Profiles in Mission: Fr. Matt Lowry

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Name: Fr. Matt Lowry

Parish: Holy Trinity Catholic Newman Center at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff

Role with the Campaign: Newman Center Chaplain

What does this campaign mean to the Newman Center?

Fifty years ago, visionary people who valued college students got together and built the Newman Center. The opportunity before us is to show college students that they are important and [we will] provide for their spiritual needs for the next 50 years and beyond.

How did you get involved?

As the chaplain for the Newman Center, I see firsthand how important and effective outreach to our sons and daughters on the college campus is. These pivotal years set the trajectory for a life of faith, including the discernment of a marriage or religious vocation.

How does the campaign speak to evangelization and discipleship?

Recently, I was with 70 college students who see themselves as missionaries to their peers and beyond at 6:30 in the morning praying a Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Newman Centers invite young people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, and provide them the tools that lead to a lifetime of discipleship and evangelization.