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Consider Newman Women...
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.
This year the group will meet 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).  CDC Protocols will be followed throughout the semester.
Join us and come when you can. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome. No need to register...just drop by!
Please join Newman Women this semester as they read and discuss Vinny Flynn’s book 7 Secrets of the Eucharist. They will listen to the audiobook version during their meetings, stopping at various points to discuss. If you would like to read ahead or follow along as they listen please purchase a copy of the book from your favorite bookseller (about $10). After the book is finished, the group will view/listen to presentations by Edward Sri and Bishop Barron on the Eucharist. The first meeting of the spring semester will be held on Tuesday February 7th. For more information please contact Megan at



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.
Generally, the Newman Women meets when UMass is in session. During break times the group gathers informally at times for mass, lunch, dinner and outings.  As mentioned, however, during the pandemic the wonders of technology keep them connected, gathering & praying.

The meeting schedule for the spring 2023 semester is:


February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 7, 21, 28

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16


Date changes and cancellations will be made by email to group members. 

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