Newman Center / St. Mark Campus Ministry
A ministry of St. Mark parish; the Newman Center serves the students and faculty of Eastern Kentucky University. The dedicated facility is conveniently located on the edge of campus right next to Walters Hall accessible from both University Drive and Kit Carson Drive.
Every Sunday evening when school is in session, Mass is celebrated under the leadership of the pastor, Father Tom Farrell. A dedicated full time director is on staff with regular office hours to serve the students of E.K.U. and the Youth of St. Mark parish. The Newman Center is open convenient hours to be available to the college students. The facility features a t.v. lounge with game systems, a study room with a desktop computer, secured wireless internet, a kitchen for those students that enjoy cooking, a dedicated Eucharistic Chapel and most of all – a dedicated place for students to come and be among others of the same Catholic faith.
Our Campus Ministry is quite unique in that it is truly dedicated to our college students. 90% of our mass attendees are student and ALL of our ministries are student led.
Celebration of Sunday Mass, 5:00 p.m.
Only during the EKU academic year.
Eucharistic Adoration, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Night Prayer at 9:55 p.m.
Catholicism 101, 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the lounge of the C.C.M.
An opportunity to gather with your peers (Catholics and non-Catholics) and rediscover our Catholic Faith. Discuss and rediscover general Catechesis such as “Why do we have to go to mass every Sunday?” to some of the hot button topics that students may be confronted with on the campus of a public university. Open discussions, guest speakers, often FREE food.
Holy Days of Obligation
If the Holy Day of Obligation is observed during the week DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR, mass is celebrated at 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Campus Ministry.
The Newman Center is open 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., sever days a week when E.K.U. is in session for the spring and fall.
We also offer/participate in a number of other activities and event including:
Catholic Bible Studies
St. Mark Parish Picnic
Monthly FREE Sunday Suppers
Parish Outreach Programs
Opportunities to volunteer at St. Mark School
Annual Midnight Mass
Movie Nights & Game Nights
Bonn fires / fall outings
Keep in constant contact with the C.C.M. through Facebook.
Catholic Campus Ministry of St. Mark/Richmond, KY
Campus Minister – Alanna Sininger
Alanna serves as both the Campus Ministry and Youth Ministries Director.
Contact the Newman Center at 859-623-2989 ext 6.