Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Reaches
Milestone: 50 College Campuses for 2010-11 School Year
George Washington University, University of Kansas among latest additions
DENVER, Colo., August 10, 2010—The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, a fast-growing college campus outreach now with a presence at colleges in 28 states (including District of Columbia) has announced that it has added eight more universities to its roster for the 2010-11 school year, bringing the total number of campuses served by FOCUS to 50.
Each year, FOCUS missionaries are sent in teams of four (or more) men and women to college campuses at the invitation of the local bishop and with the support of the local Newman Center or an existing campus ministry. Since it was founded in 1998, FOCUS has grown from four missionaries serving a single campus to the more than 250 who will work on the 50 campuses this year.
“We’re excited to see the increasing demand and desire for FOCUS missionaries throughout the country,” said FOCUS founder, Curtis Martin. “College students have a deep hunger for love and for the truth. Our missionaries continue to answer the call of Jesus Christ and the Church by generously offering college students the gospel and their very lives. God continues to open new doors of opportunity for us and provide the kind of staff we need to walk through them.”
The new campuses to be served by FOCUS beginning this Fall, are:
- Colorado School of Mines
- George Washington University
- Georgia Southern University
- Northern Arizona University
- Texas State University
- University of Kansas
- College of Saint Mary
- Florida Gulf Coast University
The missionaries are typically recent college graduates who devote two or more years of their post-collegiate lives to reach out to their peers full-time on campus. Through genuine friendship and personal investment, FOCUS missionaries invite students into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the fullness of life found in the Catholic Church. In response to the Church’s call for a “new evangelization,” FOCUS seeks to communicate the gospel to young adults in a dynamic and culturally relevant way.
To see a full list of FOCUS campuses or to learn more, visit www.focusonline.org Follow FOCUS on Twitter at http://twitter.com/focusnational or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/focuscatholic.
Answering the Church’s call for a new evangelization, FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national outreach that meets college students where they are and invites them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith. www.focusonline.org.