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Mass every Sunday evening at 8:30 PM in the Student Center Cafeteria B & C
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Mary Margiotta


Veronica Haegele


Michael Monostra

Public Relations: 

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Fr. Jim Chern

Retreat Director

Brittany Tobjy

Community Service

Meagan Springsteen

Head Sacristan

Jose Rodas

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The Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at Montclair State University has been here for students for over 40 years. We are here to help you develop your identity as Catholic-Christians, to share and speak about your faith to their peers.

Events and Happenings at Newman Catholic

Every week we have multiple events to help students grow in their faith and in their entire college experience. All of our events are posted in our weekly bulletin which is given out at Sunday Mass. The bulletin is also available in the plastic cases on the Newman Center deck on Valley Road.

Some events that are regularly scheduled week to week include:
Daily Mass in the Newman Center Chapel
              M&T- 4:45PM 
              W- 12 noon
              Th- 9pm before Adoration
              F- 12 noon
Adoration in the Newman Center Chapel Thursday- 9:30PM

Sunday Mass 8:30PM in the Student Center Cafeteria
Father Jim offers The Sacrament or Reconciliation from 7:30-8:30 before Mass

Feel free to contact Father Jim or any of the E-Board Members about upcoming events!!




invites all Faculty, Staff and Students to join us as we begin the Holy Season of Lent with the celebration of 
This Wednesday, February 25, 2009.

Masses (with music) will be held
in the Student Center Ballrooms at 12:15 & 3:00 p.m.
and in the Newman Center at 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Confessions will be heard in the Student Center Ballroom

from 11:30 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Why do Catholics put ashes on the forehead?

There are over 40 passages in the Bible that associate

ashes with mourning and grief. In the Hebrew Scriptures,

people used ashes as a sign of repentance. They

would sit in ashes, roll around in them, sprinkle them on

their heads, even dip them in their food and drink as an

outward sign of their inward posture of repentance.

ASH WEDNESDAY calls us to stop and ask ourselves

“How are we doing in our walk with God?” In the 40

days that follow (the season of Lent) we are challenged

to fi nd spiritual areas where we can grow and sinful

areas we need to avoid. We are called to Repent, which

means to turn away from sin and turn toward God.

• Ashes are also a sign of physical death. We began as

dust, our bodies will return to dust until Jesus raises

us up in our fi nal resurrection on the “Last Day.” By

receiving ashes and keeping them on, we publicly proclaim

our intent to die to our worldly desires and live

even more in Christ’s image.

• Most simply - we acknowledge we are sinners and

don’t always love God as strongly as we could or as

directly as we should. Ash Wednesday reminds us that it

is only through God that we have life. He gave it to us.

So we spend these 40 days of Lent focusing on Jesus’

passion, death and resurrection - recognizing that without

him, we have no life, and no chance at eternal life in




A Class II Organization of the SGA at Montclair State University

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Newman Catholic Center; 894 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Fr. Jim Chern, Chaplain & Director (chernjam [at] comcast [dot] net)

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