Hope everyone enjoyed their spring break. To keep you from getting bored so soon, the Newman Club has several up-coming activities which are definitely worth checking out:
~As this Friday is St. Patrick’s Day, our usual dinner and a movie will be Irish-themed. Steve Kesslar will be cooking us some delicious “potato stew” (meatless since it’s Lent), and if we’re lucky, perhaps some Irish soda bread as well. The movie this week will be a classic, The Quiet Man starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Dinner’s served at 6:30, movie starts rolling at 7:00. And wear your Irish gear (green t-shirt, shamrock stickers, Kiss Me I’m Irish pins, or whatever else you can scrounge up) if you want to be extra-festive. Which really, you should. J
~This Sunday, there’s Q+A and ice cream at 7:00 as usual. Joining us this week will be the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth from Tunkhannock, PA.
~The sisters will also be hosting a special Holy Hour at the Newman Center on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:20 pm. This will include prayer, song, and a reflection on the Eucharist and Healing. Also, before the Holy Hour, we welcome students to a pasta dinner (to start at 6:00). If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP at the NC by March 21st. To learn more about the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth, visit www.penitents.org/capuchinsisters.html.
~We have another retreat coming up soon! The weekend of March 24th-26th, Fr. Mike will take a group of students out to Rednal, our retreat house in Ligonier, PA. The theme this month is “God is Love”, where we’ll reflect on the mystery of love and look into the new encyclical from Pope Benedict XVI. Transportation is provided – we usually leave around 6:00 on Friday, and return by 1:00 on Sunday. Retreats are excellent times both to learn about the Faith, and to get to know people better (and have a great amount of fun doing so). So I encourage everyone to consider coming! There’s a sign-up sheet at the front desk of the Newman Center, or you can e-mail Fr. Mike (email@example.com) if you want to sign up. $20 donation recommended.
~Fridays during Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross at Heinz Chapel at 12:30pm, or the Newman Center at 4:30pm.
~A reminder about our Bible Study groups:
This semester, we’re discussing The Bible and the Mass. Groups are always glad to have new members!
Grad students: Tuesdays at 6:00. Contact Cecilia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergrads (co-ed): Thursdays at 7:00. Contact Jason at email@example.com
Have a wonderful week, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Pitt NC Secretary