Paulist Visitation Open Forum

after the 7:30am and 10am Mass this Sunday

Every 4 years or so, Paulists leadership sends delegates to check in our our various ministry locations. This is an opportunity to do some self-reflection, evaluating how things are going and how we are progressing in living out the Paulist mission.  Fr. Eric Andrews, Paulist president, and Fr. Gil Martinez, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle (NYC), will be here March 18-19.

They will be available after most of the Masses if you have any feedback for them.  We will have two open forums after this week's 7:30am and 10am Masses, if you'd like to share as a community, your joys and/or your concerns about the parish.  The Paulist Visitation provides the Paulist Fathers a sense of the state of Paulist ministry at Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish and feedback to the local Paulists concerning what's working and where are areas for improvement.

The unexamined life is not worth living - Socrates

Newman Forum: Holy Mud - Sun, Mar 19 (11:15am-12:15pm)

Newman Forum

Holy Mud

Dan Cawthon

Sun, March 19, 11:15am-12:15pm
in the Hecker Room

***   rescheduled   ***
for the april forum

As we celebrate our 50th year on the south side, come hear about Newman’s unique art and architecture from a spiritual perspective. Parishioner Dan Cawthon will present “HOLY MUD” – drawing on the biblical image of God forming Adam from the soil of the earth. The dust from which we are made – and which constitutes part of our very building – is alive with the Spirit of God. Newman’s sacred space reminds us that the earth forms us as spiritual beings. Mud is our spiritual home! For more info contact Deborah Tatto.


Kate Hennessy, Dorothy Day's Granddaughter on Dorothy Day - Sat, Mar 18 (7-9pm)

Kate Hennessy,
author of, "Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother"

Talk and book-signing

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7-9pm
in the Lounge

Come hear about Dorothy Day,
social activist, non-violent peace activist, and co-founder of Catholic Work,
from someone who knew her well. 
Copies of the book will be available at the talk
or can be purchased from
Sagrada (4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-653-7196)

Lector Training

Do you feel called to be a lector?

A lector proclaims the first or second reading at Mass and brings the Word of God to life for the gathered assembly. Being a lector is one way that you can give back and minister to our Newman community. Our Spring Lector Training Workshop will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 15 and Wednesday, February 22 from 7 pm to approximately 8:30 pm (depending on the number of people who sign up).

Attendance on both evenings is required to be eligible for assignment in the regular rotation. If you have previous lector experience or are just assessing your calling, you will still find the workshop useful. We welcome new lectors at all Masses, but we could especially use more lectors at the Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 10 pm Masses.

If you have any questions, please contact Ferdinand Ramos at (925) 209-7176.

LIVING OUR FAITH: A Muslim-Catholic Dialogue with Scholars & Students

Don't know much about the Muslim faith and our relationship with them?

Come to a dialogue with

Muslim scholar, Dr. Ali Ataie and
Catholic scholar, Sr. Marianne Farina, CSC,

along with student representatives from the
Muslim Student Association and Newman Hall.

7-9 pm, Saturday, February 18
in the Lounge