Photos by Shelby Lubienski
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Photos by Shelby Lubienski

By KYRA DAHRING, Staff Reporter

Hidden behind trees on the north end of the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s campus is a Catholic campus ministry called the Gabriel Richard Catholic Newman Center.

In its secluded location, the ministry provides an escape from school and life to discover Christ.

“We have mass every day, bible study on Tuesdays, and community dinners on Wednesday,” said Father Anthony Fox.

One of several catholic ministry centers found at secular universities throughout the world, the GRC Newman Center opened at UM-Dearborn in May 2013 with Father Fox as its minister.

“This is an oasis during the hustle and bustle — in the middle of campus — where you can get away and chill,” said Fox. .

The GRC Newman center is a place that will support students in both their faith and studies. Fox said the center is here so students at UM-Dearborn and Henry Ford Community College can live a Catholic life on campus.

“We are here, and anyone is always welcome,” said Fox.

Go to the center’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/gabrielrichardcenter for more information.