Welcome (back) to campus! Our regular schedule has resumed, including 11a and 5p Sunday Masses with Confessions an hour prior to each. Looking ahead, we’ve got a full week of fun and food planned. All are welcome. Let Newman support your spiritual needs and your fun needs.
Check out this week’s bulletin for the full schedule, plus St. Thomas Aquinas’ super-awesome prayer for students: Bulletin-2013-08-25
Here’s a sneak peek of next week’s Gospel reading:
Luke 14:1, 7-14
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.
He told a parable to those who had been invited,
noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet,
do not recline at table in the place of honor.
A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him,
and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say,
‘Give your place to this man,’
and then you would proceed with embarrassment
to take the lowest place.
Rather, when you are invited,
go and take the lowest place
so that when the host comes to you he may say,
‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’
Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.
For every one who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Then he said to the host who invited him,
“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
do not invite your friends or your brothers
or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
As classes end and finals begin this week, don’t let prayer get kicked to the curb or throw off your relationship with Christ. Instead, invite Christ to walk with you during the last bit of the school year and during final exams. He will always come when you ask.
This Week’s Bulletin
This Week’s Schedule at a Glance
- FOCUS Finals Fest – Monday, Apr 29, 8-11p
- Adoration and Confession – Monday, Apr 29, 9-10p
- No Brainstorm meeting
- Do Good Wednesday – Wednesday, May 1, 12:40p carpool to Catholic Charities
- Annual Film Fest – Thursday, May 2, 7p
- First Friday Adoration – Friday, May 3, 8:30a-12p
- End of Year BBQ Banquet – Saturday, May 4, 6p
- Sunday Mass – 11a, 5p (followed by student supper), and 8p
Next Sunday’s Gospel (John 14:23-29)
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent me.
“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.”
It’s a great week at TU Catholic: last full week of classes, daily Mass each weekday, a special talk on purgatory on Thursday, and the Catholic Olympics showdown in Stillwater on Saturday.
This Week’s Bulletin
Next Sunday’s Gospel (John 13:31-35)
When Judas had left them, Jesus said,
“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
If God is glorified in him,
God will also glorify him in himself,
and God will glorify him at once.
My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
I give you a new commandment: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.
This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”