Newman News
September 10, 2020
Beginning Saturday, September 12, we will reopen for in-person indoor Mass at 4:00pm and we will continue in-person outdoor Mass at 5:30pm. Both Masses are by reservation only. Reservations are open from 8:00am Monday to Noon on Friday at
Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home, in 2015. 2020 is a Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year, and Pope Francis is calling us to celebrate with him during the Season of Creation.

The Season of Creation, which takes place annually from September 1 through October 4, is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing together.

A special highlight of the Season of Creation is Laudato Si’ Week, taking place from September 13 – 19.

Join the Newman Community virtually on Thursday, September 17, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm on Zoom at for an overview of Laudato Si’, followed by a prayer service for creation.

Contact Kelly with any questions.
40 Days for Life
Stand for life and pray for the end of abortion during the 40 Days for Life Campaign, September 23 to November 1. Join the pro-life community in prayer, fasting, and vigil hours. Prayer vigils will be outside five different abortion facilities in San Diego county. Check the schedule of each location and sign up for vigil hours at
Marriage Preparation Retreats
The Office for Family Life & Spirituality continues to host its online Celebrating Your Love Days (the “Pre-Cana”) in English and in Spanish on a monthly basis. To register and to view upcoming dates, visit Engaged Encounter is also hosting virtual EE Weekends, including on October 17 and November 7. Couples can continue to register at
Domestic Violence Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Wednesday, October 14, Dr. Christauria Welland, PsyD., founder of Pax in Familia, will be presenting a talk in Spanish on Sanando La Violencia en los Hogares. On Saturday, October 17, the Office for Family Life & Spirituality is hosting a livestreamed Domestic Violence Awareness Mass in Spanish at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Vista at 6:00pm. To learn more, please email Ricardo
Reproductive Loss
On Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00pm, the Office for Family Life & Spirituality is hosting a presentation by Sharon St. Pierre, LCSW, in Spanish on accompanying those grieving from reproductive loss, “Acompañando el duelo y las pérdidas durante el embarazo”. To register, please email Ricardo.
Supporting Single Parents
On Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00pm, the Office for Family Life & Spirituality is hosting a workshop on Single & Raising Saints: Supporting Single Parents with Jo Holt, author of the eponymous book. For more information, please contact John.
Burundi Friends International’s Country Director Award Ceremony
The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is hosting their inaugural Women Building Peace Award Ceremony on Tuesday, September 15, at 9:00am PDT. This one hour event will highlight ten global peacebuilder’s inspiring work in eight countries, including Burundi Friends International's own Country Director, Odette Habonimana! Free registration is available now. Guests include, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, Leyma Gbowee. The award winner will receive $10,000. We wish the best for Odette! 
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Emergency Food Distribution Network
During this time of uncertainty, Catholic Charities has created the Emergency Food Distribution Network to assist individuals and families who are in need of food assistance and to provide it in a safe and CoVid-19 compliant manner. Learn more.
Renter and Homeowner Assistance
A resource of San Diego Renter and Homeowner assistance programs.
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