Events at Newman this Week

Monday, October 16 at 5 pm – Dinner in the Dining Hall at New Hall
Join our Newman priests & fellow students for dinner, great conversation, prayer, and good times! Meet at Newman at 4:45 pm or in the Residence Hall Lobby at 5 pm.

Wednesday, October 18 from 8 to 10 pm – Spirit and Life
We will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Scripture readings, praise & worship music and quiet prayer and reflection.  Confession is available at 8:30 pm. The evening concludes with 9 pm Mass.

Thursday, October 19, beginning at 5 pm – Cooking for Hope Haven
All college students are invited to join us in the Newman Kitchen. The basic schedule is as follows:
5 – Meet in Newman Kitchen to prepare/cook meal
6:45 – Transport meal (by carpool) to Hope Haven
7:00 – 8:00 – Serve the meal, eat with residents and help clean up
Come for all or part.  No experience is necessary. Just come with a willing heart and a servant’s spirit!


Upcoming Events at Newman Catholic

October 20th through the 22nd – NIK 42 College Retreat
Koinonia is a student led retreat experience found on many college campuses around the country. It provides a great opportunity to grow into a deeper relationship with Christ and the church. Students give talks and lead the discussions. There is also a great spirit of celebration and fun on the weekends as we experience community in Christ. Though the retreat is offered from a Catholic perspective, those from other denominations are welcome to attend. The cost is only $40.  Registration forms are available in the lobby or by contacting Denise Sanders at (815)787-7770 ext 23 or

Saturday, October 28 from 7 to 10 pm – Newman Halloween Party

Monday, October 30 at 7 pm – Catholic Hot Topics – Casper the Not So Friendly Ghost!


March For Life 2018
Join us for a pilgrimage to Washington DC for the March for LIFE!
Wednesday, January 17 through Sunday, January 21, 2018
Trip cost will be around $320 ($100 non-refundable deposit by Nov 1) Fundraising options are available.  We will be traveling with the Diocese of Rockford  and the trip includes round trip coach bus transportation, hotel lodging 2 nights, a few meals & participation in March for Life Events.
To register or for more information, please contact Denise Sanders at

Small Group Bible Study
Led by The Roman Huskies Mission Team and student leaders, small groups meet around campus on a weekly basis and provide a wonderful opportunity to grow in community and learn about scripture & the Catholic faith. If you haven’t had a chance to fill out an interest card, please contact Caroline Frame at as soon as possible.

RCIA & Adult Confirmation
Become Catholic or catch up on your Sacraments!
If you have never been Baptized, or were Baptized Catholic but never received First Communion or Confirmation….RCIA is for you!  The group will meet on Sunday mornings at 11:30am, beginning Sunday, September 24  Those who complete RCIA will receive the sacraments in April at the Easter Vigil Mass.
Come & See!  The first 5 gatherings are the “Inquiry Period.” For more information, please contact Kristina Riedelsperger at or call *815-787-7770 for more information.

Newman Catholic School Year Mass Schedule:
Saturdays at 4:30 pm

Sundays at 8 am, 10:15 am, 12 pm, and 9 pm

Newman Catholic Summer Mass Schedule:

Saturdays at 4:30 pm

Sundays at 8 am and 10:15 am

Calendar of Events

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  • NIK 42

  • NIK 42

  • NIK family

  • Dinner with the NIK family

  • NIK 41

  • NIK 42

  • NIK 41

  • Hope haven

  • Free Dinner

  • Orchard Trip

  • NIK 41

  • Welcome Week

  • Spirit and Life

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Bowling Night

  • Welcome Week

  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • NIK 41

  • NIK 41

  • NIK 41

  • welcome week events

  • tailgate

  • spirit and life

  • st maria goretti

  • BBQ

  • BBQ

  • Bishop Lane Retreat Center