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Chaplin: Fr. Greg Shaffer ( Campus Minister: Amy West ( THIS WEEK AT THE NEWMAN CENTER: Tuesday discussion: Witness to Courage Tuesday’s discussion will be an extraordinary opportunity to understand same-sex attraction and the Church’s teaching via a guest speaker. GW Catholics are invited to hear a powerful and inspiring testimonial from a Catholic man who was active in same-sex relationships, and is now faithfully and courageously trying to live the freedom of chastity with the help of the Church.

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Priests’ baseball game Fr. Greg will be playing for the “DC Padres”, a baseball team of Washington priests and seminarians, on Sun, Oct 16, 3 pm in Germantown, Maryland. For any GW Catholics interested in attending, transportation will be provided; we will leave @ 2 pm and return by 6:30 pm. Email Amy if interested. Mass and reception on Parents’ Weekend All students are encouraged to attend Mass with their parents on Sun, Oct 16, at 11 am at St. Stephen’s. Fr. Greg will celebrate the Mass and there will be a special collection taken up for the Newman Center. Also, a light reception will be offered in the Parish Hall after Mass. Room blessings This has been very popular among GW Catholics. Please email Fr. Greg if you would like him to bless your room and include your campus address and cell phone #. He will call you to set up a time asap. This is open to all GW students! Mass buddy As we encouraged you last year, it is a great thing to get a “Mass buddy” – someone who comes to Sunday Mass with you every week. It is very much a part of the “New Evangelization” of which Pope Benedict has called us all to be a part. Invite someone to Mass! 40 Days for Life The 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign, a prayerful and peaceful national effort to end abortion in America, will run from September 28th-November 6th. Please contact Chris Crawford at chriscra@gwmail/ if you are interested in getting involved or visit for more information.


TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Alternative Spring Break Email Amy if you are interested in attending the Newman Center’s Alternative Spring Break from March 10-17, 2012. It is a great week! Know anyone who needs to be baptized? Please tell them to email Amy about coming for RCIA classes / discussions on Wednesdays at the Newman Center, 7-8:15 pm. Bring someone to Christ! GWU Singers The GWU Singers will be singing a requiem Mass on Nov 2 (All Souls' Day) at 5:30 pm. It will be a Mass in Latin, novus ordo, and will be celebrated for all deceased parishioners. The Mass is by French composer, Gabriel Faure. On Nov 9, the GWU Singers will also give a concert in our Church in the evening (am not sure of time yet). Both events are under the direction of our music director, Neil Weston. Eucharistic Adoration at Newman Wednesday Adoration started again Wed., Sept 14, from 12:30 -10 pm. Email Fr. Greg at if you are interested and let him know what 30 minute time slot you can commit to adore every Wednesday this semester. Adoration is also on weekdays (9-10 am) and the First Friday of every month from 6-7 pm with Chipotle to follow (“Jesus and Burritos”). Confession Father Greg is available for Confession 24/7, specifically on Sundays from 7-7:30 pm and after Mass at St. Stephen’s. Also before the Saturday Vigil Mass, after daily Mass at Newman, and by appointment.

THIS WEEK: Monday, October 10 12:00pm- Daily Mass 8:00pm- “Catholic Q&A” w/ Fr.Greg 9:00pm- Grad Student Bible Study Tuesday, October 11 12:00pm-Daily Mass 4:30-5:15pm-Confession 5:30pm-Tuesday Night Mass 6:00pm-Tuesday Night Dinner 6:45pm- Discussions: “Witness to Courage” Wednesday, October 12 12:00pm-Daily Mass 12:30pm-10pmEucharistic Adoration Thursday, October 13 12:00pm-Daily Mass Friday, October 14 12:00pm-Daily Mass 3:00pm-Rosary for Life Saturday, October 15 5:00pm- Sunday Vigil Mass (NC Chapel) Sunday, October 16 11:00am- Sunday Mass (St. Stephen’s) Mass w/ Parents, reception in Parish Hall after Mass 5:30 pm- Sunday Mass (St. Stephen’s) 7:00pm-Confessions (St. Stephen’s) 7:30pm- Sunday Mass (St. Stephen’s) Pizza after Mass! 10:00pm- Sunday Mass (St. Stephen’s)

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