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Catholic Newman Center
at the University of Houston
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Catholic Newman Center Hours
This Week

We will be CLOSED Monday, Jan. 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will be open Tuesday, Jan. 19th to Friday, Jan. 22nd from 10am to 5pm.
Anointing of the Sick and urgent pastoral needs
Call Fr. Charlie at 832-581-2533 
Calling all breakfast lovers! Come join us for Breakfast Club every morning (M – Fr) at 9 am in person in front of the Career Center next to A.D. Bruce and the square fountain or virtually via Google Meet!

What is Breakfast Club, you ask?
It’s a group of Christ-seeking friends that cast their petitions and worries at the feet of the Father through Our Lady’s intercession by praying the rosary and then getting breakfast at Cougar Woods! We pray for Claire, Claudia, Father Charlie, Andrea, and all CSO intentions posted on this chat. Please let us know how we can pray for you!

Do I have to come every day?
No! Come whenever you can! Pajamas celebrated. Nice hair/make up not required. Masks mandatory.

What COVID-19 precautions are in place?
We pray outside with masks on and meet in an area that allows for plenty of social distancing. We will not be hosting group breakfast in Cougar Woods for the month of January due to magnitude of cases in the city. Group breakfast will begin on the first week of February if the situation improves. Standard restaurant COVID-19 protocol is present in Cougar Woods.

What if I don’t know how to pray the rosary?
Come learn! You will be provided with resources to pray along and lots of encouragement and affirmation from friends.

What if I’m not Catholic?
Cool! Come pray! The rosary is for everyone!

Is it fun?
Well, I’m going to have to let you judge that from the pictures….

How do I join?
Please join the Breakfast Club (BC) group me by following this link: https://groupme.com/join_group/52469123/XeGBwB3b
The link to the daily Google Meet link will be posted in the BC group chat.
Respect Life Event
in lieu of the Texas Rally for Life march at Austin
January 22 & 23, 2021 
January 2021 marks 48 years since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion throughout the Unites States. We hope that you can join us as we commemorate and pray for the protection of the unborn. 
National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
(7:30am-4:30pm)

Join us as we unite in Eucharistic Adoration to pray for the legal protection of the unborn. Groups and parishes around the Archdiocese will be leading prayer and reflections over the course of the day. This event will be open to the public, you can attend in person at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart downtown or join us virtually.
Panel Discussion
(9:00am-10:30am)

A 3-segment virtual event that will include legislative advocacy topics, miscarriage & infant loss, and abortion healing among Catholics. Our guests include Greg Schleppenbach of the USCCB and Jennifer Allmon of the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops and more. You can join us here when we go live.
Respect Life Mass (11am)
Join His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, the Office of Pro-Life Activities, and Catholics from around the Archdiocese at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart downtown as we celebrate the Mass, raising our voices in prayer and solidarity for the defense of human life! This event will be ticketed, you must register to attend. If you can't attend in person, you can join us virtually through the Archdiocese livestream. 

February 4 – 7, 2021, thousands of people will be coming together for an all new SEEK experience unlike any we’ve had before.

Whether it’s through moderated speaker sessions, small group breakouts, shared mealtimes, and more, SEEK21 is your chance to be accompanied in your faith journey on a more personal level, right where you are. It’s what makes this year’s event extraordinary.

Sign Up Here:
https://forms.gle/8vQiBh8QWTPixs9H8
Classes will begin January 20th at 7:30 PM on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 814 5567 0715
Passcode: Confirm
We pray for an end to this pandemic and healing to those who are suffering physically, emotionally, and financially due to the pandemic. May they find peace and hope in Jesus Christ. We pray for the souls of all those who have died due to the Coronavirus and the consolation of their loved ones.

We pray especially for all faculty, staff, and students at the University as they begin the semester this week. Bless them with peace, hope, and a clear awareness of their identity as children of God. Let them carry these things with them throughout the semester. Bless all their endeavours so they may bring glory to God.
Need prayer or someone to talk to/pray?
While we won't be offering regular office hours, people are invited to contact us in case of any need. You're welcome to GroupMe Message them or email them below:

Fr. Charlie - johnson.c@aghclergy.org
Claire - c.mcmullin2003@gmail.com
Around the Archdiocese

UST Max Studios
Looking for a new podcast? YouTube video? Something to help inspire young adults? Follow the UST Max Studios on social media. Our goal is to bring you fresh monthly content and conversations, all through a Catholic lens. We approach our content with the perspective of a missionary encountering the culture. We aim to highlight the diversity of the Catholic Faith Tradition and introduce others to the person of Jesus Christ through truth, goodness and beauty. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at: https://youtu.be/j-ObiYVzODA.

Jesus Retreat for Young Adults
All young adults (ages 18-39) are invited to join us for the Jesus Retreat. This retreat is designed for young adults who seek to more fully know Jesus and develop a personal relationship with him. This retreat helps retreatants grapple with the question Jesus put to the disciples two thousand years ago: “Who do you say I am?” This is a 3-day, 2-night Charis retreat based on Ignatian Spirituality and will be held on Feb. 26-28, 2021, at Circle Lake Retreat Center (19000 Circle Lake Dr., Pinehurst, TX 77362). The cost is $150 per person (includes food and lodging). Due to Covid restrictions, spaces are limited and all attendees will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout the weekend. Register online by Feb. 11 at www.archgh.org/yacm/charis. For more information, contact the Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry at yacm@archgh.org or 713-741-8778.

Volunteer Service Corp Member
The Cristo Rey Jesuit (CRJ) Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) is looking for compassionate, committed, and competent recent college graduates who desire to assist in the formation of young men and women for others.

The VSC program is an 11-month commitment, beginning in late July and ending in late June of the following year, in which Volunteers will live simply in a faith-based community while serving the school in various capacities. Examples of service may include classroom assistance, Work-Study coordination, Campus Ministry assistance, front desk coverage, library coverage, student support, club moderation, and coaching, among other things. The Volunteer will also receive faith and educational formation in the Jesuit-Ignatian tradition.

It is a wonderful opportunity to share the gifts you have received from your education and to discern next steps. Not only will our students have the opportunity to learn from you, but you will have the privilege to learn from our students, faculty and staff, parents and guardians, and the entire Cristo Rey Jesuit community.

The direct link to the application is: https://cristoreyjesuit.org/job/23-volunteer-service-corps-member-2021-2022/
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