Newman Questionnaire 2014

We Want Your Feedback!

Bagel Lunch Tuesdays

Join us for delicious soup and a bagel for only $3 on Tuesdays from 12:45-2:30pm!

Pray and Play

Pray and Play

Come and spend some time with Jesus, then stay for games!

Welcome Students!

The Newman Centre is a Catholic student community on U of T's downtown campus. We are a community focused on the life-changing love of Jesus Christ.


Holy Mass

We are blessed to be able to celebrate Holy Mass 7 times per week at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, at 12:15pm every weekday, and 11am and 7pm on Sundays. 

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly Events at Newman

    Event Date: 
    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:55pm
    Here's a breakdown of regular weekday events at Newman: 
    Catechesis on the Beatitudes with Fr. Cris Graas, Chaplain at Ernescliff College at 1 PM. Fr. Cris will have a look at what Christ surprisingly presents as conditions to be happy. Christian happiness thus offers a challenge, because it goes against man's natural expectations of a happy life. What does Jesus mean? And what consequences are there for our Christian life?
    Soup and Bagel Lunch at 1 PM. Join us for the cheapest and most filling meal on campus. For $3 you get a bowl of delicious soup, a bagel, a warm beverage and company no money can buy! 
    Men's Faith Formation Group at 4:15 PM. Are you a man who would like to grow more in your relationship with God with other men? Join the men's formation group where we will meet and talk about different aspects of living a virtuous life as a man of God. 
    Pray and Play at 7:30 PM. Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration followed by boardgames, video games, baked goodness and good fun. Come for Pray or come for Play or come for Pray and Play! 
    Women's Faith Formation Group at 4:15 PM. Are you a woman who would like to grow more in your relationship with God with other women? Join the women's formation group where we will meet and talk about different aspects of living a virtuous life as a woman of God. 
    For more information about any of these exciting programs, email Sonal
  • We Want Your Feedback!!

    Event Date: 
    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:24pm to Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:59pm

    Last year, our Newman Centre celebrated 100 years since the founding of the Newman Club in Toronto.  It was a fitting time to introduce a process where we, as a community, are able to take stock of our purpose and direction.  As such, earlier this year we initiated a strategic planning project to evaluate and refine our mission and vision.   In addition to the inspiratio

  • Mission Trip to Jamaica

    Event Date: 
    Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:30am to Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:30pm

    Do you have any plans for reading week in February? Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy is organizing a mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica to work with the Missionaries of the Poor. 

    When: February 13th - 20th, 2015 with the deadline for applications being November 14, 2014

    What: Assisting the Brothers with caring for the poor at their orphanage and their homes for the mentally and physically challenged. In addition to pastoral care, cleaning, feeding people, administrative tasks and other duties as needed will be expected. 

    Where: Kingston, Jamaica!

    Cost: $575: $175 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot along with your application and the remaining $400 by 5pm on Friday, January 9th, 2015. If cost would be an impediment to your participation, consider applying for a bursary! Email Erin for information about them, but don't delay...the deadline for bursary applications is November 10 at noon!

    Applications are available in the Chaplaincy Office of the Newman Centre. 

    Apply now because we only have 20 spots available! 

    First priority will be given to UofT St. George Students. Depending on numbers, applications will be made available to students from other universities. 

    Contact Erin for more information!

  • Cheapest Lunch on Campus!

    Event Date: 
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:45pm

    Every Tuesday until classes end in December, we'll be serving a bagel and soup for the very low price of only $3! Bagel lunch starts at 12:45 pm, and will continue until 2:30 pm, or whenever we run out of food. 

    It's a great way to get to know others on campus, as well as feed yourself something healthy for not a lot of money. Want more info? Contact us!

  • Pray and Play

    Event Date: 
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
    Looking for some time with Jesus and/or some summer fun with others? 
    Pray and Play happens each Tuesday evening at Newman until classes end in December! Adoration (with confession available) takes place in the chapel at 7:30pm, and is followed by board games/video games/ fun in the house afterwards at 8:30 pm. 
    No registration required...just show up! Email us for more information. 
  • Faith and Science Gatherings

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:36pm

    Are you interested in how faith and science can and do reconcile? 

    Join the faith and science group moderated by Kevin Cormier a Jesuit Scholastic studying theology at Regis College in preparation for ordination to the priesthood and a postdoctoral fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

    The next meeting is on Wednesday, October 29th, at 6:30 pm.  
    Contact Kevin for more information.
  • Bursaries Available to U of T St. George Students

    Event Date: 
    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:59pm


    Did you know that Newman has bursaries available for U of T St. George students going to the Rise Up conference in Calgary and on our Mission Trip to Jamaica in February?

    If you are interested in either of these opportunities, but cost would keep you from participating, email Erin to request an application or you can pick one up from the Chaplaincy Office. 

    The deadline to submit a bursary application is Monday, November 10, 2014 at noon at the Chaplaincy Office. 

  • Diving Deeper Series

    Event Date: 
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:00am
    Are you interested is learning more about your faith and rediscovering the joy of living the Gospel? 


    Would you like to receive guidance on how to defend the faith and share the love of Christ with others? 


    Join us for our next Diving Deeper session on Saturday, November 15th at 11 am. The topic will be, "Can Humans be Good?" presented by Dr. John Berkman, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Regis College. Free lunch will be provided. 


    Contact Sonal to register.






  • Mike Mangione Concert

    Event Date: 
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:00pm


    All are invited to attend Mike Mangione's Concert here at the Newman Centre on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the Chaplaincy office or at the door. 

    Joe Zambon will open. 

    Doors open at 7 pm and concert starts at 7:30 pm. 

    For more information, email Erin

  • Faith and Reason Lecture Series

    Event Date: 
    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:30pm
    This academic year Newman Centre will host a series of lectures titled the Faith and Reason Lecture Series. 
    Our first Lecture was very successful! Thank you those of you who could make it! If you missed it, not to worry click here to view some pictures of the event and click here to listen to an audio podcast of the lecture. 
    Our next lecture is co-organized with the Canadian Catholic Bioethics institute. It is titled"Cardinal Virtues and Bioethics" delivered by Dr. Moira McQueen, Director of CCBI and also recently appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the International Theological Commission.
    The Lecture will take place on Thursday, December 11th at 7:30 pm. 
    To register or to look at the program, click here. For more information, email Sonal

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