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Welcome to the Catholic Newman Center for Pitt, CMU, and Chatham!
We're glad you're here.

Welcome to the Catholic Newman Center for the campuses of Pitt, CMU, and Chatham! We can't wait to meet you in person. Blessed by the presence of 7 Oratorian priests and 10 FOCUS Missionaries, as well as the Newman Clubs of Pitt and CMU, there are many opportunities here to grow in your relationship with Christ.

Find us on campus, at Mass, or at the Newman Center, and check out our Catholic Newman Discord.

What is a Newman Center?

Newman Centers are a place for Catholic students at secular universities to gather and create Christ-centered friendships, get involved in campus ministry, and participate in various events which enrich and deepen their faith lives. The Newman Center in Pittsburgh is unique in that it is integrated into the Oratory, which provides students access to the sacraments and ministry of Oratorian priests and brothers.

What is the Oratory?

An “Oratory” is a house of prayer, as well as a group of priests living in community. Founded by St. Philip Neri in the 1500’s, the first Oratory was established as a result of a small group of laymen who regularly met for prayer, spiritual reading and discussion and has continued to be a place where its community can gather to celebrate the sacraments, worship together and deepen their faith life. The Pittsburgh Oratory of St. Philip Neri serves as the Newman Center for the students of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chatham University.

Mass, Confessions, Adoration



Sunday: 4pm (SAT) | 9am| 11am | 4pm | 9pm

Monday-Thursday: 7am | 5:15pm | 9pm*

Friday: 7am | 5:15pm

Saturday: 10am


*9pm Mass on Wednesdays is offered at Heinz Chapel on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.


Check out the holiday Mass schedule HERE.


Monday-Friday: 12pm-1pm and 4pm-5pm

Saturday12pm-1pm and 3pm-4pm

Sunday: 2pm-4pm


Regular Events

Newman Night
Pizza & a talk from a local Catholic speaker

Sundays @ 7PM | St. Paul Cathedral Basement

Mass on Campus
Mondays @ 5pm | Wright-Rogal Chapel (CMU)
Wednesdays @ 9pm | Heinz Chapel (Pitt)

Sundays @ 1pm | Campbell Memorial Chapel (Chatham)

Chit Chats - Thursdays @ 8PM

Discussion group on hearing God in everyday life | Wright-Rogal Chapel (CMU)

First Friday Feasts

Celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus every first friday of the month with a big dinner.

First Friday of the Month @ 6pm | Newman Center

Weekly FOCUS Bible Studies
At many different times and locations. Find one that’s right for you! Contact a FOCUS Missionary for more info.

Retreats at Rednal

Several opportunities each semester to spend a weekend away in prayer and reflection at the Oratory's retreat house (Rednal) in Ligonier, PA.

FOCUS Missionaries

The Oratory and Newman Center collaborate with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) to bring students to Christ. FOCUS Missionaries, in the spirit of St. Philip Neri, carry out relational ministry to students through Bible Studies, discipleship, campus outreach, and personal investment in the lives of students. In conjunction with Oratorian priests, they facilitate the growth of lifelong Catholics equipped for the New Evangelization.

FOCUS Team at Pitt

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Katie Creamer -

Dan Tully -

Joseph Heaney -

John Wang -

Constance Viollet -

Marykate O'Brien, Director -


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Abbie Hedglen, Director -

Morgan Gillis -

Matthew Ayers -

Corinne Gorski -

Are you a Graduate Student?

Check out our Newman Grad and Young Adult Group HERE! We have regular groups and events for those enrolled in the graduate programs at any of our local universities.

The Oratorian Priests & Brothers

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