Student Wednesday Night Dinner

Menu for April 24: TACO BOWL !!

Students are invited to come and share a FREE home-cooked meal at the UB Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during the academic year. Bring a friend, make a friend!

Menus for upcoming dinners:

  • April 24: Taco Bowl ~ seasoned beef, buttered rice, tortilla chips, lettuce, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and hot sauce
  • May 1: Roast Beef on Weck with a mashed potato bar ~ includes cheese, bacon, sour cream, gravy, whipped butter and chef salad. Yum!

2024 Bridge Lecture Series

We’re excited to announce this year’s Summer 2024 Bridge Lecture Series begins on Wednesday, June 19! This diverse and enlightening lineup of six lectures brings together the bright minds from the University at Buffalo to the UB Newman community.

Whether you’re a student, faculty member, or a curious member of the community, these lectures promise to enrich and inspire. We invite you to explore our schedule and join us in this journey of knowledge and discovery!

Scam Alert!

If you received a strange email from Fr. Paul asking for a “favor” or asking you to buy something for him, do not reply and do not purchase anything. This is a scam.

This scam is a fairly common one. In general, avoid buying gift cards to satisfy requests made through email, even if the name on those emails is familiar. If you’re in doubt about whether an email is legitimate, contact the person whose name is on the email or check the sender’s address against the email address you have saved for the person.

Eileen Giarraffa Receives Lay Award of St. Joseph

March 9, 2024 – Eileen Giarraffa believes in the “power of love.” She expresses that belief in many ways, including through her ministry to the food-insecure and those without homes.

Under Eileen’s leadership – and with numerous volunteers from the UB Newman community – meals are prepared for distribution in the Newman kitchen. Eileen’s team provides food, toiletries, and small clothing items, in conjunction with Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, at the park across from the NFTA bus station.

Bishop Fisher presented the Saint Joseph Lay Worker Award at our cathedral on Saturday, March 9th. Eileen was one of the recipients.

We thank Eileen and all who strengthen the mission of Christ here at the UB Newman Center.

– Fr. Paul

Photo credit: Mike Toner

UB Newman Center Ministry Planning Council

March 7, 2024 – The UB Newman Center Ministry Planning Council was formed to plan, enrich, and extend our Catholic campus ministry presence at the University at Buffalo and within the diocese’s Campus Ministry Family (#36). READ MORE

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.

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

Newman Center Split Club 2023-2024

Wed Night Dinner 9-21-22

Thanks to all of you who have been members of the Split Club this past year. The new Split Club begins in November. The money raised stays entirely with the Newman Center to support its mission.

The cost of membership remains at $200. It includes one ticket to the May 23rd banquet, a value of $45. Every month from November through April, there will be a drawing at the Newman Center on the last Sunday of the month. $1,200 in prizes are awarded at each drawing, with 16 chances to win $50 and 4 chances to win $100. In addition, an early bird drawing for $500 will be drawn on December 17th. All paid members as of that date will be eligible for this drawing. Finally, at the banquet, there will be drawings totaling $2,500 in prizes.

To join, you can either pay by check or purchase online. 

1. Pay by check made out the Newman Center Split Club.
Download, print and complete the PDF form. Then, either drop it in the collection basket (in an envelope) — or mail it to Newman Center Split Club, 495 Skinnersville Rd. Amherst 14228. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

2. Pay online. Fill out the form below and then complete your application by paying online

Split Club Form

If you will be away during the winter months and would like to provide a second address please do so in the comments box below, including your away-start and end dates.

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It is our commitment to do what we can to help the Newman Center grow and flourish as we move forward. We thank you for your generosity.

For pastoral needs, call
Fr. Paul at 716-713-1079 or Dcn. Mike at 716-200-7262.

at the UB Newman Center

We are part of the Buffalo Diocese campus ministry family (#36), including St. Joseph University Parish, and the Newman Center at Buffalo State

What We Mean by
Everybody is Welcome

Single, twice divorced, under 30, gay, filthy rich, black and proud, poor as dirt, can’t sing, no habla Inglés, married with pets, older than God, more Catholic than the pope, work-aholic, bad speller, screaming babies, three-times divorced, passive-aggressive, obsessive-compulsive, tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts. OH, AND YOU!

Mass Times


  • Saturday*, 5:15 p.m.
  • Sunday*, 9:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
  • Student Mass: Sun. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday: Noon 

 * You're invited to arrive at 5 PM, 9 or 10:30 AM and we will still have time before the formal celebration to share and converse with the rest of the community.

Weekday Prayer Services

Monday & Wednesday at Noon


Catholic Mass Times

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Whether prospective or incoming or returning, we are thrilled to welcome you to the University at Buffalo and the UB Newman Center!

We here at the Newman Center feel privileged for the opportunity to walk alongside you during your time at UB and share with you celebrations of the Word, sacraments, prayer, community, and so much more.

The Newman Center often acts as a “home away from home” for students. We offer a warm, welcoming environment for growing in faith, as well as a dynamic community that relishes in sharing time and energy with one another and with students.

During your years at UB we will listen, teach, support, and challenge as you:

  • Clarify values in a time of exploration
  • Build a sense of Catholic identity and understanding through education, reflection, and discussion
  • Are formed into leaders in the world and for the Church through service and empowerment.

At Newman, “all are welcome”! We truly look forward to welcoming you into our community.

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


Community Registration

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