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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)
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
Wednesday Mar. 27
Directed Sessions end Evening Mass at 6:30 PM Light refreshments to follow, end by 8:30 PM
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!
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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
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.
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.
Join campus ministry for an outing to the Okinawan Festival on Saturday, September 1. Meet time at the Newman Center is at 5:00 pm and we will carpool to the Convention Center. We will leave the Okinawan Festival at 8:00 pm to return to UH Manoa. If you need a ride, contact Darin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-988-6222.
Join Ann Ngo, one of our summer interns, August 7 to 9 for a visit to the elderly at the Franciscan Adult Day Center. We ask for volunteers to participate with us for about two hours anywhere from 9AM to 3PM. Some of the tasks include assisting the kupuna with their program’s exercise activities, meals, and arts & crafts.
Experience making connections, spreading smiles, and making a positive difference!Please sign up here by August 4.
This past Saturday, July 21, Newman Center collaborated with several other parishes in the Diocese of Honolulu to participate in the Young Adults’ Sports Day event. Hosted on the lawn of Mary, Star of the Sea Parish in Kāhala, the sports day provided our Newman youth and young adults a chance to play several rounds of volleyball and tug of war against those of other island parishes. Sporting a red t-shirt with “Newman Knights” on it, our team did quite well and felt fulfilled!
A day like this is a perfect way to bridge friendship with faith and fun!