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September 16, 2012
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Berkeley Food and Housing Project is pioneering a
new program for improved diet and nutrition for the
city’s poor. Our Community Gift this week—5% of
today’s collection—goes to Berkeley Food and Housing
This Week At Newman
THIS SUNDAY AT NEWMAN
9:15 am Playgroup Program
6:00 pm Student Dinner
7:30 pm AA Meeting
THIS WEEK AT NEWMAN
Monday, September 17
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
1:00 pm Writing Group
7:00 pm Rosary Group
7:30 pm Meditation Group
7:30 pm Eucharistic Minister Training
Tuesday, September 18
1:00 pm Tuesday Theology
7:30 pm Seekers
Wednesday, September 19
7:30 pm Student Rosary
7:30 pm RCIA/Homecoming
Thursday, September 20
6:00 pm Food Bank Meeting
7:00 pm LGBT Catholics
7:30 pm Emmaus Group
7:30 pm Yaggies-Pool at Thalassa Friday, September 21
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
6:00 pm Chun Jin Ahm
7:30 pm AA Meeting
Saturday, September 22
2:30 pm Memorial Prayer Service for Parents
3:30 pm Reconciliation
AnnouncementsMATCHING SUNDAY RESULTS Many thanks for your generous response to our appeal in our Matching Sunday collection. Total from all sources came to $26,678.00. Of that amount, from parishioner/donor information provided by you, $15,154.00 has been designated for our Internet repair/upgrading work and the remaining $11,524.00 is considered ordinary plate collection for Sunday. Again, many thanks for your generosity!
PRAYER REQUESTS We would like to include in the bulletin and on the website, those in our parish, and their family members, who are sick, or who have died recently. This list will be updated weekly – with your help. Could you please send names to Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave for her at the Reception Desk, by Tuesday for the following weekend’s bulletin.
HEAR YE, HEAR YE! The Pastoral Council has been discussing the acoustical circumstances in the chapel. ARE PEOPLE ABLE TO HEAR? If you are finding that you are having regular trouble hearing in the chapel, there is a short form at the front desk that we ask you to fill out. We are seeking to determine if our hearing problems are rooted in our microphones/speakers or whether those possible problems spring from inadequate projection from various human speakers.
LGBT CATHOLICS Please join the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Catholics for an evening of open discussion in a setting that is very supportive, understanding, comfortable and welcoming. We meet Thursday, Sept. 20th, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the lounge. All are welcome!
GETTING MARRIED? Or maybe you know someone who is. The Church requires couples to go through a Marriage Preparation program, and Newman's is coming up. Two Saturdays: Oct 13th and 27th, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. It's led by a few parish couples, and it's a great opportunity for engaged couples to discuss how their married life can grow. More info: Fr. Bernie or Howard/Katherine, 510-525-5231.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING Ministers of Holy Communion are needed at all masses. If you have thought about becoming a minister of Holy Communion but have not pursued the idea, NOW IS THE TIME! Individuals who have completed the training regularly comment that they begin the training with some hesitation, but finish with enthusiasm and confidence. Ministers serve at the mass they attend. Parishioners interested in becoming ministers of Holy Communion are invited to participate in a four-session training program. Sessions are scheduled for the following Mondays: Sept. 17th, 24th, Oct. 1st, and 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Participants must attend all four sessions to be commissioned. If you are interested, please ask for and complete an application available at the front desk or on the hospitality table. You may direct questions to Gary Addiego at 925.838.2682 or email@example.com.
OCTOBER COME AND SEE DISCERNMENT RETREAT Are you considering the priesthood? Come and See the Paulists! Join men from around the country for a "Come and See" Weekend at the Paulist house of formation in Washington, DC. It begins at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5th and concludes at 3 p.m. on Oct 7th. Over the course of the weekend you will learn more about the Paulist mission and meet Paulist priests, students, and novices. Contact Father Dave Farnum, CSP, Paulist Vocation Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-235-3456.
NEWMAN HALL YOUNG ADULT GROUP (YAGGIES) Welcome back to Berkeley! The Newman Hall Young Adult Group is excited to begin another year of social, spiritual, and service events. 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! Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Pool at Thalassa. This week we're planning a night on the town at Thalassa Bar and Billiards (2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley). Whether you've been a regular at Yaggies for years or you're new to our group, please stop by to meet some new people and catch up with old friends. Plan to meet us at Thalassa at 7:30 p.m.
FOOD BANK BARRELS Please do bring food for the hungry to our Alameda County food bank barrels near the front desk. Times are very tough and many have little to eat and count on this distribution service day-to-day and week-to-week. Thank you for your generosity!
JUSTFAITH FORMATION PROGRAM: The next JustFaith (JF) program begins Sept. 24th (Mondays, 7–9 p.m.) and will be shared with St. Theresa Parish. It will meet weekly for 30 weeks to provide tools that have proven to be effective for training and forming individuals as agents of social transformation in accordance with Catholic Social Teaching. The JF ministry is for people of all ages who are looking for a deep spiritual experience, who want to increase their faith through community, and want to grow their compassion and expression of love for their neighbor. At this point many of you may wonder: How could I ever have time to do this? Most JF grads have thought this, too, but over 30,000 of us nationwide (and over 400 in this Diocese) have said, “We MADE time for this and it has made all the difference in our growth as Catholics and as Human Beings trying to live the Gospel message.” For more information, see our Newman website or contact Joe Palladino (email@example.com) or LaVera Crawley (510-653-9966 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
HEALING OUR SENSE OF LOSS: A SERVICE REMEMBERING CHILDREN WHO HAVE DIED ***Updated 9/21 Newman has moved the Memorial Service planned for this Saturday, September 22 to a time that will give us more opportunity to enlist the help and suggestions of the Newman community in planning for it, It will take place on January 26th of next year, when families and students return to ordinary schedule after the year-end break. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this has caused, especially for those planning to remember their beloved children in September.
SMCHS GOLF INVITATION Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley, will hold its 28th Golf Invitational at the recently restored Mira Vista Country Club in El Cerrito on Monday, Oct 15th, 2012. Benefits the school’s tuition assistance program. For information and reservations, contact Joanne Marchetti Howe in Saint Mary's Advancement Office, at (510) 559-6227 or email@example.com. The event is part of the school’s Sesquicentennial Year celebration.
FLOWER MINISTRY A practical way we can all participate in enhancing our unique worship space as well as perhaps sharing special events in our lives with the community, is by contribution to the Flower Ministry. Donation envelopes are available at the Reception Desk. All contributions will be acknowledged in the bulletin unless otherwise requested. If you have any questions, please leave a message for Colleen.
WELCOME TO NEWMAN HALL LITURGICAL MINISTRIES! If you feel called to join any of these ministries: Music, Communion Ministry, Lector Ministry, Chapel Cleaning Ministry, Sacristan, etc, you will find the information at http://calnewman.org/liturgical-ministries/ or on the information sheets on the Hospitality Table near the Front desk. Colleen would be happy to talk further with you, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
50TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM ON THE HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE Archbishop–elect Salvatore Cordileone has announced a Symposium Honoring Bishop Emeritus John Cummins: “The Diocese of Oakland, Born from the Second Vatican Council.” A panel of distinguished lecturers with Diocesan experience will examine the direction of pastoral and devotional life embedded in the diocese from the Second Vatican Council. Sunday, September 9th, 4:00-6:00 pm, reception following. Cathedral Event Center, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland. There is no charge for admission; however, RSVPs are appreciated to 510-267-8350. For more information please contact the office of Father George Alengadan, (510) 267-8362, email@example.com.
2012 NEWMAN COUNCIL ALUMNI ESSAY CONTEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. "What Does it Mean to Be a Catholic Student at Cal." We invite students to write a reflective essay of 500-1000 words about your answer to the question above. You may use specific examples from your own experience, observations you have made of others, or any of your reading. You may also want to reflect on the quote by Cardinal Newman below or on the biographical information about him available on our parish website. "A university... educates the intellect to reason well in all matters, to reach out towards truth, and to grasp it."–Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, The Idea of a University. First prize $500. Prizes of $300, $200, $100, and $50 will also be given.
DSPT FILM SCREENING The Decalogue, Kieslowski's dramatic cinematic masterpiece, was produced in 1989 for Polish television, and consists of ten 1- hour films, each loosely based on one of the Ten Commandments. Join us to watch one, several, or all of these artistic, probing, and daring investigations into the human condition. Conversation to follow each screening. All screenings start at 7:30 p.m (Saturdays and Fridays Sept. 7th to Dec. 1st). Be sure to RSVP for each screening by following the links below or calling (888) 450-3778. Space is limited. RSVP at anyvite.com/events/home/eoamhza3sl.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Designated on the 3rd Sunday of September each year, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday. This year’s theme, chosen by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), will focus on "Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New Evangelization." Today, those who are designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry.
We are blessed to have the following catechists, who have volunteered to share their time, faith, and resources with the children and youth of our parish:
Director of Faith Formation