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June 24, 2012
Birth of St. John the Baptist
Our Community Gift this week—5% of today’s collection—is our monthly gift to Catholic Relief Services.
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This Week At Newman
THIS SUNDAY AT NEWMAN
9:15 am Playgroup Program
7:30 pm AA Meeting
THIS WEEK AT NEWMAN
Monday, June 25
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
1:00 pm Writing Group
7:00 pm Rosary Group
7:30 pm Meditation Group
7:30 pm Monday Night Movie
Tuesday, June 26
1:00 pm Tuesday Theology
7:30 pm Why be a Christian?
Wednesday, June 27
8:00 pm Student Rosary Group
Thursday, June 28
7:30 pm Emmaus Group
Friday, June 29
12:10 Overeaters Anonymous
7:30 pm AA Meeting
Saturday, June 30
3:30 pm Reconciliation
AnnouncementsMONDAY NIGHT MOVIES The movie this week is Amazing Grace. The film follows the courageous quest of William Wilberforce to end the British slave trade. John Newton, a reformed slave trader who wrote “Amazing Grace,” assists Wilberforce. Critics have called it a "sweeping epic." Join us this Monday, June 25th at 7:30 p.m. here at Newman.
WHY BE A CHRISTIAN? Last year we had a wonderful conversation around Timothy Radcliffe's Why be a Christian? Radcliffe writes well. This year I propose another conversation (four weeks) beginning Tuesday June 26th. Radcliffe's book, Why Go To Church? is a good read with a terrific opening scene. Please purchase or borrow a copy and read the Foreword by Archbishop Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the first three scenes of Act 1 for our first meeting. Second week we'll read the rest of Act 1. Third week: Act 2 and fourth week: Act 3. –Fr. Campbell.
THE DIOCESE OF OAKLAND’S OFFICE FOR LIFE AND JUSTICE are planning three workshops dealing with social and restorative justice:
Social Justice Ministry Leadership Workshop: On June 30th, in partnership with JustFatih Ministries and Catholic Relief Services, this workshop will be a half day on parish social ministry leadership at St. John Vianney Parish in Walnut Creek. For more info contact John Watkins at 510-267-8379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restorative Justice Symposium: The Diocese has received a small grant to send lay leaders to the California Bishops’ Restorative Justice Symposium. Contact John Watkins at 510-267-8379 or email@example.com for more information.
Social Ministry Certificate Program Here is yet another opportunity for anyone interested in social justice! This certificate program, will run for five months, one Saturday per month, beginning in August. Price is $20 per class or $85 for all five classes. Classes take place at St Joseph the Worker parish, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. For more information or to register, call Sandra at 510 267 8371 or visit www.oak4life.org.
WIDOWS/WIDOWERS GRIEF RECOVERY GROUPS Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Sharing our experiences during this 10-week class is extremely helpful to our healing process. Find hope, support and successful ways to process this significant life event. Course is open to all Widows and Widowers and takes place Weds., 7 – 9 p.m. from June 27th to Sept. 5th. Enrollments are now being accepted – can start up to 3rd week. Pre-Registration required. The workbook is $15. Please contact Linda Husted at Valley Community Church in Pleasanton, 925-833-9013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSEWARMING PLANTS FOR CATHOLIC STUDENTS AT CAL Many thanks to all Newman parishioners who have donated time, money, plant material, and pots. We now have 450 beautiful succulent plants to give away!!! Catholic students who come to Newman—or to our table on campus— can select a free plant for their dorm room or apartment, courtesy of Newman Hall parishioners. Some of the plants are fully rooted and some are clippings so with the right amount of sun, water, and God's grace they will be rooted by the time the students arrive in August! Fr. Bill.
GROW & STRENGTH in all of your relationships! The Diocese of Oakland is offering a FREE Communication Skills Seminar. This seminar is offered to married, couples, singles, and solos and focuses on teaching effective listening, speaking, and dialogue skills. Courses take place at the Cathedral of Christ the Light from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Preregistration is required and classes take place July 21st (with a July 16th registration deadline) and August 18th (with an August 13 registration deadline). To register or for more information please email Ed Hopfner, email@example.com.
CPR CLASSES are being offered by the Knights of Columbus, Oakland Chapter. By learning CPR you can save lives, and change lives! For every course taken a donation is made directly to California Bishop’s Vocations through the Knights of Columbus. You will receive your 2-year certification in CPR/AED/First Aid and assist in placing FREE Heartstart Automatic Defibrillators in our parish communities. Online classes are available: CPR / AED / FIRST AID (Combination) - $39.95 ($10.00 Donation). CPR / AED - $24.95 ($5.00 Donation). FIRST AID - $24.95 ($5.00 Donation). Contact American Health & Safety Training for more information:www.americanhealthsafety.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, call toll free 1-877-369-5888.
ELECTRONIC GIVING There are three options for contributing electronically:
1. Contributions can be made directly from a checking account by adding Newman Hall – Holy Spirit Parish as a payee (online bill paying).
2. One-time and recurring (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) donations from checking accounts can be made from the calnewman.org website or by contacting Peg McGowan in the Finance Office.
3. One-time credit card donations can be made from the calnewman.org website or by contacting Peg McGowan in the Finance Office. Recurring (monthly) credit card donations can be made ONLY by contacting Peg McGowan in the Finance Office.
Additional information and donation forms are available on the Welcome Table in the lobby. Questions? Please contact Peg McGowan in the Finance Office.
ONLINE SURVEY PARTICIPATION NEEDED One of our student parishioners, Josephine Juanamarga, needs your help. She is participating in a research project and needs help from non-student participants (i.e. non college students, non high-school students) of any age (expected above 30 years old) who are currently working full time. The online survey takes about 40-45 minutes and can be done from anywhere. Although there is no benefit for participating in our survey, your participation would be very helpful toward helping one of our students here at Newman and is greatly appreciated. Your participation will definitely contribute to greater psychological research. The survey can be found at: http://ucbpsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8ocnAlQFIXufSqU. If you would like to know more about the study, please do not hesitate to email us, email@example.com, for more information. Thank you for your participation and please spread the word!
The joy and challenge of preparing and presenting a number of concerts each week with singers, choirs, and instrumentalists is now replaced by preparing and presenting music appropriate to each Mass, each weekend, where the “audience” is now very much a participant rather than a passive listener.
Born one block from St. Patrick’s Church and School in rural New South Wales, Australia, by age nine I was playing organ for Sunday Mass. I could hardly reach the organ pedals and keys at the same time! Sister Emerentia, one of the Australian Sisters of St. Joseph who taught us, imparted to me her passion both for music and ministry – and also music theater! At eighteen I joined her religious community and spent twelve lively years in country towns teaching music and directing local musicals—working with folk from all denominations – and none —and thereby scandalizing the local clergy (who more than once denounced me from the pulpit for consorting with the “other side”).
First as a student and then as a faculty member at the Conservatorium of Music at Sydney University, I explored music’s many dimensions—with a special focus on accompaniment and choral music. Though I eventually felt called to leave the Sisters, I continued to serve as a music minister in parishes. In fact, all told I’ve served continuously in this ministry for over fifty years. I came to Northern California on a whim—I wanted to check out the wine country—but after eighteen months I settled in here at Newman, where I have been ever since.
With its rich mix of creative people, our parish suits me like no other. I feel deeply privileged to lead our community as Director of Music and Liturgy.
Director of Music & Liturgy