A reminder that next Saturday we'll be holding our Newman Society Lenten retreat at St Leos College, UQ.
It'll be a half day retreat and it's a great opportunity to get a spiritual start to the semester.
Where: St Leos College- College Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
When: Saturday 16th March
9:30am Registration for a 10am start-2pm (morning tea & lunch provided)
What to Bring: Pen, Paper, Bible (optional but I personally prefer reading from it
to paper) and an Open Heart.
Feel free to invite anyone we haven't already invited.
While this retreat is aimed at uni students, Newman Alumni and friends are welcome to join us :-D!...oh and it's also FREE
Early-bird registration is now open for this year's Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) Conference.
It'll be held from 6th-8th July in Melbourne.
It's three days of great speakers and socialising topped off with a State of Origin football game (which Queensland always wins, duh) and the Mary MacKillop Ball (shine up those dancing shoes).
For more info on the conference itself and what the program is shaping up to be, head to the ACSA Website. Also, check out their event page on Facebook.
Closer to the date, like last year, we'll likely be coordinating flights etc. so stay tuned for more details.
#1 Religious Liberty v Secularism
Wednesday 2 May
5 p.m. for 5.30 p.m.
Irish Club Grand Ballroom
175 Elizabeth St Brisbane
We are privileged to have this opportunity to hear internationally-known speaker and writer
Professor Iain Benson
He will speak about situations where religious liberty appears to be at odds with public policy: for example the right of conscience for medical professionals and the public funding of schools with religious affiliations.
#2 ARCHBISHOP COLERIDGE’S INSTALLATION MASS
I) EXTERNAL SEATING OUTSIDE THE CATHEDRAL TO WATCH ON A BIG SCREEN
There will be some provision for a limited amount of external seating outside the Cathedral to participate in the liturgical reception. An external big screen telecast will be available in the cathedral precinct.
N.B. There will also be no parking in the Cathedral precinct or in surrounding streets on this day. Public transport works best.
II) LIVE WEBCAST
The Solemn Mass and Liturgical Reception of Archbishop Coleridge as the Archbishop of Brisbane will be webcast live on the Archdiocesan website from approximately 10.15am on Friday, May 11. Afterwards it will be also be available to watch “on demand” at anytime from the same web address. Please visit the web address: www.bne.catholic.net.au on the day and follow the prominent links. We remain hopeful that as many people as possible are able to share in the solemn Mass and liturgical reception to install Archbishop Coleridge as Archbishop of Brisbane.
#3 Patrick Madrid
Free public lecture:The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Critique of Modern Atheism.
Date: Thursday 24 May 7.15-9.15pm.
Venue: Theatre - St Joseph’s College (Water St. Spring Hill).[a group of us will travel together from UQ]
God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission — I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I have a part in a great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
— Bl John Henry Cardinal Newman
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“Dear Lord, help me to spread thy fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Thy spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Thee O Lord!
Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as Thou shinest; so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light O Lord will be all from Thee; none of it will be mine;
It will be Thou, shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise Thee in the way Thou dost love best, by shining on those around me.
Let me preach Thee without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to Thee.”
—Bl John Henry Cardinal Newman