Catholic Wildcats are students, professors, staff, and alumna following Christ.


We are an energetic, fun, and spiritual community that encourages a deep encounter with Christ and a place of belonging for Catholics at the University of Kentucky.

Catholic wildcats seek out personal opportunities to grow in their faith. Through liturgies, bible studies, social events, and service opportunities, they are personally invited into a place of authentic Catholic faith, where they are challenged to grow, become closer with Christ, and reach out with their faith to meet the spiritual and physical needs of others (“Form, Encounter, Serve)”.

“I remember arriving at Newman in August 2010, not knowing a single person at UK.  The staff, parishioners and students of Holy Spirit Parish Newman Center have brought me into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through the sacraments and spiritual experiences.  I am now prepared for a lifelong adventure of faith and spiritual growth.  I know that many of my Newman friends will be my friends for the rest of my life.  I can’t imagine who I’d be without my experience at Newman.  Praise God!”
--Nick Schenk, 2016 Graduate