Small Group Bible Study

Members of the Transformation Team lead weekly small groups in a Bible-study format that focus on discipleship, praying with the Scriptures, and integrating our faith in Christ into all parts of life. Groups are formed through interest indicators, and led by trained student-leaders of the Newman community. Click here to join a small group and learn more about the Transformation Team and its ministry.

Young Adult Community

This community brings together Graduate Students and Young Adults between the ages of 22 and 35 to enjoy fellowship and grow in faith. They meet every Thursday at 7:30PM, currently mostly via zoom.  Click here to join and learn more about the community and ministry.

Knights of Columbus Council #16061

The Knights of Columbus is an organization for Catholic men based on the values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. At the Newman Center, University of Arizona Council 16061 participates in various ministerial activities, such as serving as liturgical ministers at Mass, organizing parking for Newman events as well as Arizona Athletic events, organizing Lenten fish frys and Christmas food drives. Men interested in joining the Knights of Columbus are invited to contact one of the officers below for more information.

Grand Knight: Steven Santaniello (
Recruitment Chair: Jerry Meyer, Financial Secretary (

Newman Book Club

All are welcome at the Newman Book Club! We meet about once a month to discuss our selected book, which addresses the topic of faith in some way. We’ve read Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away, Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, and  much more!

Check out all of the titles we have read and our upcoming picks here:

During Covid 19, we are still meeting virtually over Zoom. Please read the book beforehand and join us for snacks and good conversation. If you would like to join our email list or have any questions, contact Kelly Kuper at


Reachout Women’s Center

Reachout Women’s Center is an organization for women in unplanned pregnancies with services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and counseling; as alternatives to abortion. For more information about donating to our Diaper and Baby Clothing Drive, please send an email to:

Kino Border Initiative

Kino Border Initiative is a bi-national ministry of the Society of Jesus and Sisters of the Eucharist which provides support for migrants who have been deported from the United States and are on their way back to their homes in Latin America. Newman provides breakfast to migrants on the first and third Saturday of the month. Volunteers prepare food on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, leaving Newman at 6:45 am to drive to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to serve breakfast to migrants.

If you are interested in preparing or serving breakfast to migrants, please contact Sr. Angelica Velez, OP at

Weekly Food Donations

At each of our weekend Masses, parishioners are invited to bring food items to be donated to one of the charities supported by the Newman Center. These charities include: Los Samaritanos, Stand up for Kids, Poverello House, Casa Maria Catholic Worker House, and Primavera Foundation. Parishioners, both students and permanent community members, are invited to bring forth food donations to any of the weekend Masses.