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About
Us

Mission Statement

The Catholic Newman Center at Queens College aspires to be a place of sanctuary, spiritual growth, and community for the Queens College Catholic Community. Using discipleship to speak to the heart, the Newman Center’s goal for students is to grow in their inherited relationship with God through the rich deposit of faith.  

About

The Newman Center at Queens College aspires to be a place of sanctuary, spiritual growth, and community for the Queens College Catholic Community. In alignment with the college’s motto, Discimus ut serviamus: We learn so that we may serve; The Newman Center offers students to learn more about their faith and how their vocation, or calling, may bear fruits for the glory of God.

 

The center’s motto “cor ad cor loquitur” or in English, “heart speaks to heart” is the spirit of evangelization that the Center brings out. The center uses Acts 2:42, They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer, as the model to have those conversations that speak to the heart.  

The Newman Center is the result of a longstanding partnership between Queens College and the Diocese of Brooklyn. Both institutions have a long history of serving immigrants and the underprivileged though education in Brooklyn and Queens. The Newman Center thrived under the late Rev. Paul Wood and is viewed as an esteemed leader for the college and diocese.  

Through the leadership of Bishop Robert J. Brennan, the Diocese of Brooklyn renews its partnership with Queens College. The center is now staffed by Rev. Jose Diaz, chaplain and Director of the Newman Center, along with Omar Cortez, Campus Minister. In addition to this, Bishop Brennan invited FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), to send 4 missionaries who walk alongside the students in their relationship with God. The missionaries are Katie Mossberger (Team Director), Lucero Manzanares, Greg Tandarich, and Andrew Considine.  

In a collaborative spirit, the staff and the FOCUS Missionaries bring the spirit of Acts 2:42 to Queens College through Mass, adoration, Bible Studies, game nights, talks, networking events and having daily conversations with the students.  

Meet theTeam

The 2023-2024 Queens College Team

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