Our What : The JPII Commons is a physical and spiritual home for college students in Kansas City.
Our Why : We want to inspire students to know and love Christ with their whole mind, heart, body, and soul.
Our Vision : At JPII Commons, we strive to be a dynamically Catholic community where students encounter Jesus Christ, build authentic friendships, and are then sent out to be missionaries in the midst of the world.
Details : The JP2 Commons, located in the heart of Kansas City between the UMKC and Rockhurst University campuses, is the home of a dynamic student community. On the ground floor, the Newman Center provides a place for all students, both residents and non-residents, to come to events, to meet friends, or to study. Modern housing, a Christ-centered atmosphere, and bright spaces for study and prayer are some of the highlights of the JP2 Commons. The center is dedicated to St. John Paul the Great, who had a heart for young people, to whom he boldly declared “open wide the doors to Christ!”
THE JP2 COMMONS TEAM
Chaplain: Fr. Andrew Mattingly
Campus Minister: Dain Finney