The celebration of the Mass is the source and summit of the Catholic faith. This Liturgical Celebration is the center of all that we do at Newman Catholic. Student Mass is celebrated every Sunday at Saint Patrick's Pro-Cathedral at 7 PM.
“When you pray, you speak with God. When you read, God speaks to you.” - St. Cyprian
Lectio Divina means "divine or sacred reading." Another way of saying it is that it is a "prayerful reading of Scripture." It is a 2000 year old spiritual and traditional way of attentively listening and prayerfully talking with God through Scripture. It involves mediating on a passage of the Bible, preferably the Gospel of the Day. It, however, is not the same as a Bible Study where one seeks to interpret the sacred text through analysis. In fact, Lectio is about encountering God in His word. This ancient practice helps us fall in love with Jesus, our Lord, the Living Word, who speaks to us in and through Scripture. Thus, Lectio Divina allows us to invite the Word to become a transforming lens that brings the events of daily living into focus so that we can come to live more deeply and find the presence of God more readily in the events of each day.
"When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries." - St. Josemaría Escrivá
Every Monday night, from 7 - 7:30 PM, we all gather together at the Chapel of the Holy Family at the Newman Catholic Center to pray together in the presence of God. This serves as the first part of our weekly "Newman Night."
If you are a musician interested in singing/playing at Adoration every week, please get in touch with us!
"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome
If we want to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, then we must dive deep into His Word - Sacred Scripture. It is here where the "ever ancient" becomes "ever new." Bible Study is offered every Wednesday night at 7 PM at NJIT CKB. Our first series will be on Salvation History.
friary Soup Kitchen
Every Tuesday, from 10 AM - 2 PM, a group of students heads over to the Most Blessed Sacrament Friary in Newark, home of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, for a St. Martin de Porres Community Luncheon. Here, students have the opportunity to pray Lectio Divina with the Friars and members of the local community. Afterwards, there is an opportunity to help serve food, engage in fellowship with those who are less fortunate, and clean.
ST. JOHN'S Soup Kitchen
We are blessed at Newman Catholic to be connected to the apostolic mission of Saint Patrick's Pro-Cathedral and Saint John's, whose mission is to work with the poor & homeless, and to evangelize. One of the ways in which Saint John's carries out this critical work is by operating a soup kitchen in the heart of Downtown Newark. Everyday, from Tuesday to Saturday, many hungry Newarkers walk through the doors of their Soup Kitchen. They come to get a warm nutritious meal, and companionship. We volunteer by greeting guests, cooking, serving food, and cleaning. One of the most important things we do is treat the guests with dignity and respect. Sign up and make a difference today! Click here for more info.
Location: Saint John's Church, 22 Mulberry Street Newark, NJ 07102-5202
This ministry focuses on spreading a holistic image of man through Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The Theology of the Body is a bold, biblical response to the sexual revolution of our society. It is a biblical anthropology on what it means to be human, encompassing every single aspect of Christianity. If you have a Body, the Theology of the Body is for you!
Through a variety of study groups and events, this group's aim is to minister to students by spreading the message of the Theology of the Body at Rutgers-Newark, NJIT, and Essex County College (and beyond)!
This group meets from 2:30 PM to 4 PM every Thursday at the Newman Center to read and discuss Saint John Paul II's teachings. Think of this like a book club meets small group! We will be discussing love, friendship, dating, marriage, sex, pornography, fertility, and other big topics! Though reading is not required, it would help the discussion.
This ministry series will begin by introducing and discussing Saint John Paul II and his life, Dr. Edward Sri's Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility, Christopher West's Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution, Revised Edition, and then we would dive in directly into the actual text (Man and Woman He Made Them: A Theology of the Body).
Extra Mile is the Homeless Outreach Ministry of Newman Catholic. This weekly program is a great opportunity to engage the homeless of Newark, who appreciate not only the food we bring, but also the fellowship we share with them. Extra Mile runs every Friday from 5:30 - 8 PM. For more information, click here.
“The danger nowadays is that people no longer know how to celebrate and eat together. (...) In order to create unity, to live as a body, we need to know how to take time over meals, to eat well ... We need to know how to tell stories, our own stories, and to laugh and sing together.” - Jean Vanier
Our weekly faith formation event is centered on Christian fellowship, building relationships, rest, recharge, and chill. We begin the night with Eucharistic Adoration (prayer before the Blessed Sacrament). Afterwards, we gather together for a meal, a talk, conversation, and we end with a short prayer.
If you are Catholic and want to learn the “why” of your faith, if you are non-Catholic and are just curious about Catholicism, or if you just want some free food, then you are welcome to join us and learn more about the Faith!
Every Monday night at 7 PM at the Newman Center. All college-age young adults are welcome to join us!
The Newman Café focuses on the intersection of the Catholic faith and the modern world. The goal is to further the intellectual formation of students and staff while challenging them to think broadly about our ancient tradition and how it plays a role in modern society and our daily lives. Therefore, once a month, we bring in a guest speaker to help us learn how to incorporate our faith into our daily lives - in various contexts. Dates and speakers to be announced.
Catholic Intercollegiate Adoration (CIA) is a monthly night of Adoration, praise & worship, and Confession that brings all the Catholic Campus Ministries in the Archdiocese of Newark together. Each month, CIA is done on a different campus. To see when the next CIA is, check out our EVENTS tab.
Theology on Tap (TOT) a forum to encounter Truth and Beauty over a pint with friends! These popular monthly gatherings feature thought provoking speakers addressing questions fundamental to the hungers of the human heart.
Every year, in November, we get together with the other Catholic Campus Ministries in the Archdiocese of Newark for an Intercollegiate Retreat. There will be other opportunities to go on retreat as well, just with our ministry and with other young adults from around the Archdiocese.