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Mass Of Installation Of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

Publish date: February 14, 2020

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez will be installed as the 14th Bishop (10th Archbishop) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday, February 18th at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

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Remain in My Love

Archbishop Chaput’s 3-year initiative for the renewal of marriage and family life in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Learn more at

CCA 2020

Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.

STRIVE 21-Day Challenge Pornography Detox

STRIVE is a 21-day detox from pornography developed by Matt Fradd and published by Philadelphia-based Cardinal Studios. Thousands of men from around the world have seen a powerful transformation in their lives with this online series. STRIVE is available in both English and Spanish, and is offered at no cost. To learn more about STRIVE, or to register for the 21-day challenge, please click here.

Hands of Grace: The Catholic Sacraments in American Sign Language

“Hands of Grace” is an innovative and ground-breaking faith formation program for deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholics in the United States. The program was developed by Reverend Seán A. Loomis, Chaplain of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Deaf Apostolate, in partnership with Ascension Press. For more information, please click here.

Safe Haven Sunday

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate “Safe Haven Sunday” February 22-23, 2020. Inspired by the USCCB’s formal statement Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Reponses to Pornography, “Safe Haven Sunday” addresses the harmfulness of pornography in marriages, families, and culture as a whole, which providing helpful resources to both individuals and families. Click here for more information.

Annual Mass and Reception

The Annual Archdiocesan Mass Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Disabilities, The Deaf Community, Family, Friends and Caregivers is Sat., March 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul at 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Phila. Archbishop Nelson Perez will be the principal celebrant and homilist. A reception follows the Mass.  All are welcome. For more information click here.


Mothers of Children with Disabilities Retreat

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Malvern Retreat House, David and Mercedes Rizzo, will lead a retreat for mothers and grandmothers who are raising children with disabilities and also those who have adult children with disabilities. There will be time to pray, reflect, and chat with other mothers. Click here for flyer.

Pilgrimage to the Eucharistic Congress

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and His Eminence Cardinal Justin Rigali invites you on a pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Central Europe. Explore Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Altötting, and Munich September 17-27, 2020. For more information, please click here.

Archdiocesan Audited Financial Statements and Additional Financial Information

For copies of current audited financial statements for entities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as information about the Archdiocesan Finance Council and parish financial policies, please click here.

File an EthicsPoint Report

The Archdiocese has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a way to anonymously and confidentially report actual or possible violations of financial policies. 

Catholic Schools

With 141 schools across five counties, find a school that is right for you.
Explore the Archdiocese’s Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and Early Childhood Programs.   

“Sharing Hope, Filling Hearts” Initiative

Catholic Social Services is hosting its 2nd annual “Sharing Hope, Filling Hearts” Initiative. Well-equipped Out of School Time (OST) programs offer positive opportunities for at-risk children to achieve their full potential. You can help area children and youth this holiday season by donating needed items online through AmazonSmile Charity Wish List.

The Holy See

The official website of the Holy See is available in six languages. This website is updated regularly with news about Pope Francis, the Vatican, and issues facing the Church and the World.

Office for Divine Worship Workshops

The Office for Divine Worship offers workshops for lectors and ministers of Holy Communion that are designed to provide ongoing formation for this important liturgical ministry.

Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia benefits more than 175,000 individuals annually. Motivated by its mission to serve the most vulnerable and at-risk members of our society, CSS offers a variety of community-based and residential programs and services to assist and support men, women and children living in Philadelphia and its four surrounding counties.

Disabilities & Autism Help-Line

Do you need help accessing services and supports for someone with an intellectual disability or Autism? This convenient help-line can help families connect to disabilities services provided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.