Nebraska Walk for Life
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Nebraska Walk for Life

The 44th annual Nebraska Walk for Life will be held Saturday, January 27th starting at 10:00 a.m. on the North side of the State Capitol in Lincoln, After a brief program at the Capitol, attendees will march 7 blocks to the indoor venue at the UNL Student Union at 14th & R Sts. Inside the Union will be food, hot drinks and information tables.

The Keynote Speaker (approximately 11:45 a.m.) is Ann McElhinney. author and producer of the book and movie, "Gosnell" about Philadelphia's late term abortionist Kermit Gosnell & his life sentence to prison on infanticide, killing infants after delivery.

The event will conclude by 1:00 p.m. (Baked goods will be accepted on the South side of the Union starting at 8:00 a.m. and by prior arrangement the day before the Walk.

Parking available around the Captitol and at downtown meters and parking garages. Dress warmly and come to this family friendly event to stand up for Life!) For more information contact: Nebraska Right to Life, nebraskartl@gmail.com or call 402-318-8291

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Newman Center Phone-A-Thon
Feb
18
to Mar 4

Newman Center Phone-A-Thon

Phone-A-Thon, the Newman Center's annual student fundraiser, is Feb. 18 - Mar. 4! Money raised helps keep our FOCUS missionaries here, it pays to keep the lights on, and it pays for hosts for communion. We can't get through the year without it!

On these days, student volunteers make calls to people to tell them about how awesome the Newman Center is and ask for a donation. Everyone we call has a connection to the Newman Center already and many are expecting our call! There are great prizes, a team competition and fresh-baked cookies!

Check back soon for info on how to sign up!

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Koinonia Retreat
Mar
9
to Mar 11

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. This retreat has happened each semester for the last 34 semesters!

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

Sign up is here!!!

  1. Go to the Newman Center donate page: this link

  2. Select (from the drop down menu): Student Koinonia Retreat Payment

  3. Select "Retreat Participant" and fill in all of your information

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Spring Break Mission: Missionaries of Charity, Chicago
Mar
16
to Mar 21

Spring Break Mission: Missionaries of Charity, Chicago

  • Missionaries of Charity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be staying with the sisters helping them serve the homeless. This involves working in their soup kitchen, visiting with the women in their shelter, and distributing meals to the homeless. You will also have an opportunity to pray alongside the sisters and really get a taste of how Mother Teresa lived!

The $250 fee covers all food, travel, insurance, and lodging expenses for the trip. Feel free to Contact Morgan or Mary Claire with any further questions!

Morgan Hamling: mhamling26@hotmail.com

Mary Claire Peterson: maryclairepeterson@gmail.com

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Spring Break Mission: St. Bonaventure Mission School, Thoreau, New Mexico
Mar
16
to Mar 24

Spring Break Mission: St. Bonaventure Mission School, Thoreau, New Mexico

  • St. Bonaventure Indian Mission School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In New Mexico we get the chance to work in a mission school. This will involve playing with the children and helping out with any current needs of the school. For more information about this mission school and who we will be serving, check out the link below.

http://www.stbonaventuremission.org

The $250 fee covers all food, travel, insurance, and lodging expenses for the trip. Feel free to Contact Morgan or Mary Claire with any further questions!

Morgan Hamling: mhamling26@hotmail.com

Mary Claire Peterson: maryclairepeterson@gmail.com

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Spring Break Mission: Little Sisters of the Poor, Kansas City
Mar
17
to Mar 21

Spring Break Mission: Little Sisters of the Poor, Kansas City

This trip is an opportunity to help the sisters in their mission to offer the neediest elderly a home where they will be welcomed, as Christ, cared for as family, and accompanied with dignity. The sisters also requested that we assist them with yard work and preparations for various events. **Women Only**

http://www.littlesistersofthepoorkansascity.org/our-home/

The $250 fee covers all food, travel, insurance, and lodging expenses for the trip. Feel free to Contact Morgan or Mary Claire with any further questions!

Morgan Hamling: mhamling26@hotmail.com

Mary Claire Peterson: maryclairepeterson@gmail.com

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Community Night: Irish Pub!
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Community Night: Irish Pub!

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Enjoy Rosary Hall turned Irish pub with mates you missed so dearly over holiday, indulge in hot potato soup and a keg of rootbeer, listen to some Irish jigs, and play a good game of Irish switch. It'll be a cozy time. Come down following the 10pm Mass. See you there!

Welcome back and thanks for all you do from the Newman Center Development Crew --- Jude, Keri, Drew, and Molli

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Carole Fest: A Concert Benefit for Gianna Women's Homes
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Carole Fest: A Concert Benefit for Gianna Women's Homes

On Sunday, December 10th, 2017, Catholic Social Services will present Carole Fest, A Benefit for St. Gianna Women's Homes. Area Catholic choirs will perform Advent and Christmas songs of the season in the beautiful setting of St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the campus of UNL. The afternoon will also include a raffle drawing and refreshments following the concert.

The concert is $10 per person or $25 per family and begins at 2pm. See you there! 

About St. Gianna: In the Spring of 2011, we opened on a new 24 apartment unit which is sorely needed for victims of domestic violence and those escaping abortion. This is in addition to the existing three bedroom home we already have. Collectively, this program is called St. Gianna Women’s Homes. We now have the capability to provide a safe place for over 100 women and children. Though it will serve women of all faiths in the Diocese of Lincoln, St. Gianna Women’s Homes will not make any recommendations or referrals contrary to the Catholic faith and is staffed by the Marian Sisters.

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#GivingTuesday
Nov
28
12:00 AM00:00

#GivingTuesday

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The Newman Center is participating in #GivingTuesday again this year! Please consider making a donation between the hours of 12:00am and 11:59pm on November 28, 2017. 

How to Give on 11/28: 

  1. Click the button below
  2. Select prompt: "other", fund: "community and fellowship ministries", & fill out your info
  3. Mention "#GivingTuesday" in the comments
  4. That's it! Your donation will go to our community-focused ministries!

More about #GivingTuesday:

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

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (November 28) 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 7 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! 

100% of this year's donations for #GivingTuesday this year will go to help build community at the Newman Center through our community night ministry. Each Thursday following the 10pm Mass, students are invited to a themed night, which feature student testimonials, group games, snacks, and Christ-centered conversation. Many of our students say that going to one of these events was their initial invitation into the Newman Center community, which they now consider a second family!

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Koinonia Retreat
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Koinonia Retreat

Come join the Newman community for an incredible retreat focused on community and growing in faith together. Check out the testimonial video below!

Sign up is here!!!

  1. Go to the Newman Center donate page: this link

  2. Select (from the drop down menu): Student Koinonia Retreat Payment

  3. Select "Retreat Participant" and fill in all of your information

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Homecoming Festivities
Sep
17
to Sep 23

Homecoming Festivities

The Newman Center is participating and competing in UNL's homecoming week festivities! The Facebook event will give you details of when we need help preparing for and participating in homecoming week!

Schedule of events:
Sept 13 - Banner Judging
Sept 17 - 5K Fun Run
Sept 18 - Huskers Have Talent
Sept 21 - Homecoming Concert
Sept 22 - Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally & Jester Competition
Sept 23 - Homecoming Football Game
*Blood Drive all week!

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Fully Known Community Night
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Fully Known Community Night

This year we will be starting Fully Known Nights, every first Thursday night after the 10pm Mass. The night will consist of a testimony given by a member of the Newman Center, and then time to get to know new people (also food, because food is always good). This will provide an opportunity to live out this years theme of Fully Known, Fully Loved. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come take the plunge into the Newman Center Community!

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Nacho Average BBQ
Aug
24
10:00 PM22:00

Nacho Average BBQ

Time to celebrate the first week of school with our first Community Night! Free nachos, pumpin' music, and games after 10pm Mass-what else could you want?! 100% guaranteed enjoyment, or we will refund your free nachos. Invite your friends, or come make new friends, so you can invite them to other things. It's a win-win.

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