"To pray for one another is an act of charity." -Blessed John Henry Newman

The most important way you can contribute to lives being changed through the Newman Center is through prayer. We graciously ask if you will join us in praying for the Newman Center and our students. 


Capital Campaign Prayer

The staff at the Newman Center prays our capital campaign prayer together weekly. We warmly invite you to join us!

Gracious God, We thank You for the precious gift of life sent through our doors at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and the Newman Center. Grant us, A mind that knows Your Wisdom, and a heart that speaks with Your Love, So that we may serve as You deserve to be served, Work without seeking rest, Give without counting the cost, And inspire wisdom and love in the flock that You have placed in our care. We thank You, Lord, for the generous supporters You have sent to us. We know it is through their love for You and Your students that our works may be accomplished, So that every life will be filled with the grace that propels us to Your embrace. Amen.

Memorare Army

On August 22, 2014, Father Robert Matya commissioned the UNL Newman Center Memorare Army. This Army was formed to offer thousands of prayers dedicated to our Holy Mother for the successful completion of the Newman Center's new church. Within a month, members of the Memorare Army prayed a total of 283,098 Memorares. By January of the following school year, the church doors were opened for the first time.

That same month, Father Matya announced the Army's newest campaign: Operation Heaven Storm. Called to "storm Heaven with prayers", the Army plans to pray 250,000 Memorares offered for the operating costs and construction debt of the new church.

To join our students in this effort, let us know the number of Memoraries you have committed to pray by emailing us.