Fellowship of Catholic University Students

North Texas Catholic

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is a national outreach program that invites college students to develop their relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. As leaders, they are encouraged to share the joy of their faith and transform our culture for Christ. Founded in 1998, FOCUS started with four missionaries serving one campus. Today, approximately 350 missionaries serve 74 campuses in 30 U.S. states. 

 In Texas, FOCUS serves at five campuses, which include:

  • University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, Denton
  • Texas State University, San Marcos
  • Baylor University, Waco
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of St. Thomas, Houston

 Curtis Martin, president and founder of FOCUS, told the North Texas Catholic that Texas figures prominently in the group’s mission, citing three critical reasons:

“First of all Texas is Texas. It stands on its own. It’s important to be here because so many people are here.

“Secondly, because of the values of the people in Texas, they are receptive to the Gospel.  They believe in God, they believe in freedom, they believe in America. They’re patriotic.

“And third, the goal of FOCUS is not just to reach college students, but to invite them to join us in our work. We think Texans are going to make the best missionaries in different parts of the country.”

To learn more about FOCUS, visit focus.org.

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is a national outreach program that invites college students to develop their relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

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