UR Newman

Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester

Student Testimonials

Caroline Benec

International Relations Major
Class of 2021

Michael Chavrimootoo

Computer Science Major
Class of 2020

Agustín Díaz Herrero and Patrick Forrestel

International Relations Major and Chemistry Major
Class of 2020 and Class of 2019

Brian Filipiak

Environmental Sciences Major
Class of 2020

Nathan Leopold

Business and International Relations Double Major
Class of 2020

Sarah Pursell

Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Psychology Double Major
Class of 2020

Weekly Events

Day Event Time Location
Sunday Mass 10:30AM
Interfaith Chapel
Sunday Mass 7PM
(Academic Year Only)
Interfaith Chapel
Monday Guided Meditation 6-7PM
(Academic Year Only)
Interfaith Chapel
Tuesday Newman Nite 6PM
(Academic Year Only)
Interfaith Chapel
Tuesday Rosary Group 7:15PM
(Academic Year Only)
Interfaith Chapel
Wednesday InstaMass 9PM
(Academic Year Only)
Interfaith Chapel
Friday Adoration 6-7PM
(Academic Year Only)
Interfaith Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are anytime by appointment; contact Fr. Brian Cool at bcool@admin.rochester.edu or +1 (585) 275-8523.

Special Events

Event Date/Time Location
Daily Mass March 18-April 16, 2019
(Monday, Tuesday,
& Thursday @12:30PM)
Interfaith Chapel
Adoration w/Compline March 22 & 29,
April 5 & 12, 2019 @ 6PM
Interfaith Chapel
The Abbey of the Genesee Trip
(Click Here to Register)
March 30, 2019
(Rides leave at 2PM)
Piffard, NY

Holy Days of Obligation and Feast Days

Holy Day of Obligation Masses are held at 12:30PM and Feast Day Masses are scheduled on an individual basis. Please see the Newman Calendar for Mass times and locations.

The Examen with James Martin

Please click here to listen to a daily reflective prayer by renowned priest and author, Fr. James Martin, S.J. This particular way of immersing oneself in everyday intercession to God derives itself from the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Daily Meditations with Richard Rohr

Please click here to read a series of daily meditations by famous priest and spiritual writer, Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M. Join him as he seeks to integrate God's endless love with our very own human condition. You can also sign up to receive these meditations via email.

Celebrate the Psalms

Please click here to read weekly reflections on the Psalms by one of our very own, Rochester alumnus Barry Lamont '64. He not only delves into the complexity of these laments/praises to the divine, but relates them to our current, daily situations.

Prayer Intentions

Please feel free to contact us with any and all prayer intentions at catholicnewmancommunity@rochester.edu or +1 (585) 275-8515. We will put them in our prayer box, and recognize all supplications at each Sunday Mass and Wednesday InstaMass.

What is Newman?

Welcome to Newman!

Thank You! from Newman

Impacting Students

St. Sebastian Society

Mission Statement

The mission of the Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester is to provide a welcoming family, in a collaborative and inclusive interfaith environment, for students and the larger University of Rochester community. Newman seeks to promote strong faith formation through the sacraments, education, service, and social programming.

Vision Statement

Newman is a vibrant, Christ-centered community oriented towards students, which fosters spiritual and intellectual growth, grounded in the Catholic tradition.


Spiritual Life

Meet the Staff

Chaplain's Medallion Award

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