Newman Theological College Enewsletter

September 2013  |  Issue #1

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In This Issue


Heart Speaks to Heart
A Harvest for the Streets
Four New Programs
Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award Winner
The Student Experience
Calling all Alumni
Important Dates
NTC Chapel Mass Times
Free Seminars
Year of Faith & the New Evangelization
Contact Us



Important Dates


September 23, 2013
Certificate in Catholic Studies Online Faith Formation courses Cycle 1 begins

October 15, 2013
Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award Luncheon

October 19, 2013

more dates



NTC Chapel Masses


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
(excluding holidays)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Everyone Welcome! 



Free Treasures
of Our Faith


These series are designed to explore the treasures of our Catholic faith through reading foundational text that have shaped Catholic Tradition. These seminars are not for credit and are open to all.

No homework!

No prior knowledge necessary!

Attendance is free!

more info



Did you Know?


We have a bookstore at Newman?
We carry course textbooks, resource materials, bibles, reference materials, a wide selection of theological books, cards, as well as teacher resources, books/bibles for youth and children. There are few gift items. We also special order books and do bulk orders for workshops and seminars for parishes and other organizations.

more info

Anyone can get a library card from our library?
For just $15 a year you can access our library as well other NEOS libraries, and the Lois Hole digital library.

more info



Year of Faith and New Evangelization


We have some free resources for the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization on our website at

Feel free to check them out!



Contact Us



Email: Newman College

College Hours:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 780-392-2450

Bookstore Hours:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm;
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 780-392-2457

Library Hours:
9:00 am  - 4:00 pm
closed weekends and holidays.



Heart Speaks to Heart

by Dr. Jason West, President

Jason WestOver the past year we at Newman have been positioning the College to contribute in a more focussed way to the New Evangelization. This is a task that the recent Popes and Archbishop Smith have been asking us to make central in our lives as Catholics. Yet, for many it remains unclear what this means.

I was reminded of this kind of confusion during my summer holiday when I returned to my home town of Sudbury, ON after many years away. This homecoming brought to mind a conversation with an old friend about my decision to become Catholic and to take my faith seriously. His response was "Christianity is fine, if it weren't for all the rules"...

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A Harvest for the Streets

By Rev. Stefano Penna,
VP for College Advancement & Development

pennaThis prairie boy’s heart is happy in these Indian Summer days – sun and warmth mean good harvesting weather. Those crops that looked so promising are actually going to end up in the silos and bins … and families are going to have food again. I can hear my Grandpa Elden humming “Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves, we shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.”

It was good for this prairie boy’s heart to be with the students and staff at Newman’s opening barbeque and see the warmth of smiles and eagerness as we began another year of “planting the crops” of studies and formation. The metaphor is not too stretched since after all “Seminary” means a “seed-bed” and these seminarians and the lay students and Religious of our community looked quite ready to be planted in the soil of a community of “faith seeking understanding”...

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Introducing Four Exciting New Programs

Certificate of Theology and Diploma of Theology Programs

Offered as both part-time online, on-campus or a combination of both, these programs are intended to give students an understanding of the major areas in theology for personal interest, as a component in preparation for ministry, or in preparation for further study.

Certificate of Theology
Diploma of Theology

Revised Master of Religious Education Program

The new M.R.E. consists of 30 credits of academic course work in addition to 12 credits of supervised field education in Religious Education. This field education will be provided to the students with no additional tuition.

more info

Online Catholic Studies Courses and Certificates

This program offers a comprehensive selection of online courses on various aspects of the Catholic Faith. Courses may be completed on an individual basis or as part of one of our certificates. The program is delivered completely online including registration and payment. It is open to students of all backgrounds and education levels.

more info

NTC Announces the Recipient of the 2013 Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award - Mary Molloy

Malloy Mary Web Res  _1903Mary Molloy was named August 15th as this year's recipient of the 2013 Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award. The award, named for the first layperson to serve as president of the college, recognizes individuals whose outstanding Christian leadership reflects the values of the college and the qualities that Carr cherished and exhibited in his work as president.

Mary Molloy will be honoured at the 10th Annual Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15 at the Edmonton Petroleum Club at 11:30 am. For ticket information please contact Lorraine Kasha at 780.392.2450 or purchase online at

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The Student Experience

By Angela Veters

Originally from B.C., my husband, daughter and I moved out here for me to go to Newman. After seven years of volunteering in prison ministry, I felt called to pursue my MDiv so that I could work as a chaplain.

We instantly felt welcomed by the community at Newman. The faculty is very personable and supportive of the students.

The lay formation program has been vital for my spiritual and human formation as I come to the end of my degree.

Newman has both challenged me and given me an opportunity to deepen my knowledge and faith in an engaging atmosphere.angelaveters

Angela Veters, full time mom, currently studying towards a Master of Divinity.
Recipient of the 2012 Anne Honig Award and President of the NTC Student's Association

more testimonials

Calling all Alumni

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Blast from the past – a picture of students from our old campus. Do you know any of these people? Let us know if you do, and who they are!

We have some exciting new developments in the planning stages to re-establish our Alumni Association.

These include a webpage for the types of positions that alumni are working in. This will give the wider public an idea of what our alumni have achieved from taking a program at NTC.

The second page is an Alumni Speakers Bureau; Alumni will register online and list their expertise to make themselves available for speaking engagements.

If you are interested in registering your name, workshops, seminars, and/or accomplishments with us or in helping with the Alumni Association please contact Doreen Bloos our Dean of Students at



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