Office for Consecrated Life

So it is that in accordance with the Divine Plan a wonderful variety of religious communities has grown up which has made it easier for the church … to be equipped for every good work and ready for the work of the ministry—the building up of the Body of Christ.
Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life Perfectae Caritatis, no. 1

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Arise: Restoring Catholic Life after the Pandemic

“He has risen; he is not here; see the place where they laid him.”
– Mark 16:6

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. Below you will find plentiful resources, guidelines, recommendations and directives for parishes and Archdiocesan institutions for the period following the lifting of the COVID19 restrictions.  May the Holy Spirit descend upon us and conform our response to the will of Jesus Christ!

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For a spiritual resources and supports during the COVID19 restrictions, visit:
archphila.org/resources

Suggested resources for this page may be sent to phillyevang@archphila.org


 
 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE 

 

Holy Hour for Vocations

To the Priesthood and Religious Life

Sponsored by the Offices of Consecrated Life and for Divine Worship

First Thursday of Each Month (On Hold )

  2-3 p.m. St. Joseph’s Chapel 13th Floor

Archdiocesan Pastoral Center

All are invited 

2:00 p.m.            Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament
                             O Salutaris Hostia (all sing)

                             Quiet prayer 

2:30 p.m.            Scripture Reading

                             Quiet reflection 

2:50 p.m.            Benediction/Reposition
                             Tantum Ergo (all sing)
                             Divine Praises


Eucharistic Congress

October 9-10, 2020

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
and Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Events for 2020-2021

Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Jubilarian Celebration/Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, Celebrant
  • 11:00 a.m. Holy Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

Saturday, December 12, 2020

  • Advent Day of Retreat
  • Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

Sunday, February 7, 2021 

  •       World Day of Consecrated Life 
  •       11:00 a.m. Parish Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
  •       Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Celebrant

Saturday, March 13, 2021

  •     Lenten Day of Retreat
  •     Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

Sunday, September 19, 2021

  •      Jubilarian Mass 
  •     Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Celebrant    
  •     Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

Saturday, December 11, 2021

  •     Advent Day of Retreat
  •     Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

Details will follow for each retreat and celebration as we near the dates


Contact

Sister Gabrielle Mary Braccio, RSM
Delegate for Consecrated Life
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1299
10th Floor Room 1029

Phone: 215-587-3795
Fax: 215-587-3790
Email: sr.gbraccio@archphila.org

To assist those who feel called to the consecrated life, the Office for Consecrated Life lists those Congregations who serve in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Please see listing below.


Congregations of Men

Congregations of Women