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Norris Square Senior Community Center To Host Thanksgiving Celebration For Senior Adults

Publish date: November 21, 2017

Norris Square Senior Community Center, a ministry of Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host a special Thanksgiving celebration for approximately 135 senior adults.

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    Writer-director Dan Gilroy's drama "Roman J. Israel, Esq." (Columbia) is a generally intriguing character study pitting idealism against the hard realities of contemporary life and the allure of wealth and comfort.

  • Sermon on the screen: Priest plays himself in ‘Lady Bird’

    Part of a voice-over in the trailer for "Lady Bird" -- playing over scenes from the movie and in between dialogue -- comes from a homily delivered to Catholic high school students attending a school Mass in the beginning of the movie.

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has authored a new book offering guidance on how Christians―and particularly Catholics―can live their faith vigorously in a post-Christian public square.  Click here to learn more and order your copy. 

CCA 2017

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


Search Process for the Secretary for Elementary Education

Explore this page to learn more about the search process for the Secretary for Elementary Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Pastoral Guidelines for Implementing Amoris Laetitia in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia completes the reflection on the family conducted by the Synods of 2014 and 2015, a reflection that engaged the entire world.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites you on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 1 – 11, 2018. Explore towns and shrines throughout Israel including Bethlehem, Nazareth, and the Sea of Galilee.

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.

For stressed or troubled marriages

The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience with 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main  emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife.

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

Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica

Experience World Renowned Artists in Pennsylvania’s Largest Cathedral.

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.   

Together as One: Theology of the Body & Married Life

Come and rekindle your marriage through St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body at this 3-day seminar retreat from November 17-19! Join other married and engaged couples for a unique time of discussion, prayer, group reflection, and daily celebration of the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confession.

Vocation Office Website Launch (

In honor of National Vocation Awareness Week (November 5 – November 11, 2017) “Heed the Call,” the Archdiocese’s Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood is launching a new website,, with updated features including the ability to listen to current seminarians share their vocation stories.

Apostleship of Prayer

The Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions.

Youth Ministry

Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adults Announces Name Change to ANTHEM, reflecting desire to reinvigorate outreach to youth and young adults and engage them with the Catholic faith in meaningful ways.

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.

Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Support us every time you shop.