The Wellesley College Catholic Community seeks to foster an environment that strengthens one’s spirituality and understanding of the Roman Catholic Church. Embracing Cardinal Newman’s ideology that intellect and spirit go hand in hand, we hope to become living witnesses as educated, passionate, and faithful Catholic leaders. Respecting the dignity of every person, we challenge one another to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Newman Ministry invites students, faculty, and staff to grow their relationship with God, deepen their faith, and build their community.
As a universal church, we welcome people of all cultures, ethnicities, races, languages, sexual orientations, genders, and ages. We are inclusive of all members of the college community. Recognizing the spectrum of opinion within the Church, we welcome all Catholics and embrace students from all over the world and from every aspect of Catholicism. We encourage everyone to take the unique opportunity that Newman affords to explore the diversity within the Church. The Newman community will meet you wherever you are on your faith journey and walk by your side – as one united and supportive Catholic Community.
Catholic students, faculty, and staff are welcome to gather in celebration, prayer, and to enjoy community through a variety of educational, social, and spiritual activities on campus. We invite you to join us on labyrinth walks, meditation/rosary/lectio divina, and movie nights. Newman Catholic Ministry hosts community gatherings throughout the year that coincide with liturgically significant events such as Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We have something for everyone!
Newman Catholic Ministry supports the spiritual practices of a diverse campus community by celebrating weekly Sunday Mass in Houghton Chapel at 4pm, followed by the Christian Life ecumenical dinner at 4:45pm in the Multifaith Center.
“Cor ad cor loquitur”—(Heart speaks to heart) –Cardinal John Henry Newman
“Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved, and forgiven.” –Pope Francis