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.
Every first Saturday of the month, the loaves and fishes ministry provides dinner to homeless Berkeley residents. In order to be successful, L&F needs volunteers to help prepare and serve meals on Friday (May 1st) and Saturday (May 2nd). Sign up for a shift on the Newman Facebook page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with more questions!
For many of us, Newman is the center of our spiritual life; yet, we are also a large congregation, and this can make our church an overwhelming and challenging place to make connections for visitors and newer parishioners. In order to bridge this gap, we are forming a formal welcome committee to serve as our parish outreach to visitors and new members. If you would be interested in serving on such a committee, please email Gina Gamble (email@example.com) letting her know which Mass(es) you attend and times that would be good for you to attend a meeting.
Our final Newman Forum event happens next Sunday, May 3 after the 10am Mass. Parishioner Kaya Oakes will speak on Seekers, Believers, and Those In Between: Millennials, Gen X, and DIY Religion. Up to 40% of adults under the age of 50 have chosen not to belong to a church, synagogue or mosque, but still choose to retain faith in God. Come and hear what the next generations of seekers, believers, and those in between are looking for and failing to find in organized religion.