Don’t miss EWTN’s show “The Journey Home” with Marcus Grodi on Monday, April 30th at 7pm. A past member of our Truman Newman community, Shane Kapler, will share stories from his conversion to Catholicism as a teen and college student. You can learn more about Shane and find links to his books, articles, and radio interviews at www.explainingchristianity.com
If you’d like to look through some pictures of Newman, head on over to our new Flickr account!! It can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunewman – more to come soon!
If you are interested in being a part of Newman Council next year, council applications are now out in the lobby. You can also click here or go to the “Join Us” tab to download the application and view descriptions of the committees and executive positions.
The deadline to turn in your application is April 4th. Thank you for your interest in joining Newman Council as we continue our goal of serving the community for the greater glory of God.
Our Mary Immaculate PSR 5th-8th Graders are sponsoring a service project inviting everyone to donate plastic shopping bags (all colors & sizes) that will be turned into plarn (plastic yarn). This plarn will be crocheted into sleeping mats & birthing pads for our brothers & sisters in Uganda.
Collection schedule: March 21-April 18, 2012
On Wednesdays only, please send your bags to MI School & PSR Classes. Or, any weekday drop them off at the Parish Center. Apr. 14-15 look for helpful 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders who will collect your bags at all the MI Masses.
Help us spread the word! To learn more visit: www.matsforuganda.wordpress.com
We will be hosting the third annual Mini-Golf fundraiser March 30th-31st . Doors will open at 5:00pm on Friday and remain open until 8pm that evening. We will then re-open Saturday morning at 10am and will be open for twelve fun-packed hours of putt putt golfing!!
Where else in Kirksville will you be able to enjoy an eighteen hole indoor course?!
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students. Children 12 yrs and under are $3, children 3 yrs and under are free.
You may have heard about Newman’s eight-week apologetics workshop. Confused about what it is? No, we don’t sit around apologizing for being Catholic, despite what the name might suggest. Apologetics is the explanation and defense of Catholic beliefs, teachings, and practices. These explanations are based on historical evidence, philosophical arguments, scientific investigation, and arguments from other disciplines. Apologetics presents reasoned evidence for Catholic doctrine; a basic knowledge of apologetics is important for when we encounter questions and challenges about what we believe.
NEXT UP in the series, Father Bill will be talking about The Sacraments on Tuesday, February 14th at 9pm. All are welcome!
If you would like to view the explanations from previous sessions – “The Bible in Perspective”, “The Eucharist”, and “Salvation and the Afterlife” – click here. Upcoming topic details will become available a few days after each session – Just go to the Deepen Your Faith tab, choose Apologetics, and click on the topic you’d like to learn more about!
All are welcome!
Join us in the Newman Bubble on Thursdays and Fridays as we read, reflect and share our thoughts on the Word of God.
Thursdays @ 3pm– Will we begin to discuss the letter of James. E-mail Victoria Halfmann to be put on the e-mail list (email@example.com) or just show up!
Fridays @ 3pm– We will be getting into Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. Come and we can discuss and read together what Paul has to say to the city about divisions in the Church. Q’s to Mary Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Truman State Catholic Newman Center is very excited to invite you to attend our 2012 Awakenings Retreat.
SAVE THE DATE: February 17th-19th, 2012
Registration is now open!
Awakenings is a powerful, three-day weekend retreat offered by Newman Centers and Campus Ministries all over the country. The retreat, though Catholic in nature, is open to people of different denominations and faiths who wish to discover the Christian message of hope and love through community.
The retreat invites our participants to experience God’s unconditional love through a variety of activities including: prayer, songs, fellowship, and discussion.
The retreat is a great opportunity for students to foster new friendships and to share their lives with one another. The retreat is facilitated by students who have attended an Awakenings Retreat. Participants experience and enjoy the gifts and talents of their peers and student leaders throughout the weekend.