The St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 22.
The center, located at 700 S. Morgan St., attends to the spiritual needs of UIC students and others, hosts weddings, and provides assistance with vocations to religious life.
“We have many reasons to celebrate our history, and to look forward to the graces God has in store for Newman,” said the Rev. Connor Danstrom, director. Turning 40 is a mixed blessing, though. While our mission here is young, some of our infrastructure is getting old.”
The center needs a new roof, boiler, and air conditioning unit, and Fr. Danstrom and staff hope to raise $40,000. To make a contribution, go to www.givecentral.org/location/464/event/12008.
For information, call (312) 226-1880.