WE ARE… Marshall Catholics

A home away from home
A welcoming Christ-centered community
A tradition of spiritual growth & loving thy neighbor

Dear Friend in Christ,

My name is Daniel Long, and I am the Catholic Campus Minister at Marshall University. Today I am reaching out to seek your support in getting FOCUS missionaries onto Marshall University’s campus starting the Fall semester of 2025 to help us grow the ministry and bring more students to Christ and His Church.

What is FOCUS, you ask? FOCUS stands for Fellowship of Catholic University Students. FOCUS sends out 4 young adult missionaries (2 men and 2 women) who seek to go out onto college campuses to help grow the Catholic community. These missionaries help in seeking out students to come to Christ and grow in a relationship with Him. Their mission is simple: “Make disciples for Christ. First, we invite people into a relationship with Jesus in the Catholic Church. Then, we accompany them along their journey. Finally, we equip them to share the Faith with others too.” – focus.org

We currently have a good Catholic community on campus, but we would love to see it grow! My goal is to have a noticeable presence on the main campus grounds, while also being able to keep the Newman Center open regularly. Unfortunately, I cannot be in two places at once. This is where the FOCUS missionaries would come in! They can be a constant presence on the campus grounds, helping to bring students to the Newman Center and finding a strong Catholic Community.

FOCUS keeps their mission going through donations, with missionaries themselves raising their own salaries. We are only asked to cover a portion of the cost of supporting the FOCUS missionaries as a Campus that would be benefitting from their ministry. Taking into account our intentions of other fundraisers, Parish outreaches, and grant efforts, our goal of $72,000 is a real possibility and very realistic. Today I am asking for both your financial support as well as your prayers for this endeavor. Please consider a donation, if you are able, to help bring the Catholic Faith to more students on Marshall University’s campus. We will also be
seeking out grant funding and holding fundraisers to assist in this endeavor.

If you are interested in learning more about what FOCUS is and what they do, you can visit their website at focus.org. If you have any questions or would like to talk further about donating, please contact me by telephone or email. You can also make a secure donation through the form below.

God bless,
Daniel Long
Campus Minister, Marshall University
(304) 840-2021 / dlong@dwc.org

FOCUS missionaries serve at colleges all over the country! Help us seize the moment with this extraordinary opportunity of faith. Please consider a gift to help us bring FOCUS campus ministers to Marshall University!

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Who We Are

The Marshall Catholic Newman Center has operated as the base for the greater Catholic Community at Marshall University for 40 years. Established by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in April of 1981, it has been our mission to bring students together in an intentionally Catholic environment so that they may come know, love, and serve Jesus Christ and His Church. We welcome all Marshall University students, staff, and faculty. If you are a prospective student or parent we would love to have you schedule a tour to meet our staff and student leaders.

Daniel Long, Campus Minister
Call or Text: (304) 840-2021
Email: dlong@dwc.org

Virtual Tour

Chapel – This small quiet space is perfect for some one-on-one time with God. This is a great place to pray and spend time with our Lord, who is truly present in the tabernacle. Mass is celebrated either in the Chapel or the Sanctuary every Sunday during the Fall and Spring semesters at 10:00 AM.

Carole’s Kitchen – Named after our very dear friend who was a mother to many students over the years, this kitchen is where our famous “Dinner for a Dollar” meals are prepared every Thursday at 6:00 PM. Students are welcome to utilize this space for their own cooking projects and dietary needs. Snacks and refreshments are always available!

Newman Lounge – Whether it’s a board game night, racing for the finish line in Mario Kart, bible study, or making a study nest out of one of our massive bean bags, our Newman Lounge is a place for students to come and get cozy. Kick your shoes off and make yourself at home!

Sanctuary – Mass is celebrated either in the Chapel or the Sanctuary every Sunday during the Fall and Spring semesters at 10:00 AM. Students with musical gifts are welcome to join our music ministry! Just ask our Campus Minister for more information.

Dining Hall – This is where we share a meal together during Dinner for a Dollar! Come and enjoy good food and fellowship!

Mass Times
& Weekly Events

Mass Times:
Sunday – 10:00 am (During Fall and Spring Semester)

Weekly Events
Newman Center is regularly open Monday-Friday

Wednesday: Coffee with Priest in Student Center: 10:00 am
Men’s group: TBA
Thursday: Dinner for a dollar: 6:00 pm
Sunday: Mass: 10:00 am (Center opens at 9:30 am)

To stay up to date on additional events we have throughout the semester follow our Instagram @mucatholic or text/email me to join our groupme.
*Times and days are subject to change. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Hours vary throughout the semester. If you’ve missed us please email dlong@dwc.org to set up an appointment.

Get Connected

Stay connected with the Marshall Catholic Newman Center! Keep up to date with all of our upcoming events and service opportunities by following us:

Instagram – @mucatholic

Want to get even more connected? Join our digital Ministry! Get access to our online small groups and get notifications straight to your phone by downloading the “Newman Connect” App and searching for “Marshall Catholic Newman Center”.