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The Newman Association


The Newman Association endeavors to bring the Catholic students of Smith College into closer contact and relationship with each other, to strengthen their own faith spiritually, culturally and intellectually, and to foster a better understanding of the Catholic faith at Smith.

As Catholic students of Smith, the members of the Newman Association are dedicated to honoring the individuality of every person, understanding and fulfilling their responsibility to the surrounding community, and deepening their faith through prayer, collaboration, and celebration. They strive for the fulfillment of God's love for all people of the world. They organize events such as retreats and community service projects, and we meet regularly for discussion and spiritual enrichment.

The Newman Association meets Sundays at noon for brunch in Chase Duckett dining room A with the Radical Catholic Feminists of Smith and members of the advising team (made up Smith faculty and staff and community members). They host Rosary services on the first Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the basement of the Chapel. They hold occasional field trips to religious communities in Vermont, New York, and elsewhere in Massachusetts. They hold a movie & dinner night for Catholic students from all Five Colleges. They host an annual Advent Dinner and Easter Celebration as well as informal social gatherings throughout the Christmas season.