Catholic Campus Ministry and the Catholic Newman Club at Kean University work to bring the Catholic faith to students, faculty, and staff members through worship, prayer, education, service, and social activities.
We offer a wide variety of events, including Sunday and Holy Day Masses, service projects, Catholic Newman Club meetings, retreats, Archdiocesan events, guest speakers, and more.
Check out our calendar and Facebook pages for information on upcoming events - all are welcome to attend!
Why is it called the Catholic NEWMAN Club?
Kean's Catholic Newman Club, a student-run organization that's advised by the Catholic Campus Ministry office, is named after Blessed John Henry Newman, a former Cardinal of the Catholic Church. Newman Ministries are found on college campuses all over the world, and are part of a global movement to bring the Catholic faith and support to Catholic students to colleges and universities. Kean University's Newman Club are committed to bringing opportunities for spiritual growth and faith development to students on Kean University's campus through learning, prayer, fellowship, community service, and fun activities. All Catholic Newman Club and Campus Ministry activities are open to anyone looking to broaden their faith horizons, Catholic or otherwise.
Cardinal Newman lived in England in the 19th century, and one of his works was creating a society for Catholics that were attending Oxford University. Eventually named the Newman Society, other branches were established in his honor throughout the world. Newman Centers provide pastoral services and ministries to Catholics at non-Catholic universities. Cardinal Newman was beatified on Sept. 19, 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI, and became a canonized saint of the Catholic Church on October 13, 2019.