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!
Beginning in SeptemberThe Newman Women faith sharing group will be starting up again.
This year the group will be studying the gospel of Matthew. Matthew: The King and His Kingdom, a study program from Ascension, shows how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to Israel and establishes his kingdom on earth.
In the study Jeff Cavins explains how Jesus is challenging and empowering us to achieve a new level of holiness and how, to live it, we must be thoroughly immersed in the kingdom of heaven on earth, the Church.
The group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Quigley Room.
Our first meeting of the semester will be September 14th. For more information contact Megan at


           For more information about Newman Women

        or to join the study please contact Megan Johnson


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.