About Us

The St. Thomas More Newman Center was founded in December 1963. We are a university parish of more than 800 families and over 1,000 students. Our primary apostolate is serving the collegiate campuses of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Stephen’s College, and Columbia College.  As a full parish, we also serve the full sacramental and spiritual needs of our entire community.  For directions, please click here.

Vision Statement

A people in right relationship with God and their community.

Mission Statement

With the help of grace, to form a Catholic community of faith who cultivates beauty, truth, goodness, communion, and justice.


Cor Ad Cor Loquitor (“Heart Speaks to Heart”)