Suicide and Depression: Finding Hope in the Dark

Suicide and Depression: Finding Hope in the Dark

For all those who have previously or are currently struggling with mental illness, or who know someone who has. 

Join Our Student Campus Ministry Team!

Summer Term and Regular Term applications now available.

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

  • Live at Newman and Join Our Student Campus Ministry Team!

    Event Date: 
    Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Are you looking to grow in holiness? Are you interested in helping support Newman's ministry efforts to lead people closer to Christ? Applications are now open for our Student Campus Ministry Team! 

    As a Student Campus Minister, you would live at the Newman Centre for the Summer Term (May to August) or the Regular Term (August 22 to end of April 2016), or both. Our Student Campus Ministers participate in the mission of the Newman Centre in three ways: assisting with Newman's liturgical life on weekdays and Sundays, participating in the common aspects of community life such as meal set-up, and supporting evangelization efforts on campus. Our aim is to help you grow in holiness while living in community and serving others. 

    Positions are open for Catholic students (either full or part time, excluding those applying for the summer term who may be working full time) between the ages of 18 and 30 who are attending any post-secondary institution in the GTA. Please see the brochure for more information, or contact Erin with any questions you may have, or for an application form. 



  • Nominate Our Newman Catholic Students Club for a UTSU Award!

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:03pm

    The UTSU Unity Ball Awards are coming up, and we want to recognize the work of our very own Newman Catholic Students Club Executive! Have you appreciated their hard work this year? Take two minutes andclick here to vote for them as your pick for "People's Choice Club"award. 

    The Club name is Newman Catholic Students Club, and the club email you can list is "".


    If you want to recognize them even FURTHER for their work this year, feel free to click here to nominate them for the "Outstanding Club Executive Team Award"! 


    Here's why we think this amazing team of students ought to be nominated:

    This executive team has shown incredible dedication, has worked long hours, and has helped innumerable students to feel connected to community on campus. There are 7 executive members, and every single one of them has shown amazing leadership in helping propel the club in terms of both the wide variety of events they offer (such as Street Patrol, ecumenical activities, prayer activities and social gatherings), and their efforts to involve as many people in club activities as possible. Without their presence on campus, there would have been a huge hole this year for the students that their work supported.

    Let's show them how much we appreciate everything that they've done and are doing!!


    If you think you would be interested in this great opportunity or have any questions you can e-mail us.
  • Weekly Events at Newman

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:55pm
    All of our weekly events are taking a break for the Christmas holidays, but here's a breakdown of regular weekday events at Newman that will be taking place in the Winter semester: 
    10 Commandments Series with Fr. Cris Graas. Come and learn about the freedom that God has! 1-2 PM in the Cardinal Newman Room.
    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre
    OPEN TO: All
    Soup and Bagel Lunch - drop-in between 12:45 PM and 2 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! 
    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre
    OPEN TO: All
    Men's Faith Formation Group  from 4-5 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. 
    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre
    OPEN TO: Male non-students and students aged 18-35
    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! 
    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre 
    OPEN TO: All
    Theology of the Body Series from 1-2 PM in the Cardinal Newman Room. This series explores Saint John Paul II's writings on the meaning of the Body, and will be a great place to learn and to ask questions regarding the meaning of sex, the understanding of complete self-donation in all aspects of life, and more!
    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre
    OPEN TO: All
    Women's Faith Formation Group from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the upstairs study room. 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. 
    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre 
    OPEN TO: Woman non-students and students aged 18-30
    For more information about any of these exciting programs, email Sonal
  • Apparel Design Contest

    Event Date: 
    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:53pm

    We're getting some new hoodies and t-shirts, and we want YOU to create the design! Try your hand at it, and if you win the contest, you will get FREE clothing bearing your hard work on it...and your stamp of creativity will be walking around campus! 

    -can be either a small design for the left chest portion of the hoodie, or a larger front design
    -must be a simple, one colour design that is able to be printed in white on a black colour sweater
    -must include the words "Newman Centre" somewhere in the design, and it would also be great to have "Catholic" or some kind of distinctively Catholic symbol in there as well
    -you may submit up to three designs
    -you may not use any copyrighted designs or symbols in your submission

    Contest closes Friday, February 27th, and we'll choose the top ones for you to vote on!!

    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre

    OPEN TO: All

  • Newman Catholic Student Club News

    Event Date: 
    Monday, February 2, 2015 - 9:08pm


    Make sure to like the Newman Catholic Student Club on Facebook to be up to date on their events! 




    All are invited to come to the next Nightfever, happening Wednesday, February 25 from 6-9 pm. There will be adoration in the chapel, as well as confessions, and outside we'll be inviting those passing by to come in and spend some time in prayer with the Lord! Contact Vanessa for more information, or to volunteer.                                                                                                              

    OFFERED BY: Newman Catholic Students Club                                                      

    OPEN TO: All



    The NCSC is starting this new semester with a super exciting opportunity. To help our executive members with the organization and execution of their events and duties we will be creating several committees led by each of our exec members. Members of these committees would work directly with our exec to plan and organize activities for their respective section.

    Membership for these committees is open to all general members (All students)! This is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering applying for the NCSC exec next year or who wants to have a deeper volunteer role in the Newman community!

    The committees are as follows:

    1. Social Justice

    2. Spiritual Affairs

    3. Sports and Social

    4. Public Relations

    5. Finance

    If you think you would be interested in this great opportunity or have any questions you can e-mail us.

  • Faith and Science Gatherings

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

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

    All science and faith enthusiasts are welcome to attend our next Faith and Science meeting on Wednesday, February 25th at 6:30 PM.

    At that meeting our discussion will be geared around Stem Cell research. 

    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre
    OPEN TO: All. 
    For more information, contact Sonal. 
  • Nightfever

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for our monthly Nightfever on Wednesday, February 25. Adoration and confessions take place in the chape from 6-9 pm, and those on the street are invited in to spend some time in prayer with the Lord! Want to help? Other questions? Contact Vanessa

    OFFERED BY: Newman Catholic Students Club

    OPEN TO: All

  • Suicide and Depression: Finding Hope in the Dark

    Event Date: 
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Have you or a loved one ever struggled with depression and anxiety? Are you unsure of how to support yourself or others when mental illness becomes overwhelming? Dr. Mary Marrocco, a Marriage and Family Therapist with a PhD in Theology, will be with us for an evening entitled, "Suicide and Depression: Finding Hope in the Dark". Mary will speak about suicide and depression, and how to find help and healing for yourself or others. A great night to learn more about mental health during the month of February, which statistically has the highest cases of suicide during the year. The evening begins at 7:30 pm  on Thursday, February 26th in the Oak Room, and will include light refreshments. It is free to attend. 


    It will also be the kickoff of our collaboration with Mary Marrocco and Nikolaie Atitienei through their organization, St. Macrina Counselling Services. Through this partnership, we are able to offer subsidized counselling rates for those who are part of our community and for whom cost would be a barrier to accessing mental health services. Please feel free to contact Fr. ChrisSonal or Erin if you would like more information about this service, or watch for the posters that will be up in the Newman Centre at the end of the month.  


    OFFERED BY: Newman Centre 
    OPEN TO: All
  • Street Patrol

    Event Date: 
    Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

    Street Patrol is a monthly event that provides an opportunity to serve others while learning and growing in community, responding to Jesus' call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, look after the sick, etc. (Mt. 25:35-40). Street patrols for winter 2015 will take place January 30, February 27, March 27 and April 29. 


    5 PM: Discussion on a justice topic

    5:30 PM: Make lunch packs to distribute. 


    We're looking for donations of bread, peanut/other butters, jelly, cold cuts, drinks, snacks, new or gently used winter clothes, and anything else you feel is appropriate for the lunch bags. 

    For more info, contact Natalie.


    OFFERED BY: Newman Catholic Students Club

    OPEN TO: All

  • Visit to King's College in London!

    Event Date: 
    Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:00am
    The chaplaincy in London is having Bishop Mark Hagemoen come and speak on March 1st, and you're invited to come!
    We would leave Newman at 10:30 am, and would be there for the 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm talks and 5 pm Mass followed by a free dinner. We'll return to Newman by 9:30 pm. 
    We have 3 spots available so the 1st 3 responses get in! Let Erin know by February 25th. 
    Offered by: Catholic Chaplaincy in London
    Open to: All 
  • Bursaries Available to U of T St. George Students

    Event Date: 
    Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 9:59pm


    Did you know that Newman has bursaries available for U of T St. George students?

    If you are interested in attending a conference or event that will support you academically and in your Catholic faith and leadership abilities, please ask at the chaplaincy office for a bursary application form. Currently there is an opportunity to apply for a bursary for a UN Leadership conference taking place in New York in March! 


  • Diving Deeper Series

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:30pm


    Diving Deeper is a project at the Newman Centre that aims to deepen one's understanding of the Catholic faith through talks and discussion. 

    Talks happen once a month on a variety of relevant themes such as understanding the human person, looking at Christian ethics, human relationships, and much more delivered by prominent Theology faculty on campus!


    The next talk is on March 11, at 6:30 PM. The speaker for this day will be Sr. Gill Goulding, CJ and her talk is "Synod on the Family: Same teaching, different packaging?" This talk will be based on comments and responses anyone may have based on the Questionnaire put out in preparation for the Synod on the Family. To submit your questions, click here.


    To RSVP for these talks, click here.



    Offered by: Newman Centre

    Open to: All 


    For more information, contact Sonal






  • Cheapest Lunch on Campus!

    Event Date: 
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:45pm

    Every Tuesday starting the first week of January 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 2:15 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, March 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Looking for some time with Jesus and/or some fun with others? 
    Pray and Play starts up again the first Tuesday in January, and continues every Tuesday night! 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. 

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