Memorare Army - Operation Heaven Storm

On August 22, 2014, Fr. Robert Matya commissioned the UNL Newman Center Memorare Army. This Army was formed to offer thousands of prayers dedicated to our Holy Mother for the successful completion of the Newman Center's new church. Within a month, members of the Memorare Army prayed a total of 283098 Memorares and the new church was finished.

Then, on January 19, 2015, Fr. Matya announced the Army's newest campaign:Operation Heaven Storm. Called to "storm Heaven with prayers", the Army plans to pray 250000 Memorares offered for the operating costs and construction debt of the new church.

To join our students in this effort visit our student webpage



Kalyn's Story

"When my days are challenging or when they are exciting, fun, and interesting my faith is with me. Without my faith I would be lost in this great big world. I would be isolated and would not be able to do anything or get through anything. I use my faith throughout my day whether it is by myself or with people. I even pray when there is people around because I don’t care if they mock me or make fun of me because this is who I am, and am just a college student trying to get through the challenging tasks that go along with being a college student. My faith has probably been the strongest that it has ever been since I have gone to college. College is challenging and I have been really homesick and depressed because I am away from my home and the people that I love so much. The only way I get through it is with God." 

               - Kalyn, Freshmen at UNL 

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Newman Institute

The Newman Institute is a partnership of the St. Gregory the Great Seminary with the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  The Fall lecture series offers lectures open to the public at no charge to introduce people to the Newman Institute.  A pilot course is being planned for the Spring Semester 2016.  More courses are being planned for the Fall semester 2016.  The plan is to offer two courses each semester for two years, so that anyone Freshmen to Senior may take the courses.  At first courses will be offered to undergraduates in Lincoln, who can take courses offered by the Newman Institute and the Newman Center on campus. Students can apply the credit from the courses to their degrees at the University of Nebraska, or at other institutions. 

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Mug Club

The Mug Club was started as a way to daily remind our supporters of the critical impact they are having here at the Newman Center.  Our hope was that each morning as our Mug Club members sip their java, they would be reminded of the life-changing ministries taking place at the Newman Center and that their monthly gift is helping students to personally encounter Jesus Christ. 

If you are inspired by the live (really eternities) being changed at the Newman Center, we invite you to join our Mug Club.

Sign-up TODAY for your monthly gift of $20, $50, or even $100 or more and enjoy a heart warming way to support the Newman Center! 

We would love to get one of these great mugs into your hands! 

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Expansion Success

The Newman Center – St. Thomas Aquinas Church’s ministries continue to experience amazing results, both in the number of students involved and the impact they have in the lives of today’s Catholic college students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Students, parents and other guests have all responded overwhelmingly in favor of the newly constructed Gothic-style church, with its striking artistic finishes and its remarkable acoustics.  The church was envisioned to inspire a deeper, spiritual reflection – a dialogue with Christ – and by all measures, it appears that is happening. 

The most inspiring and beautiful part of our expansion project is found with our students and the impact it’s already having in so many lives!  During our first Sunday of the semester, we had over 800 students in attendance at one Mass alone!  The church was overflowing with enthusiastic young people, eager to learn and grow in their Catholic Faith.  These numbers were unfathomable with the old, 300-seat church.  With four Masses offered every Sunday, our total attendance is already exceeding 2,000 students each weekend! 


A Flourishing Center of Catholic Ministry at the University of Nebraska

The Newman Center, St. Thomas Aquinas Church at UNL is a dedicated Catholic campus ministry in Lincoln, Nebraska. We put the celebration of the Sacraments at the forefront of our mission. Through formal dances each semester, serving on the student board, attending our weekly Community Nights, or participating in one of our championship intramural teams, students can meet peers with similar morals and values, all while having a great time. We are blessed to have such a strong group of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) Missionaries at the Newman Center.  Their focus is leading bible studies, teaching students to lead bible studies, discipleship, and spiritual multiplication. We nurture a growing Catholic community among college students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students have a variety of opportunities to be of service to the elderly, mentally challenged, unborn and impoverished within our own community, across the country and around the world.

Weekend-long retreats are offered each semester and individual spiritual direction and vocational discernment are available for all students.

Welcome to The Newman Center.

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Mass Times

>Sunday; 10:00am, 11:30am, 5:30pm, 11:00pm
>Monday - Thursday; 5:30pm, 10:00pm
>Friday; 12:00pm, 5:30pm
>Saturday; 8:00am, 12:00pm