Good Afternoon, Students!

Thank you for your patience and trust as we work through rapid programming changes with the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that this is a time of great disappointment and uncertainty, and we are here to walk this journey with you. Here are a few reminders for how to keep updated and what to expect ahead...

  • LITURGY: Bishop Matano has announced that ALL Rochester Diocesan Catholic masses (Sunday and weekday) are suspended until further notice, effective immediately. Some parishes are streaming services with a spiritual communion. There are other options, and we are here to help you! We will be updating the RIT Newman Website soon with streaming options. There WILL be virtual group prayer opportunities, as well as resources on our website for many options to stream at home. After extended Spring Break, we will roll out regularly scheduled group prayer options. Stay tuned via Social Media and the website.

  • EVENTS/PROGRAMS: All in-person events and programs are suspended until further notice.

  • VIRTUAL MINISTRY: For updates on virtual ministries being added now and in the near future, visit the RIT Newman Virtual Ministry page at We are being challenged in new and tough ways, but we are resilient and faithful people. God is holding us in His hands and we will not let the faith or energy drop at RIT Newman! God Bless you all. I know there are many emotions, but let us allow this time to realize that it is out of our control, and allow God to take it on while he guides us through uniting

  • SO WHAT NOW?: Breathe. Pray. Students - if you would like to speak to an RIT Spirituality and Religious Life Chaplain or Staff, CLICK HERE to sign up for a slot! If you'd like to specifically talk with Kim, Mike, or Alan, CLICK HERE to sign up for a slot!

  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow RIT Newman on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and CAMPUS GROUPS, where updates will be published. We will also use email for those receiving them. Just remember that many RIT recipients are still not getting emails because of RIT Firewalls.

  • RIT UPDATES: Stay updated about university updates by going to THIS RIT SITE.

  • BOTTOM LINE: Our biggest priority always was and will remain to be pastoral care. We are here for you.

In Christ,

Kim Winden
Associate Director

Mike Vernarelli
Campus Minister

Alan Gesek
Student Leadership Mentor

Dave Hudzinski

Jimmy Miller
Business Manager

And your team of student workers, student leaders, and priests