Service Ministry

Faith in Action
Catholic Illini Service


Catholic Illini live out their faith through service to the campus community through the weekly Newman Shares! Food Pantry.

For students, by students, the Newman Shares! Food Pantry serves fresh and non-perishable grocery items as well as household goods and personal products through a partnership with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

The Newman Shares! Food Pantry is open each Wednesday of the regular academic year from 5:30-7:00 PM in the lower level of the Chapel. The Pantry re-opens in August 2023.








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Service Ministries For Post-Graduate Life:

  • NET Ministries
    National Evangelization Teams (NET) missionaries travel across the U.S. for 9 months to share the Gospel with young people and their families.

    Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) missionaries share the Gospel message with college and university students, build them up in the faith, and prepare them to be sent into the world as evangelizers.

  • Franciscan Missions: Catholic Missionary Work

    • Build churches, improve healthcare, help orphans, build houses, build schools, receive Franciscan formation

    • Phone: 262-534-5470

  • Maryknoll Lay Missioners
    Missioners join the Lay Catholic Community and serve with the Maryknoll Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters in some of the world’s poorest communities in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, giving back with their personal gifts and talents

    • 3.5-year commitment

    • Mission Services Department: Karen Bortvedt

    • Local Contact: Dr. Susan Nagele