November 29, 2018
Advent, God is With Us Already...and Not Yet
During Advent, we encourage everyone to reflect daily on how our faith is already handed to us, but not yet perfectly lived. Each week we will provide daily reflections by Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM as a starting point for your journey.
A Prophet's Challenge
Some of life's patterns are comforting and assuring, like the rising and setting of the sun, while others can be disconcerting, like a powerful storm. Read more
J. M. W. Turner, The Storm Shipwreck 1823 . Courtesy of the Sunday Website at Saint Louis University.
On earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright.

LK 21:25-26
Advent Reconciliation
During Advent, starting Sunday, December 2, there will be Reconciliation before 12:30pm Mass from 11:45am - 12:15pm.
Serve Breakfast At Fr. Joe's Village
Jesus calls us to feed the hungry. If you would like an opportunity to carry out this mission by serving breakfast at Fr. Joe's Village on  Sunday, December 2, from 6:00am to 9:00am, please sign up or contact Rosy Vacchi. Your service is very much appreciated! 
Advent Giving Tree Tags Still Available
There are still gift tags remaining on the Advent Giving Tree in the vestibule of the Church. Please pick one or more up this Sunday. Remember, all gifts need to be returned by Sunday, December 9. Please place your gifts in the box in the vestibule.
10:00am On-Campus Mass
Join us on  Sunday, December 2, at 10:00am for On-Campus Mass at the RIMAC Annex in the Dugout.
Retirement Fund for Religious Second Collection
On Sunday, December 2, we will have a second collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Many senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for years for little to no pay. Today, religious communities often do not have enough savings to meet retirement needs. Your support helps provide medications, nursing care, and more. Please give to those who have given a lifetime.
Youth Emergency Shelter
Sign-up to provide a dish or help serve dinner to homeless teens on Sunday, December 2, at 7:00pm at the Youth Emergency Shelter in Hillcrest. To sign-up or for more info email Denise.
Help Stock the Food Pantry
This month's item for the food pantry at the Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) is Cereal and Oatmeal. You can place items in the CCSA basket at the entrance of the church on Sundays.
Intramural Volleyball
Congratulations to the Crazy Catholics Volleyball team for winning their first round playoff game on Monday! Come out and support them on their next step to becoming IM Volleyball Triple AAA Section 6 Group C Division 3 Champs! Or something similar.
CLC: Christmas Social
Students, are you looking to make new friends while deepening your faith knowledge? This CLC will be a Christmas social to take a break before finals. There will be hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and we will watch The Grinch!

Join us Wednesday, December 5, at 8:00pm at CES!!

For any questions, feel free to contact Annmarie or Florence for more info!
Young Adults and Graduate Students
Young adults (ages 21-35), generally already graduated and graduate students, are invited to a weekly faith sharing and social gathering on Thursdays at 7:30pm at Roetter Hall.
First Friday Reconciliation at CES
December 7, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, at the CES.
Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation, is Saturday, December 8. We will celebrate the feast on Friday, December 7, at 7:00pm at the Newman Center.
Healing Circle
Our Care Ministry will hold its monthly healing circle on Sunday, December 9, 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 Feast Day Celebration
Everyone is invited to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe at CES on Wednesday, December 12, at 5:30pm.
Interfaith Shelter

The dates for our Interfaith Shelter co-hosted by Good Samaritan, Newman Center Catholic Community at UCSD and Congregation Beth Israel are Saturday, January 26, 2019 to Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Overnight hosts, evening meal providers, brown bag lunch supplies providers, grocery shoppers, set-up & clean up crews and financial support contributions are all needed to make our guests’ stay successful. Set-up will be on Friday, January 25

Active volunteer sign-ups will begin after both masses starting Sunday, December 16, but you can do so via email NOW!

Please contact  Kellie Evans-O’Connor (858) 483-5376 to find out more & to sign up!
Spring Break Immersion Trip
Students, do you have plans for spring break? The Newman Center will be having an Immersion Trip to Tijuana on Monday, March 25, 2019 - Wednesday, March 27, 2019. If you are interested in signing up, email Gaby Arambulo, and please make sure you have a passport. More details to follow.
General Body Meeting (GBM)
Thursdays at 8:00pm, location to be announced

Rosary Times
Tuesday at 1:00pm and Wednesday at 12:30pm, 3rd Floor Geisel at Dr. Seuss Statue

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Sunday Mass
12:30pm  Newman Center
6:30pm  Newman Center
10:00am Monthly On-Campus Mass (12/2)
Weekday Mass
Tuesday - Friday: 12:10pm at Newman Center
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm at CES
Wednesday: 8:00pm at CES (odd weeks of Quarter)
Sunday: 5:45pm – 6:15pm at Newman Center
First Friday of the Month: 3:00pm – 4:00pm at CES
By Appointment: Fr. Boom or Fr. Manh
Newman Center Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 3:30pm
For Pastoral Emergencies please email
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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Director of Music Ministry
Evening Choir Director
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