Campus Ministry

Our Archdiocesan Campus Ministers

The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry represents the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to the colleges and universities located within the archdiocese. Through campus Newman Centers and parish-based Newman Clubs, we seek to evangelize the academic community by means of a broad ministry which forms the faith community, appropriates the faith, forms Christian conscience, educates for justice, facilitates personal development, and develops leaders for the future. We see the church entering into the very heart of the academic community, challenging faculty, staff, students and institutions with the claims of the Gospel. For more, see A Vision for Ministry to Higher Education in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (MS Word document) and the US Bishops' pastoral plan, Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future.

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