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!!  
Catechetical Convocation- Archbishop Carroll High School, March 25

Please share this info with your catechists.  There is a group discount for 4 or more. Contact Kathy Pfeffer ( for the code
For more details, open the registration booklet HERE
Spanish registration flyer (Volante de registración en español)

Catechetical Sunday- September 18, 2022

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, “This is my body given for you, invites us to reflect on the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian life.

Catechetical Sunday-USCCB Resources
Commissioning Service