Impacting Lives

11-12-2023Pastor's LetterFr. Rob Clements

Tough decisions had to be made but we’re glad we made a decision last spring to make major changes to our campus ministry program. We didn’t just tweak it a little…we looked at everything, dismantled it and started new.

We are taking a big risk…a big gamble, really. With close to 58,000 ASU undergraduates we had to up our game. We weren’t making the impact or connecting with enough students like we knew we needed to. So, we added to our budget, more people, more events, more activities, and even more food. All to make this program have the biggest impact it can have. We didn’t just add a little here and there...we 2.5x’d our campus ministry program. We had a lot of great things already in place - Sisters of Life, our sacraments programs, most of the pieces of daily Nemwan life, but we needed to do more. We had to make some new substantial investments, not costs…investments.


Matching Gifts

12-13-2020NewsFr. Rob Clements

Dear friends,

We are more than halfway through this Advent Season and just days away from the end of 2020. Oh, how I can't wait for this year to be over!

I want to thank each of you for your continuing support of Newman. Our students have been through drastic changes, and our campus ministry team has been with them every step of the way. Campus looks different but the needs of the ASU students has not changed.

I want to briefly share with you where we are with this year's Matching Gift fundraising efforts. As you know, we had a generous alum kick us off with a $25,000 gift, and additional families have contributed to help us "match" all gifts up to $50,000 we receive in the month of December.