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Welcome to CUA Cares

The Catholic University of America has always responded to people in need. Our faith compels us to love and care for our sisters and brothers who are stricken by tragedy. CUA Cares unites our university community in loving response through prayer and action.

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  •   Philippines Mass
      > University Responds to Typhoon with Prayer

    Unite in Prayer for the People of the Philippines in Daily Mass and Night Prayer

  • Mass Times
       Sunday, 11:00am & 9:00pm, St. Vincent's Chapel
       Sunday, 4:00pm, Crypt Church
       Monday - Thursday, 10:30pm, St. Vincent's Chapel
       Monday - Friday, 12:30pm, Caldwell Chapel
       Monday - Friday, 5:10pm, Caldwell Chapel
       Monday - Friday, 12:10pm, Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel (Law School)
       Tuesday, 8:00pm, House Mass, The House Lounge

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Student Initiatives

CUA students are taking action to help with relief efforts.

  • Benefit Student Recital for the Philippines on Saturday, November 16, at 12 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel. Jacqueline Ecle, Junior music education major, will be performing for the benefit. Jacqueline was born in the Philippines. All are welcome.
  • Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) FOCUS will host a bake sale Nov. 14, 15, 18, and 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. All proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross. The group will also distribute awareness ribbons made by FOCUS members.
  • CUA Thanksgiving Potluck will be on November, 21st from 5-7pm in the Great Room, Pryzbyla. There will be an opportunity to donate to the Philippine Relief Effort in the wake of the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan, in lieu of the traditional canned food drive. The FOCUS will be collecting donations for the Philippine Red Cross.


CUA Cares

CUA Cares is an initiative of the Office of Campus Ministry that has mobilized in the past after tragedies in the U.S., Japan, Haiti, Hurricane Katrina, and the South Pacific, and after the shooting at Virginia Tech. 

University Responds to Typhoon with Prayer
Concert to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims
CUA Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims
CUACares Helps Japanese Earthquake Victims in 2011  
Catholic University Donates $60,000 for Haiti Earthquake Victims in 2010


Who Hurt Like We Hurt: Prayer in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

They easily find places that most of us can’t locate on maps.
Storms kill thousands and harm millions of people we’ve never given much thought to.
We can’t stumble with them through the jagged debris. We can’t smell the stench.
But our screens flood with images of rubble, of corpses, of endless lines for aid.
Will these scenes seep deep into our minds and hearts?
Can we feel the pain of sisters and brothers who hurt like we hurt?
Bleed like we bleed?
Mourn like we mourn?
Lord, give us compassion and a spirit of sacrifice, to respond with generosity and prayer
For those who’ve died in Typhoon Haiyan and those who’ll pick up the pieces.
Bless us, too, with the wisdom to weigh our ways of being
And discern how our lifestyles might be forcing nature’s hand.


Copyright © 2013, Center of Concern

"We remember the Philippines, Vietnam and the entire region hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Please be generous with prayers and concrete help."

– Pope Francis, Nov. 11, 2013