As you begin your college journey, you want to find community and you want to find Christ. While you’re building your career and your faith, you want to find friends that will support you along the way. And you are looking for the right home, away from home.
The JPII Newman Center provides these invaluable college experiences together in one great place:
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:
Inspired by the witness of St. John Paul II, we are called to be bold, to be faithful, and to be not afraid.
Father Joe Taphorn
Pastor and Director
Father Jake Anderson
Father Andrew Roza
Coordinator of Community Life
Deacon Jim Keating
Catechist and Spiritual Director
Meet our FOCUS Team
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.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Monday: 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 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.