The staff of St. Thomas More Newman Center, the student peer ministers, the Newman Student Leadership Team and the FOCUS team gathered at St. Benedict Lodge in McKenzie Bridge this fall to prepare for the new year at the University of Oregon. (Courtesy St. Thomas More Newman Center)
The staff of St. Thomas More Newman Center, the student peer ministers, the Newman Student Leadership Team and the FOCUS team gathered at St. Benedict Lodge in McKenzie Bridge this fall to prepare for the new year at the University of Oregon. (Courtesy St. Thomas More Newman Center)

MCKENZIE BRIDGE — The staff of St. Thomas More Newman Center, the student peer ministers, the Newman Student Leadership Team and the FOCUS team gathered at St. Benedict Lodge here this fall. The gathering included a retreat in preparation for a new year at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The weekend before classes began kicked off with a UO Flock Party mixer at the Newman Center — complete with selfies with a Pope Francis life-size photo, a Ducks football watch party, student Mass and a shave ice social.