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World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Dedicate Mural Honoring the Visit of Pope Francis

Publish date: November 30, 2015

With more than 2,700 people painting the mural, representing more than 100 countries, the mural is a contender for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

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Featured Events


Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites everyone to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a time to meditate upon and more actively respond to the infinite mercy of God.


World Meeting of Families 2015

Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families.


Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica

Experience World Renowned Artists in Pennsylvania’s Largest Cathedral


Archbishop’s Lecture Series

This season’s theme “Living as a Christian in a Culture of Unbelief.” First lecture: 11/12/15 at 7pm at St. Charles Seminary. No cost. Please RSVP here


2015 Race for Seminarians

The seminarians of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary invite the faithful of the Archdiocese to join their team as they run for vocation awareness on Sunday, November 22.


Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children

The Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children is an annual fundraising initiative that raises critically needed funds for the continuing support of programs that benefit children suffering from neglect, poverty, and continued abuse.


Catholic Charities Night with the Philadelphia 76ers

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Charities Appeal will once again partner with the Philadelphia 76ers for “Catholic Charities Night” at the Wells Fargo Center.


7th Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes event benefits the Catholic Charities and the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children and is a festive night that celebrates a wonderful Christmas tradition.