We miss having visitors from other parishes for Mass, but for the time being due to space shortages, Mass is reserved for students, and UNO faculty and staff.
We welcome all college students in Omaha to join this dynamic parish community. Come hang out, study, grab a cup of coffee and meet new friends. Join us for fun social events, liturgy, small group studies, and more.
Newman Hall is home to 160 college students from several different colleges in Omaha. Our apartment-style dorms are located near the heart of Aksarben near UNO and the College of Saint Mary. We offer both 9-month and 12-month lease options.
I was introduced to the JPII Newman Center my freshman year of college by some of my teammates at College of Saint Mary. Instantly I knew this Newman Center was a place that was welcoming. There is always something happening at the Newman Center, whether that is Mass, Bible Study/small groups, speakers, cornhole, spikeball, and everyone was so welcoming to me that I felt at home.
- Bekah Honner, College of Saint Mary Student and JPII Newman Resident
The community here at The Newman Center set a fire inside me to grow and share my faith on and off campus. My personal experience here surrounded by community is priceless and is a gift I want EVERY college student to experience.
- Jet Parnoble, UNO Student and JPII Newman Resident
The Newman Center also provides a space for students to grow in authentic friendship, something I have understood the importance of and truly loved ever since moving here. There are always people around to talk to which makes our home more inviting, another thing I found very comforting when I first moved here.
- Hannah Rodricks, UNO Student and JPII Newman Resident Assistant
At JPII Newman, I was welcomed by a vibrant community of young and devote Catholics. I met so many college students who were fun and genuine individuals with a great desire for holiness. These friends, our missionaries, and the priests at Newman encouraged me to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ, particularly through daily prayer in front of the Eucharist. In prayer, I began to feel a deep love for the Church and to consider more seriously what the Lord's plan for my life might be. Over time, I became more aware of a persistent call to enter seminary to further discern a vocation to the priesthood.
- Mike Figura, JPII Alum and Seminarian
Not only was I able to live out my faith along with young adults my age, but meet some of my best friends today. Having the opportunity to participate in daily mass, adoration, bible studies and fellowship is something that cannot be found anywhere else.
- Brandon Hernandez, UNO Student and JPII Newman Resident