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

Confessions are available 30 minutes before every Mass.

Sunday: Summer break

Following Sunday Mass, a light brunch is served.

Tuesday: Summer break

Thursday: Summer break

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St. Francis Newman Center is closed for the summer. Wishing everyone a blessed summer.