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.

Alternative Spring Break Service Trip 2024

All college students are invited to join us for our Alternative Spring Break Service Trip to Dallas! We will be leaving the morning of Monday, March 11th, and returning in the evening on Thursday, March 14th. There will be several drop-off and pick-up locations at:  Rice Catholic Student Center, TSU Catholic Newman Center, and SHSU Catholic Student Center. We will be staying at the Saint Raphael Retreat Center in Dallas. We are volunteering throughout south Dallas at several social agencies and will be focusing on the issue of food insecurity.

Registration cost is $100 and includes lodging for 3 nights, most meals, transportation by private bus, and snacks/drinks. Scholarships are available if there is financial need. Please reach out to your university’s campus minister or contact Mary Impelman at to discuss scholarships.

Register online here.


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