2nd Week of Easter

It’s a glorious week here at Newman. As finals approach, we are inviting students to make our center a true home-away-from-home, somewhere they can find the support of a family and the peace of Christ. Our campaign for “the Great Life” begins this week:

Newman signage Joe Piano

Need a place to study? Want somewhere to practice a musical instrument? Looking to just kick back and have fun? Come live the Great Life at Newman! Our facility is cozy and the study rooms, pingpong table, or piano might be calling your name.

This week’s schedule

  • FOCUS Greek Cookout – Tuesday, April 9, 6p on the outdoor patio
  • Theology on Tap at McNellie’s – Tuesday, April 9, 7:30p carpool
  • Do Good Friday – Friday, April 12, 1:40-4:30p
  • Newman Film Night, ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’ – 8p showtime
  • Spring Dance: at the Art Show – Saturday, April 13, 7p at Mayo SAC


This week’s bulletin


Next week’s Gospel (John 21:1-19)

At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.
He revealed himself in this way.
Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus,
Nathanael from Cana in Galilee,
Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”
They said to him, “We also will come with you.”
So they went out and got into the boat,
but that night they caught nothing.
When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore;
but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”
They answered him, “No.”
So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat
and you will find something.”
So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in
because of the number of fish.
So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,
he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad,
and jumped into the sea.
The other disciples came in the boat,
for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards,
dragging the net with the fish.
When they climbed out on shore,
they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread.
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”
So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore
full of one hundred fifty-three large fish.
Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.
Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.”
And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?”
because they realized it was the Lord.
Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them,
and in like manner the fish.
This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples
after being raised from the dead.

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
He then said to Simon Peter a second time,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.”
Jesus said to him the third time,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time,
“Do you love me?” and he said to him,
“Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger,
you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted;
but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands,
and someone else will dress you
and lead you where you do not want to go.”
He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God.
And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”


Easter Octave

Happy Easter! We have an awesome week ahead of us:

This week’s bulletin: https://www.tu-catholic.org/wp-content/uploads/Bulletin-2013-03-31.pdf

He is risen


4th Sunday of Lent

It’s the last week before spring break, the beginning of the Papal Conclave, and the fourth week of Lent. Let’s make it a good one! This week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2013-03-10.pdf

Habemus Papam party

Here’s how this will work:

1. Go to www.popealarm.com and sign up to get a text message or email when the white smoke appears.

2. As soon as you hear that white smoke appears and we have a pope, come over the the Newman Center.

3. Gather ’round the Newman game room TV with snacks for the announcement of the new Shepherd of the Catholic Church!

Papal Prediction Raffle

Pick the next Pope! It’s $3 for one pick, $5 for two picks, and $1 for each additional pick beyond two picks. Whoever picks the winning Cardinal will be entered into a raffle for 50% of the money. The other 50% will go to the Spring Break Service Trip (this is part of why the trip is free for students). The “Pick a Pope” cards are available now and until the new Pope is elected. Turn in your card(s) and money to Chelsea at the front office. The raffle will be held the day after the Pope is elected and the winner will be contacted by email. Questions? Email ryne-carman@utulsa.edu.

Sidewalk Counseling for Life

A Newman alum is leading a local sidewalk counseling ministry for families who are considering abortion. The new ministry is looking for volunteers to talk to women directly and/or pray at the abortion clinic. More help is greatly needed. You don’t need any experience in this type of ministry to get involved, and you can try it before committing to a time shift. Finally, prayers are always great, both for the families and the sidewalk counselors. For more info, contact  kelly-fuchik@utulsa.edu, 918-812-8597.


Next week’s Gospel reading (John 8:1-11):

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area,
and all the people started coming to him,
and he sat down and taught them.
Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman
who had been caught in adultery
and made her stand in the middle.
They said to him,
“Teacher, this woman was caught
in the very act of committing adultery.
Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.
So what do you say?”
They said this to test him,
so that they could have some charge to bring against him.
Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.
But when they continued asking him,
he straightened up and said to them,
“Let the one among you who is without sin
be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.
And in response, they went away one by one,
beginning with the elders.
So he was left alone with the woman before him.
Then Jesus straightened up and said to her,
“Woman, where are they?
Has no one condemned you?”
She replied, “No one, sir.”
Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you.
Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”