Save a Life Blood Drive

Give the gift of life!  A donation of 1 pint can save 3 lives.  The Newman Blood Drive will take place on April 26 between the hours of 12-5 pm.  Food and refreshments will be provided for donors.  Contact Mar Moreno,, for more information. 


  • Age 16 & 17 – with parental permission
  • Weight minimum – 115 pounds

Walk-ins are welcome.  Appointments are preferred.
To set an appointment, click here.

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 

Mar. 23

Opening Session (8:30 – 1:00 PM) 


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 

Mar. 25

Directed Sessions begin 


Mar. 26

Directed Sessions 



Mar. 27 


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

Mar. 28 

Optional On-your-own reflection 



Mar. 29
Optional On-your-own reflection 



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 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