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Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to Preside at Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service

Publish date: January 15, 2021

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will preside at the annual Archdiocesan Interfaith Prayer Service commemorating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Voices of Faith Radio Program

Tune into the Voices of Faith radio program on WPHT/1210am the first Saturday of every month at 5:00 p.m. for a powerful message of hope from Archbishop Pérez. Click here to listen to the live broadcast via your smart phone. If you miss a show, you can listen at your convenience on the Voices of Faith YouTube channel.

Arise: Restoring Catholic Life after the Pandemic

The period immediately following the lifting of the COVID19 restrictions requires us to be ready to assist people to reintegrate into an active, in person engagement with parish life. To find resources, guidelines, recommendations, and directives for parishes and Archdiocesan institutions for the period following the lifting of the COVID19 restrictions, please click here.

COVID-19

The Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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Resources from the Office for Catholic Education Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service

Join Archbishop Pérez, Reverend Edward Sparkman, and Rabbi Jeremy Gerber virtually for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The service will streamed via Saint Dorothy Parish’s YouTube Channel.

9 Days for Life

Archbishop Pérez encourages the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to pray with the Bishops of the United States to end abortion January 21–29, 2021. Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual “9 Days for Life.” Click here to sign up to receive daily intentions, brief reflections, and more.

Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life, January 28-29

Catholics across the country are encouraged to virtually participate in the Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life, January 28- 29, marking the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion nationwide. The Vigil be streamed live beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28th from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Please click here for more information.

Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti”

Pope Francis recently released his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on fraternity and social friendship. The encyclical is available in English and Spanish.

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 Bishop Abuse Reporting System

CBAR is a service operated by Convercent, Inc. an independent, third-party entity that provides intake services to private institutions for reports of sensitive topics such as sexual harassment through a secure, confidential, and professional platform. Individuals may go to ReportBishopAbuse.org to file a report or call (800) 276-1562.

The Holy See

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Pray for My Priest – Spiritual Motherhood

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is an active participant in the Spiritual Motherhood and Adoration Cenacles, a prayer ministry of the Pray For My Priest Apostolate. It seeks to organize faithful Roman Catholic women to put the spiritual care of all priests in the Archdiocese at the forefront of their prayer life and good works. Click here to learn how you can spiritually adopt a priest.

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.

Mark Stice Agency: Knight of Columbus

For over 130 years, the primary mission of Knights of Columbus Insurance has been to provide financial security to members and their families. With over 1.9 million members in 15,000 councils, Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family service organization, donating $1.55 billion and 691 million volunteer hours to charitable projects over the past decade. Offering top-quality life insurance, long term care insurance, disability income insurance, and annuity products, we are your shield for life.