Upcoming Events

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

Daily Readings

View the readings for Friday, October 9, 2015.

Other dates' readings are available here.

Readings provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


No time to get away? Work weekends? Busy with school? Still want to grow in your relationship with God?

Come to the Busy Students’ Retreat at the UH Catholic Newman Center starting with an Introduction Session on Sunday, October 11th at 5:00 PM / Mass continuing through Thursday, October 15th ending with a closing session at 5:30 PM.

Participants will commit to:
30 minutes prayer using Sacred Scripture Monday ~ Thursday
30 minutes meeting with a Spiritual Director Monday ~ Thursday
30 minutes Communal Prayer Monday ~ Thursday

Please contact Fr. John Paul Bolger, C.C. at jp3ccnewman [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.


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.

Retreat Opportunity Bayou Awakening # 25 October 30 ~ November 1 @ Cameron Retreat Center

NOTE OF LOCATION AND DATE CHANGED ... Bayou Awakening: What Is Awakening? Bayou Awakening is a retreat for college age young adults (18 ~ 25), led by young adults, that focuses on deepening your relationship with Christ. There are several talks, including: "What is a Christian?" "Reconciliation," "Prayer," "Faith," "Discernment," "The Mystical Body of Christ." There are opportunities for small group conversation, quiet prayer time, mass, and confession. Join us for a great weekend of spiritual renewal! The retreat is offered twice a year, in the fall and the spring. Bayou Awakening # 25 will be held on October 30 ~ November 1 @ Cameron Retreat Center. Apply online at www.archgh.org/youngacm/Awakening/ to Attend BA # 25 OR download the application. After you've filled out your application, you will need to send your payment of $70.00. The full registration of $70.00 must be received by October 23, 2015 to guarantee a spot. Cancelations after October 23, 2015 will not be refunded. Please return or mail along with payment to the address shown below. Office of YACM Bayou Awakening # 25 2403 E. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77021