Hello Friends in Christ!

Welcome to the Concord University Newman Center. We are a faithful community of Catholics living as witnesses at Concord University. But one need not be Catholic to participate in our events, we are open to serving any and all in need.

Mass is open to all, especially Catholics and to those who would like to know more about the Catholic faith or experience a Catholic mass. Mass is held Sundays at 6 PM during the Fall and Spring semesters. Additionally, Bible study is held Thursday at 7 PM and is open to anyone who seeks to grow in faith, hope, and love by opening up the Divine Scriptures and beginning a pilgrimage through sacred history.

About Us

Concord University Newman Center is a welcoming faith group rooted in Catholic tradition. We are a group of individuals who strive to grow in faith, through the sacraments and service. Our ministry is open to all students, faculty and staff of Concord University and equally open to the Catholic residents and parishioners of Athens, Princeton, and Bluefield.

Meet the Team

Paul Krause
Campus Minister
Paul is a graduate of Yale (M.A. in Theology & Bible) and the University of Buckingham U.K. (M.A. in Philosophy). Paul is also a writer, editor, and humanities teacher who frequently writes literary essays and reviews for numerous cultural and literary magazines, journals, and newspapers across the United States and the English-speaking world; he is the author of The Odyssey of Love: A Christian Guide to the Great Books and contributed to The College Lecture Today.


Fr. Sebastian Devasya
Priest, Sacred Heart Parish, Princeton and Bluefield. Co-Chaplain, Newman Center
Fr. Romeo Bacalso
Priest, St. Patrick’s in Hinton. Co-Chaplain, Newman Center


Mass: Sundays at 6 PM during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Reconciliation: Before or after Mass upon request.


Bible Study: Thursdays at 7 PM during the Fall and Spring semesters. All are welcome.

Reading Club: Tuesdays at 7 PM.  Offered to all who wish to grow in literary wonder and knowledge.

Retreats: Speak to the campus minister about the possibilities of faith retreats.

Service: Sacred Heart in Princeton and Bluefield are known for their charitable service to their communities. Food pantry volunteer service is available to any student who would like to serve their fellow brothers and sisters. You can talk to the campus minister or to Fr. Sebastian about helping with the Sacred Heart food pantry.