About the Newman Center
St. Paul’s Newman Center: As a Catholic Community of Christian disciples filled with gratitude and the Holy Spirit, St. Paul’s Newman Center celebrates and lives the Sacraments. We bring the Gospel to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wyoming through vibrant liturgies, hospitality, authentic stewardship, education, formation, empowerment, and support.
Diocese of Cheyenne Mission Statement: We the Catholic community in the State of Wyoming, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrate the sacrament of salvation, and invite people into a personal relationship with Christ, through prayer, worship, and service of God and neighbor. Proclaim. Celebrate. Invite. To learn more about the Diocese of Cheyenne, please visit their website by clicking here.
While our parish exists to serve the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wyoming, we also have a thriving residential community. In addition to our student members, we currently have about 500 resident family members and are a full sacramental parish. Our goal is to integrate these two communities so that every resident member has a personal relationship with a college student, and every college student can feel like St. Paul’s Newman Center is their home parish.
Frequently asked Questions
Where is the tabernacle?
Our Blessed Sacrament chapel is located in the northwest corner of the worship space. Look for the hanging sanctuary lamp and it will guide you. This is where we keep the Most Holy Body and where all are welcome to pray with the Blessed Sacrament.
Why do we use substantial bread?
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal instructs us that the bread for celebrating the Eucharist should be recently made and resemble food. Here at the Newman Center we teach community members how to prepare the bread for our Eucharist celebration at the Table. This bread, by the invocation of God’s Spirit and the prayer of the community, becomes for us the Body of Christ.
Why do people stand during the Communion Procession?
We stand until the last person has received the Eucharist to be the outward symbol of unity between our God and each other that communion represents. In keeping with the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, after the procession we allow time for personal prayer and reflection.
What are the parish office hours?
The parish offices are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you’d like to schedule a time to meet with a staff member, please reach out to them individually here.