SJSU Catholic Newman Center
Interior newly renovated!!!
300 S. 10th Street, CA 95112
Hours of Operation
Although the Newman Center is currently closed due to the Covid-19 Shelter in Place, SJSU Newman Student Association will still meet virtually this semester. Please check below for more details.
All current and new Newman members, please fill out this form so we can update the database of Newman members!
Study or hang out
with your Newman Community virtually this semester!
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph invites Spartans to attend virtual mass every Sunday at 11:30 A.M. Please visit the cathedral's Facebook for the Livestream:
In regards to the Newman Center and Chapel:
Our Newman Center and Chapel will be closed until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be assured of our prayers.
However, we will still meet virtually this semester.
In Regards to Masses across the Diocese of San Jose:
To Our Community in Diocese of San Jose:
Santa Clara County, together with the greater Seattle area, has been at the epicenter of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the United States. Over the past few weeks, our Diocese of San José has followed the guidance of Santa Clara County health officials in responding to the presence of the virus. The Governor of California has weighed in recently requesting that no gatherings assemble with more than 250 persons. In my recent discussions with county health officials, I have been told that we have reached the exponential phase of the epidemic, with the number of those testing positive for the virus expected to rise dramatically.
As a Diocese, our top priority remains the health and safety of our families, children, and the vulnerable of our community. In addition, I am requesting that all parishes, missions, and chapels in the Diocese of San José suspend all public Masses beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Baptisms, weddings, and funerals may be celebrated but should be limited to immediate family. Faith Formation classes also should be suspended until further notice. All parish gatherings are being suspended until further notice.
With the preceding in mind, I have issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time for all Catholics in the Diocese of San José.
Though public Masses are being suspended, I encourage parishioners to remain connected to their parish community and to pray for each other. The Diocese and several parishes will continue to livestream Sunday Masses in various languages. Information on these Masses and other spiritual resources are provided on our Diocesan Response to Coronavirus webpage at dsj.org/coronavirus.
During this difficult time, I ask that our priests, deacons, religious, and parish staffs remain attentive to the needs of shut-ins, the elderly, the sick, and the vulnerable through creative outreach. Priests will remain available for individual confessions and urgent pastoral needs, including the anointing of the sick (Last Rites). I also encourage our parishes to reach out to parishioners through phone campaigns, social media, and other methods.
We are profoundly saddened that we are not able to celebrate the Eucharist as community, but we are reminded that Christ always remains with us, especially in times of uncertainty such as these. Be assured of my continued prayers for you and your families.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Oscar Cantú
Interior Renovations Gallery
To our generous donors and remodeling volunteers:
For everything you have done for us in the remodel, everything you still do and will continue to do, we at the SJSU Newman Center, want you to know how thankful we are for your hard work and dedication.
Thank you all and God Bless!
Come Join Us for Our Upcoming Virtual Events!
*Please see Groups and Meetings down below for weekly events*
Sweatshirt Design Contest
August 12th, 2020 - September 4th, 2020
Do you want to design the sweatshirt for SJSU Newman this semester? Please go to https://tinyurl.com/newmandesign in order to see all of the contest details. The deadline to submit a sweatshirt design is Friday, September 4, 2020. Have fun designing!
Newman Weekly Club Meetings
Fridays @ 4 PM starting from September 4th, 2020
This semester, we are going to have weekly Newman club meetings at 4 pm every Friday via Zoom. Come join as we deepen our faith through guest speaker talks, strengthen our bonds with one another through fellowship and discussions, and have fun through games and movies!
This Friday will be the first meeting of this semester. We will be having a virtual social that allows you to destress from school and have fun!
Next week, we’re blessed to have Fr. Gregory Pine - who has appeared on Thomistic Institute’s online courses, EWTN, Matt Fradd’s Youtube Channel, Godsplanning podcast, etc - visit our Newman family! He has prepared a short talk for us about how friendship is a foretaste of heaven.
"The Dangers of the Occult"
Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 4 PM via Zoom
We are excited to announce that in collaboration with Calpoly SLO Newman, we are having a very special guest speaker this Friday at 4pm (9/18) during our weekly club meeting! Exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas will fascinate us with his talk “The Dangers of the Occult and How to Protect Oneself Spiritually.” You will have a chance to ask Fr. Gary some questions after the talk as well!
We will be using the same Zoom link that we used last week for our Newman club meeting. If you would like the Zoom link or have any questions, please dm us. We look forward to seeing you this Friday! Thanks and God bless!
New Events Coming Soon!
Please check back for more details!
Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
Please pray for our Newman brothers and sisters as they prepare themselves to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.
“Each person must discover his or her own personal vocation and respond to it with generosity.”— Pope John Paul II
Have you ever wondered what you're called to do in life? Need some help with your discernment?
Please Contact Fr. Ritche about Vocations
Groups and Meetings
*Meeting virtually on Zoom, Please Contact Us for the Zoom Link*
Newman Student Association weekly meetings
New to the faith? Old and full of mold? Rediscover Christ and His love for us. We discuss topics that young adults face on an everyday basis. We are able to bring those topics to the light through videos and discussions. Our club meetings are focused on informing our fellow peers about the wonders of Church teachings and truths.
Weekly Group Rosaries
Thursdays @ 3:00-3:30 PM starting on 8/27/2020
Let us come together to start or strengthen our relationship with Christ and offer up our personal intentions to Him. Through the mysteries of the rosary, we are able to meditate on the life of Christ through the divine intercession of the Our Beloved Mother The Virgin Mary. This allows us to grow in faith and in our understanding of the faith, increasing in holiness and virtue, and avoiding sin.
Weekly Group Divine Mercy Chaplet
Fridays @ 3:30-4:00 PM starting on 8/28/2020
Come join us as we offer the whole world and any personal intentions to God's Divine Mercy through the chaplet and meditations by St. Faustina. Jesus said to Saint Faustina, "The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death."
Bible study is an important way of understanding the Catholic Faith. The more we can understand the inspired writings in the books of the Bible, the more we understand the beliefs, celebrations and rituals of our Faith. Come join us.
The Newman Team
Fr. Joseph Benedict
Gillann Mae Buena
We'll get in touch with you soon.