The Catholic Community invites all UH students, staff and faculty to all our events, and to participate at the level you are comfortable. While we offer a variety of programs and groups, our real strength is the rich diversity of people who come together to make our community. We come from many different nations and from cities and towns across the United States. While we are not home, we hope that you will feel comfortable and always among friends. We look forward to meeting you! Be sure to browse through some of the links in the navigation bar to get to know us better.
CRS Rice Bowl is the Official Lenten Program of Catholic Relief Services.
For more information, visit their webpage at http://www.crsricebowl.org/
You’re invited to participate in CRS Rice Bowl!
The UH Catholic Newman Center will be participating in 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 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 participating in CRS Rice Bowl! We raised a total of $1,877.43 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 everyone of you for your donations.
TOTAL AMOUNT $3,909.51
"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
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.