The John Newman Association (JNA) is the Catholic Campus Ministry at Franklin & Marshall College. We provide opportunities for students to gather in worship, pray, service, and fellowship. We are the Cathloic Church present and active on the campus. All students are welcomed to participate.
College is a great time of learning and growth. Take the time to learn your faith and seek answers to any questions you might have. You deserve a truly well-rounded liberal education to seek the truth about the Church. The JNA offers opportunities to do this throughout the year.
Time and time again in scripture, Jesus calls directly to those He encounters, "Follow me." This universal and timeless call is spoken to you also, "Follow me." Join us as we courageously accept Christ's invitation and embark on this adventure of discipleship. The offer has been made. How will you respond?
"We walk by faith, not by sight."
2 Corinthians 5:7
Masses are celebrated Sundays during the school year at 9 p.m. in the Nevin Chapel (Second floor, Old Main). Stop by early for a moment of quiet prayer. Father Messner's availibility for confessions will be posted at a later date.
During the semester, Masses for the Holy Days of Obligation are celebrated at 4:30 p.m at a location later to be determined.
Fr. Messner's availability for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) TBD.
We have many opportunities for you to partake in through the year. Offer your voice in our choir for Holy Mass, become a lector and/or extraordinary minister, join us for a service project and/or social gathering or discussion group. All students are welcome to participate in JNA programs.
We need you! There are many roles needed to assist with Mass and JNA events:
training will be held after Masses and by appointment.
musicians and singers are needed. Practice is held approximately one hour prior to mass.
Ushers & Sacristans
(set-up and clean-up for Mass) extra help is always welcome!
if you are van-certified or are willing to become certified, we need drivers to assist for JNA off-campus events.
assist with weekly bulletin, posters, flyers, e-mail, etc.We can always use help in these areas as well.
assist with planning and event details.
Let us know how you can share your gifts!