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.
Although the group generally 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).  But, due to the pandemic, Newman Women meet on zoom.
Join us and come when you can. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome. No need to register...just drop by!

This semester the Newman Women group will be using the Wild Goose study on the Holy Spirit. Each session consists of a video (about 25 minutes), discussion and prayer, all of which will happen over Zoom. The study's website gives this explanation of the study:

"Join Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR in this incredible 14 part video series which is awakening God’s love and transforming power in the hearts of all who participate. Discover the Holy Spirit who has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and who leads us to our heavenly Father. This adventure consists of Fr. Dave speaking on an attribute of the Holy Spirit, a practical application on how to respond to the Holy Spirit and testimonies of people from across the country whose lives have been impacted by the Spirit of God."

More information about the Wild Goose study can be found at

For more information about Newman Women or to join the study please contact Megan Johnson at

Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 via Zoom. Meeting dates for the semester are:

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11

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.