Catholic Newman Center
at the University of Houston
Dear Catholic Coogs, 

Christ is born! Cristo ha nacido!  Chúa giáng sinh! Isini lang na si Jesu Cristo! Christus natus est! 

May the Christ-child bring you and your parents and families much joy, peace and health this Christmas and into the New Year. We have just concluded a challenging semester and so you deserve some rest. Let us commit ourselves during this sacred time to being more hopeful and joyful than ever before. Rest assured of my prayers and petitions in the Masses I celebrate. I am grateful for your prayers and support, which have truly been sources of strength for me. Thank you!

Padre Charlie
Catholic Newman Center Hours
Christmas/New Year break
The Newman Center will be physically closed for the Christmas/New Year break beginning Dec. 21st. The Center will reopen until January 4, 2021.
In case of need, Fr. Charlie can be contacted via email - - or GroupMe message or by phone at 832-581-2533. 
By appointment with Fr. Charlie
Contact him via email - - via GroupMe message or call at 832-581-2533 

Anointing of the Sick and urgent pastoral needs
Call Fr. Charlie at 832-581-2533 
Does your prayer life need a caffeine boost? Would you like to get back into or get more out of prayer? Our 4 week Prayer Kickstarter might be for you.

We will break open Scripture in a different way helping you to grow in understanding of Jesus, yourself, and our call to engage with others.

The Kickstarter will take place over the break, and you will be invited to small group for discussion.

If you’re interested, email Claire at

February 4 – 7, 2021, thousands of people will be coming together for an all new SEEK experience unlike any we’ve had before.

Whether it’s through moderated speaker sessions, small group breakouts, shared mealtimes, and more, SEEK21 is your chance to be accompanied in your faith journey on a more personal level, right where you are. It’s what makes this year’s event extraordinary.

Please complete this interest form and you will be contacted with more information:
- We pray for an end to this pandemic and healing to those who are suffering physically, emotionally, and financially due to the pandemic. May they find peace and hope in Jesus Christ. We pray for the souls of all those who have died due to the Coronavirus and the consolation of their loved ones.

- We thank the Lord for all the blessings He has given our ministry and our students this semester. We ask the Lord to be with Staff and Student Leadership this week as we review this fall semester and prayerfully discern our plans for the spring semester. May we be in tune with the Holy Spirit and the will of the Father.

Need prayer or someone to talk to/pray?
While we won't be offering regular office hours, people are invited to contact us in case of any need. You're welcome to GroupMe Message them or email them below:

Fr. Charlie -
Claire -
Around the Archdiocese

ICYMI Cupboard Holiday Bags

The Cougar Cupboard will be handing out special bags for the holidays! The food-filled bags include produce and protein, along with other surprises. Visit our website to learn how to join.

When: Through December 22, 2020
Hours: Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The next Café Catholica Lite will be held online on Jan. 14, 2021, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Our speaker is Heather Khym from Life Restoration Ministries and the Abiding Together Podcast. Her topic will be “Christ, Our Firm Foundation.” The night will include the talk, Q&A, and communal prayer. Click here to register:

The Café Catholica program seeks to help young adults (ages 18-39) encounter Christ and his Church. All young adults are invited to join us for Café Catholica Lite throughout the year.

Vigilia Pastoral Jovenes Adultos 2021

Todos los jóvenes adultos están invitados a unirse a nosotros para la Vigilia  Eucarística Pastoral 2021 que se llevará a cabo en el Centro Carismático Católico el 16 de enero de 2021. Comenzaremos con la misa a las 7:00 pm seguida de la adoración eucarística hasta las 12:00 am. Habrá asientos limitados disponibles en persona debido a las restricciones de Covid-19. El evento se transmitirá en vivo a través de la página de Facebook de la Oficina de Jóvenes Adultos y Pastoral Universitaria (Young Adults & Campus Ministry.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la Oficina de Jóvenes Adultos y Pastoral Universitaria or or 713-741-8778.

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