About the University Catholic Center

The University Catholic Center, an agency of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, serves as a pastoral and an educational resource for the Emory University and Agnes Scott College communities. The objective of this ministry is to complement students’ secular education with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this manner, the Center helps students become mature Catholic adults able to live faithfully and morally in their personal and professional lives. The Center also serves as an informational and pastoral resource for inquirers into the Catholic faith.

Join us for one of our several programs and activities throughout the year!  There are many opportunities to explore, celebrate, deepen and live out your faith.  Educational offerings include guest speakers, Archdiocesan programs, and co-sponsored events with other faith communities on the Emory campus.  Worship with our community and participate as a lector, sacristan, liturgy, Eucharistic minister, altar server, singer, or musician. The University Catholic Center offers retreats during the year and provides for those who wish to explore their faith through spiritual direction. Scripture and homily groups meet regularly to study informally and to reflect upon the Scriptures, drawing upon Catholic biblical sources for interpretation.  The OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation for Adults) provides instruction and Catholic formation for those who have never been baptized, those baptized in other Christian churches, and students who have not been Confirmed in the Catholic Church. The culmination of the OCIA process is the celebration of the Rites of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. As a Catholic community, we are also called to serve one another. Join us throughout the year for volunteer opportunities with local Atlanta organizations.

Come by the house sometime to join us for daily Mass or to simply say hello! Grab a free cup of coffee and relax in our cozy living room or stop by the chapel to pray before the Blessed Sacrament! We’ve got a fully stocked kitchen for anyone wishing to cook a meal for themselves, free wireless internet access, and free parking!