Bishop Zinkula has announced a special collection in all parishes of the Diocese of Davenport in support of the Newman Catholic Student Center in Iowa City the weekend of October 9-10, 2021. Newman Center is a Roman Catholic ministry to those students, faculty and staff associated with The University of Iowa. Its mission is to promote their development within a faith community and to prepare them as disciples for the Church and the world. Currently, Newman Center offers a faith home to the 7000+ self-identified Catholic students on campus.
A recent Pew Research study reveals of the Catholics who leave their faith, 80% do so by the age of 23. Other research reveals those involved in campus ministry go on, in large numbers, to be active parishioners post graduation. Please join Newman Center in the battle for the hearts and minds of young people during a very transformative time in their lives!
Newman Center is 100% self-funded through the generosity of donors like YOU! Learn more about the mission and ministries of the only Newman center in our diocese by visiting www.iowacatholic.org, reading the brochure available in our parish and by watching the video on our parish website. Gifts for this special collection can be made in the designated SURROUND*SUPPORT*STRENGTHEN 2021 envelopes available at the parish or securely online on the Iowacatholic website. Thank you for your gift consideration of this important ministry of the Diocese of Davenport.
Watch the video to hear more from our friends at the Newman Center!