About Us

Welcome to the Saint John Henry Newman Chapel and Catholic Student Center, of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

Our Mission

Forming lifelong missionary disciples in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.

What’s a Newman Center?

Newman Centers are facilities located on or near secular college and university campuses throughout the United States, helping young adults come to and remain in the Catholic faith.

Who is St. John Henry Newman?

St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was an English theologian and a leader of the Oxford Movement, which encouraged the Church of England to restore many Catholic doctrines and liturgical practices abandoned during the English Protestant Reformation. Newman, an Anglican, converted to the Catholic faith at age 44, and subsequently became a priest and a cardinal. He is renowned for his work as a religious leader and a rector of the Catholic University of Ireland. During this time, he authored his seminal work, Idea of a University, a persuasive defense of liberal education for its own sake.

Meet the Team

Read about our staff and partners here.

Rev. James Williams

Director of Campus Ministry

Deacon Thomas Resman

Deacon Assigned to Campus Ministry

Lisa Hunt

Campus Minister

Lisa is a consecrated virgin living in the world. After 14 years of teaching in the public school system, she is excited that her passion for teaching, for students, and most importantly for her faith will all be combined in her role as campus minister. College ministry has always been close to Lisa's heart because it was during college that she became a Christian and then went through RCIA. Shortly after coming into the Catholic Church, she joined the Newman Center at San Diego State. Her time there played an integral role in helping her to deepen her faith and helped her to become the woman she is today. Originally from California, Lisa moved to Colorado Springs in 2017 and loves everything about it, from the mountains to the food, to the community she has found.

Felipe Morales

Campus Ministry Assistant

Hailing from New York, Felipe Morales retired after 26 years of service as a military officer, and remained with his family in Colorado Springs.  He completed RCIA in 2012 and is now answering the call to continue his service, this time to the Church.  Among other activities, he has been a servant leader for the Altar Server Ministry at his home parish, Our Lady of the Pines, and is excited to “graduate” to work with college students and young adults in Campus Ministry!

Frequently Asked Questions

I am coming down for a campus visit...can I visit the Newman Center while I am there?

Absolutely! We are at 4785 Stanton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.  If you have trouble finding us, call (719) 434-3019 or email us.

Do I have to be a college student to be a part of the Newman Center?

Our Newman Center is a resource primarily for all young adults in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, ages 18-23, whether enrolled in college or not. However, everybody is welcome to celebrate Mass with us, and some events are open to the public.

Do I have to be Catholic to participate in Newman Center activities?

Not at all, but if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, please contact us.

Can I reserve the Newman Center for an event?

Due to our busy schedule, the Newman Center normally is not available for use outside of our community.   If you are a regular member, please contact us about your proposed event.

Can I make a confession at the Newman Center? What if it’s been a really long time since my last confession...?

Yes. Typically, confessions are offered right before daily Mass, or by appointment. If you don't remember how to do it, that's okay--our priest will walk you through the process.

How can I contribute to the Newman Center?

Thank you for asking! Please go to Support Our Mission on our website to make a tax-deductible donation, online or by mail.

What sacraments can I receive at the Newman Center?

The Holy Eucharist is available whenever we celebrate Mass, and confessions are taken thirty minutes before daily Mass or by appointment.

For Catholics who have not been confirmed, or for anybody who wishes to be baptized into the Catholic church, please contact us about our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program.

For current members or alumni who wish to be married at the Newman Center, for infant baptism, or if you are discerning a call to the vocation of the priesthood, please contact Fr. Jim for details.  If you are not a member of our community, please contact your parish priest regarding the Sacrament of Marriage.

For sacramental emergencies, including Baptism and Anointing of the Sick, please call Fr. Jim at (719) 434-3019.

“The Newman Center is so welcoming—it’s like a home away from home for me, and all the activities are fun!  It’s good to have a place I can go to away from campus, where I don’t feel like I have to hide my faith.”


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!

Email us at info@NewmanCOS.org

Call us at (719) 434-3019

Come see us in person at
4785 Stanton Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(Please call the office for our current building hours)

We look forward to seeing you here!

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