Sr. Annette McDermott is our Chaplain to the College and our Catholic Advisor. Every Sunday during the academic year, there is 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 Catholic Women Discuss, a student-led series which looks at theological, biblical, and contemporary issues from a Catholic perspective, our annual spring retreat at a lovely Rhode Island beach house, 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.
To receive notices of upcoming events for this group, please email Sr. Annette McDermott and ask her to put you on the Newman email list.
Also check out the Newman Association's ( MHC Catholic student org's) website.
- Holy Week Services
- Mass of the Lord's Supper - Sundays, 6:30 pm Abbey Memorial Chapel
To be placed on the email list, please fill out a Contact Request Form.
If you have a disability and would like to attend any of our events, please contact Gayle Higgins, 413-538-2054, or email@example.com one week in advance of the event to discuss your accommodation needs.