Penn Catholic Newman Center



We are an Catholic community working with Penn students to live a full Christian Life by generating spaces of community, prayer and service.

The Newman Center serves the communities at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, The Restaurant School, and the University of the Sciences. We are located in University City within Philadelphia, PA.

Points of Contact

Nelson Villamor
Campus minister - Office of the Chaplain
Patrick Travers
Newman Director - Office of the Chaplain


Services Offered

Mass (Sundays at 9am, 11:30am, 5:30pm, 9pm & weekdays at 12:05pm) & confession 30 minutes prior to Mass. Weekly small groups & Bible studies. Intercultural Masses, small groups & events. Service opportunities, including bi-weekly visits to the homeless.

Signature Events

Weekly Newman dinners & programs. Retreats each semester. Big speaker events periodically.