Thursday
May292014

Annual Catholic Appeal :: Thank you!!

Each year the Archdiocese asks us to join together and invest in the 60 critical ministries of our Catholic faith, such as emergency services for the poor, seminarian formation, education, youth camps, and our very own Newman Center.

We're very happy to report that our students and community raised over $30,000 to the Annual Catholic Appeal! Thank you!!

With our rebate from the ACA, we are remodeling a room to accommodate the addition of a sixth Peer Minister for this coming school year. Watch our fun promo video above that helps describe just how much our sixth Peer Minister needed your help!

If you didn't get the chance, please prayerfully consider making a gift online today, and help us further our mission to the University of Washington.

Thank you for your prayerful support, and God bless!

Monday
May122014

Crazy Talent Show, New Peer Ministers, and a Barbecue

 

This past Friday, Newman hosted its quarterly Cafe Newman talent show where the best and/or bravest talented performers show what they can do while raising money for charity. This quarter we were able to raise $331.50 for the American Cancer Society so thank you to those who came out and supported the show. Our next Cafe Newman will be happening Autumn Quarter 2014 so everyone has enough time to develop a talent to share.

Towards the end of the year, school gets more difficult due to senioritis and the approaching summer. It is only the exciting announcements, friendships, and events that keep us going. If you have not already heard, the Peer Ministers for 2014-2015 have been announced! Next year there will be six people living upstairs. The study room will be converted to a bedroom to accommodate the additional PM. Next year's group of Peer Ministers includes Kenny Nguyen, Daniel Corona, Mariam Matthew, Monica Kim, Andra Amador, and Han Hoang. Congratulations!

Summer is approaching and Spring has already arrived. Less rain and more sun means it's time to barbecue! If you are a graduating high school senior or know someone who is graduating this year, the Newman Center is hosting our first annual Graduating High School Senior Barbecue. This is an opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the ways college students are able to maintain and further develop their faith in college. Current UW students will be giving their testimonies about how our Newman Center has helped them on their faith journey and how other students can do it too. Please spread the word as the barbecue is happening this Friday May 16th at 5:30 PM. Please check our Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday Night Alive is also happening this Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church so please come out and join us for prayer and social time to help grow towards a closer Catholic Seattle community.

There is still a lot of stuff going on at Newman before the end of the school year so if you have any questions please email us, browse the website, or visit our official Facebook page. God bless!

 

Thursday
May082014

Thursday Night Update

A lot of things have been happening at the Newman Center as of late. Small groups, Veritas, Frassati, and much more all of which have been very lively, fun, and successful. Speaking with some Newmanites that attended the retreat hosted by Frassati this past weekend, it sounded like everyone enjoyed themselves and listened to some pretty inspiring talks. If you are a young adult or grad in the Seattle area, definitely check out the Frassati program. 

If you are an undergrad, the Veritas program is for you. We have been having prayer, praise and worship, and having guest speakers come in to share their experiences with us and it has been very powerful. Skip Li spoke to us last week about his life experiences and God’s plan for him. He told us that nothing was wasted and that he had confidence in God’s plan for him even during the difficult times. God speaks to us in different ways and sometimes there are moments that were meant for us. God speaks through different people at different times but unless you are active in seeking God through prayer and other opportunities, life might seem a little empty at times. This is why we have places like the Newman Center where people can help with friendship, faith, and other things.

Tonight Dr. Pia de Solenni is speaking about Catholic feminism in a talk titled: “Does the Church Hate Women?” Dr. Pia de Solenni is an ethnic and cultural analyst, owner of a consulting company, and expert in women’s health, the new feminism, Catholicism, and culture. This talk is open to anyone who is interested in attending. If you are reading this and do not have anything going on at 7:30 PM tonight, then you should join us. If you do have plans, cancel them and come along! This talk is open to anyone of any age.

Have a good week!

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