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September 9, 2012
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Transmission of malaria is reduced 60% by the use of
mosquito nets. Our Community gift this week—5%
of today’s collection—goes to Nothing But Nets.
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 10
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
1:00 pm Writing Group
7:00 pm Rosary Group
7:30 pm Meditation Group
Tuesday, September 11
1:00 pm Tuesday Theology
7:30 pm Seekers
7:30 pm Seekers
Wednesday, September 12
7:30 pm Student Rosary
7:30 pm Student LGBT
7:30 pm RCIA/Homecoming
Thursday, September 13
7:30 pm Emmaus Group
Friday, September 14
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
6:00 pm Chun Jin Ahm
7:30 pm AA Meeting
7:30 pm Taizé Prayer
Saturday, September 15
3:30 pm Reconciliation
AnnouncementsTAIZÉ All are welcome to our monthly Taizé prayer this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Taizé is an hour of meditative singing, silence, and prayer.
RCIA/HOMECOMING Ever Thought About Becoming Catholic? Ever thought about becoming Catholic... again? RCIA/Homecoming begins Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 7:30 p.m. Welcome!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. For more information please go to our website, calnewman.org.
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 email@example.com or 1-800-235-3456.
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.
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 combine prayer, readings, videos, speakers, immersion experiences, community building, and dialogue to provide tools that have proven to be effective strategies 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or LaVera Crawley (510-653-9966 or email@example.com).
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! Saturday, Sept. 15, 5:00 p.m.: Opera at the Ballpark. The Yaggies will be going to AT&T Park in San Francisco for a free performance of Verdi's popular opera Rigoletto. We will meet at Newman at 5:00 p.m., take BART to the Embarcadero station, grab a quick dinner close to the ballpark, and head in to get seats at 7:30 p.m. We will take BART back to Berkeley together afterward. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions or requests for events.
HEALING OUR SENSE OF LOSS: A SERVICE REMEMBERING CHILDREN WHO HAVE DIED The death of a child affects us deeply and can inflict a grief that lasts many years. On Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 2:30 p.m. we will gather at Newman to honor those children we have lost. Through prayer and simple ritual we will invite God, who knows our hearts, to heal our grief, our anger and our blame and to give us his peace. If you as a parent have lost a child at any stage, by any means, from pregnancy to adulthood, you are welcome. Grandparents, other relatives and friends are also welcome.
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.
NFP SERIES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER In an effort to give practical help to married and engaged couples to live out the teaching of the Church, a short course on Natural Family Planning is starting soon. You are encouraged to attend the course at the Cathedral of Christ the Light beginning Saturday, Sept 15. Cost is $140 plus shipping for materials; financial assistance is available. Information and registration is available through Ron and Andrea Gronsky and on the website, 510-526-5041, www.ccli.org. Classes will be held Saturdays, Sept 15th, Oct 20th , Nov 10th, at 9:00 a.m.
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.
SAN DAMIANO FUNDRAISER San Damiano Retreat in Danville will hold its 4th Annual Fall Auction Fundraiser, featuring silent and live auctions, dinner, wine, and live music on Sunday September 16 from 3PM—9PM. Cost is $50 per person. More info: 925-837-9141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sandamiano.org.
Liturgy is at the heart of our life at Newman Hall. The privilege of serving in this ministry is open to all who feel called—woman or man, young or old, poor or rich, gay or straight, single or married, student or teacher. And serving in liturgy involves many roles: Minister of Music or Word or Eucharist, Sacristan, Chapel Cleaner, Linen Carer. Decorator—the list goes on.
If you feel you might want to share your talents in Music and Liturgy with the Newman community, the most important thing to consider is that it is ministry. Look to see if you feel a special call—a grace, really—to put the community’s needs first and let your own individual preferences take a back seat. No easy task, believe me. I can tell you from personal experience!
At Newman, the Assembly is the primary Choir and the principal Liturgist. We minister in music and liturgy by opening our own hearts through song and ritual so that others might feel inspired to open theirs. Our focus is on the needs of the Assembly.
Putting ministry to the Assembly first has practical consequences: we sing hymns that might not be our personal favorites, we proclaim readings that are not always of our own choosing, and we make ourselves available to feedback from our lively Assembly—sometimes a joy, and sometimes a challenge. Being accomplished as a musician or lector or liturgical minister is only half the story, and it is the smaller half. The gift above all is the willingness to serve the community by honoring and letting go of our personal preferences so that the Assembly comes fully alive in song and ritual in worship of our God.
Director of Music & Liturgy