NEWMAN STUDENTS DO it all!
We welcome all students to the Newman Catholic Student Center Parish! And there are so many ways to become involved, serve, and grow in faith. For more information contact the Newman Student Ministry Coordinator.
Our goal is to make Newman's name more present on campus in order to make everyone feel welcome here! Some of our projects include intramural sports, giving out free food in the quad, and meeting with other faith organizations on campus through the Interfaith Council.
Catholic Carolina Night
CCN is a tasty home-cooked dinner served after 5:00 pm Mass every Wednesday night during the academic year in the Newman Activity Center. Only a few dollars per person, and free for First Year students. Anyone is welcome to come early and help cook!
UNC student leaders plan and direct service opportunities, retreats and whole community gatherings for Newman's children, families, and youth; as well as support catechists and classroom needs.
The hospitality ministry focuses on making every single member of the Newman family feel at home while they're here. Throughout the year, we enrich Newman with socials and events to build the community, as well as help coordinate the usher and greeter ministries.
Newman's liturgical ministry brings the love of Jesus to all students and parishioners by training readers, altar servers, and Eucharistic ministers for Masses, organizing Holy Hours, and assisting with the sacramental components of retreats.
The music ministry provides a wide variety of joy-filled compositions for Sunday Masses, Wednesday daily Mass, and special events. We welcome all types of voices and instruments - no experience necessary! When you share your talents and enthusiasm, you will feel God's love stronger than ever.
Retreats are a way for students to get off campus for a weekend and explore God in a deeper way. We offer one large retreat in the fall (Awakening), and several smaller retreats in the spring. Give us one weekend and we'll give you a faith experience you won't likely forget!
Small Faith Groups
The Faith Formation team is in charge of Small Faith Groups (SFGs) and oversees events and programs that work to develop and deepen students' faith. SFGs are made up of five to twelve students who meet once a week for about an hour to listen to and share thoughts on the upcoming Sunday Gospel. They are also a great way to meet new people at Newman and even to make some lifelong friendships.
Social Action includes all Alternative Break Trips and local service programs, and works with Newman's pastoral staff to write reflections for the trips and local service.
Social Justice and Service
Answering the Gospel's call to serve while following the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and growing in faith, Newman offers a number of local service options, alternative break trips, and other opportunities to serve the community throughout the year. We educate students through bulletin boards, discussion groups, and other programs; and work with the Chapel Hill community to organize events for justice, especially in the areas of food security, the environment, and refugee relocation.