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The Barbara and Patrick Roche
Center for Catholic Education

the lynch school of education


The Roche Center for Catholic Education strengthens Catholic education through the generation and promotion of research and research–based educational innovations to lead the transformation of Catholic education.

In the News

Roche Center Featured in The Boston College Chronicle

The Chronicle features an article on the innovative programs sponsored by The Roche Center and how Catholic school leaders are using the new resources they gain and the relationships they foster to transform their schools. The Boston College Chronicle

Keeping the Faith

Kristin Melley, Associate Director of the Roche Center, recently published an article in Today's Catholic Teacher focusing on Catholic identity and professional development for Catholic school teachers. Today's Catholic Teacher

Dr. Weitzel-O'Neill Reflects on Enrollment in the Diocese of Worcester

Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, Ph.D.,Executive Director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, discusses enrollment issues facing Catholic schools in Western Massachusetts. Worcester Telegram

Calendar of Events

If you are interested in attending any of the events listed below or would like additional information, please contact us at

Tuesday, April 22nd - Thursday, April 26th:  National Catholic Educational Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, April 22nd, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:  NCEA Roche Center Reception at Seviche Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, April 29th, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.:  Mission and Vision: Evolving Catholic Schools to Serve Today's Learners, co-sponsored with the Catholic Schools Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, May 8th - Friday, May 9th: Emmaus C13 Retreat, The Wylie Inn and Conference Center, Beverly, MA

Tuesday, June 3rd, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:  Leadership Team Initiative Workshop: Uplifting Leadership, with Lynch School of Education Professor Andy Hargreaves, Ph.D., The Murray Function Room, Boston College

June 22nd - June 26th:  Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS) Summer Academy, The Wylie Inn and Conference Center, Beverly, MA