This weekend’s second collection supports students at Catholic universities

September 7, 2018

This weekend (Sept. 8 and 9), parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will have a second collection at all Masses benefitting the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

The generous donations of parishioners provide opportunities for students seeking a Catholic college education at these institutions. Your support enables these universities to provide an education based in the Catholic intellectual tradition to the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation.

Education at Catholic universities goes far beyond the academic. While academics are of the utmost importance, Catholic universities challenge students to become leaders of faith, of character and of service.

Faculty and staff at the University of St. Thomas and the Catholic University of America work tirelessly to enable their students to prepare themselves for life and work in a changing world and to become leaders for the benefit of family, community, country, and church.

Your generous donations go directly to support student financial aid and provide opportunities for our future leaders.


About University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas (UST) is Houston's Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. For more than 70 years, we've been graduating students like you into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more – throughout Houston and across the globe.

  • Founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947
  • Houston's only Catholic University
  • Approx. 3,700 total enrollment
  • 53 percent of student population is Catholic
  • Student faculty ratio is 11:1
  • 1133 average SAT score (Critical Reading and Math)
  • Students receive $35 million in financial aid, including more than $11.6 million in institutional aid

About Catholic University of America
Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.

  • Established in 1887, as the national university of the Catholic Church, by the U.S. bishops with the approval of the Holy See.
  • Located near the heart of Washington, D.C.
  • Approx. 3,700 undergraduate and 3,100 graduate students
  • Students from all 50 states and 85 countries
  • 80 percent of undergraduates and 59 percent of graduate students are Catholic
  • More than 90 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
  • Students receive nearly $45 million in institutional grants and scholarships as well as more than $2.5 million in federal and state grants. Additionally, the Office of Student Financial Assistance processed more than $35 million in undergraduate educational loans.