Newman Center Phone-A-Thon
to Mar 10

Newman Center Phone-A-Thon


Every year, the Newman Center is able to offer opportunities to students that can be life-changing! We often don’t consider that all we do–community nights, classes, pro-life activities, mission trips, FOCUS, and the daily Sacraments offered, turn the lights on, have toilet paper, have wifi–all cost money to make available.

If you've benefitted from the Newman Center, we ask you to consider being part of our annual student fundraiser beginning Feb. 17th. 100% of our parishioners are college students that can’t always give money, but can donate time instead! We really need you!


Feb. 17th-March 3 and March 10, student volunteers gather in the Newman Center basement to call people to tell them about the awesome things going on at Newman and ask for a donation. Everyone we call has a previous connection to Newman and many are expecting our call! We’ll give you a phone, script, drinks, fresh-baked cookies, games, and prizes for getting donations! Some prizes are based on hours volunteered (pictured above).


Sign up for shifts online via the button below or on the big boards floating around Newman. Lists will be consolidated, no need to sign up both places. Then, simply show up to your shift!


Gather 5 friends and compete against other teams to win cool prizes including dinner in the rectory (grand prize), out to eat with the priests, or a trip to the dairy store. Forms are at the front desk now, due Feb. 17th.

PRIZES 1st Place: Dinner in the Rectory with Fr. Matya and Fr. Mills!!! • 2nd Place: Out to eat with a cool priest (or two) • 3rd Place: A trip for a treat at the infamous Dairy Store

BONUS MONEY will be added to your final team total if:

  • You return the form (found at the front desk) by February 4th and every team member has signed up for at least two shifts: $1,000 BONUS

  • You return this form by February 11th and every team member has signed up for at least two shifts: $500 BONUS­

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The Newman Center is participating in #GivingTuesday again this year! Will you help us reach our $3,000 goal by making a donation between the hours of 12:00am and 11:59pm on November 27, 2018?

More about #GivingTuesday:

Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (November 27) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Prayer is the truly the most cherished gift you can give to the Newman Center. First and foremost on this #GivingTuesday, we want to ask for your prayers.

Please pray for all the students who walk through the doors of the Newman Center this year. Please pray for our staff whose dedicated talents make our ministries to thousands of young seekers possible. Please pray for Father Matya and Father Mills who work seven days a week aiding students on their journey toward God. We know that not all have the ability to give large monetary donations of support, but we all have time right now to lift each other up in prayer!

We want to pray for you this #GivingTuesday, too. The Newman Center’s staff holy hour this morning is dedicated to your intentions. Please message us any specific intentions for which we can pray! 

Can I make a #GivingTuesday donation before Nov. 27?
Yes! Though we encourage donations to be submitted on that day, we gladly accept #GivingTuesday donations via the button above any time leading up to the event.

What is #MyGivingStory?
We want to hear why you give to the Newman Center! On the donation page above, please take a few moments to share the good, the inspiring, and the hopeful that prompted your donation.

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Koinonia Retreat
to Nov 4

Koinonia Retreat

  • Gene Eppley Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join the Newman community for an incredible retreat focused on community and growing in faith together. The Koinonia retreat includes speakers, group time, daily Mass and LOTS of surprises. Join us for the 36th Koinonia retreat!

The retreat lasts from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon at the Gene Eppley Camp, about 1 hour away from the Newman Center.

Registration Closed

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Nacho Average BBQ
to Aug 24

Nacho Average BBQ

Join us for the first Thursday Night 10pm Mass of the year, followed by our first community night, Nacho Average BBQ! Stop out after Mass for games, music, and, especially, free nachos! Come to meet some new people and renew old friendships as well. Did I mention it's all free?! Hope to see you there!

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Give To Lincoln Day!
12:00 AM00:00

Give To Lincoln Day!


Again this year, the Newman Center is participating in the Lincoln-wide non-profit fundraising event on May 31, 2018! Give a donation of any amount on this day, and your donation will be increased by a pool of matching gift funds through the Lincoln Community Foundation. In addition, some friends of the Newman Center have committed to an internal match! In other words, your online or in-person donations go so much further on May 31! 


Give to Lincoln Day is a 24-hour event that encourages everyone to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations through a single online giving platform on May 31. Give to Lincoln Day is coordinated by Lincoln Community Foundation, in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. Every donation given makes a bigger impact because nonprofits also get a proportional share of a $400,000 challenge match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and the sponsors listed on their site.

Starting May 1st, 2018, and ending May 31st, 2018, visit the page below to make your Give to Lincoln Day donation!


Cash and check donations before May 31 MUST be given (or mailed) directly to the Newman Center at 320 N 16th St., Lincoln, NE 68521 and must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, May 30th. Checks must be written to “Lincoln Community Foundation” with "Newman Center" specified in the memo line.

Donations may also be made in person on May 31 by cash or check at one of the three donation stations listed below:

  • Lincoln Community Foundation office, 215 Centennial Mall South, from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tower Square, 13th & P Streets, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • West Gate Bank, 6003 Old Cheney Road, 9:00am to 4:00pm

LCF will charge the same 2.9% fee as Firespring Foundation charges to online gifts. Fees received from offline gifts are directed to community grants for local nonprofits. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. Complete details may be found here

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Golf 'Fore!' the Newman Center Tournament
10:00 AM10:00

Golf 'Fore!' the Newman Center Tournament

Golf ‘Fore!’ the Newman Center is simply about enjoying the experience of a premier golf course without the crowds, the rush or the need for cash.  You deserve it.  And so do the students at the Newman Center who you are supporting. 

Please note: General team registration (if there is additional room available) will open April 19th at 8am. Until that date, sponsorship opportunities are available. 

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to Apr 7


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Join the UNL Newman Center as we help bring people to an encounter with Jesus. Nightfever is a beautiful evening in which all are welcome to come in, light a candle, and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament. 

There will be praise and worship music, priests hearing Confessions, and prayer teams available for those who would like to pray with someone. 

Students: FOCUS will oversee street teams that go out to find others to invite into our church. If you’d like to be on a street team, stay tuned for announcements about an upcoming training session!

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