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Fr. Brian Doerr

St Francis of Assisi Newman Center

Ball State University

1200 W. Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
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Phone: 765-288-6180

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Welcome to St. Francis Newman Center! 

At the heart of St. Francis of Assisi University Parish and Newman Center is a commitment to radiate the love of Christ on Ball State’s campus and to invite students, faculty, and staff to experience Christ and His Church. We would like to welcome all new and returning students to join us in the celebration of the Sacraments, service, intellectual formation, retreats, social gatherings and many other forms of outreach through which we offer Ball State an opportunity to encounter the love of God.

We want to help you connect with Christ and to the Catholic community during your time in college. Let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help you! Contact us at Hope to see you soon!


Mass Times

Saturday Vigil:  4:30pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 11:15am, and 8:00pm (BSU School Year Only)

M T F:  5:15pm

W: 12:15pm

TH: 8:00pm (BSU School Year Only)


Adoration Times

Tuesday 8-9pm

Sunday 12pm-8 (BSU School Year Only)

Confession Times

Tuesdays 8-9pm

Saturdays 3-4pm

30 minutes before each daily Mass


Newman Connection members associated with this campus


The best way to keep up-to-date with Newman Center events and programs is to Register for our weekly emails. Go to the Connect page on our website to register:

7:00pm | Monthly on Tuesdays | Newman House
An engaging talk presented each month by speakers who will help you
know and live out your Catholic faith on campus. Upcoming speakers will
be announced in the weekly email and on social media.

8:00pm | Every Tuesday | St. Francis Church
Spend an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament – a time for prayer, music
and the Sacrament of Confession.

8:00pm | Every Thursday | St. Francis Church
The main event at the Newman Center each week: a beautiful
candlelight Mass followed by food and fellowship to start your weekend
off on the right foot.

6:15pm | First Friday of each month* | Church Basement
Enjoy a home-cooked meal for only $1! Join us immediately following
the 5:30pm Mass.
*Dollar Dinner may be moved due to BSU breaks or other big events.
Watch the weekly email and social media for updates.

Learn more about your faith and scripture in a small group of friends. Email to find a study that fits your schedule.

Women’s Night – A time to grow as daughters of God. Every other Monday at
7:00pm in the Newman House. See the weekly email for upcoming events or contact
Olivia at

Server Ministry – Join the men of Newman as they serve at the Altar of our Lord.
Contact Mitchell at to get involved.
Men’s Rosary – Pray with your brothers in Christ. Tuesdays at 5:00pm in the Chapel.

The Newman Center hosts one large Koinonia retreat each semester, plus a few
smaller retreats throughout the year. Watch the weekly email for upcoming retreats.

St. Francis Youth Retreat Team: Prepare and lead retreats for high school students
around the Diocese of Lafayette. Contact Becka at

All are welcome to join the choir at Sunday Mass, Thirsty Thursday Mass or Tuesday
Adoration. Come 45 minutes before each event to practice with the choir. To find out more, contact Antoinette at

United In Prayer

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UIP Rank: 1492 / 1492

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