The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

Newman Centers have always served a prominent role in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The very first “Newman Club” was founded at the University of Pennsylvania in 1893. It was named for and inspired by Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman, an English convert to Catholicism, and inspired by his writings on the intersection of University life, academic pursuit, and the spiritual growth of young Catholic students. Today, thousands of Newman Centers serve students at universities across the world. You can find more information at The Newman Connection. Below you will find the Newman Centers within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Catholic College Students Resources and Scholarships

Temple University Newman Center

Drexel Newman Catholic Community

TriCo Newman

The Newman Center at West Chester University

Penn Newman

Exciting news!

This morning, the Office of Communications circulated a press release which named Father Stephen DeLacy, Vicar, Office for Formation with Youth and Young Adults. http://archphila.org/the-archdiocese-of-philadelphia-announces-additional-key-leadership-appointments-to-further-its-new-model-for-ministry-and-evangelization-with-youth-and-young-adults/

The Office for Catechetical Formation will be part of this new and exciting structure which will provide a continuum for faith formation from our youngest believers through young adulthood.
The OCF staff are blessed to have Father as our dynamic leader and for the privilege in supporting  Father in his new role.
Please take a moment to read Father DeLacy’s letter of greeting to the D/CRES of the Archdiocese which follows.
http://phillyocf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Dear-Directors.pdf