Welcome and Hospitality are hallmarks of the Newman Center Catholic Community at UC San Diego and have been since its foundation. It is with great joy that I welcome you to a year of Jubilee as we celebrate the 50th year of the Newman Center.
On behalf of the staff I welcome you — new students, returning students, faculty, staff, young adults, recent grads, resident community members and friends. As we gather for our annual Welcome Mass and BBQ, my prayer for this coming year is to fully embrace the values of Reaching Out, Doing Justice, Sharing Our Belief, Cultivating Faith, Embracing Diversity, and the list goes on.
May the peace of Christ accompany us on our journey of discovery,
Fr. John Paul Forté, OP
Director of the Newman Center
Mass Times and Locations
Ash Wednesday, February 10
12:00pm Ecumenical Service on campus at the Price Center East Ballroom
6:00pm Joint Service with Good Sam (at the Newman Center) followed by Soup Supper in Roetter Hall
8:00pm Mass (at the Newman Center)
Note: there will be no Candlelight Mass on Ash Wednesday
4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121
(corner of Genesee & Eastgate Mall)
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Hello everyone! My name is Valentín García, and I am a Student Minister in the Social Justice Committee. As I'm sure you know, the Newman Center and Good Samaritan Church had the pleasure of hosting [...]
I stood outside the church doors, at attention, waiting for the mass of people and the people of Mass to burst forth from the church doors. Roetter Hall was already set with tables and the [...]
You know that feeling when you don’t really know anyone, but it’s welcome week so you attend random events like “Boba Night for Sixth College or “BONDfire at La Jolla Shores.” It’s that feeling of being social and spontaneous that students get at the beginning of the year before realizing that the next few weeks of the quarter are going to be insanely busy.
The community here is unique in that it’s very friendly. It is a like a home away from home. You can relax and come hang out with friends.
The preaching is engaging, intellectually and personally connected, spiritually helpful and relatable to where both students and non-students are in their lives.
We strive to seek the Truth in Love.
50th Anniversary News
Find all past homilies here.
Newman Staff Musings
We can find the words grace and mercy used in the same context and sometimes in the same sentence in the Bible. Do they mean the same thing? And if not, what is the difference? Mercy is a [...]
Seeing the great need for mercy and healing in the world, Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy—a special period, also known as a Holy Year or Jubilee Year, for the Catholic Church. It is a time for the Church across the world to take approximately a year to focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way. Pope Francis has asked us as individuals and as a Church “to be a witness of mercy” by reflecting on and practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.