- Livestream both weekend and daily Masses in our parish on our YouTube channel: Resurrection Parish
- Attend a weekend Mass by registering on our parish website before 12:30pm on the Friday before. You must register in advance to attend a weekend Mass!
- Attend daily Mass on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8am at Holy Family in Old Town. These two weekday Masses are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis (up to the current capacity per Maine state guidelines). Please arrive between 7:30-7:55am to register at the door.
- All Maine Catholics are dispensed from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass per Bishop Deeley on 3/18/2020, which continues to be true as churches now re-open at limited capacity. Be sure you are healthy and have not been exposed to COVID-19 before coming to Mass in person, and know that livestreamed Masses are still available to you and for those who are immunocompromised!
- Follow the Black Bear Catholic Facebook page for additional updates as they pertain to the Newman Center and COVID-19.
- If you cannot receive Jesus in the Eucharist at this time, the Spiritual Communion Prayer is available as a free printable or phone lockscreen thanks to @sweetlittleones
- Read updates from Fr. Kyle and protocols in the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord on the parish website.
- Read Bishop Deeley’s statements and all Diocese of Portland updates on the diocese website.
- For UMaine information about COVID-19, click the yellow tab above.
The Newman Center is a Catholic church and a gathering place for the Catholic community at the University of Maine in Orono. The Newman Center, also known as Our Lady of Wisdom Church, is part of the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, with three additional churches in Old Town, Bradley, and the Penobscot Nation.
As a parish, we welcome all members of the University community: students, faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as their families. Visitors and residents of our parish communities are always welcome!
As a campus ministry center, we have a special ministry to University students. We welcome Catholics and those who are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, or who want to become Catholic.
Students gather for liturgy, retreats, outreach to those in need, social events, religious study, and sacrament preparation; and the chapel is always available for prayer!
We encourage students to study at the center, and free WiFi is available for that purpose. We also have space for cooking, a collection of board games, various outdoor games for temperate weather fun, and a vast collection of books to peruse if you need a break from textbooks.