Upcoming Events

Certain regular events are not included here. See the full calendar for a complete listing.

Daily Readings

View the readings for Monday, May 25, 2015.

Other dates' readings are available here.

Readings provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Rediscovering the Faith

 REDISCOVERING THE FAITH ~ If you've been away from the practice of the Catholic faith for a while, we have some ideas to help you come back.

Welcome. Have you been away from the Church? Are you thinking about coming back? Do you know someone who wants to come home to the Catholic Church, but is struggling with their faith? Maybe you or someone you know has experienced one of these thoughts:

I grew up Catholic, but for some reason I just sort of stopped going to Church…

I just moved to a new city, I tried going to a couple different parishes, but I never really felt welcomed...

After my marriage ended, I felt uncomfortable around my family, friends and parish…

I just don't understand why the Church teaches what it does! Some teachings seem so outdated…

I tried to contact my parish about getting married but no one got back to me…

If you have experienced one of these situations or thoughts you are not alone. The Church wants you to know that you are a child of God, called by name, precious in his eyes and loved by him (Is. 43:1,4). The Church also wants you to know that you are missed. When one member of the Body of Christ suffers, the entire Body of the Church suffers.

This website contains resources to help you rediscover the faith and answer questions about the Church and Church teachings. We invite you to explore this site and contact your local parish.

http://www.usccb.org/

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES ~ RICE BOWL

The Official Lenten Program of Catholic Relief Services: Visit their webpage http://www.crsricebowl.org/
You’re invited to participate in CRS Rice Bowl! The UH Catholic Newman Center will be participating in Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Lenten program, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls will be available at all of the Masses and at the UH Catholic Newman Center. Please be sure to take one home and use the easy and fun resources to deepen your family’s Lenten experience. Your prayers, fasting and almsgiving this Lenten season will help Catholic Relief Services continue to provide life-saving assistance in nearly 100 countries. CRS works on our behalf to care for the poorest in our world and to end global poverty.
Thank You for your participation in CRS Rice Bowl! We raised a total of $.00 and the money was sent to the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Galveston ~ Houston.
By participating, you not only enriched your Lenten journey, but also joined in solidarity and gave concrete assistance to the poorest of the poor in more than 90 countries that benefit through projects in the areas of agriculture, water, microfinance, mother and child health, education and HIV/Aids projects. 75% of your contribution supports these development projects overseas. 25% remains in our Archdiocese of Galveston ~ Houston to fund local hunger and poverty alleviation programs.
Over the past years we have collected the following total amounts for CRS Rice Bowl. We want to thank each and every one of you for your donations.

2002 $ 103.82
2003 $ 101.53
2004 $ 85.87
2005 $ .00
2006 $ 147.41
2007 $ 27.52
2008 $ 597.40
2009 $ 393.59
2010 $ .00
2011 $ 161.19
2012 $ 413.75
2013 $1,877.43
2014 $3,589.69
2015

TOTAL AMOUNT $7,499.20
"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED @ UH CATHOLIC NEWMAN CENTER FOR MASS

We gather to worship and we are always looking for volunteers to help make our celebrations the high point of our day or week. We are looking for the following:

  • Altar Server: Male and female students are invited to assist the priest at Mass. Altar servers make sure that all of the elements needed for Mass are prepared before our celebration and assist the priest during the celebration. After Mass the acolytes make sure that everything is put away. Altar servers are needed especially for Sunday celebrations.
  • Choir, Instrumentalists and Cantor: To paraphrase St. Augustine: “He who sings well, prays twice.” Students with a gift for and interest in helping the assembled community to sing during the Mass are most welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled before and after Mass or as needed.
  • Ministers of Hospitality: Ministers of hospitality are ready to serve as needs arise. They help to seat those who arrive for Mass, take up the weekly collection, assist the offertory procession and help pass out information (i.e. bulletins, announcements, etc.).
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: This ministry is for fully initiated Catholics (those who have received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). In the absence of the ordinary ministers (priest or deacon) they serve as ministers of communion distributing the Body and Blood of our Lord to those who come forward to receive Holy Communion. The Extraordinary Minister of Communion must be invited by the priest and formally commissioned.