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Rebuild His Church

Over the past few months, you have heard what the Newman Center means to the students who attend the University of Maine in Orono. They view it as a home away from home, … Continued

BBC Grows Student Leaders

Black Bear Catholic is the student government organization associated with the Newman Center, the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, and the Diocese of Portland. Yet this group of enthusiastic student leaders … Continued

Feeding Body and Soul

The past year has left many of us feeling depleted in so many ways, but one place where UMaine students can always come to get a free meal on Wednesdays and Sundays and … Continued

Keeping God in FOCUS

Here at the University of Maine, we are truly blessed by the presence of four phenomenal FOCUS Missionaries on our campus. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (commonly referred to as FOCUS) is … Continued

What The Newman Center Means

Since 1946 when the first log cabin chapel was built here on College Avenue,students have been coming to The Newman Center to grow in their faith, to grow in their love and knowledge … Continued

Holy Family Church Buttress Restoration

Billy Roy, Project Manager and Civil Engineer from Knowles Industrial, came to Holy Family Church to assess the buttresses and masonry restoration, making nine trips over 18 months. Other company members visited the … Continued

Holiest Pumpkin Competition

The first-ever Holiest Pumpkin Contest at the Newman Center took place in October 2019 in celebration of St. John Henry Newman’s canonization by Pope Francis (10/13/2019). Teams of students were instructed to pierce … Continued

Encounter Retreat

In April 2019, a group of 14 students, three FOCUS missionaries, and one interim Campus Minister went on the Newman Center’s first-ever, off-grid retreat. Titled Encounter, the retreat was designed to help students … Continued

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From Our Students and Benefactors

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Together, let's build a
Church steeple as a beacon of
hope for the University of Maine.

Join this legacy of Black Bears and benefactors providing a place of
worship where students will grow in faith and change the world.

Together, let's build a
Church steeple as a beacon of
hope for the University of Maine.

Join this legacy of Black Bears and benefactors providing a place of
worship where students will grow in faith and change the world.