Rapid City Newman Center

Serving the students at SDSM&T

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring young men and women to Jesus Christ, through full participation in the life of the Church, challenging them to be faithful disciples, equipping them for their vocation and Christian mission in the world.

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Sursum Corda Every Monday Night at The Newman!

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Welcome to the Rapid City Catholic Newman Center website! The center has served the spiritual, social, and leadership formation needs of Catholic students attending the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for over 40 years.

The Newman Center is in the middle of the student housing area right next to the SDSM&T campus. Our Christ centered activities continue to attract students who want to foster true friendships. Our FOCUS missionaries reach out to the college age students and foster their relationship with Jesus.

Tour the Rapid City Newman Center, click the above video


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Students headed to St. Louis over winter break to attend SEEK 23, hosted by FOCUS Twenty five Hardrocker Catholics were among the 17,000 college students in attendance
Theology by the SLICE!
The Newman Club held a great interactive event last Saturday dubbed Theology by the Slice.  There were 80 students in attendance, and it was a wonderful night of learning and fellowship!
Vote no on IM 27
Initiated Measure 27 would legalize recreational marijuana. The Catholic Dioceses of South have come out in strong opposition to the legalization, The Rapid City Newman Center echoes this opposition and urges our students and supporters to VOTE NO on IM 27 in the upcoming election Tuesday, November 8th. Human flourishing and happiness are not compatible…
Year starts with Picnic
What a great turnout we had at this years Campus Ministries welcome picnic. This event is held at the Newman Center but is sponsored by all of the on campus Christian Ministries.