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Fr. Robert Lampitt

St John's Catholic Newman Center

University of Illinois

604 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: 217-344-1266
Fax: 217-344-6606

Student Population:
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Ranked #1 by Best College Reviews, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center (SJCNC) serves thousands of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and nearby Parkland College. 

SJCNC strives to lead college students into a lifelong connection with Christ and his Church through the sacraments and a vibrant, inviting community. 

As one of the largest and most active Newman Centers in the nation, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to the 8,000 Catholic Illini on campus. Offering daily Masses, Adoration, and Confessions, SJCNC also hosts a diverse set of ministry programs - ranging from Bible studies and retreats focused on the needs of college students to social events like Intramural Athletics and more. SJCNC is comprised of St. John’s Chapel and Newman Hall, a 586-bed coed private certified housing facility. (Find more info about Newman Hall at

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Mass Times

Daily Mass:

Mon - Fri- 12:05 pm
Mon - Fri - 5:00 pm

Weekend Mass:

5:00 pm Saturday (Vigil)

10:30 am Sunday with Traditional Music
5:00 pm Sunday with Praise & Worship Music
9:00 pm Sunday by Candlelight

Adoration Times

Mon - Fri - 4:00 pm

Confession Times

Mon - Sat - 4:00 pm


Freshman Retreat: Join freshmen from across campus for an evening of fun, prayer, and connection. Hear from sophomores about everything you need to know about making the most of your first year in college, and explore many options for staying centered in faith this year. The weekend is completely free, all meals and transportation are provided. 

Koinonia Retreats: Experience a community like no other on a retreat weekend for students, by students.

Service: Live your faith through service to others. Service & Justice Outreach performs volunteering, charitable works of mercy, homeless outreach, service and mission trips, a weekly food pantry exclusively for students in need, and more.

Bible Studies: Grow in faith and friendship through small group Bible studies, one-on-one peer mentoring, and monthly large group events.

Music Ministry: Join one of 5 student choirs, performing all types of sacred music, from traditional and chant to contemporary praise & worship.

Liturgical Ministries: Students serve all parts of the Mass at St. John's, from lectors and ushers to altar servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

United In Prayer

Total UIP Points: 260
UIP Rank: 3 / 1494

Members United In Prayer: