The Newman Center Catholic Community at UC San Diego experiences Christ’s presence in Word, Eucharist and one another. We seek to build the reign of God by sharing our faith in Jesus Christ as well as by extending welcome, embracing diversity, and responding to others with compassion.
Founded in 1966, the Paulist Fathers became the first campus ministers at the invitation of the Bishop of San Diego. In the summer of 2017, the Society of Jesus accepted Bishop McElroy’s invitation to continue the great ministry and spirit at the Newman Center. The Jesuits bring with them a long tradition of working with youth and young adults, geared to the formation of men and women for others, for the greater glory of God.