Welcome to the Catholic Center!

The Catholic Center is still open during the Summer. There will be no Adoration or Confession. There will still be Daily Mass at 5:15 in the Chapel, with the exception of the week of August 18th.

If you are an incoming or returning student—undergrad or grad—or young professional interested in getting involved with our community, fill out this form!

An hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, along with available Confessions, is available Monday-Friday at 4:15 p.m. with Mass at 5:15 p.m. Walk-ins for Confession are always welcome. For weekend liturgical information, see this page.

Be sure to check out our new Developing Partnerships page!

You can also assist the mission of the Catholic Center at NYU by clicking the link below!

NYC Preview of Contemporary Christian Art Exhibition June 23-27

NYC Preview of Contemporary Christian Art Exhibition

June 23-27
NYU Catholic Center, 238 Thompson St.
Open to public 11am-7pm
Daily Lunch talks @12:30 by exhibition curator
Daily evening talks @7pm by exhibition artists

This preview will include approximately half of the 30 works of the groundbreaking exhibition by artists from numerous countries and both the Eastern and Western traditions. Created by living artists, these works of art will have the power to communicate to today’s society in a way that is fresh, engaging, and relevant.  More info at www.onefaithexhibition.org

The Mississippi Flows Into The Tiber, Monday May 19, 2014

The Mississippi Flows Into The Tiber

Come and join us for an evening with John Beaumont, as he reads from his book on American Catholic converts.

Monday, May 19, 2014
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Location: Catholic Center at NYU

Vocation Retreat, June 13-15

Vocation Retreat
with the Cloistered Dominican Sisters

Single Catholic women age 16 - 27 may contact:
Vocation Directress 
Dominican Monastery of St. Jude
143 County Rd. 20 E.
Marbury, Alabama 36051

You can also find the website for the monastery at:


Centering Prayer (Wed. March 5, 12 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

Join Us For Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in the Christian Contemplative tradition. It is the opening of our awareness and consenting to God's presence and action within.

We will be hosting Centering Prayer from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm on the following dates:

March 5, 12
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

For more information on the New York Chapter of Contemplative Outreach, click the link below:


*Co-sponsored by the New York University Catholic Center 

Pope Francis' First Apostolic Exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium"

Yet another text from our pope, whom Time has named Person of the Year! Read his exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, here.

"Whereas positivism and ‘scientism’ ‘refuse to admit the validity of forms of knowledge other than those of the positive sciences’, the Church proposes another path, which calls for a synthesis between the responsible use of methods proper to the empirical sciences and other areas of knowledge such as philosophy, theology, as well as faith itself, which elevates us to the mystery transcending nature and human intelligence. 

"Faith is not fearful of reason; on the contrary, it seeks and trusts reason, since ‘the light of reason and the light of faith both come from God’ and cannot contradict each other. Evangelisation is attentive to scientific advances and wishes to shed on them the light of faith and the natural law so that they will remain respectful of the centrality and supreme value of the human person at every stage of life. All of society can be enriched thanks to this dialogue, which opens up new horizons for thought and expands the possibilities of reason. This too is a path of harmony and peace."