Newman Council

Newman Council Members:

           -Newman Catholic Center Leadership & Administration:

                       -Fr. Gary Dailey, Director

                        -Fr. Rob Miskell, Associate Director

                       -Deacon Tom Lynch, Deacon on Site

                       -Virginia Webb, Director of Development

            - Chair: TBA

            -Vice-Chair: John Chase  (Grad Student, UMass)

            -Secretary: TBA

            -Newman Catholic Center Permanent Community:

                        -Wesley Goscenski                                                                                                                                                   

                       -Kenneth Rotondi

                        -Michael Matis

                        -Linda Lynch

                        -Colleen Sands

                        -Susan Zlogar

                        -Michael Zlogar                                                                   

           -Newman Catholic Center Student Community

                        -Undergraduate Student Representative

                        -Graduate Student Representative

                        -NSA Representative

                        -Esselsen Peer Ministers Representative

                        -FOCUS Representative

Standing Committee of the Council:

Evangelization Committee - Chaired by Fr. Rob

Community Service Committee - TBA

Newman Fellowship Committee - TBA

Emergency Ad Hoc Committee - Chaired by Deacon Tom



                                      A HIATUS FROM THEIR MEETINGS.

             September 29, 2020

             October 27, 2020

            January 26, 2021

             February 23, 2021

             March 30, 2021

             April 27, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities:

There always exists a broad range of volunteer opportunities for students and members of the permanent communities to ensure the Newman Catholic Center meaningfully lives out the Catholic faith in an authentic manner and perpetually serves as a “home away from home.” For more information and details, please contact Virginia Webb at the following email address: or by phone at 413-549-0300 ext. 105

Welcome to the Newman Council page. 
We hope that the following information helps you in your journey with Newman.
Please feel free to reach out to any of our Council members
if you should have  suggestions, issues or ideas that you would like to share.

 For more information or to convey an issue please contact

The Newman Catholic Center, located on the UMass Amherst campus, serves the students, faculty, and staff
of the University and the Five College area through events, worship, prayer, community service, and special happenings.

Newman Catholic Center

472 N. Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01002


Mission Statement: Empowered by the Spirit and inspired by John Henry Newman's motto: "Heart speaks to Heart" we explore, believe and reach out inclusively to make Jesus Christ present to all who share their journey with us.