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Give To Lincoln Day!
May
31
12:00 AM00:00

Give To Lincoln Day!

THE NEWMAN CENTER IS AN OFFICIAL PARTICIPANT IN 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! 

WHAT IS GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY? 

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!


CAN I GIVE OFFLINE OR IN PERSON?

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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Nightfever
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Nightfever

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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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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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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: 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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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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Newman Center Phone-A-Thon
Feb
18
to Mar 11

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. 18th. 100% of our parishioners are college students that can’t always give money, but can donate time instead! We really need you!

WHAT IS PHONE-A-THON

Beginning Feb. 18th and ending March 4 (catch up day on March 11), 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; this year’s prizes include: HuskerCatholic tech sticker sheet (6 hrs), HuskerCatholic socks (12 hrs), HuskerCatholic quarter-zip jacket (20 hrs), HuskerCatholic dri-duck jacket (25hrs).

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

Sign up for shifts online via the button below or (after Feb. 5) 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!


TEAM COMPETITION

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, a trip to the dairy store, or pizza for your team. Forms are at the front desk now, due Feb. 16th.

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 • 4th, 5th, and 6th Places: $25 gift card out to eat

BONUS MONEY will be added to your final team total by turning in this form by these dates: February 5th: add $1,000 to your final total • February 12th: add $500 to your final total • If each member signs up for 2 shifts by February 12th: add $500 to your final total

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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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