Infant and children baptisms are not offered but adults seeking baptism or to become members of the Church must enter into the process RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
Preparation for Entry into Faith: A life of discipleship
Two thousand years ago in the obscure fringes of the Roman Empire a revolution started that
would change the course of human history. This revolution started with one person, the person of
Jesus Christ, a man like no other because in his person was united the human and the divine.
Through his life, death and resurrection he has answered the definitive question of our existence:
that we are created to share in the same very divine life that he lives now and for eternity. Each
person who comes to believe in Him whom the Father has sent enjoys this relationship of
communion with the Trinity. Those who believe in him now live their life according to the
demands of this relationship; a life of being a disciple. A disciple is someone who has made the
decision to be a follower of Jesus and pattern their life after his.
Here at UH, the journey to become Catholic is a 2 year process. It includes 3 components: Weekly classes, participation in a small faith group, and a once a year day of reflection or retreat. Classes will start on September 13, 2017 and will be held Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30pm at the Newman Center. Small group participation is based on compatibility for times available.
Candidates: Download application, and email/turn in to Pita or Fr. John Paul.
How do we become a disciple?
While the apostle and followers of Jesus experienced in intimate way the power of God through his miracles, healings and teachings they were not yet ready to take
on the world after Jesus suffered and died. Even after having the Risen Lord appear to them several times after the Resurrection, Jesus’ believers were still living in fear of the authorities. They were afraid that what happened to Jesus could happen to them. The Risen Jesus tells his followers to wait in the city til He sends them the
Advocate. The day of Pentecost, the day in which God pours out his holy Spirit into the souls of his followers empowering them to conquer the world and baptize
all nations. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the continuation of this outpouring upon believers so that we too may be empowered to bring the message of Salvation
to the world. Our preparation is to prepare a Catholic to receive this same power from on high in order to fulfill the mission entrusted to us.
Here at UH, the journey to be confirmed is a 1 year process. Confirmation will be on Pentecost 2018. It includes 3 components: Weekly classes, participation in a small faith group, and a once a year day of reflection or retreat. Classes will start on September 13, 2017 and will be held Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30pm at the Newman Center. Small group participation is based on compatibility for times available.
Candidates: Download personal information sheet, and email/turn in to Pita or Fr. John Paul.
Offered Tuesday- Friday at Noon in Newman Center, Sundays at 10:45 am at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center, and during the Fall and Spring Semesters, Sundays at 6:00 pm at the Newman Center.
Offered one hour before all Masses on a first come, first serve basis or by appointment.
Catholics are permitted to celebrate weddings on Campus but couples must complete all preparation through their home parish unless they are students currently enrolled.
Anointing of the Sick
By appointment only.
Drop by and speak with Fr. John Paul.
Come Encounter Christ: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with praise and worship and teaching Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm (Starting date for Fall 2017 to be announced).