Sr. Annette McDermott is currently our Interim Dean of Religiouis Life and our Catholic Advisor. Every Sunday during the academic year, there is a Roman Catholic Mass at 6:30pm in Abbey Memorial Chapel, a joy filled community event, presided over by Father Richard Bondi, Pastor at St. Theresa's Parish, and accompanied by the Abbey Singers, 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. Our Wednesday Interfaith Lunches which host about forty-fifty students weekly in a cross faith discussion is one of the best attended and most popular faith experiences on campus.
Also check out the Newman Association's ( MHC Catholic student org's) website.
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