Campus Ministry


The Diocese of Orange provides ministry to university and college students at three locations: University of California Irvine, California State University Fullerton and Chapman University.

Newman Centers or Newman Clubs are Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities found throughout the world. The establishment of this movement was inspired by the writings of Cardinal John Henry Newman encouraging societies for Catholic students attending secular universities.

The first Newman club was established in 1888 at Oxford; the original Catholic club was founded by Hartwell de la Garde Grissell.  The first American Newman Club was established in 1893 at the University of Pennsylvania.

The centers provide pastoral services and ministries to their Catholic communities, in particular to the Roman Catholic student population within the universities.  The Newman Ministries in the Diocese of Orange are coordinated by the Office of Faith Formation.

University of California, Irvine

Rev. John Francis Vu, S.J.

University Catholic Community at UC Irvine

(949) 861-3445

Now at our new location: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
9 Hillgate, Irvine, CA 92612

949-856-0211, ext. 5




California State University Newman Center- Titan Catholic

Rev. Fredrick Atentar, AM





Chapman University Catholic Newman Fellowship

Rev. Rafael Luevano

Chapman University


1 University Drive

Orange, CA  92866