Welcome to the Catholic Center!

There will not be Mass or Adoration on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. The normal schedule will resume Easter Monday. We will continue to have Morning Prayer every day at 9:00 am.

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.

St. Francis of Assisi Conference, April 25 and 26

St. Francis of Assisi and the Western Tradition
This is a two-day conference ranging from:
April 25-26, 2014


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Francesca Murphy
Roger Scruton
R.R. Reno
Carol Zaleski
Philip Zaleski

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 25

               1:00pm – His Excellency Archbishop Chaput: Keynote Lecture: Francis of Assisi and
                               Western Catholicism

               2:00pm – Break

               2:30pm – Francesca Murphy: on St. Francis' Literalism/Radicalism and Poverty

               4:00pm – Roger Scruton: on St. Francis and Principles for a Christian Ecology

               5:30pm – Mass with Archbishop Chaput Presiding. Homilist: TBD.

               6:15pm – Dinner for Speakers at St. Joseph Rectory

Saturday, April 26th

              10:00am – Philip and Carol Zaleski: St. Francis and Islam

              11:30am – R.R. Reno: St. Francis and Pope Francis

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."

Blackfriar Music: "Come My Way"

Watch our assistant chaplain, Fr. Austin Litke, in this new music video from Blackfriar Music.


The Catholic Artists Society & The Thomistic Institute: The Art of the Beautiful (Fall 2013 - Winter 2014)

A series of monthly lectures exploring the nature and purpose
of Art, Beauty and their place in the social order.

"Art, for Whose Sake"
September 14 | Gregory Wolfe, editor, Image Journal
"The Responsibility of the Artist"
October 12 | Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, editor, Magnificat
"Forming the Artist"
November 16 | David Clayton, Thomas More College
[lecture photos & audio]

"Beauty and the Real"
December 14 | Alice Ramos, St. John's University
[lecture photos & text]

"Love and Artistic Genesis"
January 25 | Anthony Esolen, Providence College

"Virtue and the Artistic Imagination"
February 15 | Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ, Fordham University

7:30 p.m. Saturdays
Followed by a reception and sung Compline