The Schedule of Events
The Newman Center at St. Agatha-St. James
Friday, October 4th-Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Join others from across the country in celebrating 125 years of Catholic campus ministry through panels, speakers, round tables, and more! It all begins Friday evening.
Check-in time tbd!
5pm: Beer garden in our front courtyard
6pm: Catered dinner in our newly renovated banquet hall by the Armettas Italian Restaurant and Pub
7pm: Welcoming remarks & remarks on “Why Newman Still Matters” by our key note speaker, Dr. Jonathan Reyes. Jonathan Reyes has been an outstanding and dynamic leader in the field of Catholic social teaching and charitable programs. Dr. Reyes currently serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at theUSCCB, where he has served in this role since 2012. Previously, we served as President and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver.
Dr. Reyes was the founder of Christ In The City, a national volunteer program that does outreach to the homeless. He also helped found the Augustine Institute, a graduate program devoted to Catholic Theological studies and leadership training and served as its first president. He oversaw the creation of Regina Caeli Catholic Counseling Services and Lighthouse Women's Care Center and led the construction of theGuadalupe Community Assistance Center in Greeley, Colorado.
Saturday Morning & Afternoon Features: panels, round table discussions, with all meals included
The Inn At Penn
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Cocktail Hour: 6-7pm
Dinner & Program: 7-8pm
Join us for a night of celebrating at our gala at the distinguished Inn at Penn, located just a block from the Newman Center at 3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. A cocktail hour will be held from 6-7pm with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres, as well as silent raffles and exhibits. Dinner and programming will begin at 7pm. We have invited Dr. Garvey to speak at our Gala in honor of his distinguished service to revitalize Catholic life in higher education. John Garvey currently serves as the President of The Catholic University of America and was formerly the dean of Boston College Law School from 1999 to 2010. In 2008 he was the President of the Association of American Law Schools and has taught at Notre Dame, Michigan, and Kentucky. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Religion and the Constitution (2011), which won the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit book award; and of Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church (2007), which won the Catholic Press Association award. From 1981 to 1984 he was Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States.
Dress: Formal attire
THE CELEBRATION MASS
St. Agatha-St. James Parish
Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: 10:30am
We will conclude with a ribbon cutting ceremony, an inaugural Mass for the completion of our redevelopment at St. Agatha-St. James at 11:30am with a special celebratory luncheon to follow. Student tours will be offered at this time!