Welcome Week 

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


Freedom 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 

Each year the Diocese of Little Rock provides a join mission project for four to five Campus Ministries across Arkansas.  We join other Catholic Students to provide mission work. 



Seek is a collegiate conference for undergrad students, grad students, faculty, staff & volunteers of Arkansas State University.  SEEK2019 is sponsored by FOCUS.  

Registration is now open.



Contact Us

Blessed John Newman University Parish and Catholic Newman Center at Arkansas State University

2800 E. Johnson

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401



Phone: 870 972-1888 870 972-1888


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