Upcoming Events

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

Daily Readings

View the readings for Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Other dates' readings are available here.

Readings provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


The Official Lenten Program of Catholic Relief Services: Visit their webpage http://www.crsricebowl.org/

You’re invited to participate in the CRS Rice Bowl!
The UH Catholic Newman Center will be participating in the CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services' Lenten program, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls will be available at the UH Catholic Newman Center. Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family’s Lenten experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor. 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 $3,365.17
2016 $

TOTAL AMOUNT $10,864.37

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a program for those who want to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church (receive Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist). It is also a program for those who have completed part of their initiation, but still lack catechesis (formation in Church doctrine). Those who are interested in the Adult Confirmation Program, these classes will start in the Spring Semester 2016. The R.C.I.A. Class will begin in the Fall Semester 2015. The following documents are required and must be promptly provided to the Catholic Newman Center. There are no exceptions to these documents. Baptismal Certificate with the complete mailing address issued within six months from the Catholic Church of your baptism, with any sacramental notations listed on the back. Proof of baptism (certificate of baptism or letter from minister or witness) is needed for a baptized non~Catholic. A copy of your Birth Certificate is also required. We are also seeking sponsors (spiritual companions) for those who are preparing to receive the sacraments this year. Sponsors must be practicing Catholics who are willing to commit to accompanying a candidate or catechumen on their faith journey. If you are interested in becoming Catholic, being Confirmed, or in being a sponsor for one of these individuals, please contact Fr. John Paul Bolger, C.C., at jp3ccnewman [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) 2016

Our Parish # is 1151 ~ Newman Center ~ University of Houston (UH Catholic Newman Center)

This year's theme for the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) 2016 is "His Mercy Endures Forever." (Psalm 136)

Development Office Staff:
Winnie Gonzalvo (713) 652 ~ 4414
Karen Adolph (713) 652 ~ 4409