Sr. Annette McDermott, SSJ is our Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life and the Catholic Chaplain.
Every Sunday during the academic year, we hold a Roman Catholic Mass at 6:30 pm in Abbey Memorial Chapel. This is a joy-filled community event, presided over by Father Warren Savage and accompanied by the Abbey Singers, who are directed by Mark Gionfriddo from the Music Department.
In addition, the Catholic community provides a variety of spiritual, educational, and social events throughout the year which are open to everyone. Whether it is a conversation on social issues, a discussion about theological, biblical, or contemporary issues from a Catholic perspective, our annual spring retreat, or making fudge as a fundraiser, Catholic events are enjoyable and participatory. There are plenty of opportunities for faith exploration and sharing as well as leadership roles on the Newman Student Leadership Board.
There is also a rich Interfaith Life at MHC where the Catholic community regularly engages with other faith groups in dialogue across differences. Wednesday Interfaith Lunches host about fifty students weekly in a cross-faith discussion and are among the best-attended and most popular faith experiences on campus.
Be sure to check out the Newman Association's ( MHC Catholic student org's) website.
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