Catherine Costigan

Hey! My name's Catherine. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.  I served my first year at Rice University in Houston, TX, so I am so excited to be able to keep serving in the great state of Texas! You can find me in a little coffee shop, antique-shopping for vintage Catholic goods, or hanging out at the Catholic Center. Come find me and say hi!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. 

Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
St. Teresa of Calcutta

I believe this joy that is found in life with Jesus, is the "secret sauce" to our mission. College students are hungry for authentic joy, for happiness, for purpose! What a gift I have been given to be that light of joy and authenticity to the students. This is how Christ can reach them! In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus, and it's through a true disinterested gift of self that these students, and myself, are transformed. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.


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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …