WEEKLY SPIRITUALITY EVENTS
First Year Small Group
Are you a first year student? Interested in meeting weekly with a solid group of friends to share life, faith and ask the questions that matter? Consider joining Newman’s small group just for first year students. Contact Mary@cncumsl.org. This one’s co-ed!
Calling all men of Newman and of UMSL! This is a men’s only fellowship group. Gather with Austin, Aiden, Zack and a group of peers for fellowship, fun and comraderie. Contact Austin for more info and to find out when the group is meeting this semester: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join other women of UMSL and Newman for this weekly gathering of prayer, togetherness, wholeness and growth. We discuss issues relevant to our lives as women and together work to develop a spirituality that serves us in our uniqueness and integration as women of mind, heart, body and soul. We have two groups in process– one is a closed group (membership remains the same throughout the course of the semester). The other is open to new members on a weekly basis. Come for a deep dive into life and growth with a consistent group of sisters (closed group) or to try it out in a more casual way (open group). Email Erin if you are interested: email@example.com.
Spending time with God, particularly through the life and love of the Son, Jesus Christ, is central to who we are and what we are about at Newman. We all need time and space to rest, recharge and remember that we are loved beyond measure! Twice a month, Newman as a community gathers to do this in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Sometimes it is more silent and contemplative, sometimes it is accompanied by lively Praise & Worship music, and sometimes we travel to a local parish or religious community to pray with them. Any way, it is sure to replenish your Soul! Keep posted on this week’s calendar of events to know when we’ll be gathering.
Newman is all about learning and growing in faith understanding. This happens in an intellectual way as well as in a heart and body-centered way. Catechesis, or learning about the faith, happens all the time– at mass, through weekly prayer events and especially by spending time in community. Newman also offers RCIA– the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, a year-long program for those wanting to learn about the Catholic faith in a systematic, focused way. This group is already meeting, but if you are interested, please contact Fr. Bill Kempf (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join. Newman staff are also always available for one-on-one conversations and tough questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us! We love questions and we love embarking on faith journeys with each of you! Erin (email@example.com) , Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kay (email@example.com).
St. Louis is a city rich in faith and Catholic heritage! The Newman community tries to explore this as much as possible. Every month we travel to a different parish or religious community for adoration or prayer. During Holy Week, we embark on the Holy Pilgrimage– on Holy Thursday we celebrate the Mass of the Last Supper at St. Ann’s parish in Normandy (right down the road from Newman) and then travel from parish to parish in St. Louis for adoration, accompanying Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he died. It is an ‘adoration crawl’ of sorts, and is both interesting and spiritually nourishing, the perfect preparation for entering the Triduum.