FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national collegiate outreach that meets college students where they are and invites them to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through large group outreach, Bible studies and one on one mentoring, FOCUS missionaries are equipped to introduce college students to the Person of Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith, empowering them to share His love with the world.
FOCUS missionaries seek to know Christ Jesus and to fulfill His Great Commission by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.
FOCUS is the largest Catholic campus ministry program in the United States today that takes recent college graduates, trains them, and puts them right back onto the college campus where they share the good news about Jesus! In a recent study of Catholics aged 18-25, many of them college students, almost half of them said they attended Mass at most only a few times a year! FOCUS is changing this trend. In just 10 years since our inception in 1998, we've brought over 3000 college students on 39 campuses to Catholic Bible Studies. Of those involved in FOCUS, 42 young women have entered the convent and 142 young men have entered the seminary, for a total of 184 vocations in just 10 years.
FOCUS is not just building up future priests and nuns- but also future doctors and lawyers, husbands and wives - who are in love with Christ and His Catholic Church. College years are pivotal as young people make major decisions about marriage, career, family, and life goals. As Abraham Lincoln once said, "the philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of the culture tomorrow." As a FOCUS missionary, Amanda has the privilege and opportunity to serve, minister to, and help rise up the future leaders of tomorrow!
For more information, visit the FOCUS page on the Catholic Center's website.