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Drexel Newman Catholic Ministry

Drexel University

111 S. 38th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Phone: 267-787-5000

Student Population:
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Welcome to the Drexel Newman Catholic Community! We are a community seeking to grow in our Catholic faith so we can go forth in the world guided by faith, service, and love. From the committed to the curious - and everyone in between - you are welcome here! We provide many opportunities for students to encounter Christ and grow in their Catholic faith through the sacraments, small groups, retreats, social events, and discipleship. Putting our faith into action, we have a homeless ministry, Christ in the City, where students encounter those living on the streets in Philadelphia. Lastly, we love just hanging out as friends, so we invite you to come out to one of our open mic nights, cheesesteak dinners, or even just drop by the office to hang with the campus ministry staff and students. Our doors are always open. 

Our Newman office is located in the Academic Building on 33rd & Arch, room 211, right down the hall from the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Sunday masses are held at St. Agatha – St. James Parish, located a few blocks away at 111 S. 38th St

Check out our weekly calendar of events at our website: or contact Michael Gokie at for more information. 


Mass Times

Saint Agatha & Saint James Church

Sunday: 9:00am, 11:30am, 5:30pm, and 9pm

Monday-Friday:  12:05pm

Wednesday: 6:30pm

Thursday: 5:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am


St. Katharine Drexel Chapel (on campus)

Tuesday: 8:00pm


Adoration Times

St. Katharine Drexel Chapel (on campus)

Tuesday: 7-8pm

Thursday: 5-7pm

St Agatha & St James Church 

Wednesday: 7-8pm - Silent Candlelit Adoration 

Wednesday: 8-9pm - Candlelit Praise and Worship 

Confession Times

Sunday: 30 minutes prior to every Mass

Or by appointment


Newman Connection members associated with this campus


Drexel Newman offers you many opportunities to delve into your Catholic faith. From weekly Mass in our campus chapel and retreats to community volleyball games and Cheesesteak nights, we have something for everyone. 

Mass & Newman Nights: every Tuesday our community meets to celebrate Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, located in the Academic Building (33rd & Arch St). Mass starts at 8:00pm, followed by faith formation talks, fellowship, and pizza.

Small Groups: There are a number of staff and student led small groups, covering topics from Scripture and philosophy to contemporary issues and social justice. If you want to intentionally learn more about your faith, this is a great place to start! Email to get involved. 

Christ in the City: Want to put your faith into action? Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, we hit the streets to reach out to those experiencing homelessness on the streets of Philadelphia. Our Christ in the City ministry strives to bring Christ's mercy to the poorest of the poor. 

Retreats: Every Fall and Spring term the Drexel Newman Community has a retreat to connect with one another and learn about our faith as a community. This is a great opportunity to take a break from the craziness of campus life and delve into your faith in a new and intentional way. Our Fall 2019 Retreat is November 2 - 4!

Social: We also like to have fun! There are a bunch of social events every term, ranging from cheesesteaks and volleyball games, to Open Mic Nights and formals. Check our website and social media to keep up to date with various events going on throughout the term. 

Curious about Catholicism? Michael has office hours every afternoon from Monday-Thursday in the Newman Office. Feel free to stop by and hang! 

United In Prayer

Total UIP Points: 2
UIP Rank: 27 / 1486

Members United In Prayer: