Newman Hall is the Roman Catholic community at the University of California, Berkeley. We are a Eucharistic community, striving to make the promise and challenge of the Gospel and the Catholic tradition a tangible reality in our own lives and the lives of the university community, the residents of our parish, and those drawn to us by the movement of God’s grace. For 101 years we have been served and guided by the Paulist Fathers and their mission of evangelization, reconciliation, and ecumenism & interfaith relations.

Prayer for recent tragedies…

In response to the balcony accident that took the lives of
Ashley Donohoe, Olivia Burke, Eimear Walsh,
Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster, & Lorcan Miller, and

the shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston that took the lives of Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance,
Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders,
Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton, & Myra Thompson,

let us kneel together, under the Blessed Virgin Mary’s care,
and pray for them and their families
and for all those who are grieving and suffering:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

come Morning Star

come Light of the World

come Prince of Peace

come Righteous Judge

come Lord of Nations

come Savior of the world

come Bread of Eternal Life

come Wonder Counselor

come Holy Comforter


A voice was heard in Ramah,

sobbing and loud lamentation;

Rachel weeping for her children,

and she would not be consoled,

since they were no more.


– Matthew 2:18


quoting Jeremiah 31:15 in reference to
the massacre of the infants (Mt 2:16-18)