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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Newman House at Bucknell University will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the purchase of the property by the Diocese of Harrisburg at a Christmas Open House Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
The Bucknell Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) invites the local community to celebrate with the students for refreshments and a personal tour and to meet the original owners of the house.
The Newman Movement, designed to keep Catholics on campus in touch with their religious heritage, began in 1883 at the University of Wisconsin, with the first Newman Club established at the University of Pennsylvania in 1893. The Bucknell chapter of the Catholic Campus Ministry began in 1970; for more information, see the history page at http://www.orgs.bucknell.edu/ccm/History/
Among the outreach activities spearheaded by Bucknell’s CCM are: five years of service to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville; serving meals at the Community Harvest Meal in Milton; an Alternative Spring Break Trip to Kentucky; the Busy Person's Retreat; and the Catholic Lecture Series. CCM's "Confession Marathon" has been recognized as one of the overall "best of the best" campus ministry programs of the last six years.
Posted Nov. 26, 2006
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