March 23-27, 2019: Busy Person’s Retreat

Dates: March 23-27, 2019 (with an option to extend to March 30, 2019)

Registration is now open!

  • For paper / hard-copy registration, download the form here and return it to the Newman Center, 1941 East West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822.
  • For online registration, click here.

Payment Options

  • Check payable to “Newman Center” and send to Newman Center, 1941 East West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Online registration payment here (not donations)
    • If making partial payment, please pay by check

List of Directors

Click here to download the biographies of the Retreat Directors.

Donations to support the Busy Person’s Retreat

To support the various needs of the retreat, please consider making a donation.

What is the Busy Person’s Retreat?

The Busy Persons Retreat is an opportunity to meet with a director trained in Ignatian Spirituality who will listen to you and help you see more deeply how God is already at work in your life.   

You can come to know God more deeply; you can grow in gratitude for the many gifts God has already given you; you can see more clearly how God is inviting you to live your life.   

What happens on this retreat? 

 The first gathering on Saturday morning begins with some guidance on a way to pray during this retreat.  This way invites you see how your everyday activities are, or can be, a response to God’s love.  It can help the Scripture stores we are so familiar with come alive in your heart. 

The Sunday optional gatherings can give you a deeper experience of Ignatian contemplation or a hands-on experience using art as a medium for prayer. 

In Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you will meet individually with your assigned director to talk about your life, your experience of God, your joys, your struggles.  Your director is there to listen to you and offer guidance for your continuing reflection. 

 On Wednesday evening we gather for Mass and a “checking-in” to reflect on the graces you have received so far. 

On Thursday and Friday, you can take this additional time on your own to use some of the suggestions in the provided journal to help deepen the graces you have received.   (This is optional) 

On Saturday morning, you can join with others for a final gathering to share again the fruits of this retreat that you have experienced.  We will also look at ways you might continue exploring these graces in your everyday life.   (This is optional) 

Retreat Overview 

Saturday 
Mar. 23

Opening Session (8:30 – 1:00 PM) 

 

Sunday 
Mar. 24

 

 

Optional Choice of 3 sessions: 

  • 12:30 – 1:30 Ignatian Contemplation in small group
  • 12:30 – 4:00 Art as a form of Prayer
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Ignatian Contemplation in small group 

Monday 
Mar. 25

Directed Sessions begin 

 

Tuesday 
Mar. 26

Directed Sessions 

 

 

Wednesday
Mar. 27 

 

Directed Sessions end 
Evening Mass at 6:30 PM 
Light refreshments to follow, end by 8:30 PM 

Thursday
Mar. 28 

Optional On-your-own reflection 

 

 

Friday 
Mar. 29
Optional On-your-own reflection 

 

 

Saturday 
Mar. 30
Optional Reflection Session (8:30 – 10:00 AM) 

 

 

 

Newman Year In Review: 2018

It’s been a wonderful year!  Thank you to all the students, professors, university staff, year-round parishioners, volunteers, and benefactors that allow us to achieve the vision and work on the mission of the Newman Center.  We have been able to accomplish all this and more because of your dedication.  MAHALO!

Video editor: Ezekiel Tolentino (4th year undergraduate student)

Christmas & Retirement Party, ’18

Friday, December 7, 2018
6:30—9:00 PM

Before final exams, let’s celebrate our community Christmas party & honor Fr. Jack on his retirement…

A main dish of ham will be provided and we welcome pot-luck side dishes of appetizers, salad, desserts, fruit, cheese, dips, and healthy plant-based dishes.  We will have punch and we welcome offerings of wine and bubbly.

There will be a photo booth to capture the wonderful community memories!

You are also invited to help decorate Newman’s Christmas tree on Saturday, December 1st from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

RSVP DEADLINE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018

    • RSVP Online
  • Telephone message at 808-988-6222, extension 0 with the following information:

    • Name (first and last)
    • Contact information: email and telephone
    • Total # of CHILDREN attending under the age of 12 years old
    • Total # of others (everyone over the age of 12 years old)
    • What you will bring for the pot-luck

 

if you choose to give Fr. Jack a retirement gift (not tax deductible), a basket will be in front of his office

Nov 16, ’18: Noche Flamenca

Savor an exciting evening fiesta organized by graduate student from Spain, Andrea Flores Calle, and her fiery troupe of Nicole Lang, Jo, and Anastacia Lowe.

Enjoy light tapas, Sevillanas dance lessons, abanico (hand fans) and peinetas (hair comb) making.

Please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare. For more information, contact 808-988-6222 x211 or email campusministry@newmanhawaii.org.

 

All Souls Month – November

This November we will be celebrating the “Saints of Newman” – those members who are no longer with us in body but who will always be a part of our community, and families, and are keeping us in prayer from heaven.

There will be 2 masses:

  • 12:10 pm – designed for campus community members on the go.  Simple chants, no music.
  • A special mass with music will be celebrated at 7 pm.

We will be featuring a memorial “wall” of pictures of those who have died in the last year. If you have a loved one who has died and you would like remembered, please put a picture and name of that person in an envelope. Offering envelopes are available on the credenza.

To make prayer requests and a donation to the Newman Center, go to our secure online giving site: https://newmanhawaii.weshareonline.org/allsouls.

Movie & Masks Pre-Halloween Event

The Newman Club Presents

Movie & Masks
Pre-Halloween Event

Featuring the film,
“Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Friday, October 26, 2018
6:30 PM – Facial Spa Masks + Food
7:00 PM – Movie w/ Live Participation

More information about live showings can be found at the following links:
http://www.rockyhorror.com/participation/virgins.php 
http://www.rockyhorror.com/participation/proplist.php

Newman Center Lawn
1941 East West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
(next to the Center for Korean Studies)

Partially funded by the
Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and
Co-Sponsored by the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Alliance

For more information call 808-988-9222 x211,
or email CampusMinistry@NewmanHawaii.org

Although the registered organization has members who are currently students, the registered organization is independent of the university and does not represent the views of the university.  The registered organization is responsible for its own contracts, acts, omissions.