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
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
To celebrate sacraments means to take delight and participate in the "outward signs" of Christ's presence in our lives. God wishes to accompany us in every movement of our existence and is willing and able to be a source of 'compassion' that keeps us full of the Spirit.
Find all past homilies here.
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
The Easter season begins on Easter Day and lasts 50 days, ending on Pentecost. Hence the “Great Fifty Days” in 2016 begins with the Vigil on the 26 March 2016 and ends on 15 May [...]
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 [...]