GW Catholics

We are the Catholic Community of GWU. We offer Masses, Adoration, retreats, dinners, and much more! We are a ministry under the Archdiocese of Washington.

Being a Missionary – Catholic Bytes Podcast

Check out GW Catholics' own FOCUS-The Fellowship of Catholic University Students missionaries, Brendan Keane and Lauren Abeyta on GW alumnus' Fr. Conrad Murphy's podcast on Catholic Bytes today! Have you ever wondered what inspires people to be missionaries? Check out the testimony of two FOCUS missionaries to hear more about their journey to dedicate two years of their lives serving college students in the US.

Congratulations to GW alumnus Fr. Michael Russo on being ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington today! We are proud of you and praying for you!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6.

Congratulations to our Class of 2019 graduates! We wish you the best of luck in the next chapter of your life. Trust in the Lord's plan and let Him guide you in all your new adventures!

Welcoming the newest member of our Newman family - Lucy Kaitlyn Kelly! Congratulations to our campus FOCUS-The Fellowship of Catholic University Students missionaries & new parents Ben & Eliza Kelly!

FOCUS missions: Trinidad & Tobago 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our FOCUS Missions TND this evening! Special thanks to our students Victoria Abril & Paige Krebs for sharing their experiences while serving in Uruguay and Trinidad.

Interested in learning more? Visit:

Watch the fun our GW students had in Trinidad!

This video is about T&T mission trip recap

Congratulations to the 19 candidates & catechumens who received the sacraments this past Easter Vigil! Very beautiful to witness the Church continuing to strengthen and purify through the devotion of young people.

The Lord has risen! Thank you to all who attended our annual Easter Brunch at St. Stephen Martyr. Truly wonderful to be surrounded by a community of faith-filled and joyful Catholic students on campus.

Keep the Easter spirit rolling this Easter Octave by attending our Tuesday Night Dinner THIS Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the Newman Center (2210 F St. NW). Proceeded by daily mass at 6 PM!

FOCUS-The Fellowship of Catholic University Students

“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!” —Pope St. John Paul II

[04/21/19]   Happy Easter, GW! There will be NO student mass tonight at either 7:30 or 10 PM!

Didn’t make it this morning? Check out Saint Matthews Cathedral (1725 Rhode Island Ave) in DuPont at 5:30 PM!

Holy Week Schedule

April 15
Chrism Mass 7 p.m. at St. Matthew's Cathedral – meet at Newman at 6:15 p.m. to walk over
No 4:45 p.m. Adoration, 5:15 p.m. Confession, or 6 p.m. Mass at the Newman Center

April 16
Tuesday Night Dinner, 6:30 p.m. featuring Drew & Kim Rose Dillingham
Regular Schedule: 4:45 p.m. Adoration, 5:15 p.m. Confession, and 6 p.m. Mass at the Newman Center

April 17
Regular Schedule: 4:45 p.m. Adoration, 5:15 p.m. Confession, and 6 p.m. Mass at the Newman Center

April 18, Holy Thursday
6:30 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception
Church Hopping at 8:00 p.m. – Beginning at Immaculate Conception, ends at St. Matthew's Cathedral
No 4:45 p.m. Adoration, 5:15 p.m. Confession, or 6 p.m. Mass at the Newman Center

April 19, Good Friday
12:10 p.m. Stations of the Cross at St. Stephen Martyr
6:30 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday at Immaculate Conception
9 p.m. – The Passion Movie showing at the Newman Center
No 4:45 p.m. Adoration, 5:15 p.m. Confession, or 6 p.m. Mass at the Newman Center

April 20
Easter Vigil Mass – 8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception

April 21, Easter Sunday
Mass times at St. Stephen Martyr:
9 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (no 5:30 p.m.)
Mass at Immaculate Conception:
11 a.m.
No 7:30 or 10 p.m. Masses on Easter Sunday

GW Catholic’s Easter Brunch
12-2 p.m. in St. Stephen Martyr Parish Hall
(Event is free of charge. Dress in your Easter Sunday best!)

Thanks GW Interfaith Council for putting on a successful awards banquet! We’re proud to share that GW Catholics was recognized in three categories by the council. Congratulations to all honorees and to our community winners!

Julie Ginther for Best Staff/Campus Minister
Chelsea Bendelow for Standout Senior (accepted by freshman Brendan Kelly)
GW Knights of Columbus for Most Impactful Community Service

Welcome, Archbishop Wilton Gregory to Washington!

Welcome to the District of Columbia, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, from your Brother Knights at the District of Columbia State Council of the @kofc_official.

Who Would Jesus Date? – Catholic Bytes Podcast

Ben Kelly & Eliza Jayne Kelly are a wonderful #newlywed couple and missionaries with the FOCUS-The Fellowship of Catholic University Students!

They spoke on the Catholic Bytes with Fr. Conrad Murphy about marriage, relationships & everything in between!

Listen here or on iTunes:

Come to Stations of the Cross and our FREE Fish Fry tonight cooked by the GW Knights of Columbus! 6:30 PM at the Newman Center (next to &Pizza)

Our Knights are excited to serve you at tonight’s fish fry!

We understand that being a young woman in today's world is difficult.

However, there is so much beauty in femininity and taking the time to understand your worth and dignity as designated by Christ can be the difference between heartbreak and freedom.

Join us next Saturday, March 30 from 10 AM - 3 PM for a 1-day Lenten Women's Retreat to uncover the meaning behind womanhood. Registration is FREE and lunch will be including.

REGISTER by Monday, March 25:

Visit our event page here:

[03/07/19]   🔈 Our last Ash Wednesday mass begins at 8 PM in the Marvin Grand Ballroom! Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Lenten Season.

Congratulations to the GW Knights of Columbus for adding a group of outstanding Catholic men to their chapter. Can’t wait to see what this group accomplishes in the Knights!

A huge congratulations is in order for the newest members of our Knights Council! We look forward to growing as Catholic Gentlemen with you all, and hope to see you all around the Newman center.

[02/20/19]   ❄️ Happy Snow Day ❄️ Tonight's services are CANCELLED, this includes adoration, confession, and mass.

In lieu of these daily services, the GW Knights of Columbus will be leading us in a Novena for Life and Evening Prayer beginning at 6 PM in the Newman Chapel. Join us!

[02/18/19]   Happy Presidents Day, Colonials! 🇺🇸 Just a reminder that all daily services are cancelled this evening, this includes adoration, confession, and daily mass.

Schedule will resume as usual tomorrow, with adoration beginning in the chapel at 4:45 PM!

#DYK that Pope Francis approved the canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman? This British priest dedicated his life to investing in the education of youth, inspiring many to rally behind the evangelization of young people.

Link to read on:

Our FOCUS-The Fellowship of Catholic University Students missionaries can’t help but show their Wednesday smiles ☀️

Keep the positive vibes shining by registering for Spring Retreat! Just $50 will get you to a weekend-long retreat that will help you to grow closer to Christ.

Link to register:

College gets tough. Know who to turn to.

Join friends February 22 - 24 in a weekend of prayer & adoration. All are welcome to join this 2-day retreat that will help you better listen to the Lord’s voice in your daily life. Register TODAY:

The iPray Spring Retreat is open to anyone looking to deepen their prayer lives. Join GW Catholics in this weekend retreat which will help you to focus on restructuring & refocusing your life to be a reflection of Christ's call for you.

Register TODAY to join us February 22 - 24:

Thursday Meditation - Thursday, January 28

Have you attended a weekly meditation during Thursday Eucharistic Adoration? You can now listen to Father Charlie's weekly meditations ONLINE! Listen below or visit our website.

Looking for opportunities to deepen your prayer life? Join us for the iPray Spring Retreat February 22 - 24. Link to register is here:

Ladies! Join us for a special Galentine's Day event on February 13th at 8:00 PM. We will be decorating cupcakes at Eliza's apartment in the Statesman and hosting a discussion on what it means to be royal. We hope to see you all there!

🏈 Football may be that one habit you'll never kick 🏈but make sure to make time for Sunday Mass. Below are the services offered on-campus for Superbowl Sunday:

LIKE this message if you're rooting for the #Rams, LOVE this message if you're shouting #GoPats!

Forget Your Network. Make Friends.

GW is an ambitious environment. How can you successfully merge your desire to succeed with your call to build authentic meaningful friendships? Former GW Catholics President Colin Murphy explains in Those Catholic Men how the nature of networking and friendships of utility may lead to less happy and less fulfilling lives down the road. By: Colin Murphy As I was leaving college and entering the working world, the most common advice I received was, “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.” This maxim emphasizes the importance of networking, but it’s problematic. There are many different levels of knowing, and networking...

We had a blast at Panama in the Capital | #wydDC yesterday, celebrating World Youth Day! It's days like #WYD2019 that reinforce the importance for young adults to be on fire for their faith.

As a community for Catholic students at GW, we fully believe that you should have a place to explore your faith and find authentic and meaningful friendships.

Come by the Newman Center tonight at 6:30 after mass for toasty grilled cheese and tomato soup! We hope to see you there!

[01/14/19]   Happy Snow Day GW! ☃️ We WILL be having our regular scheduled services this evening. As a reminder, they are:

Adoration: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Confession: 5:15 PM
Daily Mass: 6 PM

All take place in the Newman Center chapel (2210 F St) right next to &pizza!

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

The Lord will surround you with love and belonging.


Today, Fr. Charlie and our campus minister Julie got together to plan out the new year for GW Catholics. To further celebrate the Christmas season, Fr. Charlie decided to show Julie the Christmas decorations at Immaculate Conception — his home parish.

Unexpectedly, a group of 12 Missionaries of Charity Sisters walks into the church hall, also wanting to celebrate the Christmas season. Fr. Charlie, Julie, and the sisters prayed a rosary for GW students and community.


This small example of God’s providence shows us that through Christ’s guidance we always find ourselves where He wants us to be. Let this be a reminder as we enter the New Year, that the events of the past do not define our present or our future but lay the groundwork for God to set us forth on the path he has decided for us. Open your hearts to God’s direction and—we promise—you will ALWAYS find your way to joy.

GW Catholics Christmas Video 2018

Merry Christmas from GW Catholics! This past semester was filled with blessings which came from the hard work, passion, and authentic friendship found in the GW Catholics student community. Thank you to everyone who is a part of it and we are so excited for what the next year will bring.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

Music by Hillsong Worship - "Joy to the World"

Thankful for the opportunity to honor those who fought to defend our country at Arlington National Cemetery this morning | “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is TOMORROW and is a holy day of obligation! See below for available times and locations of parishes in the Foggy Bottom area offering mass.

Help out St. Vincent De Paul during these cold winter months by donating to our Canned Food Drive! Drop off any canned goods and non-perishable items at the box in the Newman Center tomorrow night during our Christmas Party. We will be collecting donations until the end of the semester!

We celebrated our annual Christmas Leadership Dinner this past Friday!

Newman thrives on the hard work and dedication of more than 30 student leaders. Thankful for the effort that our committee members and directors put into their jobs every day!

From all of us at GW Catholics, we wish you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Baby, it's cold outside ❄️ Escape the Cold with GW Catholics TOMORROW morning for our weekly Spiritual Espresso.

We're serving up Avocado Toast & Coffee after morning prayer!

DCCatholic-Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington

DCCatholic-Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington's Theology on Tap last night featured an amazing conversation on youth involvement in the Church. These events are amazing ways for 21+ young adult Catholics to meet one another and expand D.C.'s YA ministry!

Follow us LIVE for #totdc

SA leader proposes adding 21 holidays to religious exemption calendar

Check out the latest The GW Hatchet article featuring GW Catholics president Victoria Abril. We are thrilled to witness campus leaders advocating for visibility and flexibility when it comes to religious holiday observances at GW. The SA's vice president for interfaith submitted two proposals to SA leaders Monday to update the University’s religious exemption calendar.

A fun women’s ministry event at Urban Boxing!

Photos from GW Catholics's post

Father's House Fall Retreat 2018

Thank you to students, alumni, and parents for joining us at our Parent's & Alumni Weekend Vigil Mass on Saturday.

It was wonderful to witness our Newman community together again. Even GW Catholics President Victoria Abril had the chance to reunite with five former presidents!

“Seek is a beautiful opportunity to see young people on fire for their faith. You can really see how everyone really wants to learn so much more about their faith. It’s a truly amazing experience as you will definitely see Jesus alive within the youth.”

Eliza is one of the missionaries for GW Catholics. In 2015, she was studying at Harvard and she went to Seek in Nashville. It was a huge turning point in her faith and it was her first confession since 5th grade. She really started to understand more about the reality of her faith and of Jesus. She believes it is a great way for students to give God a chance to speak to their hearts away from the craziness of every day life.

"I was really scared, I was afraid because I didn’t know a lot of people. Don’t be afraid, you’ll be getting to know a lot of other people. But you’ll also get to know God more and it’s worth it to go. Even if you don’t want to go for religious purposes and you just want to get a break from being in the city, that’s good. But don’t be afraid. Mary said yes and you should too."

Alex de Roos opens up about her first experience with the Father's House Fall Retreat. Registration closes tomorrow, sign up now at the link in our bio!

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Thursday Meditation - Thursday, January 28
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2210 F St NW
Washington, DC

General information

GW’s Catholic community calls the Newman Center home. This family and its townhouse are kept running by the very people who “live” there — the students. We have an awesome Chaplain, Father Adam Park, a fantastic campus minister, Julie, an enthusiastic Administrative Assistant, Rosemary, a team of energetic FOCUS missionaries, an incredible Council of the Knights of Columbus, and fun Student activities!! Student Masses: Sunday-7:30pm and 10pm (St. Stephen Martyr 25th & Penn) Monday-Friday, 6pm (Newman) Adoration: Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm (Newman) Tuesday Night Dinner: 6:30pm @ Newman, free dinner for students
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