SACRAMENTS & MINISTRIES
Our Newman Community expresses part of the fullness of our Catholic Christian identity in the Sacraments of the Church. As Christ instituted seven sacraments for:
"The mission of the Holy Spirit in the liturgy of the Church is to prepare the assembly to encounter Christ; to recall and manifest Christ to the faith of the assembly; to make the saving work of Christ present and active by his transforming power; and to make the gift of communion bear fruit in the Church."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church #1112
Newman is also a place where ministerial leadership within the Mass can be developed for the new leaders of our Church. Those who feel called by God to serve the Newman Community can contact Fr. Gerry to join a ministry.
SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY MASS
The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church #1324
Our Sunday College Mass is the key community gathering for the Newman Catholic Center. Students from Cal Poly and Cuesta College, as well as families from San Luis Obispo, come to our Sunday Mass. Mass is held at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel in the Newman Center. Mass starts at 6:00 PM every Sunday during the regular Cal Poly academic year. There is no Mass during the summer and academic holidays. All are welcome to join us for this celebration.
Weekday Mass at Newman is an integral part of our Newman prayer life. Students join together Monday throughThursday at 11:10 am to celebrate Mass. This celebration is a great way to meet others, but more importantly, to join in the mystery of Eucharist with other Catholics. Check our daily schedule to see if there is Mass.
After our weekday Mass, we normally provide soup and bread for free. Even if you can't come to Mass, stop by and grab a bite to eat.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program is for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic or for those who were baptized Catholic but have not received instruction in the faith. Please Contact Fr. Gerry if you are interested in participating in the 2016-2017 RCIA Program.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
"Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit—his actions, his gifts, and his biddings—in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church #1309
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM dates TBD.
If you’re a Catholic who attends Sunday Mass regularly and who has already received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion but have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, it’s TIME!
Please contact Fr. Gerry for more information and to express your interest.