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Thank you for visiting the Catholic Center at NYU. We're glad you're here! Please find information below for our regular and special events. Stop by to meet the staff and students, and get more information about our offerings. 

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Regular Events (click titles for more info):

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (and Confessions): M - F,  4:15 - 5 p.m.

Daily Mass: M - F at 5:15 p.m. 
Korean Catholics United: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 
Newman Club: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Grad-Law and Young Professionals: Sundays at 7:00 p.m. (Starts 9/11)
In Vino Veritas: Every other Sunday, ca. 8:15 pm.

"You, dear young man, dear young woman, have you ever felt the gaze of everlasting love upon you, a gaze that looks beyond your sins, limitations and failings, and continues to have faith in you and to look upon your life with hope? Do you realize how precious you are to God, who has given you everything out of love?" 
                    - Pope Francis, Message for World Youth Day, 2016

Spiritual and Religious: Why We Owe God an Hour a Week

Spiritual and Religious: Why We Owe God an Hour a Week

A lecture by Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P., S.T.M.

Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street

Sponsored by the Catholic Center at NYU, and the Thomistic Institute

This event is free and open to the public. Register here

About the presenter: Fr. Romanus is a Dominican priest and professor of systematic theology at St. John's Seminary in Boston, MA, as well as an associate editor of The Thomist, and Senior Editor of Magnificat. He has served as a fellow of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas since 1999. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to scholarship, Fr. Cessario received the degree of Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), the highest academic honor of the Order of Preachers, in 2013. Among his numerous works are Christian Faith and the Theological Life, A Short History of Thomism, and forthcoming from Fortress Press, Thomas and the Thomists.

How I Stayed Catholic At Harvard

The Catholic Center at NYU and the Newman Catholic Club welcomes 
Aurora Griffin, author of the popular new book
How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard. 

October 13, 2016, at 7:45 p.m. 
Students welcome at 7 for dinner with the Newman Catholic Club

A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college. Aurora Griffin's story illustrates that when you decide your faith matters to you, no one can take it away, even in the most secular environments and under strong peer pressure. 

The Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas

The 2016-2017 Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas Series

The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street 
New York, NY 10012

October 15, 2016: "Transubstantiation and the Sacrifice of the Mass,"
by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

December 3, 2016: The Rest is Said in Praise to God: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Rites of the Mass,"
by Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., Parochial Vicar, The Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena

February 18, 2017: Freedom for Excellence: Virtue and Moral Character According to Aquinas,
by Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., Dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

12:30 p.m. Refreshments
1:00 p.m. First Conference
2:00 p.m. Break with Refreshments
2:30 p.m. Second Conference
3:45 p.m. Mass with the Presenter

This event is free and open to the public. Please register here.

Essence, Form, Experience

The Catholic Artists Society Presents
The 2016 – 2017 Art of the Beautiful Series


The Catholic Center at NYU
238 Thompson Street

Art and Transformation
by James Patrick Reid, Painter, Author, Instructor
Saturday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.

The Sacred Liturgy as Primary Source for the Artist's Imagination
by Dr. Jennifer Donelson, Assoc. Professor & Director of Sacred Music, St. Joseph's Seminary
Saturday, December 19, 7:30 p.m.

Keeping Faith in the Philosophy of Stories
by Dr. Daniel McInerny, Philosopher, Playwright, Novelist
Saturday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.

Beauty, Piety, and Delight in Medieval Literature
by Dr. Evelyn (Timmie) Birge Vitz, Professor of French, Affil. Prof. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, NYU
Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Daring to Love the Beautiful One
by The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Past Lectures: 

Image, Likeness, and Transcendence
by Anthony Visco, Director of the Atelier for the Sacred Arts
Saturday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.