Spiritual Life MINISTRY
Newman Center 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.
No Sunday Mass during 3 day weekends.
Holy Days of Obligation
If the Holy Day of Obligation is observed during the week DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR, mass is celebrated at the Catholic Campus Ministry. To verify the mass time, send an email to Alanna, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Newman Center is open 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., seven 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