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Our students are from all over the Omaha metro area and represent many different colleges and universities. All are invited to join us for social activities, liturgy, bible studies, or just to come and hang out in our beautiful common spaces. We also offer housing options to make the experience even more robust.

The JPII Newman Center provides these invaluable college experiences together in one great place:

  • Modern, apartment style housing
  • Common spaces for study, community and reflection
  • Ideal location along the scenic Keystone Trail
  • Serene space in the beautiful St. John Paul II Oratory
  • A community of students striving to live life to the fullest

Our Mission


Our patron, St. John Paul II, had a special love for young adults. He personally invested himself in their lives to foster in them a love of Christ and a life of committed discipleship.

In 1993, at World Youth Day in Denver, St. John Paul II reminded a generation of young people, many of whom have gone on to serve the Church today in the priesthood and in consecrated life, of Christ’s declaration: “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b).

The JPII Newman Center calls young people to live the abundant life embodied by our late, beloved Pontiff by offering and promoting what was vital to him:

  • A personal relationship with Christ leading to discipleship;
  • A love of the sacraments as privileged ways to encounter God;
  • The pursuit of authentic love as the foundation of relationships and community life;
  • A solid catechetical formation flowing from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition;
  • A deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, her spouse;
  • A life of personal, contemplative prayer, from which flows the discernment of one’s vocation, apostolic action and service to the poor; and
  • An appreciation of music, the arts and nature that opens us in wonder to the beauty of God.

Inspired by the witness of St. John Paul II, we are called to be bold, to be faithful, and to be not afraid.

Meet our Staff

Father Dan Andrews

Father Andrew Roza
Associate Pastor

Katie Winkler
Coordinator of Community Life

Lauren Hankes
Resident Manager

Susan Gnann
Director of Advancement

Renee Hendricks
Office Manager

Deacon Jim Keating
Catechist and Spiritual Director

Monica Hejkal
Apostolic Oblate

Michael Stevens
Music Coordinator

Meet our FOCUS Team


Alex Pandolfo
Team Director

Brian Couri
Campus Missionary

Morgan Heimes
Campus Missionary

Miranda Ketteler
Campus Missionary

Amber Klein
Campus Missionary

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This is your home away from home

Join the JPII Newman Community

By choosing to be involved at the JPII Newman Center, you are welcomed into an active social, academic and spiritual family.

From intramural teams to service trips, study groups and Bible studies, the JPII Newman Center is all about opportunity.

Students have the opportunity to lead programs, recruitment efforts, liturgical ministry and much more. While building leadership skills, students also build a lifelong community with others.

Daily and weekly Mass are held on-site in our beautiful St. John Paul II Oratory. Regularly scheduled events, speakers and activities provide endless opportunities to meet new people, be inspired and grow in your faith.

Get involved in the community in a variety of ways:

  • Come to Mass at the St. John Paul II Oratory
  • Join us for Community Night on Thursdays after 8:30p.m. Mass
  • Hang out in the outdoor courtyard or play SpikeBall on the lawn
  • Study in the Commons near the fireplace
  • Come to hear a great speaker
  • Enjoy prayer and meeting rooms
  • Join a Bible Study
  • Enjoy retreats and mission trips
  • Get involved in service programs

Parish Information

Mass Times

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Monday: 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 p.m.

Friday: 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.

Reconciliation is available 30 minutes before each Mass.

A Holy Hour with Eucharistic Exposition is offered each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday for one hour before the 5:30 Mass.

Occasionally there are changes to our scheduled Mass times. View our calendar for specific daily, weekly, and special Mass times.


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