Welcome to the Newman Center!


We are the WIU Catholic Newman Center!  Serving students on Western Illinois’ campus since 1948, we are proud to offer mass, Adoration, Confession, as well as a number of other exciting events. 

Feel free to explore our website to find our weekly schedule, the latest sermons, and information on upcoming events.  We look forward to seeing you!

View our Fall 2021 Brochure

painting of Saint Francis of Assisi

Our Mission

The Newman Center’s mission is to support one another in growing and embracing the Catholic faith through hospitality, prayer, educational opportunities, and leadership within our community. The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center cultivates the Catholic faith through the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church based on namely 1)what we believe, 2) our worship, 3) moral life, and 4) prayer.

Our faith-based student center provides opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, and community service. It all boils down to living out Acts 2:42 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

Mass Times | Spring 2022

Confessions are available 30 minutes before every Mass.

Sunday: Mass, 12:00pm *Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes prior to Mass and Following Sunday Mass, a light brunch is served.

Sunday February 27th we will host an African Mass at 12:00pm. 

Tuesday: Mass, 5:00pm

Thursday: Mass, 5:00 pm

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NO Mass at Newman Center on Thursday, May 12 and no Sunday Mass, May 15, 2022. Mass will resume at our St. Francis Newman Center again in August 2022. We wish everyone a blessed summer!