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Welcome to Newman!
Your Home Away From Home
on the campus of UMass Amherst
Adoration - Wed. after 12:15 pm Mass.
Student Holy Hour -Wed. at 8pm
Confessions - By Appointment:
Contact Fr. Gary
Monday - Friday - 8 am to
Saturday - 8 am to 10 pm
Sunday - 7 am to 10 pm
(during the academic year)
Mon. thru Sat. - 8 am to 5pm
Sundays: 7 am to noon
M-F: 8 am (St. Brigid's) 12:15pm (Newman)
Sat: 9am (Newman)
4:30pm (Sunday Vigil)
Sun: 8am (St. Brigid's), 10:30am, 7 pm & 9:30 pm
(during our academic year)
Our Newman Cafe is not open to the public. Please continue to watch for the opening date.
In the "Ways to Give" on this website updates and information about our Capital Campaign...
MiraclesHappen...when Heart speaks to heart.
Donations may be made over this website safely & securely.
GOLF IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER...
Newman's 10th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, July 31, 2023
Springfield Country Club
To register...Ginny Webb, firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Sponsor - cbt Architects
Give Away Sponsors - D.A. Sullivan & Sons, Inc.
Underwriters for our Police & Fire -
Eastern States Exposition
Hole in One Sponsor - Haddad Dealerships
Let's not forget - V-One Vodka - Tasting Sponsor
Tee Sponsors -
H & B Real Estate
St. Agnes Parish Community, Dalton
Toomey O'Brien Funeral Home
Our Lady of Peace Parish Community, Turners Falls
Dedication of the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel
Our new Center's foundation is the Chapel...a beautiful offering for our worshipping communities. Real to Reel provides an inside look at the Dedication and what is to come at the new Newman Catholic Center.
(Click on the link and enjoy!)
The miracle story...
In August of 2020 amidst the turmoil, tragedies & chaos of the pandemic the Newman Catholic Center sold its property & building to UMass Amherst for the Purchase Price of $12.5M. This sale had been negotiated for several years with the assistance & wisdom of the Development Board members of Newman.
The decision was not made easily or lightly...Newman was faced with the difficult decision after several years of spending more in maintenance on our North Pleasant St. facility than on the programs & services offered to our students, extended community & guests to the Center. Actually selling wasn't even an thought until one day a local developer several year ago approached Fr. Gary, our Director to chat about the possibilities of constructing a new center. The University upon hearing about this discussion approached Fr. Gary and asked for a meeting. At this meeting the possibilities began to be explored.
The time was right...the opportunities were obvious. With the sale of the Center a new Newman Catholic Center could be a reality for generations to come. A difficult decision? Of course, the sale meant that the years and memories of the existing Center and all it meant to thousands upon thousands of students would be just that -- wonderful, enriching, inspiring, transformational memories . A necessary decision? Yes, The Newman Catholic Center would be on campus for many years to come...continuing to enrich, inspire and transform students in the Catholic faith and experiencing the love of Jesus Christ.
...when Heart speaks to heart
Truly a miracle...thus the name of our Capital Campaign...
Atty. George "Trigger Burke makes a lead donation to our Capital Campaign...
Trigger Burke donated a $500,000 donation to Newman's Capital Campaign with the intent of making "Newman the best that it can be!"
Star basketball player for UMass and the Celtics and currently an attorney serving the people of Quincy & its surrounding communities has also agreed to serve as Honorary Chair of our Capital Campaign.
Enjoy the prese release that went to all of the area newspapers on the generous gift and his background!
How to donate...
Safely & securely through this website (see the "donate" button at the top of this page)
By mail - Make your check out to the Newman Center & on the memo line mention the campaign
Any questions or issues as you consider a donation...please call the Center at 413-549-0300 or email Virginia Webb,
Director of Development at email@example.com
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