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


The Office for Catechetical Formation (OCF) invites you to submit a confidential prayer intention HERE

Registration is Open!!  
Spring Professional Development Day - St. Helena, Bleu Bell on May 10th, 2023.

New Models for Parish Religious Education Programs - Continuing the Journey

Pastors and Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education are invited.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

Catechetical Sunday- September 17, 2023

Please know of my thoughts and prayers for you and your catechists who have offered your “fiats” in participating in this most sacred and time-honored ministry.
This year’s theme, “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened" Matthew 11:28. This year's theme will highlight the invitation we receive from the Lord Jesus to follow Him and the promise that He doesn’t want to add to our burdens; he wants to lighten them.

Catechetical Sunday-USCCB Resources
Commissioning Service - coming soon