St. Paul’s Newman Center invites you to support the faith of college students

Curtis Martin speaks to banquet attendees at the 2016 fall banquet. (submitted photo)

St. Paul’s Newman Center provides a vibrant center of faith for the students of North Dakota State University. Since 1928, the Newman Center has been a place of worship, formation, and community for young adults. Countless lives have been transformed by an encounter with Jesus Christ.

With the success of the ministry, two needs arose: a greater need for funding and addressing the issue that many people in North Dakota still had no idea what the Newman Center did. Therefore, in 2014, director Father James Cheney started the first annual bisonCatholic fall banquet.

The first year brought in numerous alumni of St. Paul’s Newman Center. Thanks to students, alumni, friends of the Newman Center, Father Cheney, and keynote Tom Peterson from Catholics Come Home, it was a successful event. Inspirational speakers such as Father Mike Schmitz and the founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), Curtis Martin, have headlined past evenings. The turnout has steadily increased, and for a primarily student parish, community support is absolutely critical. Thank you for supporting these students, the face of our future as a Church.

Now the annual bisonCatholic fall banquet has spread to four events throughout the region, including Bismarck, Williston, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. On Oct. 4, the Newman Center will host their Bismarck bisonCatholic banquet at the University of Mary, featuring Raymond de Souza. A banquet in Fargo will feature Sister Jane Dominic from the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia on Nov. 1 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott.

Join us in supporting the face of our future! You can RSVP to either banquet by calling the Newman Center at (701) 235-0142 or by registering at www.bisoncatholic.org.