Who We Are
St. Thomas More Newman Center is a university parish of 900 families and provides sacramental and spiritual ministry to thousands of college students at the University of Missouri, Stephen’s College, and Columbia College. We are a multi-generational parish. We are a vibrant Catholic faith community where students, faculty, and residents join together to sacramentally celebrate and live the Catholic faith.
We embrace Jesus Christ as our source and seek the Way, the Truth, and the Life in all we do. We are called to be a living Church of disciples who witness to gospel values as we sanctify, teach, guide, evangelize, and serve.
We recognize our distinguishing call to be a presence on campus and to make distinctive Catholic contributions to higher education. In collaboration with Catholic faculty and staff, the collegiate community in Columbia, alumni, and parents, we are committed to empowering one another to integrate our faith with our personal and professional lives in order to impact our society.
We welcome all to seek and collaborate with us.