Our Mission at Virginia Tech
Newman is the Catholic Community at Virginia Tech, founded on Christ's teachings and the Eucharist. We welcome all to grow in faith as we challenge each other to imitate God's love.
We express God's love in three unique ways that give our mission a solid foundation. Through the pillars of Faith, Service, Community we aim to live out our call to be true disciples of Christ in our everyday lives.
Belief and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The act of helping or giving aid to others in need. A value that trends beyond charity and towards justice.
A group of individuals with a common interest, our faith in Jesus Christ. Growing through dynamic relationships, Newman is unified with our brothers and sisters as One Body in Christ.
United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Directive for Campus Ministry
"Campus ministry is one of the important ways the Church exercises her mission in higher education. Its goals include promoting theological study and reflection on the religious nature of human beings "so that intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth can proceed together; sustaining a Christian community on campus, with the pastoral care and liturgical worship it requires; integration of its apostolic ministry with other ministries of the local community and the diocese; and helping the Christian community on campus to serve its members and others, including the many nonstudents who gravitate toward the university."Campus ministry gathers the Catholics on campus for prayer, worship, and learning in order that they might bring the light of the Gospel to illumine the concerns and hopes of the academic community. All the members of the Church on campus are called, according to their own gifts, to share in this ministry, guided by the professional campus ministers."
--Empowered by the Spirit