Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at UMD

Our mission is to equip students to become lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ and His Church.

“I choose to give to Newman Catholic Campus Ministry because it brought me from a non-practicing Catholic to a Catholic who knows and loves their faith. I am now going to daily Mass and love learning more about my faith. I know the number of lives that Newman transforms each semester and I know that the money that I donate is being used to save souls. That is why I choose to donate to Newman.”
Mitch Woitalla, Class of 2012

Our Story...
The whole reason we exist is to bring the Gospel of Christ to every corner of life at UMD!  The Newman House is always open and students are encouraged to stop by at any time! We provide may opportunities for students to encounter Christ daily in the Sacraments, participation in RCIA and bibles studies, and a thriving Catholic community on the campus of UMD.  
We strive to give glory to God in all that we do!  Your support goes a long way in providing a Catholic campus ministry program to all the students of UMD.  Your support enables us to carry out this important ministry!

Through the years…

  • We have seen 11 men enter seminary
  • Six men and women have left to continue further discernment with religious communities.
  • Sunday Mass has expanded from one evening Mass on campus to both a morning and evening Mass with over 420 in attendance every week.
  • FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) is present on campus with four full time missionaries and over 150 students involved in Bible studies and discipleship.
  • Our online presence continues to grow with becoming the fastest growing Catholic website online. If you haven't yet done so, check out our newly updated website! 

Student Leadership Groups on Campus

  • 30 students missionaries
  • 10 students serving on our leadership team.
  • 31 musicians committed to our worship team.
  • 11 students on our prayer team.

bulldogCatholic Weekly Schedule & Events

Monday Rosary: 25 students gather every week to pray the rosary for the needs of our campus community.

Alpha: We are in our third year of Alpha and it continues to draw in students seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ.  The Alpha night gives students the opportunity to share a meal and discuss the bigger questions of life and faith at a deeper level.  This year we had 115 students in attendance every week.  

RCIA: Students interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith can join us  Tuesday nights as we study the teachings of the Catholic Church. This fall we have seen an explosion in the number of students attending RCIA, we have 84 people showing up either because they are interested in becoming Catholic or want to know more about the Catholic faith. 

Mass & Meal: Every Thursday night following our 5:30 pm Mass there is a meal provided to the students by the students.  We see a full chapel and house with about 80 students in attendance! 

Thank you for your continued support of Newman Catholic Campus Ministry! To find out more about our ministry check out our website at or download the bulldogCatholic App! 

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