Sent Forth

End of the Year Message from Fr. Lampitt

When was the last time you blew out a dandelion? I recently tapped into my inner child and gave it a whirl.  Only this time I watched intently to see which way the seeds would be taken and how quickly or slowly.  Surprisingly...

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Equipped for Lifelong Mission

From Student Leader to Parish Leader

Danny Dirienzo is one young alumnus who has invested in finding and fostering the prayer, service, and Christian friendship he found here as a student in his new parish homes.

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Pictures from Graduation Mass

We celebrated the success of Catholic Illini 2024 Graduates with two Graduation Masses on May 11 & 12.

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Walking The Way with Jesus

Lenten Encouragement from Fr. Robert Lampitt

I pray that this newsletter provides the consolation and inspiration you need as you begin your Lenten journey. It's common to feel the temptation to merely endure Lent, or...

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Bearing Good Fruit

Catholic Illini Alumni Making a Global Impact

Catholic Illini alumnus John-Paul Deddens (2008) has made a habit out of witnessing his faith in the world, and inspiring others to do the same. As a Catholic Illini student, John-Paul saw firsthand the need...

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Ash Wednesday 2024

Pictures from St. John's

Thousands of students came to Sixth & Armory yesterday to begin their Lenten season with prayer.

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New Beginnings at St. John's in 2023

A Letter from our Head Chaplain Fr. Robert Lampitt

Where is your happy place? For me, without a doubt, it’s St. John’s Catholic Chapel. For eleven years, first as an undergrad and now as a priest, that chapel has been my spiritual home. I could spend hours...

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Discovering What it Means to Lead

An Interview with junior Stephen White

We sat down with Stephen White, a Junior studying English, a Newman Hall Resident Advisor (RA), and an active member of the Catholic Illini community to hear his perspective on servant leadership at St. John's.

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Fresh Spaces around Newman Hall

The Sunroom (formerly the Newman Club) received new hardwood flooring and modern seating arrangements this past summer. This inviting space has been popular among students for small group meetings, late-night study sessions, or grabbing a bite with a friend.     Residents and visitors…

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