Live in Community. Serve Others. Grow in Holiness.

Join Our Student Campus Ministry Team for the Winter Semester!

Live in Community. Serve Others. Grow in Holiness.

Winter Retreat 2015

Newman Winter Retreat!

Join us!

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

  • Help Welcome New and Returning Students in January!

    Event Date: 
    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 9:04pm

     We want to tell people about the great things Newman has to offer, and we'll need your help to do it! Check out the survey and sign up for a shift, or two, or's a great way to meet new people!

    For more information, contact Christina



  • 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.
    Dei Verbum Prayer Group at 6 PM in the chapel. This group meets to pray with scripture and grow in relationship with God. 
    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! 
    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! 
    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! 
    Marriage and Family Series with Professor Kramer from 1-2 PM in the Cardinal Newman Room. Professor Kramer will continue to help us dive deeper into our understanding of marriage and family, especially in light of this time between the Extraordinary and Ordinary Synods on Marriage and the Family. 
    Other weekly events:
    Men's Faith Formation Group (time and day TBA). 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. 
    Women's Faith Formation Group (time TBA). 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
  • Join Our Student Campus Ministry Team for the Winter Semester!

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 9:19pm

    If you are a Catholic student between 18 and 30 who is starting or continuing your post-secondary education anywhere in the GTA in January, Newman can be a home for you...literally!

    We are looking for outgoing students who desire to share their Catholic faith with others, live in community, and grow in holiness. Student Campus Ministers are an integral part of our mission to bring Christ to the U of T St. George Campus, and they help fulfill Cardinal Collins' request for all parishes in our Archdiocese: minister to the gathered, and reach out to the scattered. 

    Team members commit to 12-15 hours of ministry per week, including community activities, participation in Sunday liturgy, and evangelization activities on campus. Our residency fees are $900 per month, and include all room and board, and laundry. There may be bursaries available to assist with residency fees, so don't let money be the only thing that would stop you from applying: if you feel called to help us in our mission, we want to hear from you. You'll gain even more than you give!

    Check out this information, and email Erin today for more information. Come and join us in bringing Christ to campus!

  • Newman Winter Retreat 2015

    Event Date: 
    Friday, January 23, 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm


    The Sisters of Life will be leading us in an amazing weekend to discover more deeply the beauty of prayer! This weekend will have lots of opportunity for silence, meeting new people, rest, personal guidance, prayer, talks, fun, food and more. 

    We'll be heading to Jericho House (near Welland, Ontario) for the weekend, and the entire cost is only $60 for students, and includes accommodations, food and transportation. Non-students 18-35 are also welcome to come (cost is $100). 

    Check out the brochure for more information, or to register, or contact Erin. Deadline for registration is January 16th. Space is limited, so register today!


  • Cheapest Lunch on Campus!

    Event Date: 
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 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, September 9, 2014 - 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. 
  • 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?

    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! 


  • Faith and Science Gatherings

    Event Date: 
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

    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 will take place in January, time TBA 
    Contact Kevin for more information.
  • Street Patrol

    Event Date: 
    Friday, December 5, 2014 - 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.

  • Diving Deeper Series

    Event Date: 
    Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:30am
    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? 


    Stay tuned for more info on the next session. Free lunch is always provided! 


    Contact Sonal to register.






  • Mentorship Program

    Event Date: 
    Monday, January 5, 2015 - 10:00pm

    Are you a university student looking to talk to an experienced professional and gain some advice in a field you are interested in? 

    Newman Centre's Mentorship program will give you just that! 


    Participating in the mentorship program will grant you the following: 
    - at least three meetings with your mentor over the span of three months 
    - monthly sessions to guide you in how to live your faith in the workplace, gaining professional experience from saints, and time management. 
    The program begins in January where you will be paired up with a mentor. Click here to register. The deadline for registration is January 5th, 2015.
    If you know of anyone who would be excellent mentors, send this formtheir way! 
    For more information please contact Sonal

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