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Newman Center at UNL launches ‘Visitor Sundays’

Story by S.L. Hansen

Lincoln (SNR) - Since the brand-new Newman Center and St. Thomas Aquinas Church opened adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s downtown campus earlier this year, a steady stream of people have dropped in, curious about the buildings that now house the Catholic college ministry.

To accommodate their questions and desires to explore and enjoy the new facility, Father Robert Matya, chaplain, announced that the Newman Center will be hosting Visitor Sundays once a month.

“We have so many people who came over the course of the summer to see the building, and we still have a lot of people coming,” he said. “This will be an opportunity for people to come and get a guided tour.”

Father Matya said students will be trained to explain all the unique components of the Church, as well as the spiritual significance of various features.

“If people just walk in the door, there isn’t always a person available to describe the church to them,” he explained.

Visitor Sundays at the Newman Center are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on four Sundays this semester. The first will be held Sept. 13, followed by Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. In addition to the guided tours, refreshments will be served.

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