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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.