SAVE THE DATE! Newman Chicken BBQ is Sunday, August 14!








Our Chicken BBQ is back!

Our Chicken BBQ is back!

Our Chicken BBQ is back on Sunday, August 14th!

We are now accepting donations for Baskets, children’s baskets, and silent auction items. Postcards are at the doors of the Newman Center if you are not on our mailing list and haven’t received one, please take one!

Emmaus Bible Reflection Group

For any of our students still in town this summer we will be continuing our Emmaus Bible Reflection group here at Newman on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of June & July from 5:30-6:30pm. Hope to continue seeing you all!

Homeless Ministry

Currently, we need the following items for our homeless friends: travel size shaving cream, deodorant men’s and women’s, body wash, mouthwash, shampoo, Kleenex, dental floss, men’s razors, & toothbrush holders

Please drop off in the box in lobby. Thank you for your continued support.

Father Roy is collecting calendars and all occasion cards

Father Roy is collecting calendars and all occasion cards

Father Roy is collecting calendars and all occasion cards for the prison ministry. There is a donation bin in the lobby.

Please do not bring in any calendars with wire or spiral binding as they cannot be used.

Thank you as always for your generosity.

2022 UB Newman Center Bridge Lecture Series

Lectures are FREE and open to the public. They start at 7:00 p.m.

Location: 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst NY 14228

DateSpeakerLecture Topic
June 15Jennifer A. Surtees, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry,   Co-director UB’s Genome, Environment and Microbiomes (GEM) Community of Excellence
Finding and Keeping Track of COVID-19 in our Western New York Communities Through Genomic Sequencing
June 22Aaron Stang, MS Sports Management, MA Higher Education Administration
Associate Athletic Director for Academic Affairs
The Bulls Experience
June 29Brian Bratta, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS
Associate Athletic Director Sports Medicine & Wellness Services
Sports Medicine and Wellness in Collegiate Sports:  Helping Student- Athlete Success
July 6Helen “Nellie” Drew, JD
Professor of Practice in Sports Law; Director of the UB Center for the Advancement of Sport
Fifty Years of Futility?  The Continuing Saga of Title IX
July 13Suzanne N. Rosenblith, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor,  Graduate School of Education
Politics and Public Education: Understanding the Current Context
July 20Michael R. DiGiacomo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Director of Medical Education,  UB School of Medicine
Navigating a Complicated World: Planning Your Next Move
July 27Msgr J. Patrick Keleher
Senior Director and Pastor, UB Newman Center
Vatican II: How Did We Get There and Where Are We Now

Catholic Charities 2022 Appeal Update

Thank you! Thank you! With just about a month remaining in the 2022 Catholic Charities Campaign, our Newman community has met – and exceeded our goal! 217 generous families and individuals have contributed nearly $146,000. These contributions will go a long way in assisting so many of our western New York neighbors and communities

While we at Newman have achieved our 2022 goal, the overall campaign is at 92% and still needs nearly $750,000 to fully fund Catholic Charities programs. So, if you haven’t yet given, please know that no gift to Appeal 2022 is too small. In fact, each dollar raised during the annual Appeal leverages an additional $3 to $4 of government support and contracts. More funding means more services, like affordable and accessible mental health counseling and basic needs assistance, for those who need it most.

Pledge cards can be returned directly to Catholic Charities or you can drop them in the basket at the Newman Center. If you’ve misplaced or haven’t gotten a card or if on-line is easier for you, you can contribute at There’s a dropdown menu to select the Newman Center to credit your contribution. Our parish code is 0768.  You can also call the parish office to get another card or for further information.

Thank you again for helping Newman to reach our goal – but, more importantly, thanks for all you do for western New Yorkers in need!

Men’s Club recyclable bottle & can fundraising

Men’s Club recyclable bottle & can fundraising

The Newman Center Men’s Club has partnered with Bottle & Can Retrieval Centers to help us out with our fundraising.

You can drop off your recyclable bottles & cans at any of the Retrieval Centers listed below. Please mark your donation for the Newman Center Men’s Club so our account can be credited.

In addition, we have placed a drop-off barrel in the rear parking lot at the Newman Center. It is located adjacent to the paper recycling bins by the shed in the back of the lot.

All proceeds from this project will be placed in the Men’s Club general fund and will be used to support club projects.

Clean Loop Recycling, LLC
88 Botsford Place
Buffalo, NY 14216
Integrity Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
2788–2790 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Main Street Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
9870 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031
North French Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
600 North French Road
Amherst, NY 14228
Bottle Junction
Tonawanda Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
1942 Colvin Blvd
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Cash For Cans
Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
123 Broad Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Donations Needed!

+ Homeless Ministry is now collecting travel sizes for these items: tissues, deodorant, razors, body wash, mouthwash, Chapstick, hand sanitizer/wipes, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. Please drop off in the box in lobby. 

+ During Lent, we are collecting 3 main items for VIVE, the refugee agency which is now part of Jerico Road. There is a bin in the Newman Lobby for the following items: Diapers, Hygiene products for men and women, and bed sheets -twin size preferred. We need some volunteers to transport the items to VIVE please call the parish office if you can help!

+ The Debbie Brown Pizza Fund is ongoing, if you wish to donate, please place your donation in the container in the front lobby, we appreciate your generosity always!

Collecting items for the VIVE refugee agency

This Lent, the UB Newman Community is launching an apostolic initiative and we will be collecting 3 main items for VIVE, the refugee agency which is now part of Jerico Road. There will be a bin in the Newman Lobby for the following items: diapers, hygiene products for men and women, and bed sheets – twin size preferred.

Mass Times


  • Sat., 5 PM - Vigil Mass
  • 9 AM - This Mass will be live-streamed and available on FacebookYouTube
  • 10:30 AM 

Communion Services

Wednesday and Friday at Noon with Deacon Mike

Here at the Newman Center, “All are Welcome!”

It was hard for us to ask you to stay away, especially during the special times of year that are to be shared with family and friends.

Thank you all very, very much for cooperating with us as continue our protocols, and thank you for your patience with and kindness toward us and our volunteers!


Catholic Mass Times

Notification to Claimants against the Diocese of Buffalo.

by Diocese of Buffalo

Published here at the request of the Diocese of Buffalo:

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK in re The Diocese of Buffalo N.Y. Case No. 20-10322. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On February 28, 2020, The Diocese of Buffalo N.Y., (“Diocese”) filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”). The Bankruptcy Court has established August 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the “Bar Date”). If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.


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Fr. Pat Keleher - Director

Whether prospective or incoming, we are thrilled to have you!

We are honored to be among the first to welcome you to University at Buffalo! We hope that this page about opportunities to participate in your faith life during college will either inspire you to come to UB, or excite you about the years that await you in Buffalo.  You will be among the first generation of UB students who will have a permanent sacred place for celebration of the Word, Sacraments, prayer, community building and so much more. College is full of new experiences — some exciting, some difficult — and both faith in God and a supportive faith community can help ease the transition. We here at the Newman Center feel privileged for the opportunity to walk alongside you during your time at UB and share with you in prayer, fellowship and other activities. The Newman Center, Catholic Campus Ministry at UB, often acts as a “home away from home” for students. We offer a warm, welcoming environment for prayer and faith, as well as a dynamic community that relishes in sharing time and energy with one another. We recently opened a new “state of the art” campus ministry center for you and those students who come after you.  During your years at UB we strive to:

  • Help clarify values in a time of exploration
  • Build a sense of Catholic identity and understanding through education, reflection and discussion
  • Form leaders in the world and for the Church through service and empowerment

And do all of this in the context of faith, through a vibrant spiritual center. You will find many opportunities for group and individual faith-sharing, retreats, investigation into Catholicism, service and prayer. Please feel free to contact a staff member for more information. At Newman, “it’s all about the students.” We truly look forward to having you join us. Peace and all good things, Fr-Pat-Sig

Msgr. J. Patrick Keleher – “Fr. Pat” Director The Newman Center at UB

STUDENTS: Please visit our Campus Ministry page for more student information.


Parish Registration

If you haven’t registered with the Newman Center at UB Parish, please do so now by downloading the Parish Registration Form PDF, filling it out, and dropping it off at Mass. Thank you!

UB Newman Registration Form