A Message from the Director, Dr. Thom Brozich

Dear Friends,

We here at the Newman Center care deeply about the health and well being of our members. People have always been our priority in our ministry. So, know that we are here for you. As the situation around the Coronavirus continues to evolve, I want to update you.

Although the scale of impact is still unknown, our social responsibility is to do our part to protect our community.

In an abundance of caution, YSU has closed down the campus to assist in keeping everyone safe and healthy. Here at the center, we have done more cleaning and have Clorox wipes to help keep the germs down.

Many of you may be feeling isolated (especially those who are in apartments alone near the campus) as public health officials encourage us to distance ourselves from others and community events are canceled. I encourage you to find ways to connect with loved ones during this time. Text them, call them, or even facetiming someone you haven’t communicated with for a while.

If, you find yourself in need, please contact us via the telephone, email, or text. You are cared about.

God loves you always!

Dr. Thom & Darlene


The  NEWMAN CENTER at Youngstown State University is a dynamic Catholic Campus Ministry serving students, faculty and staff.  We seek to enliven the spirituality of this faith community by promoting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through                      


The Newman Center is open to people of all backgrounds and interests. 


 to the Newman Center, home of the Catholic Student Association.  The Newman Center provides a spiritual home for those seeking a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a social hub for students seeking to grow their faith, while pursuing their courses of study.  Offering vibrant Liturgies, prayer experiences, hospitality to the University community and surrounding area, as well as outreach to the needy, these are all hallmarks of those engaged on their spiritual journeys.  All are welcome at our doors!

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What God has planned for you!

Fall  2020

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JOIN US! (Mass will resume Fall Semester 2020)

Sunday Mass 7:00 pm - Here at Newman.

Confession 6:30 pm. Side Chapel, first Sun/month

Pizza Social After Mass!

Call us at 330-747-9202

254 Madison Avenue

Youngstown, OH  44504

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What We Offer

Join the Catholic Student Association at YSU!  

Looking for ways to be active in your faith during college? Look no further than the CSA!  We're always looking for people to be involved and bring new ideas for different activities and events!

Sacraments &


Sacraments are essential to our faith as Christians.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation.  If you need to receive any sacraments (baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick, etc.) please contact us at the Newman Center at


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Faith Formation &

Study Sessions

The Newman Center offers opportunities in the following areas of Bible Study, Retreats, Prayer Services and much more!  We welcome all who are seeking to worship God, serve others with love and justice, and participate in Christian fellowship.  We hope you join our CSA family!

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Outreach &


The Newman Center also hosts fun social activities such as Table of Plenty, a weekly meal (free of charge) cooked and served by CSA students.  We also have Parties, Socials, Fundraisers and Volunteer Projects that serve our community.  Get involved in advancing the valuable mission of campus ministry!

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Message From Our Director

Vision 2021

 The Newman Center at YSU is a Catholic Campus Ministry community rooted in the transformative spirit of Vatican II, called to serve and empower the students, faculty and staff for leadership and ministry.  Worship is the source and summit of all that we do, it is centered in Christ, creative, inclusive and life-giving.  Our facility will be an accessible, well-used and holy space that serves our YSU family and the greater community.  All will be welcomed  with a warmth and hospitality that permeates to others.  We will be a center of evangelization and ongoing faith formation for Catholics which offers progressive programs, retreats, and courses in theology, justice, scripture and spiritual growth.  We recognize our own prophetic, cutting-edge nature and are willing to push boundaries in order to facilitate the transformation of our members and the greater world.  So, when you are on campus, stop by and check us out!

Thomas J. Brozich, D. Min., Psy. D.

Message From Our Chaplain

 By the special grace of God, I have the honor and pleasure to join YSU as Chaplain this Fall 2019 semester.  It is my honor to welcome current students back from vacation and to our new students, we wish you all great success in your academic endeavors!  My prayers are for you in your intellectual journey and may the good health of mind, body and spirit enable you to excel in all you do at Youngstown State.  I look forward to working with all of you and I am grateful to the YSU family, Dr.Thom Brozich and to all our students, well-wishers and co-worshipers.  Peace of Christ remain with us forever. Amen and enjoy this day!

Rev. Chidiebere Ogbuagu 

JCD, JCL, MPA, BD, B. Phil

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