In his recent exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”), Pope Francis calls on Catholics to go out into the world, sharing their faith “with enthusiasm and vitality” by being living examples of joy, love and charity.

Our primary mission at the Newman Center is simply that: “Go forth” and reach out to the UB Community. We do this in so many ways through student retreats, bible studies, alternative spring breaks, internships, adopt-a-student program and Wednesday night dinners.

Wednesday night dinners are a time when students and volunteers interact and get to know and learn from one another. Under the guidance of our chief cooks, Liz Papke and Debbie Brown, dedicated volunteers have prepared many, tasty new recipes this year. A joyful, Spring time student told me this week, “Thanks. It’s the only night I look forward to. Otherwise, PB & J.” Our numbers continue to grow, now an average of 200 students a week.

All of these wonderful ministries are made possible by the generous support of the Newman Community. Please consider making a donation to help us to defray some of the cost of these events.




Contributions can be made by check payable to: Newman Center and mailed or placed in the collection basket … or you can make an online contribution in the Support Campus Ministry section.