Our bishop Oscar Solis would love to meet the Newman community! The ministry to college students and young adults is very close to his heart, that’s why he chose the 6:30 pm student mass for his visit to St. Catherine’s. Everybody is invited this Sunday, January 28, to Mass followed by Sunday Supper at 7:30 pm.
Come celebrate before the beginning of Lent by joining us for our annual young adult Mardi Gras party on Saturday, February 10th from 8:00pm-midnight. This will be a formal dance and party, so please dress up for the event.
Tickets for the event will cost $15 if you are 21+ and wish to partake in the open bar. These tickets must be purchased in advance by February 8th to comply with the state of Utah’s alcohol laws.
General admission for those under 21 is $5, and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Go to Mass on Sunday AND on Christmas! Why? Read here.
Saturday, December 23
4 pm Confessions
5 pm Vigil Mass (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
Sunday, December 24
8:30 am & 10:45 am Fourth Sunday of Advent Masses
6:00 pm Christmas Caroling & 6:30 pm Christmas Eve Vigil Mass
Monday, December 25: CHRISTMAS
12 am Midnight Mass (come join us for Carols at 11:30 pm)
10:45 am & 6:30 pm Christmas Day Masses
Neighborhood Interfaith Christmas
Sunday, December 17, 12 PM
Join us for the third annual Neighborhood Interfaith Christmas with the LDS University Ward. Following the 10:45 am Mass (around noon), both the Catholic and Mormon congregation will gather at St. Catherine’s for a reflection and Christmas caroling. Next, we will move over to the LDS social hall for a potluck lunch and networking. We need volunteers to provide soups and desserts! If you would like to help, please contact Angie at [email protected]
Young Adults (18-35) Road Trip Summer Pilgrimage
Behold, Newman 2018 Summer Trip! This time it’s going to be a road trip through fascinating, culturally diverse (and yes, relatively affordable!) cities of Central and Eastern Europe. Vienna and Salzburg (Austria), Prague (Czechia), Budapest (Hungary), Split and Dubrovnik (Croatia). It’s hard to believe that a hundred years ago, until 1918, all these places were one country, the Austro-Hungarian Empire… We will explore world-class art, stunning architecture, great food, and finally the picturesque Adriatic coast. Why? Because we want to feed our CATHOLIC IMAGINATION: to behold the Beauty, to try to understand its ways, and to shape our lives in response to it!
Who is this trip for? Young adults (students and young professionals, ages 18-35)
Dates: May 8-24, 2018
Budget: ~$750 + airfare ($600-700)
Respond “interested” to this facebook event and we’ll keep you in the loop.
5/8 departure from SLC
9 Wednesday: Munich
10 Thursday: Salzburg
11 Friday: drive to Prague
- Drive to Cesky Krumlov, 2h30m (visit the castle)
- Drive to Ceske Budejovice, 30m, for lunch (baroque cuteness, plus home to Budweiser)
- Drive to Prague, 2h
- Check in, evening old town walk & dinner
12 Saturday: Prague
13 Sunday: drive to Vienna
- Drive to Sedlec, 1h, (visit the ossuary)
- Drive to Vienna, 4h
- Check in, old town walk & dinner
14 Monday – 16 Wednesday: Vienna
17 Thursday: Vienna – Jak – Budapest
18 Friday: Budapest
19 Saturday: Budapest – Orebic
- Drive to Split (8h), Diocletian’s Palace and Roman temples
- Drive to Orebic, 3h30m
20 Sunday: lazy day in Orebic / Korcula
- Beaches, games, walks, naps, food & drinks, more naps…
21 Monday: road trip to Dubrovnik
22 Tuesday: another lazy day in Orebic / Korcula
23 Wednesday: Orebic – Munich
24 Thursday: departure from Munich
Questions? Email Fr. Lukasz at [email protected]
Walk with the Church through this holy season of longing! Here at St. Catherine’s, we will have diverse opportunities to help you tune your heart to the mystery of God’s coming.
Advent Vigil Night of Prayer
Saturday, December 2, 7 – 9 PM
Drawing from prayer traditions of both the Christian West and East, Rome and Byzantium, we will be “breathing with both lungs of the Church” in joyful expectation of the Messiah. The night will consists of Adoration, the prayer of the psalms, meditation on ancient Advent readings, and a powerful 6th century Byzantine chant named Akathist to the Theotokos. See more details on Facebook.
Psalms, Readings, and Adoration
Monday, December 4, 7 – 8 PM
Come, meditate on the Scripture and the ancient Church writers in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Tuesday, December 5, 7 – 9 PM
What better way to make your heart ready for Christmas than to go to confession? We will have multiple priests available that night to make sure that everybody can experience God’s healing presence through the sacrament of reconciliation.
Young Adult Advent Reflection with Bishop Oscar Solis
Wednesday, December 6, 6:15 – 8 PM, Cathedral of the Madeleine
Our very own bishop Oscar will be leading us in this reflection on the meaning of Advent. All young adults in their late teens, twenties, and thirties from across the diocese are welcome!
6:15 p.m. Refreshments and Snacks – Cathedral’s Social Hall (Scanlan Hall)
7:00 p.m. Reflection, Adoration with Taize Music and Reconciliation (Main church)
For more info go to Facebook.
Neighborhood Interfaith Christmas
Sunday, December 17, 12 PM
Join us for the third annual Neighborhood Interfaith Christmas with the LDS University Ward. Following the 10:45 am Mass (around noon), both the Catholic and Mormon congregation will gather at St. Catherine’s for a reflection and Christmas caroling. Next, we will move over to the LDS social hall for a potluck lunch and networking. We need volunteers to provide soups and deserts! If you would like to help, please contact Angie at [email protected]
Come take a break from school and grow deeper to Christ at the Search Retreat at Camp Utaba. We will be meeting at St. Catherine’s at 5pm on Friday, November 10th, and then head to Camp Utaba later that evening. We will return around 2:00pm on Sunday, November 12th. There will be talks given by your fellow students and young adults, small group discussions, time to enjoy the outdoors, Adoration, Confession, and more! The cost of the retreat is $50, and it covers the cost of food and lodging. Please sign up for the retreat here by November 3rd.
If you have any questions, please contact Angie at [email protected]
How did St. Catherine’s begin this new ministry year? What has changed since the Dominican friars revamped their leadership model? What’s new at Newman?
What’s new? Certainly the variety of Dominican friars you can see around St. Catherine’s! For the last two months our parish has had not two but three resident friars getting involved in diverse ministries, both local and diocesan. As brothers of St. Dominic, we believe that our genuine investment in common life is the only solid foundation of a fruitful preaching. With the lay leaders of the parish we have been also discussing how to best imagine what our Newman Center is, and here is what we came up with: “A Cathedral, a Think-Tank, and a Coffee Shop”.
Let me explain this seemingly strange set of images. We would like to develop our parish community as a place of rich prayer life shared with the university and with the entire city (“cathedral”). Shared prayer, shared immersion in God’s beauty and goodness, would create a foundation and framework for an authentic dialogue and intellectual growth in pursuit of truth (“think-tank”), which would hopefully spill over to daily social interactions not only through programs and events but primarily through spontaneous conversations and time spent together (“coffee shop”).
How do we make this happen? It always takes time to let a new vision sink in, but we have already launched some new projects, as well as continued some old ones, that I believe may show what the cathedral, think tank, and a coffee shop is like in action.
Liturgy of the hours: that’s how the Church breathes, with the daily rhythm of psalms and readings from her Tradition. We just changed the schedule of these chanted prayers to give our busy parishioners multiple opportunities to participate. Monday through Friday we pray Morning Prayer at 7:30 AM (~15 minutes), Office of Readings at 9:00 AM (~15 minutes), Midday Prayer at 11:50 AM (~10 minutes), and Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM (~20 minutes).
Adoration: we invite you to spend some time in quiet adoration before Blessed Sacrament, to listen more attentively to the voice of the One Who Is. We offer two adoration times a week, on Wednesday night (7:30 – 8:30 PM, with confessions available), and on Sunday evening, just before the Candlelight Mass (6:00 – 6:30 PM).
Blessed Sacrament Chapel: our sacred art project is progressing slowly but surely. In a month we will be able to open the chapel for personal prayer while our artists will continue their work on stain glass and the central panel. Today for the first time you can see a preview of our work.
What Is the Church? Fr. Jacek will be leading monthly Adult Faith Formation discussions on Church origins, significant events, and influential persons. All are invited to join any of the series discussions. Meet in Cate’s Cafe on Sundays at 12:30 pm (bring a lunch if you wish): September 24, October 15, November 19.
Parents Group: Fr. Jacek will continue the program for our CCD parents that Fr. Lukasz started last year. Every Sunday, whenever classes are in progress, the parents are invited to Cate’s Café at 9:30 – 10:30 am for coffee and faith related conversation.
Better Founded Faith: Fr. Marcin started a program for young adults who would like to explore in-depth the foundations of the Catholic faith. Every other Thursday at 7 pm he gives a presentation based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, followed by small group discussion and sharing.
Social Justice: in addition to several service projects sponsored by St. Catherine’s (Family Promise, monthly donation to the Weigand Center, sandwich making), our Social Justice Committee is inviting us to reflect on the current priorities in how Catholic Social Teaching may apply to the issues that our city and our nation face. Towards that end we will be having a presentation by Jean Hill, the diocesan government liaison, on October 3 at 7 pm in the Gathering Space.
A Coffee Shop
Hike & Mass: there are two upcoming outdoor Masses, designed to bring our community together, surrounded by beauty, to worship the Creator. The first one is a parish-wide hike to Lake Catherine on September 23 (meet at Newman at 8 am), the second is a high school youth group hike to Cecret Lake on September 30 (email [email protected] for more info).
New Vans: have you been surprised by how much our ministry travels? Hikes, national park retreats, annual student leaders training, road trip pilgrimages… It has been on our mind for a while to purchase cars that would serve better the needs of our mobile community. It is my joy today to announce that our Dominican community decided to replace their old cars with two minivans that will be used for big ministry trips as well as for daily rides to and from campus. The funds for the vans came from the Dominican community savings. Fathers Lukasz and Marcin have already offered several “Dominivan” rides to Sunday Mass and weeknight ministry events.
Tailgate, Fruit of the Vine, Aquinas weekend, St. Patrick’s, April BBQ…: our development committee has planned social events for the whole year. The upcoming Tailgate Party (September 16) is the first of that series, followed closely by our annual fundraiser, Fruit of the Vine, on October 14 (get tickets here). We hope you will be joining us!
I pray that this new year of ministry brings us closer to Christ and to one another.
Fr. Lukasz, OP
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Mark your calendars for our annual wine tasting fundraiser.
Enjoy delicious wines, fantastic food, and socializing with other St. Catherine’s parishioners. Bid high and bid often on a wide variety of silent auction items and experiences. This event will be dedicated to raising funds for the wonderful campus ministry and educational programs that St. Catherine’s provides for our community.
The online ticket sale is now closed but you can still get tickets at the gate! It’s $30 and $50. Babysitting will be available for $20 per family.
The event begins at 6:30 pm.
Are you new to the U? Do you want a faithful, fun community that will support you in as you enter a new stage in your life? Are you looking to return to or investigate the Catholic faith?
Whether you are new, returning, or seeking, the Newman Center welcomes you!
Meet new friends and deepen your faith at our Fall Semester events!
Blessed Beans – August 24, 7-9pm: Join us for a curated coffee tasting, live music, and games
Mass on the Grass & Sunday Supper– August 27, 6:30pm
Kickoff Undergrad Night with dinner – August 29, 6:30pm
Tailgating for Utah vs. San Jose State – September 16, 6-7:30pm
Denver Homeless Outreach Service Trip – Fall Break
Search Retreat – Nov 10-12
Newman Hike & Mass in the Mountains – date TBD (soon!)
Want to get more involved? Join us for our weekly liturgies and events!
Student Mass & Sunday Supper – Sundays, 6:30pm
Undergrad Night with dinner – Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions – Wednesdays, 7pm
Small Groups – various days and times. Topics include philosophy, Theology of the Body, book groups, knitting, and more
Catechesis and Faith Formation – date TBD
Questions? Contact Angie Hall at [email protected]