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Mass Times:

Saturday - 5:30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Spearfish
Sunday - 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph's, Spearfish
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. St. Mary Star of the Sea, Newell
Sunday - 10:30 a.m. St. Paul's, Belle Fourche
Sunday - 5:30 p.m. (Sep-Apr) St. Joseph's Spearfish
Dinner at the Newman Center after mass

Monday - Nursing Home Mass as scheduled
Tuesday - 5:15 p.m. St. Joseph's
Tuesday - 8:30 p.m. Newman Center
Wednesday - 7:00 a.m. St. Joseph's
Thursday - 12:15 p.m. St. Joseph's
Friday - No Mass

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About Us


Our Mission:

The mission of the Catholic Newman Center is to bring students and faculty of Black Hills State University ot Jesus Christ through the Gospel and full participation in the life of the Church, challenging them to be faithful disciples and preparing them for their Christian mission in the world.

The Newman Club offers an opportunity for great fellowship, prayer, spiritual growth, service, fun activities and a family atmosphere while attending school.  Msgr. Woster, and Fr. John Paul Trask will help our group find room for Christ in a busy campus life.

The Club meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7-8 p.m. in the Swartz Room.

The Newman Leadership's objective is to build a Newman Center that is more accessible and visible to the students and faculty of the BHSU campus, and to support and strengthen the faith of the Catholic students and young adults during a critical transitional time of their lives.  It is our hope that the Students will take the spiritual gifts they have received through their ministries and share those gifts with others wherever thier careers and vocations lead them.  We are committed to serving the spiritual needs of all students and faculty who choose to be part of the Newman Center family.


Students Officers:

Ryder Carlson
Spearfish SD

Therese Whilhelmi
Black Hawk SD
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Becca Golliher
Promotions Officer
Rapid City SD
1 Corinthians 16:14


Alexis Engstrom
Sundance WY
Psalm 131

To Fall in Love with God
is the Greatest Romance;
To Seek Him
the Greatest Adventure;
To Find Him
The Greatest Human Achievement
   ~St. Augustine of Hippo

Julie Knight
Mitchel SD
Luke 6:31


Newman Center Staff:


Msgr. Michell Woster

Taylor Linn
Director of Newman Ministry

Kristin Thompson
Development Director


Newman Center Advisory Board:

Kay Schallenkamp
Harvey Kraustschun
Dr. Forrest Brady, MD
Bill Collins
Bill & Linda Hughes
Richard Grady
Susan Hupp
Cody Byrum
Wayne Klein








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Support (Capital Campaign)

Supporting the Christian formation of our youth is a mission for everyone.  Keeping faith alive in the hearts and minds of students is important wherever we are.  The Newman Center along with St. Joseph's catholic Church in Spearfish will provide a place where students and faculty can go for worship, spiritual direction, religious education, a quiet place to study, community service, socialization and recreation.

As you review the information below we ask you see within the pages a vision for campus ministry that will have a positive impact not only on the lives of young people who participate, but with families, parishes, and communities in which they will soon become leaders.  The Newman Center welcome students and faculty of all faiths to participate in our programs.  You are invited to generously consider how you will make our vision a reality.

Newman Center Capital Campaign Goes Social

Like our Facebook page today to keep updated on the Newman Center Capital Campaign progress.  
Here we will be posting the latest fundraising news, event news, donor profiles, and much more.  


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Financial Donations

The Newman Center operates as a mission of St. Joseph's Catholic Church,  but because of many needs in the parish we often do not have the resources we need to fully reach out to the students on campus.  Please prayerfully consider giving to help us be able to better serve the students of Black Hills State University
All Donations are tax-deductible.






The BHSU Newman Students appreciate everything our generous doners have been able to give!


Contact Us

Taylor Linn 
Director of Youth and Newman Ministry:

Kristin Thompson
Newman Center Development Director