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October 28, 2012
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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This Week At Newman
THIS SUNDAY AT NEWMAN
9:15 am Playgroup Program
10:30 am Growing In Faith Together
12:00 pm Praise and Worship Team Rehearsal
6:00 pm Student Dinner
7:30 pm AA Meeting
THIS WEEK AT NEWMAN
Monday, October 29
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
1:00 pm Writing Group
7:00 pm Rosary Group
7:30 pm Meditation Group
8:00 pm Seekers Leadership Meeting
Tuesday, October 30
1:00 pm Tuesday Theology
7:30 pm Seekers
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, October 31
7:30 pm Student Rosary
7:30 pm RCIA/Homecoming
7:30 pm Human Rights Discussion
Thursday, November 1
7:00 pm Men's Spirituality Group
7:00 pm LGBT Catholics
7:30 pm Emmaus-Exploring the Sunday Readings
Friday, November 2
9:00 am Loaves and Fishes Prep
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
5:00 pm Praise and Worship Team Rehearsal
6:30 pm Chun Jin Ahm
7:30 pm AA Meeting
Saturday, November 3
9:00 am Loaves and Fishes Prep and Meal
12:30 pm Eucharistic Adoration
3:30 pm Reconciliation
6:00 pm Korean Mass
AnnouncementsALL SAINTS MASSES will be held November 1st here at Newman 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. Come celebrate with us!
THANK YOU to "THE RAINFOREST" The "Rain Forest" is a full-service plantscape company serving the entire greater Bay Area, owned by a former parishioner. For over 20 years, they have been most generously donating our sanctuary plants and their care. We value this gift to enhance our environment, and encourage you to support them in their business.
EXAMINING HUMAN RIGHTS One of the remarkable developments of Vatican Council II, glimpsed at in her documents especially on the last document, “The Church in the Modern World,” but vigorously fleshed out in thousands of witnesses and in some cases Martyrs, was a deepening commitment to Human Rights, not just for Catholics but for all God's people. In that spirit of development we welcome your presence to three evenings on Human Rights with special attention to John XXIII's last encyclical, Pacem in Terris, and Benedict XVI's Caritas in Veritate. Jesuit Deacon Barwende Sane will lead our journey through an understanding of Human Rights with an application to cotton farmers in his home country of Burkina Faso. Then in our second evening, into an appreciation of the understanding of human rights from an African perspective, which may prove challenging to our Western individualistic perspective. Finally, Barwende will bring us from Africa to San Quentin through the theme of Restorative Justice. Our evenings are WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31th, NOVEMBER 7th AND 14th. All will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Hecker Room. Welcome!
LGBT CATHOLICS On the feasts of All Saints & All Souls, come share your personal stories of holy men and women in your life, both past or present, traditional or modern, sacred or secular, who inspire you on your journey toward wholeness. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Catholics meet this Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7:30pm to 8:45pm in the upstairs lounge. For more information on the group or to get on our email list, contact Antonio Salas at (510) 663-6302 or LGBT_Newman@yahoo.com. All are welcome!
ATTENTION KNITTERS AND NON–KNITTERS Do you like to knit? Crouchet? Want to learn to knit and help the homeless or less fortunate? We are starting a group here at Newman, in conjunction with His Hand and Feet Ministries, to knit scarves hats and much more for our friends in need in the community. We would like to gauge interest with a meeting here at Newman Sunday, Nov. 4th after the 9:30 a.m. mass. If you would like to be a part of this project, even simply by donating yarn or other materials, please contact Linda at (510) 967-3676 or email@example.com for more information.
HATIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS Barbara Wander will again be selling Haitian Arts & Crafts after all the Masses on November 3rd & 4th. As always, all of the proceeds will go to Haiti. In the past, your Newman purchases have helped pay tuitions and food for many students as well as earthquake rebuilding.
NEWMAN HALL YOUNG ADULT GROUP (YAGGIES) Whether you have been involved with the Yaggies for years, or you are new to the area and interested in meeting new people, we hope you can join us for as many events as possible! Saturday, November 3rd: Hike. The Yaggies will be heading out to a local regional park for one more hike before winter arrives! Details about the location and meeting time will be posted in next week's newsletter. ST. THERESA SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Looking for a quality grammar school education for your children? Come visit St. Theresa School. Our Information Night is Thursday, Nov. 15th at 7 p.m. We offer P.E., Spanish, Art and Technology as part of our dynamic curriculum. We have SmartBoards in all of the classrooms and a new Events Center/Gym! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our school website at www.sttheresaschool.org.
NEWMAN FICTION GROUP We will meet on Thursday, November 8th, at 7:00 p.m. at Newman to discuss How it all Began by Penelope Lively. In December we will discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. . For further information or to receive e-mail notices of our meetings, email Michael at email@example.com.
LECTOR ORIENTATION Do you feel called to be a lector, who proclaims the scriptures at mass? The lector brings the Word of God to life for the gathered assembly – a prayerful gift of ministry to the Newman community that we share. Our next twice-annual Lector Orientation Workshop will be held on Wednesdays November 7th and November 14th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. in the chapel. Please attend both evenings to become a regular lector. If you have any questions, you can contact Jeff Dhont, who will lead the workshop, at 510-690-0533. Whether you have previous lector experience, or are just assessing your calling, you are welcome and will find the workshop useful.
EAST BAY MEN’S CONFERENCE The 6th Annual East Bay Catholic Men’s Conference is less than two weeks away - Saturday November 3rd. Our men need to be inspired and challenged to live a better witness as Catholic men in the world. We had a great conference last year, and this year is another tremendous lineup, including Catholic Radio star Patrick Coffin, ex-Marine Mike Pritchard of Catholic Men’s Fellowship, and internationally known speaker Fr. Michael Sweeney. Register today at www.eastbaymen.org.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I have always found great inspiration from Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles.” Nelson Mandela was also inspired when he quoted from it in his Inauguration Speech in 1994, especially the last sentence of that quote, “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” I would like to share it with you again as I celebrate 10 years of service at Newman Hall.
Our Deepest Fear
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Director of Faith Formation