blessed Sacrament Church and by all accounts it was a smashing success. We came together as young professionals and graduate students from in and around the U-District of Seattle to meet at the altar. There is something powerful about the way gathering to partake of the bread at the table of the altar in Mass, and then sitting and breaking bread afterwards at a meal binds us together. Christ’s ministry with his rag-tag group of young disciples certainly set a precedent for this, and, like our Lord, we had the opportunity to eat with and hear the stories of people from all along this narrow way we seek to walk (though nary a tax collector declared his/herself). The very simple pasta dinner was a hit and there are rumors of the November 2nd Young Adult Mass being followed by a South and South East Asian curry-palooza! Stay tuned here for more updates on the goings on of the people that are Frassati, but don’t stop at reading. Join us!