On February 1st, 2022, the Newman Centre and Newman House will be re-opening with regular hours of operation (one change: closing on Tuesday at 7:00pm). Please note that screening, masks and physical distancing continue to be required indoors. God bless, Fr. Mark Morley
With the campus of the University of Guelph closed, the Newman Centre and Newman House are also closed. Only the Oratory is open to students and faculty for Mass and Adoration on Wednesday at 4:30pm, for private prayer on Thursday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, and Mass on Thursday at 4:30pm. Registration is required for Masses. Let us pray for one another, and pray that we will soon be able to open our doors and resume our life as a community, including community dinners. God bless. Fr. Mark Morley
The Newman Centre continues to be closed during the provincial shutdown. In the meantime, for Sunday Mass you are invited to join Fr. Mark via live stream from Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Rockwood at 11:00am. You can join over zoom by going to Events at the parish Facebook page here or you can watch by going to the parish YouTube channel here. Otherwise, you can join the Liturgy of the Word from the Oratory on Sunday at 4:30pm. For Mass and Adoration on Wednesday live streamed from the Oratory from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. The zoom links can found at the Newman Centre Facebook page under Events. Let us pray for one another.
Due to the pandemic and the state of emergency, the Newman Centre Guelph will remained closed until further notice.
Be assured of our prayers and let us pray for one another.
Many people know our patron Saint John Henry Newman as someone who was an academic and a university professor. What you may not know is that he was very much involved in the arts in general. Come to our Newman Tribute Night at the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady Immaculate on Friday, January 17th at 7:00pm to hear pieces of music based on works of Newman, including an opera, as well as readings of his essays, poems, meditations, and his novels. There will be Newman trivia beforehand and a social to follow. Join us as we honour our patron and celebrate his canonization. Fr. Mark Morley, Chaplain
On Sunday, November 24th, after Vespers, Cardinal Collins gave a talk on the life of Saint John Henry Newman and then presented us with a relic that is now mounted on the wall of our Oratory. It’s a signature taken from a book that Newman signed. Thank you to Fr. Duffy.
Our patron, John Henry Newman, was canonized on Sunday, October 13th by Pope Francis. He has been declared a saint! For Bishop Robert Barron’s reflections on the canonization Mass, click here. Saint John Henry Newman, pray for us!
Welcome New Students!
Come join us for the following the University Catholic Community (UCC) orientation events:
Sunday Mass: September 1st, 4:30pm, Mass in the Newman Centre Oratory followed by Pizza Social – meet on campus at 3:30pm at Raithby House and walk over to the Newman Centre.
Rosary Bracelet Making: Wednesday, September 4th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm at Branion Plaza (North-West).
Mass and Social/Dinner: Thursday, September 5th, 4:30pm Mass in the Newman Centre Oratory followed by Social/Dinner.
New and returning students are invited to attend the O-Week Sunday Mass on September 2nd at 4:30pm at the Newman Centre Guelph. This event will be followed by a pizza social. Sunday Mass will be celebrated at this time throughout the semester. I look forward to meeting you, especially if you are a new student. Fr. Mark Morley