a great group through which to become involved at Newman
Who are the "Newman Women"?
Newman Women is a multi-generational group comprised of undergraduates, masters students, doctoral students, working folks and retirees who come together to share their faith and lives through prayer, Bible study, reading and discussion.
The group meets on Tuesday evenings during the semester from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Quigley Room (located on the main floor of the Center). We all lead busy lives and we know that people will not be able to come to every meeting.
Join us and come when you can. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome. No need to register...just drop by!
2019 Fall Semester...Our Father, A New Reading
This semester the group will be reading and discussing Gerhart Lofink's book,
Our Father, A New Reading. "Be probing what the prayer meant for Jesus and
His first disciples in the world, Lofink calls us to allow the Our Father
to break open our own minds and heart to it infinate invitation and
challenge for our time and for all ages."
We will read a section together each meeting and discuss the contents.
A copy of the book can be purchased on Amazon for $17.95 or less.
Meeting dates for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters:
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10
January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 24
march 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12
History of the Newman Women....
The group was started by graduate student Cecily Charko to explore issues of faith through the lens of femininity. The group, then know as Women of God started by reading and discussing Pope John Paul II's encyclical Theology of the Body and then listening to teachings on the topic. Cecily graduated that spring but the group continued eventually changing its name to Newman Women. The group has completed Bible studies on women of the Old Testament, Psalms, Romans and Revelation and the Biblical basis for the Rosary and Read books such as Prayer: Our Deepest Long and Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist by Ronald Rolheiser and A Biblical Walk through the Mass by Edward Sri.
Newman Women meets when UMass is in session. During break times the group gathers informally at times for mass, lunch, dinner and outings.
Contact if you would like more information about the group.