Welcome Week 

Welcome Week includes activities to help incoming students learn about campus life and unite with a Catholic Support Community. 


Conect Retreat

Our overnight  retreat for students.  This retreat  helps students build strong connections to other Catholic students as well as strengthen their connection to Christ in the university setting.


Dead Day 

You need rest and sustenance to continue studying hard. So here's an opportunity for students take a short break during finals preparation! We serve a pretty awesome meal to get you some nutritional fuel so you can do your best.


Fall Retreat

 A retreat held by the Diocese of Little Rock Campus Ministry for college students across Arkansas.  Includes talks, small groups, Adoration, Mass and more!


Leadership Training 

A one day training for Missionary Leaders, Newman Council Members and Members of the AstateCNC.  Each year we will bring in National Leaders to provide training in the areas of campus ministry.


Spring Retreat

A three-day retreat.  The outcome of the retreat is to help students, faculty, and staff to develop an authentic relationship with Christ, their Catholic Faith, and their friends.   Spring Retreat will help students learn how to live out the call to Discipleship.  The retreat is held the 1st weekend in April.


Mission Trip

2019 Mission Trip: This year for our Mission Trip we will be going to Jerusalem Farm. The trip will be focused on experiencing discussions and handS-on work relating to social justice concerns, sustainability and direct service with our neighbors in the Kansas City area.

We will leave on Monday, May 13, and return on Friday, May 18. Registration is $50 and includes food, transportation and lodging.



Contact Us

Saint John Newman University Parish Home of AstateCNC

2800 E. Johnson

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72405


Phone: 870 972-1888 870 972-1888


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