Upcoming Events

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

Daily Readings

View the readings for Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Other dates' readings are available here.

Readings provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Mass of the Holy Spirit: Sunday, September 7th @ 10:45 AM @ A D Bruce Religion Center with His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo then Lunch @ 12:30 PM @ Catholic Newman Center

The tradition of invoking the graces and blessings of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the academic year is longstanding and we are very fortunate to have His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston ~ Houston, come to UH to celebrate with us. On Sunday, September 7th at 10:45 AM at the A D Bruce Religion Center, we’ll welcome back all members of the UH Catholic Newman Center Community with the Mass of the Holy Spirit. At this Mass we will formally present the new Catholic Student Organization Officers to the community. Following the Mass a Welcome Lunch will be served at the UH Catholic Newman Center at 12:30 PM. All are welcome, so invite your family and friends.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (R.C.I.A.) & CATHOLIC CONFIRMATION CLASSES

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 2015 on Thursday, February 26th at 4:30 PM.   Classes begin on Sunday, September 14th from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the UH Catholic Newman Center.  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 Giovan Cuchapin at (713) 748 – 2529 or e-mail at fcuchapin [at] uh [dot] edu

 

 

 

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.