We are closed until January 24th
Be careful and prayerful!
The Newman Center will be closed starting November 17th. All masses will be virtual (available on our website or on our YouTube channel (UB Newman Center)). The office will be closed. All events have either been rescheduled, cancelled, or moved to virtual media.
While the office is closed, we encourage you to communicate with us through email: write to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (please use this address for questions regarding online giving or the newsletter). We will be trying to check phone messages weekly, but we will respond most promptly to inquiries placed through email. For scheduling sacraments, we recommend that you wait to contact the office until mid-January, as we’ll have a better idea of our timelines for reopening and the new year by then.
Being closed, however, does not mean that we’ll be completely apart during the winter. Below, you’ll find a calendar showing all of our virtual offerings for our time away from each other (as well as where you can find all of our content). Please come pray, ponder, laugh, and learn with us! You can find us on Facebook by searching for ‘UB Newman’, and you can find us on YouTube by searching for the ‘UB Newman Center’ channel.
Here at the Newman Center, “All are Welcome!”
It’s hard for us to ask you to stay away, especially during these times of year that are to be shared with family. However, we all have to work together to protect our communities and to keep each other safe. You all have done an amazing job of doing this since we’ve reopened! Thank you very very much!
We’re asking you to help us again by staying masked, staying home, and staying vigilant.
Our doors might be closed, but our hearts are always open to each member of our Newman family. We love all of you, and we wish all of you, warmly: a happy Thanksgiving, a wonderful and peaceful Christmas, and a hopeful new year! We will see you again in 2021!
Newman Winter Closing
The UB Newman Center is closing until Jan 2021 because of the severity of the local COVID-19 outbreak.
Pandemic Response Team Message on Orange Zone Classification
Josh clarifies what Erie county’s being classified as an orange zone microcluster means in general and for the UB Newman Center.
Pandemic Response Team Message on Yellow Zone Classification
Josh clarifies what Erie county’s being classified as a yellow zone microcluster means in general and for the UB Newman Center.
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,
Msgr. J. Patrick Keleher – “Fr. Pat” Director The Newman Center at UB
STUDENTS: Please visit our Campus Ministry page for more student information.
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!