The Georgia Tech Catholic Center has been a visible force on the Georgia Tech Campus for nearly 90 years. We have been in our current location on 4th street, in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, since 1985. We boast of one of the most active centers in the United States.
The Mission of the Georgia Tech Catholic Center is to provide a community for Georgia Tech Students, Faculty, and Friends to encounter Christ in the Liturgy, the Sacraments, Formation and Discipleship, and Christian Service. We strive to form intentional disciples of our Lord. Because we are uniquely a center dedicated to the Georgia Tech community and most specifically students, we focus all of our energies on student engagement, formation, and catechesis.
We offer daily Mass, daily Confessions, and 5 Sunday Masses serving around 1000 students. We have Eucharistic Adoration 18 hours a day. We offer regular instruction in prayer, in the Theology of the Body, in introductory apologetics, more advanced theological apologetics (fundamental theology), Catechism, and Spiritual Theology. We have opportunities for Praise and Worship with Adoration, guest speakers, and numerous other events. We encourage community through regular community dinners, parties, dances, outings, and just plain old-fashioned “hanging out.” We have one of the most active college Knights of Columbus chapters in the nation, and we are happy to have FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) as a part of our programming and evangelization work. Through FOCUS, we offered 31 different Bible Studies last year.
Here at Georgia Tech we have a history of forming priestly vocations. We are proud to have almost 30 priests who are graduates and about 15 of them are currently serving in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. We have 20 alumni currently in formation for the priesthood and religious life. In February of 2017, we had 16 men and 11 women attend Discernment Retreats!
The Catholic Students Organization (CSO) is an official Georgia Tech student group. The CSO Board runs most of the day-to-day student activities at the Catholic Center and divides them into four pillars: liturgy, outreach, community life, and faith formation.
The Georgia Tech Catholic Center is 100% self-funded and receives no assistance from the Archdiocese of Atlanta or Georgia Tech. We rely entirely on the generosity of benefactors who provide the financial means to keep our doors open so that we can continue our work.
To our students, we are a home away from home and a retreat from the challenges of academic life at Georgia Tech. Through the Sacraments, fellowship, theological study, and spiritual direction, the Catholic Center is here to help them navigate through the challenging and vulnerable college years, as they seek to live a Christ-centered life at Tech and beyond.
Everyone is welcome!