The Catholic Newman Center
at The University of Nebraska-Kearney
The Catholic Newman Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney seeks
to follow the mission of Jesus Christ to draw all into union with God.
We do this through our community gathered in celebration of the Sacraments,
study, prayer, social events, and service. The Gospel informs our daily action
and moves us to reach out to all those in need. We are missionary disciples, joyfully
spreading the love of God in Truth and Charity to all we encounter.
NOTE: Mass times during the summer months are subject to change. Please refer to the Newman Center calendar of events for dates and times.
Sunday Mass Times: 9:30 am, 11 am and 7 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mass Times: 5:15 pm (with Evening Prayer)
Wednesday Mass Times: 10 pm
Saturday Mass Times: 9 am
Sunday: 8-9:25 am, 10:30-10:50 am and 6-6:45 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 4:45-5:10 pm
Wednesday: 8:30-9:50 pm
Saturday: 8-8:45 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Tuesday 6 am - Wednesday Mass.
Watch our Social Media, Bulletin, Announcements, and Calendar for times to say in common the rosary, Stations of the Cross, and various novenas.
The above times are subject to change for the summer and winter break.
Student Leadership Council
The head of the Student Leadership Council who helps to coordinate daily life at the Newman Center.
To grow in faith and knowledge in the community of Christ and to gain a deeper understanding of the one true faith.
INTERIOR & SACRAMENTAL LIFE
Dedicated to fostering the growth of individuals and the Newman Center Community through prayer, and the celebration of the sacraments. Our aim is to grow together and support each other through prayer and the sacraments on the Journey to our eternal home.
To connect and Invite all to Christ.
Strive to form a fun and welcoming environment for students of all ages. We keep a positive attitude before, during, and after each event we hold. We reach out to a diverse group by hosting multiple events each month. Our biggest goal is to provide a fun, active, and loving community for each student growing in their faith
To communicate information about activities and serving opportunities within the St. James, Prince of Peace and Newman Center parishes. By collaborating between these three parishes, we can spread Christ's love to the Catholic community of Kearney.
BUILDING & MAINTENANCE
To maintain an orderly and safe environment for the development of community based on faith.
To provide an inviting and supporting environment for our brothers and sisters in Christ and in Greek Life.
RETREATS & VOCATIONS
To provide opportunities for spiritual growth through retreats in order to provide more time for prayer and contemplation, which can deepen one's relationship with Christ. We will also provide opportunities for discovery in vocation and encourage students to discern God's will in their lives. We will strive to do as Jesus said in Mark 6:30, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile."
To provide opportunities to express our servitude as God's people.
To provide delicious sustenance to the people of Newman so they have the energy to carry on their mission in life whether it be school or serving the Lord.
To bring together and unite the diverse practice of the Catholic faith from among many cultures found throughout the Americas so that Catholics, no matter where they are from, feel at home at the Newman Center.
REGINA CAELI LAETARE
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
What is FOCUS? Fellowship of Catholic University Students
A heart that has encountered Jesus is a heart changed forever. Someone who knows Christ knows that life can never be the same without Him. It is He Who gives meaning to our lives, purpose to our gifts and direction to our desires. And those who have met Him desire nothing more than to share Him with the rest of the world.
Each of us is called to share Jesus Christ no matter where we are. FOCUS missionaries answer that call by going to college and university campuses across the country, giving freely and joyfully of themselves to invite students onto the journey to Christ’s Kingdom.
Partnering with chaplains and campus ministers, FOCUS missionaries go out to colleges and universities to meet students where they are: in the dorms, on the field, at the student union and in every corner of campus. Through outreach events and one-on-one conversations, students make meaningful connections with members of Christ’s body — growing in friendships, sharing life and coming together in authentic community.
Through Bible studies, prayer, sacraments, service opportunities, mission trips and national conferences, missionaries invest deeply in students’ lives and build them up in the knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, sharing with them the joy of the gospel.
By building students in faith, missionaries also raise up students to become leaders in evangelization, teaching them how to serve as missionary disciples and to lead others to Christ.