Spring Recess Opening Weekend: Amherst Newman Club Retreat

SPRING BREAK 2014 Retreat with the Newman Catholic Club. WHAT/WHO: The Newman Club is sponsoring an off-campus retreat over the first weekend of Spring Recess 2014. Our retreat leaders will be Sr. Chris Clark, DHM and Fr. Warren Savage. WHERE: Our retreat site is Kennebunkport, Maine, at the St. Anthony Franciscan Friary and St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery Estate. We will be participating in Mass and invited to meet with one or two of the friars while there. Visit http://www.framon.net/entrada.htm for photos and details.

UMass Newman Catholic Center: Calendar

Visit the Newman Center UMass calendar at http://newmanumass.org/community-calendar/ for Mass times, social, service, faith development and other events with our neighbors at 472 No. Pleasant St. Amherst.

(past event) At Newman UMass: Papal Biographer, Author George Weigel, 7 pm. 10/22.

The Newman Student Association at UMass writes: "As part of our yearlong celebration of the Newman Center’s 50th anniversary, we will be holding a lecture series featuring a number of different speakers. Our first lecture in the Lumen Christi Lecture Series will be Evangelical Catholicism: The Church at the Dawn of a New Era, presented by papal biographer and author George Weigel.

A Cookbook Refracted Through a Memoir

Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table, by Jenny Rosenstrach ’93 (Ecco)

Reviewed by Catherine Newman ’90 

Pope Benedict Calls for a "Year of Faith"

Pope Benedict has called for a 'Year of Faith" from the October 11, 2012 (marking the 50th Anniversary of the opening of The Second Vatican Council) to November 24, 2013.

For definitive descriptions and Vatican plans visit the official Vatican site at Year of Faith.

Sex, Colds and Croup

Don’t Cross Your Eyes … They’ll Get Stuck That Way! And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked, by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll ’94 and Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman

Reviewed by Catherine Newman ’90

Zoo-Stalgia

4 pm. Friday April 8 through 5:30 pm. Saturday April 9, 2011. Five College Catholic Students Outdoor Adventure Retreat.

A retreat with solid Catholic fellowship and prayer experiences -- and with real outdoor adventure at Camp Wilder programmed by Next Level Adventures. Timeframe: from 4 pm. Friday April 8 through 5:30 pm. Saturday April 9, 2011. See the attached brochure for details. The application deadline is midnight, April 6. Space for only up to 35 Catholic undergrads at the Five Colleges. Full grants available, see application.

The Newman Club is a resource for Catholics at Amherst or for those who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith. Email us at newman@amherst.edu  to receive email updates and get involved.

Religious Facilities

Religious Advisors and the Cadigan Center for Religious Life