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20th Annual Blessing of the Nativity Scene to be Celebrated in New Location

Publish date: December 7, 2016

Reverend Dennis Gill, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship and Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will preside over the 20th annual Blessing of the Nativity Scene. The crèche will be located at 18th and Race Streets in Philadelphia this year.

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Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children

The Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children raises funds to support programs of Catholic Social Services that daily serve children throughout the year.


Office for Catechetical Formation

The Office for Catechetical Formation fosters and supports Archdiocesan Catholic Schools, Parish Religious Education Programs, and Catholic Campus Ministry in carrying out the evangelical mission of the Catholic Church.


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.


Normas pastorales para la implementación de Amoris Laetitia Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia

La exhortación apostólica Amoris Laetitia completa la reflexión sobre la familia llevada a cabo por los Sínodos sobre la Familia del 2014 y 2015, una reflexión que ha envuelto al mundo entero.


Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica

Experience World Renowned Artists in Pennsylvania’s Largest Cathedral


Catholic Charities Appeal 2016

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


Apostleship of Prayer

The Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions.


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.


Parish Communications Workshop

Learn simple ways to upgrade your parish communication without breaking the budget! Fri, Feb 10, 2017, 9am-12:30pm, Wynnewood


The Bible and the Virgin Mary

Journey closer to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, this Winter through a free faith formation study! Begins January 18, 2017


100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

The year 2017 marks 100 years since Our Lady appeared in Fatima, Portugal. Learn how the Archdiocese is celebrating!


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