Thursday
Sep182014

Frassati Fall Retreat

Two weeks ago, we took 37 graduate students and young professionals on a retreat titled "To Praise, To Bless, To Preach: Deepening Your Faith Through Dominican Spirituality". Through a series of eight talks by Dominican friars, a member of the Dominican laity, and fellow young adults, these retretants explored the four pillars our beloved priests use to balance their spiritual lives: prayer, community, study, and apostolate. They also gained some insight into how to apply these pillars to their own lives to bring them closer to Christ, and spent some time building up their own young adult community through games, movies, marshmellow roasting, and other fellowship. This retreat got us so excited to kick off another year of ministry to grads and young professionals through our Frassati ministry! For more information on what Frassati is up to, click here

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!