Summer is a time to take a reprieve from school in order to relax, work, and enjoy the sun. However, the Christian life and the work of the Church do not take a break!

Will you be in or around Corvallis/Albany this summer?

Click on the button below to let us know if you will be here during the summer (even for a week) so we can include you on all the cool things that we’ll be doing!

What’s going on this summer at Newman?

Book Club

The Newman Center will be holding a book club for people in Corvallis on Thursdays starting in July. We will be reading from C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. Women will meet at the Society of Mary’s house and men will meet in the Rectory.

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Camp Verso L’alto

Join us for a full five days of fun, spiritual enrichment, and fraternity as we venture out to Central Oregon to encounter the Lord in the middle of the summer. For more info and to sign up, click here.

Pilgrimage to Europe

Several of our friends from OSU and American University in Washington, D.C. will be going on a pilgrimage to Rome, Loreto, Assisi, and Medjugorjie from June 23rd to July 7th . Please keep them in your prayers! They certainly will be praying for all of us as well!

PDX Newman

If you will be in or around Portland this summer, be sure to check out our sister Newman Center in Portland! For more info on what PDX Newman will be doing this summer, click here!

Listen to Father Maximo’s homily about preparing for the summer!

Are you going home for the summer?

Get a summer plan ready! Don’t let you faith falter! Here are some suggestions for your game plan:

  • Get involved in the ministries of your local parish

  • Commit to a prayer schedule (especially morning and night prayer!)

  • Get a support group of several peers to keep each other accountable

  • Go to daily Mass

  • Get off your phone and go outside

  • Read some books

  • Say a Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet

  • Get in touch with a friend, old or new

  • Share your faith with your family and friends

  • Go to adoration

  • If you are going out of town, plan on visiting some Catholic shrines, cathedrals, or churches

Formed is an amazing online resource to get access to hundreds of ebooks, magazines, lectures, and movies about the Catholic Faith! If you are out and about, this can be a great way to grow this summer! Click here for more info.