3rd Sunday of Lent

About 1/3 of the way into Lent – how is your Lenten journey going? Have you had a chance to spend time in Scripture? Have you made a sincere Confession?

This week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2013-03-03.pdf


We’ve got a great event this week for all Greek students. It’s a FOCUS Greek Social on Tuesday, March 5, 9p at Dex’s Mexican Grill. There will be free chips, queso, pop, and a discussion on “Values and Virtues: Getting your house back to the basics.”


Faith and Food

We’ve also got Faith and Food this week at 6p.  Timothy Putnam, the Director of Family Life for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, will be our guest speaker. Bring along your classmate, roommate, teammate, sorority sister, or fraternity brother, even if they might just come for the free food.

Gospel reading for next Sunday (Luke 15:1-3,11-32)

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So to them Jesus addressed this parable:
“A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father,
‘Father give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’
So the father divided the property between them.
After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings
and set off to a distant country
where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation.
When he had freely spent everything,
a severe famine struck that country,
and he found himself in dire need.
So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens
who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.
And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed,
but nobody gave him any.
Coming to his senses he thought,
‘How many of my father’s hired workers
have more than enough food to eat,
but here am I, dying from hunger.
I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him,
“Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
I no longer deserve to be called your son;
treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”’
So he got up and went back to his father.
While he was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion.
He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.
His son said to him,
‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you;
I no longer deserve to be called your son.’
But his father ordered his servants,
‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him;
put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Take the fattened calf and slaughter it.
Then let us celebrate with a feast,
because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again;
he was lost, and has been found.’
Then the celebration began.
Now the older son had been out in the field
and, on his way back, as he neared the house,
he heard the sound of music and dancing.
He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean.
The servant said to him,
‘Your brother has returned
and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf
because he has him back safe and sound.’
He became angry,
and when he refused to enter the house,
his father came out and pleaded with him.
He said to his father in reply,
‘Look, all these years I served you
and not once did I disobey your orders;
yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends.
But when your son returns
who swallowed up your property with prostitutes,
for him you slaughter the fattened calf.’
He said to him,
‘My son, you are here with me always;
everything I have is yours.
But now we must celebrate and rejoice,
because your brother was dead and has come to life again;
he was lost and has been found.’”


2nd Sunday of Lent

It’s another fantastic week at Newman. We’ve got Adoration on Monday night 9-10, plus all Friday morning for First Friday Adoration. Tuesday there’s Stump the Priest during lunch at the caf. Wednesday we’re having an info session for the Spring Break Service Trip to Idabel, Oklahoma. Don’t miss this free chance to serve and grow spiritually!

Furthermore, we’re launching a new speaker series called Fireside. It will be a casual evening with a distinguished guest and conversations around the fire, either in our lobby or on the new patio if the weather permits. Our first Fireside guest, Deacon Kenny Longbrake, will be speaking on the Prodigal Son painting in our chapel. Snacks, desserts, and light refreshments will be included.

It’s not too late to get involved with the Clear Creek Abbey Work Day. We’ll carpool from Newman at 6:00a sharp. Finally, don’t forget about the opportunity every Friday in Lent for Stations of the Cross, a meager meatless meal, and the Catholicism film series starting at 5:00p.

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This week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2013-02-24.pdf

The Gospel reading for next Sunday (Luke 13:1-9):

Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus said to them in reply,  “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way  they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed  when the tower at Siloam fell on them— do you think they were more guilty  than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!”  And he told them this parable:  “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard,  and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree  but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also,  and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;  it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.’”

1st Sunday of Lent

Let’s start off this week with our hearts set on Christ and His mission for us. The bulletin can be found at https://www.tu-catholic.org/wp-content/uploads/Bulletin-2013-02-17.pdf.


The Gospel for next Sunday (Luke 9:28-36):

Jesus took Peter, John, and James
and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
but becoming fully awake,
they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus,
“Master, it is good that we are here;
let us make three tents,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking,
a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time
tell anyone what they had seen.