The House has been a Catholic University of America tradition for more than 45 years. It started as an off-campus house that served as a place for students to live together in an intentional Christian community, and then moved to its current home on campus in Caldwell Hall, where Campus Ministry student staff members continue to live in community with one another.

The prime responsibility of House Ministers is to assist the Campus Ministry pastoral staff in ministering to first-year students on campus. Student Ministers in The House eat together, pray together, and serve together though their outreach in first-year residence halls and through conducting weekly events for prayer and fellowship.

House Ministers 2020-2021

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Nellie Adams            Christian Bordak-Roseman   Marie-Sophie Brackstone     Matthew Chavira

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Scott Conner              Nina Dorsett                    Ally Kilgore                 Charlie Lyden

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Brian Reinhart             Liv Sensenbrenner     Anna Smyth


House Mass

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. you can find a vibrant Mass being celebrated in the House with a guest priest celebrant. It is an opportunity to gather for Mass during the week in addition to the Sunday liturgy.

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    Friday Nights with the House

    Every Friday night, House ministers host a social event to build community on our campus through fellowship. Previous Friday Night outings have included trips to the Zoo Lights and Nationals baseball games, laser tag in the Dufour Center, and many others.


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    RENEW Groups

    RENEW groups are small faith communities that gather weekly to grow in faith and friendship, studying the Gospel, and learning how to model our lives after the example set by Jesus Christ. These intentional communities can be found in your residence hall or academic building.

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    Sons of CUA

    Sons of CUA is an outreach organization that plans programs and events for male students at Catholic University who are looking to grow in faith, virtue, and fellowship.

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  • Women of BeHold


    This residence-hall-based women’s outreach group plans monthly gatherings, discussions and events that focus on specific issues women face in personal and spiritual life.

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Apply to be a House Minister

If you are interested in becoming a House Minister, please fill out an application on the Nest. Applications are open at the end of the first semester. If you have any questions or would just like to learn more about what this position entails, please contact a Campus Ministry staff member.