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About Us

The Saint Philip Neri University Parish was established in 1946 as a Newman Center to serve Roman Catholic students at the University of Tulsa. In 1991 it moved to its present location at 440 South Florence Avenue. On May 1, 2022 it became a Personal Parish to serve the college community at TU and in the Diocese of Tulsa.

An active ministry on the TU campus, St. Philip Neri provides weekly liturgies, as well as educational, social, and service opportunities for students of all faiths. Students enrolled at other colleges and universities in the Tulsa area are encouraged to participate, too.




Fr. James Porter



Josh Funderburk

Development Director


Gerald Murphy

Catechist & Faith Formation


Chelsea Junger

Administrative Assistant


Ignacio Placencia

FOCUS Team Leader


Chrissa Gungoll

President, Student Leadership

Our Mission

Our Mission

St. Philip Neri forms university students through an active, faith-filled community to develop them as missionary disciples of Christ.


Focus at TU

The University of Tulsa is blessed to host full-time campus missionaries from FOCUS, Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Read more about FOCUS at TU and their tremendous work.

Our Location

​​Our center is located on the campus of the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are three blocks west of Harvard Avenue, between 4th Place and 5th Street. Our building is on the west side of Florence Avenue, across from John Rogers Hall and northwest of the Allen Chapman Activities Center (ACAC) and Hardesty Hall. Ample parking is available, including the 4th and College South Lot on the west side of our chapel.

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