August 10th!

The famous Newman Center Chicken Barbecue is just a few days away!

Please continue to keep this important parish event and fundraiser in your prayers and heart! We stand on the tradition of 37 previous years in which everyone who could, stepped up and made the event as enduring and successful as it is. Come, share your time and treasure.

We need as many people as possible to:

  • help out a little,
  • support the various raffles,
  • have fun,
  • have some good food, and …

…share fellowship with the really remarkable people who are a part of our Newman Community and our campus family.

Thank you for all you have already done and for what you can contribute to make year 38 another success!

Newman Center BBQ!

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Please click on this image to view the entire gallery of photos from the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Newman Center at UB, May 27, 2014.

Confirmation Class 2014

You have my permission to download any of these images for your own personal use.

Mike Beato


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Over the past several summers, a group of members and their friends have gathered every Wednesday morning at 9:00am in Delaware Park for a friendly round of golf. Once again, we intend to keep this tradition going this summer.

We will meet on the first tee at Delaware Park, starting Wednesday, May 7  (weather permitting) and continue weekly play till the end of summer.  As in the past, we will be given a 9:00am tee time with a special rate of $9 per round. Just a reminder that this is not to be taken as serious golf, but more of a social gathering. Beginners are more than welcome.   However, remember we are all gentlemen (and a few ladies) and will be expected to follow some of the rules.

So dust off (or rust off) those old clubs and start heading out to  Delaware Park every Wednesday morning for a few hours of fun, exercise and even a little golf.

Remember, the greatest part of this league is making new friends, being with old ones and having a good time in the summer sun.

For more information contact Bill Pistner at 472-3394 or

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All Bridge Lectures start at 7 p.m. at the UB’s North Campus Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road in Amherst.  

Lectures are free and open to the public! All are welcome!

June 18 UB Basketball
Bobby Hurley, Head Coach UB Men’s Basketball

June 25 Managing Man-made and Natural Disasters
Jun Zhuang, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Department of industrial and Systems Engineering

July 2 The End of the Universe and the Future of Life
William H. Kinney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physics

July 9 What Should a Person Know?
Andrew McConnell Stott, Dean of Undergraduate Education; Director of the Honors College, Professor of English

July 16 Women and Hormone Therapy: Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative
Jean Wactawski-Wende, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair, Dept of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Vice Provost for Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives

July 23 The Rationality of Civilian Abuses by Combatants in Civil War
Jacob Kathman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

July 30 A Day in the Life of the Realm of the Poem
Michael Basinski, Ph.D., Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries

Aug 6 Top 10 Words in the Bible
James P. Keleher, Monsignor, Director, UB Newman Center


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Support Campus Ministry

April 23, 2014

Second Annual Campaign

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.


Fr. Pat

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 Community and Student Services section.


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Activities at the Newman Center …

January 11, 2014

Faith-Sharing Classes (Religious Education): Pre-K through Confirmation Hope & Healing Ministry RCIA Music Ministry Men’s Club “Cover Girls” Book Club Biblical Study Classes: Ranging from General Knowledge to Graduate Study Programs Wednesday Night Dinners (for UB students) Sandwich Ministry “Noise in the Chapel” Guitar Group Split Club Toastmasters: Grand Pioneer Alternative GIfts from Nicaragua

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Parish Registration Form

June 5, 2013

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!

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