Lecture: Newman and the Great Apostasia

Join us for our first Faith and Reason lecture with Newman scholar, Edward Short. All are welcome. Registration: https://edwardshortlecture.eventbrite.ca/

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The Newman Centre’s St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Community finds its fullest and richest expression in our celebration of the Eucharist - both the Sunday assembly and the daily celebrations of Mass.

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Come and See: An Introduction to Ignatian Prayer

The Newman chapter of Christian Life Community is offering a six week introduction to Ignatian prayer to anyone who is interested, starting Tuesday November 6th, and every Tuesday thereafter until December 11th.  The series is entitled, Come and See- An Introduction to Ignatian Prayer.  

The topics we will be covering over those six weeks include:
i) the life of St. Ignatius
ii) silence as prayer
iii) lectio divina
iv) imaginative prayer
v) the Examen, and
vi) Discernment of Spirits.  

You are welcome to join us for any or all of these sessions, which will also include some faith sharing. The sessions will be every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm  in the Cardinal Newman Room. For more information you can contact Leanne Salel at leanne.salel@gmail.com


Changes to Sunday Underground Parking

Please note that the parking garage at the Rotman building, located at 107 St. Georget St., will be changing the parking system for Newman parisioners on Sundays. A ticketed arrangement is planned to be implemented by Sunday, November 11th. Under this new arrangement, parishioners will be able to park anywhere in the parking garage (no longer just the 3rd underground level). Please note the following new parking procedures:

1) Take the ticket obtained upon entry to the garage and bring it to Mass.
2) At the end of Mass, show your ticked to a hospitality minister at the back of the chapel. They will give you a second "chaser" ticket, to be used in conjunction with the original ticket. 
3) When exiting the garage in your vehicle, insert both tickets in the card reader to open the gate. 

More detailed information on this process will be posted in the back of the chapel once the new system is implemented. 

All Saints Day Party for Children


Parents and children are invited to come celebrate All Saints Day dressed as their favorite Saint!  On Sunday November 4 after the 11 a.m. Mass, we will gather in the Newman Center to enjoy snacks and activities, and to spend time with some old and new heavenly friends!

For awesome no-sew costume ideas, here are some suggestions for boys and for girls

For more information, contact Rachel at rachel1612@hotmail.com









Mass and Q &A with Fr. Isaac from the Trappist Abbey of Genesee


On Wednesday, October 31st, we'll be hosting Fr. Isaac from the Trappist Abbey of Genesee in New York state.  He'll celebrate the 12:15pm Mass followed by a Q & A in the Oak Room. Please join us! 

Fr. Isaac Slater, originally from the Toronto area is a Trappist monk, currently prior at The Abbey of the Genesee, near Rochester New York. He is working toward a licentiate in theology at The Catholic University of America. A book of his poems, Surpassing Pleasure, was published last spring, and the year before that, The Tangled Braid, a co-translation of poems by the Persian poet Hafiz. He has published articles in the field of monastic studies, most recently in the Oxford journal of Literature and Theology, and a book-length study on Bernard of Clairvaux is forthcoming. 

His community:  http://www.geneseeabbey.org/ 
Trappist life: http://www.trappists.org/

Did you know...

...that the Newman Centre Student Campus Ministers have a blog? Check it out here. We've already written posts about St. Therese of Lisieux, our Nuit Blanche event, the Year of Faith, and what the Saints can teach us about patience. We try to post weekly, so stay tuned for more! You are more than welcome to leave comments and join our conversation. 

Sunday Parking

Please note that the new ticketed system for Sunday parking will not be operational this Sunday (October 14th).  It is likely that the earliest Sunday it would be operational is October 28th.  Please continue to park in the P3 underground in the South End of the parking garage until further notice


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