Circle of St. Bede

Upcoming Meetings for October 2014 

CIRCLE OF ST. BEDE invites faculty, post docs, grad students, professionals and other interested early risers to join us. We seek to promote the integration of faith with our academic lives and to foster a sense of Catholic community in the campus setting. We meet for coffee and socializing following the 7:30 a.m. mass. Presentations begin promptly at 8:10 a.m. and finish at 8:50 a.m. Typically the group discusses a reading on the topic distributed a week before. [in the lower level of the Penn Newman Center].

“Appearances notwithstanding, every person is immensely holy and deserves our love.

Pope Francis
The Joy of the Gospel


Tues. Oct. 7. “On the holy rosary.” Discussion led by Dr. Marisa Marsh, astrophysicist, Dept. of Physics. .

Tues. Oct. 14. “On consulting the faithful in matters of doctrine” by John Henry Newman, 1859. Discussion led by Dr. Peter Dodson, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Oct. 21. Open

Oct. 28. Open

A note on parking. The parish of St. Agatha-St. James kindly permits limited use of the rectory parking lot for those attending morning mass and/or Circle of St. Bede. This is a privilege that must be used with respect. The slots available on a first-come basis face the Newman Center and are situated towards the upper end of the lot. On-street meter parking is available on 38th St. beside the church or on Sansom St behind the center, which is located at 3720 Chestnut St. The south side of Chestnut directly in front of the Newman Center was formerly a tow zone but now is potentially available as meter parking from 8 a.m. onward. However, due to heavy construction across the street currently it may not be available there on any given day.