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.
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!
Due to the pandemic Newman Women are meeting via Zoom...
The discussion focus for the Fall semester
the Creed & the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
If interested in contacting Megan Johnson for more information
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 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.