During this time of transitions, I wanted to let you all know that I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve you as director of our beloved community beginning July 1. I’ve asked Fr. John Paul to lead you in blessing me in my new ministry at the Masses this Sunday, July 3.
Fortunately, Fr. John Paul will be with us off and on until we finish our 50th anniversary celebrations in November. I’ll be away some more this summer, singing with a choir in Bosnia the second half of July (yes, Bosnia – singing!), and Fr. John Paul and I will be on vacation together beginning August 15 (Fr. Jose will be here for Sunday Masses).
Meanwhile, we’re all working hard to make our various staffing transitions smooth and life-giving. Let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Dominic DeLay, OP
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
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration for the Newman Center Catholic Community at UC San Diego, you are cordially invited to a joyful celebration of two of the values that the community holds dear, [...]
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St. Dominic envisioned a life of quiet service to God. A man of high education and nobility, who was destined for a good life, separated from the conflicts and concerns of life's daily dramas. The problem was that he was gifted. His life was a light destined to proclaim good news to the poor and the liberating message of God's truth....to hearts, minds, and souls held in captivity.
Newman Staff Musings
It has been an honor to be a part of and serve the Catholic Community at UC San Diego.... God truly blessed me with a wonderful trove of moments, experiences, and people.... [M]y favorite...[being] the moment of community. That instant when people come together and become the body of Christ inside and outside the Newman Center.... [T]hese moments...are remembered and cherished because of the people we love and the bond that we share.... [T]hank you....for...[those] moments.... For Christ I've met and seen in...[you].
I’ve been blessed to cross paths with you, the most extraordinary and wonderful children of God whose impact has changed my life for the better. It is in each of you that I see the majesty and glory of Heaven, the very Presence of God, the true Beatific Vision.