Are you, or do you know a Catholic university student in Toronto who wants to live out your faith in a community? Consider applying for a student residency at the Newman Centre. As part of our Student Campus Ministry team, you will engage in chaplaincy outreach, liturgy, and community life, while witnessing to your Catholic faith as a university or college student. Private room and shared or private bath, food and utilities are provided at a reasonable rate.
Summer Term (May-August, 2013)
Fall/Winter (September 2013 - April 2014)
Application deadlines: April 5, 2013 (for Summer Term applicants), or April 26, 2013 (for Fall/Winter applicants)
To apply, e-mail Josh Canning at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Campus Ministers are an integral component of the Newman Centre's Campus Ministry Initiative. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Student Campus Ministers are first and foremost part of the Newman Centre Residential Community. This Community is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, striving to hear and live the Word of God in the Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Thus, Student Campus Ministers are bearers of and witnesses to Christ. Our deepest unity and meaning is found in the celebration of the Eucharist, a celebration that does not end with the Mass, but is instead the focal point that invigorates all our activities.
Each member of the Campus Ministry Team plays an important role in the overall campus outreach of the Newman Centre, bringing his or her own unique personality, talents and skills to the community-at-large. This experience also provides the opportunity for a significant deepening and sharing of personal faith (peer ministry), helping others to grow in the process.
Some of the Newman Centre's programs and activities require a team effort and presence in which the Student Campus Ministers act as a group. During these events, together we provide an environment in which University students and parishioners can come to a deeper involvement and understanding of faith and God, community and friendship, social justice and compassion for others.
2012/2013 Student Campus Ministers:
Hi everyone! My name is Christina Alaimo and I am glad to be back at Newman again! I am currently entering my fourth year of undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. I am dividing my degree between theology, French, Italian, and English studies. My favourite colour is purple and my favourite flowers are orchids and carnations. I enjoy trampolining and gokarting and any activity that can be done outdoors.
It is both a blessing and a joy to be a part of the SCM team here at the Newman Centre and to meet my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ with whom I will be spending the next 8 months. I’m super excited to be the new President of the Newman Students Club and I look forward to watching the chaplaincy initiative grow and meeting you all and getting to know you better! You are all in my prayers. Contact me at email@example.com
Greetings Newman people! It’s wonderful to be back in this great community for a second year. So many things have changed but many are the same. My tea preferences have not changed: well-steeped orange pekoe tea is still the best! though I have started drinking coffee quite a bit.
Anyway, this year I’ll be serving the community through the RCIA program. My Scriptural inspiration for the year is from St. Paul: “So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making His appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2Cor 5: 20) Therefore, I guess, it’s fitting that I’m a part of RCIA.
I had an excellent summer working for Totus Tuus, an Archdiocesan Catechetical program, where I worked with little children and the youth around the Archdiocese, helping them grow in their faith. The experience enriched me with a lot of grace.
I’ll be going into my 2nd year in the Masters of Divinity program at Regis College. I look forward to another great year of breaking bread and sharing the following year with you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace and prayers, Sonal Castelino.
Hello. My name is Sarah Gagliano. Last June, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. I tried to incorporate several of my interests into this degree by completing a double science major, a minor in Christianity and Culture and a language citation in French.
I also enjoy writing, ranging from academic essays to short stories. In 2010-2011, I had the privilege of being a Youth Speak News writer for The Catholic Register. It was during the year-end retreat that I was first introduced to the Newman Centre.
Since I am passionate about learning and because I thoroughly enjoyed my U of T experience, I decided to return for a Master of Science and hopefully eventually a PhD.
Although my academic program is now even more science focused, I do not want my other interests and values, including my faith, to take a back seat. I am looking forward to living out my values and contributing to the community as a member of the Student Campus Ministry team this year. My favourite Biblical passage is from the Gospel of Matthew, “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt 28:20). Contact me at email@example.com
My name is Greg Garda and I am in my second and final year of studies at the University of St. Michael’s College completing a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree. I am originally from St. Catharines, Ontario where I lived with my family. I am a friendly and approachable individual who is always open to conversation and learning something new about others. I am also very physically active. I am open to playing almost any sport; however, my two favourite sports are tennis and soccer.
Prior to enrolling in my Masters program at St. Mike’s I completed a BA in Political Science at Brock University. During my first two years of study at Brock University I drifted away from Christ due to several unfortunate circumstances. In my third year of study I was invited to volunteer in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During my time in Rio de Janeiro the beauty of the Catholic faith was revealed to me through service to the poor. A year upon returning from Brazil I became a member of the Catholic Church in February 2010. Since my conversion I have been on fire for Christ, especially in the area of evangelizing youth. Following the completion of my degree in theology I hope to enter into chaplaincy or youth ministry.
While I have several favourite Bible passages, I centre my life around one: “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” (Matt 25:40). This is a profound statement that reveals that whatever we do to others (whether it is good or bad) we do to Christ. This forces me to think deeply about my life decisions and actions. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe it is a blessing and part of God’s plan that I am at the Newman Centre. My name is Jeremy Joseph and I hail from Kerala, India, but I have lived in the Middle East all my life. My first 15 years was spent in the vibrant city of Dubai and the last four in a small island kingdom called Bahrain. Even though I am going to be about 10,000 km from home, I feel that living in the close knit community at the Newman Centre will help me get over any homesickness quickly. I am an easy-going and unassuming young man. I will be studying Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. My interests include running, playing sports and reading. I love mathematics and I am eager to learn new things. I hope to make a difference and contribute to the Catholic community in Toronto. Contact me at email@example.com
Peace be with you!
Hi! My name is Natasha Milavec and I am thrilled to become a part of the Newman Centre as a Student Campus Minister for the first time this year. I was first introduced to the Newman community while on retreat as a member of the Youth Speak News team with The Catholic Register. It truly is a blessing to be back. I am very much looking forward to what the coming months will bring as I serve as VP – Sports and Recreation for the Newman Students Club and as an SCM. I am in my second year at U of T and enrolled in the St. Michael’s College Concurrent Teacher Education Program – so, look out for your next Religion and English high school teacher! I am very passionate about Catholicism and desire to share in this faith with others as a teacher, and hopefully inspire my students to do the same. My interests include prayer, biking, running, swimming, reading, travelling, playing guitar, and exploring the great outdoors. Please feel free to introduce yourself as I am always happy to meet new people, especially at this wonderful and thriving community. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
After a summer of hikes and road trips in my home province of Alberta, I am glad to be returning to the Newman Centre for a second year. This time around, I've been given the task of blogging weekly for the Newman Centre website, so stay tuned to www.newmantoronto.com
to see what unfolds and to join the conversation.
I am entering the second year of a Masters of Information degree at the University of Toronto, where I am specializing in Library and Information Science. I am looking forward to another year of studying and getting to know both my fellow SCMs and the whole, wonderful Newman community. I feel very blessed to be able to spend another year with all of you. Contact me at email@example.com
My name is Andy Kim, and I came from Seoul, South Korea. I am studying economics and political science at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. I am interested in reading articles about international politics. I also love watching movies, and I own 30 DVDs, all of which are my favourite motion pictures.
I spent my childhood in Seoul, Korea. I began to live in Canada when I was 17 years old. I went to Shaftesbury High School in Winnipeg, and decided to go to University of Toronto in order to study economics. I wanted to become an economist who analyzes international economic situations like Ben Bernanke and Paul Krugman. One day, I read a book about international politics and I was mesmerized by it. Now I am doing a double major which combines these two subjects, and I am enjoying learning new theories of economics and political science.
As the leader of one of the Korean Legion of Mary groups at the University of Toronto, I always look forward to have more opportunities to contribute the Catholic society in my neighbourhood. Being a SCM at the Newman centre seemed like the perfect chance I was looking for. I love helping Fr. Chris and all of the other members of this community. I am so proud to be one of the Student Campus Ministers this year. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org