The Catholic Center at NYU has as its particular task to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of the Catholic students, faculty, and staff at NYU. It seeks to witness to and communicate the enduring truth of Catholic here in New York City. The mission is accomplished first of all through celebrating the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Confession. In addition to the sacramental life, the Center provides opportunities for students to grow in knowledge of the faith. The chaplain also guides the activities of the various Catholic student groups on campus. The Catholic Center welcomes any and all who wish to know more about God and the Catholic Church.

Father Sebastian White, O.P., S.T.L.

Our chaplain, Fr. Sebastian White, O.P. is a Dominican friar, in residence at St. Joseph's Church, in the community of Dominicans. Fr. Sebastian grew up in Maine and went to college in Massachusetts. After college, he lived and studied for four years in Austria at the International Theological Institute. During his time there he met the Order of Preachers in Vienna. He is very happy to be in New York and be working at the Catholic Center at NYU.

(646) 502-4430;

Juliette Jeanfreau
Director of Development and Alumni Relations

A native of New Orleans, LA, Juliette studied humanities at the University of Richmond. She continued her education at Yale Divinity School, where she was also a part of the Institute of Sacred Music. Juliette is excited to be working with the alumni, students, and friends of the Catholic Center at NYU.

(646) 553-1740;

Margie Rodriguez
Volunteer Office Assistant

After a number of years working for the administration of New York University, Margie generously volunteers at the Catholic Center to assist us with our bookkeeping, answering the phones, and staffing the front desk a few days a week. She frequently bakes cookies for the students.

Fellowship of Catholic University Students

The Catholic Center at NYU is also blessed to have four full-time FOCUS missionaries serving the students. They are (L-R): Sarah Mutchler, Will Clerx, Emily Martinez (team director), and Ryan Noll.