Catholic Campus Ministry Student Center

at Christopher Newport University

Beginning in January 2020, the Catholic Campus Ministry Student Center, located adjacent to the CNU Campus at 91 Shoe Lane, will open its doors to serve as a hub for our ministry at CNU. It will provide a physical space for students to gather, learn, pray and grow together in faith. It will host weekly events, as well as offering a space for students to drop in, study, and relax.

In order to make this a reality, we need your help! Providing a welcoming home-away-from-home for our students is truly a team effort, and we rely on the support of parents, alumni, and community members to make this possible.


Would you prayerfully consider joining our CNU CCM monthly support team with a monthly electronic gift?

We are in need of 34 new support team members to underwrite the monthly cost of operating the new CCM Student Center. The greatest need is for sponsors at $100/month, and there are sponsorships available at every level:

Monthly Sponsorship Needs:

  • Mortgage Payment: 15 Sponsors at $100/month [15 STILL NEEDED]

  • Utilities: 5 Sponsors at $50/month [5 STILL NEEDED]

  • Cable & Internet: 4 Sponsors at $25/month [2 STILL NEEDED]

  • Stock Pantry with Snacks: 5 Sponsors at $20/month [1 STILL NEEDED]

  • General House Supplies: 5 Sponsors at $15/month [3 STILL NEEDED]

Monthly Sponsors at every level (except those wishing to remain anonymous) will be recognized on a special "Sponsors Board" in the house, and all will receive an invitation to the House Dedication Ceremony to be held later this year with Bishop Knestout.

For those preferring to make a special one-time gift toward to the establishment of the CCM Student Center, there are a number of initial needs, including furniture, that we are in need of sponsors for:

One-Time Gift Needs:

  • Altar for Chapel: 1 at $500 NEED MET!

  • Couches: 3 at $750 [2 STILL NEEDED]

  • Decor: 20 at $50 [15 STILL NEEDED]

  • Folding Chairs: 40 at $20 [32 STILL NEEDED]

  • Living Room Chairs: 6 at $150 NEED MET!

  • Lawn Mower: 1 at $250 [5 STILL NEEDED]

  • Outdoor Furniture: 1 at $1,500 [1 STILL NEEDED]

  • Repave Front Walkway: 1 at $2,500 [1 STILL NEEDED]

  • Tables: 2 at $500 [1 STILL NEEDED]

  • Tabernacle for Chapel: 1 at $1,000 NEED MET!

  • Television: 1 at $600 [1 STILL NEEDED]

One-time donors at every level (except those wishing to remain anonymous) will be recognized on a special "Sponsors Board" in the house. Be sure to note which item you wish to sponsor in the comment/memo line.





Gifts may also be made by check, made out to "Catholic Campus Ministry at CNU" and mailed to 91 Shoe Lane, Newport News, VA 23606.

Gifts of appreciated stock and other types of assets are also gratefully accepted. Reach out to Director of Development, John Hopke at to arrange for these types of gifts.

Catholic Campus Ministry at CNU is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID# 54-0505947). Gifts made to Catholic Campus Ministry at CNU are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult a tax advisor for advice specific to your situation.


Catholic Campus Ministry has expanded each year to serve the Catholic population at Christopher Newport University and to provide a spiritual home for our students, faculty and staff.


91 Shoe Lane

Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 598-2420

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