NEWMAN NEWS
November 30, 2017
ADVENT REFLECTIONS
First Sunday of Advent - Hope
As we light the first purple candle of our Advent wreath, let's focus on the hope we have in the coming of the Lord. Remember, the angel's visit to Mary at the annunciation got things started. This week we walk with Mary as we prepare, alongside her, for the coming of our Savior. Read more
Mark 13:33-37
MASS READINGS
Jean-François Millet, Noonday Rest detail, 1866. Courtesy of The Sunday Website of Saint Louis University.
"Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come."
(MK 13:33-37)
THIS WEEKEND
Advent Reconciliation
During the Advent season there will be Reconciliation from 11:45am - 12:15pm on Sundays. This is in addition to our other Reconciliation times listed below.
Franciscan School of Theology
Stop by the Franciscan School of Theology, home to our very own Deacon Jeff, table outside after 12:30pm and 6:30pm Mass on Sunday, December 3. Christine Avella will be providing information about the masters and certificate programs they offer.
Help Stock the Food Pantry
This month's item for the food pantry at the  Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) is Cereal or Oatmeal. You can place items in the CCSA basket at the entrance of the church on Sundays.
NEXT WEEK
5:30pm Mass On-Campus
Every Tuesday and Thursday in the Center for Ethics and Spirituality (CES).
XLT: Adoration, Praise and Worship
XLT is short for exalt. It combines contemporary worship music with Eucharistic Adoration for an evening filled with prayer, music, reflection and fellowship. Come join us on  Wednesday, December 6, at 8:00pm at the Center For Ethics and Spirituality (CES) for a night to sing in praise and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament! Come at 7:30pm for Reconciliation.
Young Adults and Graduate Students Weekly Gathering
Young adults (ages 21-35), generally already graduated) and graduate students are invited to attend a gathering on Thursdays at 7:30pm in Roetter Hall. Bring a friend or make a new friend at this weekly gathering of faith sharing, Bible study, and camaraderie.
Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation, is Friday, December 8.

Mass Times
12:00pm On-Campus in PC Ballroom A
7:00pm at Newman Center
Serve Dinner At St. Vincent De Paul
Jesus calls us to feed the hungry. If you would like an opportunity to carry out this mission by serving dinner at St. Vincent De Paul Village on  Saturday, December 9, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, please sign-up online or contact Rosy Vacchi. Your service is very much appreciated!  
Healing Circle
Our Care Ministry will hold its monthly healing circle on Sunday, December 10 after 12:30pm Mass, in the chapel. Everyone is welcome, especially those who would like to join together in praying for healing in any aspect of their lives or those of their loved ones.
Our Lady of Guadalupe 9:00pm Late Night On-Campus Mass
Come to 9:00pm Late Night On-Campus Mass on Sunday, December 10, in PC Forum to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Retirement Fund Special Collection for Religiouis
Help care for elders. “Thanks to support from the Retirement Fund for Religious, we are now in a much better position to care for our elders,” writes a religious sister. Your donation helps her religious community and hundreds of others provide for aging members and plan for long-term needs. Please give to next week’s Retirement Fund for Religious collection. 
UPCOMING
Wednesday Candlelight Mass
Come to Candlelight Mass on Wednesday, December 13, at 8:00pm in the Center for Ethics and Spirituality (CES).
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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Celebration
Everyone is invited to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Tuesday, December 12, at 6:00pm in the parish hall. Parishioners from Our Lady of Guadalupe will speak about Our Lady of Guadalupe and her influence on their life's work. Parking limited. For more information.
Discover Retreat
Friday, January 19-21, 2018
Pine Valley Retreat Center

Have you ever wondered what God’s plans for you are? How do you know what God’s will for you is?  Join us to meet new friends and discern God’s hopes and dreams for you. There will be talks, group discussion, bonding activities, reflection, and much more. All students are welcome.

Sign up By: Sunday, January 14. Space is limited. Click here.

Fee:
Early bird $30 (by Jan 8, 2018)
Regular $40 (after Jan 8, 2018)
MASS, CONFESSIONS, OFFICE HOURS
Sunday Mass
12:30pm  Newman Center
6:30pm  Newman Center
9:00pm Monthly On-Campus TBA ( Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters Only)
Weekday Mass
Tuesday: 12:10pm  Newman, 5:30pm CES
Wednesday: 12:10pm  Newman, 8:00pm Candlelight at CES (odd weeks of Quarter)
Thursday: 12:10pm  Newman, 5:30pm CES
Friday: 12:10pm  Newman
Adoration
Wednesday: 8:00pm (no Mass) at CES (even weeks of Quarter)
Confessions
Sunday: 11:45am - 12:15pm and 5:45pm – 6:15pm at Newman Center
First Friday of the Month: 3:00pm – 5:00pm at CES
By Appointment: Fr. Boom or Fr. Manh
Newman Center Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Priests' Office Hours
By appointment, Fr. Boom or Fr. Manh
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Our Mission
The Catholic Community at UC San Diego experiences Christ's presence in Word, Eucharist and one another. We seek to build the reign of God by sharing our faith in Jesus Christ as well as by extending welcome, embracing diversity, and responding to others with compassion.
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Business Manager
Pastoral Associate
Director of Music Ministry
Evening Choir Director
Pastoral Council

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