Monthly Masses offered for Newman alumni, donors and benefactors

Aug 17, 2023
Mass in St. John's Chapel

Newman University is bringing back a special tradition that highlights its care and compassion for university alumni and donors.

One Mass per month will be designated to offer prayer for alumni and donors of the university. The first Thursday of each month will be the Mass for alumni and the first Friday of each month will be a Mass for donors and benefactors. September will be the first month of reestablishing this custom, with the donor Mass on Friday, Sept. 1, and the alumni Mass on Thursday, Sept. 7.

“The offering of the Mass is the greatest prayer of the Church and a special intention is offered at each Mass to lift those people up to God through this great prayer,” said Newman Chaplain Father Adam Grelinger. “Our alumni are part of our big Newman University family, so like any family, we want to pray for them that God will continue to bless and guide them.”

Alumni gather for Mass in St. John's Chapel during the 2023 All-Alumni Reunion.
Alumni gather for Mass in St. John’s Chapel during the 2023 All-Alumni Reunion.

Director of Mission Effectiveness Sister Therese Wetta, ASC, said, “Eucharist means ‘thanksgiving’ and by praying the Mass for our donors, we are expressing our gratitude for their financial support of Newman.”

In addition to these Masses, Newman will continue its practice of offering regular Masses and confession times.

Everyone is welcome to join for any Mass, confession or Adoration hours. Students can also enjoy Campus Ministry night every Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Living Room (lower level) to build a supportive faith community through games and formative activities.

Mass schedule:

Sunday 7 p.m.

Monday 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday-Friday 12:05 p.m.

Confession schedule:

Sunday 6 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.

Adoration schedule:

Tuesday 12:30-3 p.m.

Wednesday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Campus Ministry Night:

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Newman Campus Ministry

Every event and action of Campus Ministry — whether as big as attending a Catholic conference or as simple as praying or breaking bread together — aims to foster a supportive faith-based community here at Newman University.