Campus Ministry

The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry seeks to provide a home for young adults within the Catholic Church and accompany young adults in their journey with Christ through their late teens, 20s, and 30s. The Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry seeks to bring a Catholic presence to the colleges and universities located within the archdiocese. Through Catholic Newman Centers, we seek to create environments where Catholic students can find community, encounter Christ in prayer and the sacraments, and be formed as disciples of Jesus. We also seek to evangelize the entire academic community and invite others into the joy, fulfillment, and truth of living the Gospel.

Rice and Friends Spring Break Mission Trip

The Rice Catholic Student Center, UH Catholic Newman Center, and TSU Catholic Newman Center invite all students to join for the 2023 Alternative Spring Break Mission Trip to San Antonio on March 14-17, 2023. Students will travel by bus together to San Antonio. During the trip, students will be serving with several service organizations including Haven for Hope and Habitat for Humanity. Students will be housed at Omega Retreat Center. The trip also includes a visit to the River Walk and the Alamo, a day of prayer, daily Mass, and time for community building activities. Cost for the trip is $100 (some meals, lodging, and transportation included). Limited scholarships available upon request. To request a scholarship, contact your campus minister:

Rice: Mary Impelman:
UH: Salisha Miller:
TSU: Doris Barrow:

Arrive: March 14 (eat breakfast before you arrive) (Times may be adjusted)
9 am: Rice Catholic Student Center
9:30 am: TSU Catholic Newman Center

Return: March 17 by 10 pm
Drop off at 2 locations where cars are parked.

Deadline to register: March 7, 2023

Click here to register!

For more information about the trip, please contact Mary Impelman at or (713) 526-3809.

Campus Ministries in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Newman Centers

Catholic Campus Ministry Centers are often called "Newman Centers" after John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890). An Anglican theologian at Oxford, he became a Catholic in 1844, and left a legacy as an important Catholic theologian and apologist. His notable works include An Essay on the Development of Doctrine and Apologia Pro Vita Sua. His Idea of a University is a classic in theory of higher education. 

Catholic Universities in Houston

Other Catholic Campus Ministry Sites