Our Newman Center is working toward a more engaged and welcoming gathering of a community, aware of its blessings and eager to share them with others. Part of that journey involves our effort to establish many small groups scattered throughout the greater Eugene area, involving both students, faculty and staff, AND the greater permanent community.
Not everyone is suited for the same sorts of topics, so we hope that a variety of groups focusing on Church Documents, Scripture, Social Justice, Liturgical Readings, Life Issues, Natural and Moral Law, and whatever else may form the framework for genuine sharing of our common faith.
We have also been following the lead of another diocese in offering “Five Minute Lessons” before each Mass, presently centered on the Mass itself, but with hope that we can apply this to other topics as well. Sometimes it is just logistically difficult, if not impossible, for some to get to a formal class (not to mention, many students do not necessarily tolerate one more class in their schedule).
Do come about ten minutes early for these mini-lectures. A guarantee that they will be informative, but not taxing.
Blessings and Peace!
Western Dominican Province Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Dominican Friars