Upcoming Events

Certain regular events are not included here. See the full calendar for a complete listing.

Daily Readings


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a program for those who want to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church (receive Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist). It is also a program for those who have completed part of their initiation, but still lack catechesis (formation in Church doctrine). Those who are interested in the Adult Confirmation Program, these classes will start in the Spring Semester 2016. The R.C.I.A. Class will begin in the Fall Semester 2015. The following documents are required and must be promptly provided to the Catholic Newman Center. There are no exceptions to these documents. Baptismal Certificate with the complete mailing address issued within six months from the Catholic Church of your baptism, with any sacramental notations listed on the back. Proof of baptism (certificate of baptism or letter from minister or witness) is needed for a baptized non~Catholic. A copy of your Birth Certificate is also required. We are also seeking sponsors (spiritual companions) for those who are preparing to receive the sacraments this year. Sponsors must be practicing Catholics who are willing to commit to accompanying a candidate or catechumen on their faith journey. If you are interested in becoming Catholic, being Confirmed, or in being a sponsor for one of these individuals, please contact Fr. John Paul Bolger, C.C., at jp3ccnewman [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Rediscovering the Faith

 REDISCOVERING THE FAITH ~ If you've been away from the practice of the Catholic faith for a while, we have some ideas to help you come back.

Welcome. Have you been away from the Church? Are you thinking about coming back? Do you know someone who wants to come home to the Catholic Church, but is struggling with their faith? Maybe you or someone you know has experienced one of these thoughts:

I grew up Catholic, but for some reason I just sort of stopped going to Church…

I just moved to a new city, I tried going to a couple different parishes, but I never really felt welcomed...

After my marriage ended, I felt uncomfortable around my family, friends and parish…

I just don't understand why the Church teaches what it does! Some teachings seem so outdated…

I tried to contact my parish about getting married but no one got back to me…

If you have experienced one of these situations or thoughts you are not alone. The Church wants you to know that you are a child of God, called by name, precious in his eyes and loved by him (Is. 43:1,4). The Church also wants you to know that you are missed. When one member of the Body of Christ suffers, the entire Body of the Church suffers.

This website contains resources to help you rediscover the faith and answer questions about the Church and Church teachings. We invite you to explore this site and contact your local parish.



We gather to worship and we are always looking for volunteers to help make our celebrations the high point of our day or week. We are looking for the following:

  • Altar Server: Male and female students are invited to assist the priest at Mass. Altar servers make sure that all of the elements needed for Mass are prepared before our celebration and assist the priest during the celebration. After Mass the acolytes make sure that everything is put away. Altar servers are needed especially for Sunday celebrations.
  • Choir, Instrumentalists and Cantor: To paraphrase St. Augustine: “He who sings well, prays twice.” Students with a gift for and interest in helping the assembled community to sing during the Mass are most welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled before and after Mass or as needed.
  • Ministers of Hospitality: Ministers of hospitality are ready to serve as needs arise. They help to seat those who arrive for Mass, take up the weekly collection, assist the offertory procession and help pass out information (i.e. bulletins, announcements, etc.).
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: This ministry is for fully initiated Catholics (those who have received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). In the absence of the ordinary ministers (priest or deacon) they serve as ministers of communion distributing the Body and Blood of our Lord to those who come forward to receive Holy Communion. The Extraordinary Minister of Communion must be invited by the priest and formally commissioned.