Coyote Catholic

At the University of South Dakota

Welcome to St Thomas More Newman Center!

320 E Cherry St - Vermillion

Conveniently located just north of the MUC student center parking lot, across Cherry Street

Office: 605-624-2697


Mass Times

Sunday: 11am and 9pm

visit the Prayer Times page for weekday Mass times

Alumni Update

Congratulations to all those who graduated from USD this fall!

All though USD did not have a Fall Commencement, many students have completed their studies. To those of you who are moving on from USD, please know of our continued prayers for you as you begin a new life adventure! To those of you returning to USD or staying in the Vermillion area, our doors are always open!

If you graduated from USD or have moved on from the area, please take a moment to fill out our Alumni Update! We love to hear where the Lord has called you!

Capital Campaign

Are you a friend of campus ministry? Has campus ministry made an impact in your life?

Join others in helping us build a Capital Improvement Fund. Our goal is to build a fund of $500,000.00 to aid in much needed repairs and building improvements.

Donate Today!

BREAK THE MOLD: invite. inspire. equip.

Today more then ever, college students are in search of answers. What is God calling me to be? How will I live a life for Christ and grow my career? Where am I meant to serve? Catholic Campus ministry helps students discern these questions through the Sacraments, Bible studies and community activities. The Newman Center stands as a beacon of Christ helping students build their foundations for eternity as they build the foundations for their careers.

Looking for a way to meet new people?

Consider joining a bible study group! We have many different bible study groups from which to choose. Are you an athlete, in greek life, a graduate level student? We have a bible study specifically for you! Would you like to meet with others from your own Resident Hall? There's a bible study group for you too! Contact steven.piorkowski@focus.org for more information on bible study groups or check out our list of current bible study groups for one that will fit your schedule.

Bible Study Group List

2017-2018 Bible Studies

Upcoming Events

Rice Bowls

Please turn in your Rice Bowl donations as soon as possible. Drop them in the basket on the table in the foyer.

Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

Tues, April 17 @ 8am-10pm

Display available all day starting at 8am in Newman Hall. Presentation on Eucharistic Miracles after 5:15pm Mass with food available at 6pm and talk beginning at 6:30pm.

Men's Night

Tuesdays @ 8pm

Both grad and undergrad men are invited to Men's Nights at Newman. Meet new friends, experience ways to live authentic Manhood, join a fellowship of other guys to run to heaven with.

Communion and Liberation University

Tuesdays @ 9pm

Join us for an opportunity to learn to meet Jesus Christ in your daily life.

Schedule Change

Wednesday, April 18

7:30am Rosary

8-9am Adoration

NO NOON MASS

4pm Adoration with Confession

5pm Mass followed by Confession

Last Dollar Dinner

April 19th @ 6pm

Come share dinner and fellowship Thursday after the 5:15pm Mass. Dinner will be provided, all we ask is a a$1 donation, but if you don't have the $1 you can still eat.

Praise and Worship

Thursday @ 8:30pm

Praise and Worship, Adoration, Confession and Prayer Teams all starting at 8:30pm.

Friday Basketball

Fridays @ 6am

Basketball at The Wellness Center. All are welcome.

Schedule Change

Saturday, April 21st

7:45-8:45am Adoration

9am Mass

Minute to Win It!

April 24 @ 7pm

Join us for a night of Minute to Win It style games! Free food and prizes!

Graduate Meal

April 29 @ 12noon

Following the 11am Mass, there will be a reception for those graduating and/or moving on from USD in May. Please gather with us as we honor them and send them out with prayer and blessings as they embark on a new life adventure.

Who is Saint Thomas More?

Our Newman Center is named after him, but who is he?

​He was born into a prominent London family on ​February 7th, ​1478​. As a young boy he attended Catholic school. In 1492 he went to university at Oxford in England. In 1494 he became a lawyer. He became a member of parliament involved in the political activity of his country. He married and had 4 children. He was a defender of the Catholic Faith in England.​ He was knighted and worked as a member of the royal staff of King Henry VIII as his chancellor. When King Henry VIII was deciding to break away from the Catholic Church, Thomas could not support the king's decision. Thomas chose to resign from his position as the king's chancellor. King Henry wanted to divorce his wife Catherine and Thomas would not support his action. He was pressured, but did not sign an Oath​ declaring ​Ann Bo​leyn the new queen.​ King Henry had self-granted​ an a​n​nulment from​ his first wife ​Catherine​ and made himself the head of his newly founded Church of England​. Thomas refused to support the king's action and was locked in the tower of London as a result of his refusal. He was put to death by beheading on July 6th, ​1535​. We celebrate his feast day on June 22​ as a martyr of the Catholic Faith​.​ ​He is the patron saint of adopted children, lawyers, civil servants, politicians, and difficult marriages.

Beatification of an American Priest

On November 18th, an American man, Fr Solanus Casey, was beatified making him one step closer to becoming the next American saint.

Known for his great faith, attention to the sick, and ability as a spiritual counselor, he will be the second American-born male to be beatified.

He was very close to the sick and was highly sought-after throughout his life, in part because of the many physical healings attributed to his blessings and intercession. He was also a co-founder of Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen in 1929.