Petrus Development works with ministries on college campuses, parish communities, diocesan leaderships, and various other Catholic faith-based ministries in the U.S. and abroad. We are dedicated to helping our client fulfill their missions through stronger fund development. We are proud to be currently working with such worthy organizations including:

St. Albert the Great University Parish – Michigan Tech University


St. Albert the Great University Parish
Michigan Tech University
Houghton, MI 

St. Albert the Great University Parish was founded by Fr. William McGee and built in 1963. It is a “personal parish” that serves the students, faculty, and staff (both current and retired) of Michigan Technological University, as opposed to a “territorial parish” which would serve a given geographical area.

Newman Community at Virginia Tech

Newman Community
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Our Mission is to support, challenge and inspire students, faculty and staff to grow in faith and live out their call to be true disciples of Christ on campus and in their daily lives. Founded on Christ’s teachings and the Eucharist we prepare Catholic leaders for service to the Church and world through the pillars of Faith, Community and Service

Antonian College Preparatory High School

Antonian College Preparatory High School
Archdiocese of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Since 1964, we have been offering the young people of San Antonio an education in the Catholic tradition. The men and women who serve our students and their families are exceptional educators. Our community is blessed with a rich tradition steeped in the care of each individual. Our ultimate desire is to help form young women and young men into the people that God is calling them to be – people with courage to lead and passion to serve.
We are building traditions of excellence every day. Traditions of success do not happen by chance. Rather, they are forged through vision and hard work and require a commitment to personal excellence.

Antonian strives unabashedly for excellence. There are those who argue that excellence is a relative term that requires open and commensurate competition. Others posit that excellence is a personal quest, immune from competition or public recognition. At Antonian, as in the real world of real human endeavors, excellence is both.

St. Peter Catholic Student Center – Baylor University

St. Peter Catholic Student Center
Baylor University
Waco, TX

St. Peter’s mission is to nurture the spiritual growth of our faith community through worship, education, fellowship and service within the Catholic tradition.  We serve Catholic students from Baylor University, McLennan Community College (MCC) and Texas State Technical College (TSTC).  At St. Peter’s, students find a “home away from home” during their college years.  Alumni return to find that same sense of welcome awaiting them. Stop by St. Peter’s Catholic Student Center – 1415 9th Street, Waco, Texas –  to see for yourself what Catholic life is like at Baylor these days. Seeing is believing!

St. Lawrence Catholic Church & Newman Center – University of Minnesota

St. Lawrence Catholic Church & Newman Center
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 

God has blessed us at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and Newman Center.  We are made up of resident parishioners who live, work and raise their families in the area, and the University of Minnesota community.  Our mission at St. Lawrence Newman Center is to “share the abundant love of Christ as a university Catholic parish.”  Recent statistics indicate that only 10% of Catholic students still attend Mass by the time they leave college.  By living our mission at St. Lawrence Newman Center we seek to give the students here at the University of Minnesota a chance to change that statistic.

Our resident parishioners and student parishioners all have a unique opportunity to share the abundant love of Christ with others.  They offer an example of the blessing that comes from living the faith, raising a family in faith and growing spiritually through a personal relationship with Christ.

Matthew 6:33

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.”

St Thomas More Newman Center – University of Missouri

St. Thomas More Newman Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

The St. Thomas More Newman Center was founded in December 1963. We are a university parish of more than 900 families. We are located at 602 Turner Ave. on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

We are called to be a living church; a Catholic faith community on fire with the love of Jesus Christ; passionate about what happens to individuals; disturbed by injustice; and impatient for the kingdom of God.

The Newman Center is a campus ministry parish comprised of those affiliated with the academic community and Columbia area residents. We challenge and console each other within a welcoming environment of dynamic worship, fellowship, hospitality and witnessing to Gospel values. We seek to know God’s will through Eucharist, prayer, scripture and teaching. Through the Holy Spirit, we are refreshed and become empowered to minister and to serve.

San Juan Diego Catholic High School

San Juan Diego Catholic High School
Diocese of Austin
Austin, TX 

San Juan Diego Catholic High School provides highly motivated students the opportunity to earn a Catholic, college preparatory education enriched by participation in a corporate internship program.

As a community of faith, we believe that a Catholic, college preparatory education, combined with a corporate work study program, creates spiritual, intellectual, and professional growth for the students we serve. We provide a Catholic education that transcends economic barriers and is accessible to all. We believe that each of our students is a unique gift from God, with the potential to be transformed and to transform others. We value our students, their families, and the rich culture that they bring to our school community. We are committed to shaping the young hearts and minds of our future leaders.

Didde Catholic Campus Center – Emporia State University

Didde Catholic Campus Center
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS

The Didde Catholic Campus Center exists to complement the secular education of Emporia State University by joyfully proposing the teachings of the Catholic faith in dialogue with reason, so that students, faculty, and staff may be conformed to Jesus Christ in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

St. Augustine Church – University of Florida

St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 

Welcome to St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center. As the banner in our courtyard reads, we are the ‘Home of the Catholic Gators.”  Our parish and student center is a hub of activity on University Avenue for all of our parishioners, student and non-student alike. I invite you to become involved in the many opportunities at St. Augustine to give of your time, talent, and treasure. You may want to sing with one of our choirs, become a lectoror a Eucharistic minister, teach in Faith Formation or RCIA, or join a Bible Study group. New and returning students will also want to catch up on information about our Catholic Gator & Catholic Saints activities, such as the Newman Club, Catholic Student Fellowship, Nueva Alianza, Catholic Gators Small Groups, as well as our Alpha and F.I.R.E. Retreats. Our website has information on these, as well as other ways to offer service to the Lord and His church. I am here to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact me. My door is always open.

-Fr. Marek Dzien, Pastor


Diocese of Tulsa

Diocese of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK 

In 1992, the Bishops of the United States wrote a letter to all Catholics entitled “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response.” In this letter they laid out a stunning vision of what it means to live as a believer. They envisioned a way of life in which each of us saw everything around us as the gift of a gracious and loving God; a way of life in which each of us understood and lived out our own unique place in God’s plan. A way of life rooted in gratitude and lived out in love – in a nutshell, the way of life of a disciple.

The Stewardship “process” is well organized easily followed and can be adapted to accommodate the personality of any parish… or individual. The results of active Stewardship can be quite profound.

Envision a parish with: Vibrant hospitality and newcomer programs, a decrease in the demands and stress on the pastor, active involvement by the majority of parishioners as the norm, actively attended Perpetual Adoration, parishioners giving out of their need to give, no debt, an increasing desire by parishioners to know and understand God’s Word, few second collections, free Catholic school tuition (where applicable), and no annual appeal.

This is not theory. All of the points above are in place and thriving in various parishes and dioceses throughout the U.S.

“A Christian steward is one who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others and returns them with increase to the Lord.” 1992 Bishops’ Pastoral on Stewardship – Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response.

Catholic Campus Ministry at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Catholic Campus Ministry
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 

We are a ministry that is a part of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Catholic Campus Ministry is the home to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Catholic student organization. In order to increase visibility and recognizability on campus, Catholic Campus Ministry and the Catholic Student Coalition have become “Warhawk Catholic.” This is part of a larger movement on campuses across the U.S. to boost identity within the campus community both as Catholics and students. We are proud to be Catholics and we are proud to be Warhawks!

St. Augustine University Parish at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

St. Augustine University Parish
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, WI 

The success of any ministry can be measured by the fruit which it yields. St. Augustine University Parish and the Newman Center programming have been amazingly successful spiritually.

At its current location on South Hickory Street, the parish offers daily Mass and a wide variety of programs such as Bible studies, RCIA, student fellowship, men’s & women’s groups, service retreats, spiritual direction/development, continuing faith education, and much more. However, student ministry has grown steadily over the last 40 years with each new program and service made available. Since 2011, there has been a sharp increase in student attendance at Mass and a large growth in many programs offered at St. Augustine.

Also, in that five-year period, there has also been a steady rise in the significant number of religious vocation discernments coming from this particular Newman Center.

The Culture Project International

The Culture Project International
Wynnewood, PA

The Culture Project International is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture through the experience of virtue.  They proclaim the dignity of the human person and the richness of living sexual integrity, inviting our culture to become fully alive!  Members of the team make a commitment of at least one year of their life to enter into a program in which they themselves live and pray in community, receive formation and also are sent out on mission nationally and internationally. They give presentations to youth about the dignity of the human person and about sexual integrity. Their presentations are suitable for a variety of different settings: the classroom, auditorium,  youth groups, rallies, etc.

Lumen Christi Institute

Lumen Christi Institute
Chicago, IL

Founded in 1997 by Catholic scholars at the University of Chicago, the Lumen Christi Institute brings together thoughtful Catholics and others interested in the Catholic tradition and makes available to them the wisdom of the Catholic spiritual, intellectual, and cultural heritage. Now in its twentieth year of operation, the Lumen Christi Institute continues to work toward leavening American higher education with future leaders better educated and formed in Catholic faith and thought.

St. Augustine Catholic Center – University of Idaho

St. Augustine Catholic Center
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

St. Augustine’s Catholic Center is thriving on the campus of the University of Idaho! We are evangelizing students with the beauty of our Catholic faith and offering an engaging encounter with Jesus Christ. Our mission is to live, foster, and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the University of Idaho, and with support from alumni, parents and friends we can continue to do so.

Tulane Catholic – Tulane University

Tulane Catholic
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Bringing to Tulane University an experience of the depth, vibrancy and richness of Catholicism…by deeper relationships with Jesus and His Church and deeper Catholic spiritual and intellectual formation, making servant leaders for the Church and world.

When a student graduates from Tulane who has been involved with Tulane Catholic, we hope they will be active in the Church and their fellow parishioners will say “Thank you, God, for this person, they’re a gift to us!”  Our greatest desire is that through a continually deepening relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church, our students may be formed into the leaders and saints of tomorrow—not only in the professional world, but also in the Church.