In 1992 The Ecclesiastical Exchange of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was founded by Cardinal Anthony Bevilaqua and established for the preservation and respectful placement of Catholic identity in our closed parishes or Archdiocesan facilities. It also provides other parishes and facilities the opportunity to share in the same vision of stewardship and tradition that these items deserve. The Cardinal’s unique approach was the first of its kind and has become the model for halting the undignified use of these sacred pieces.
While the Exchange has as its main focus the placement of these items, any revenues realized go directly to the parishes that continue to serve the people at the churches they attend. No revenue goes directly to the Archdiocese.
The Ecclesiastical Exchange has evolved into an entity that coordinates the placement of items not only in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, but assists parishes and other religious facilities throughout the country. Items from Exchange have been placed in Arizona, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas, to just name a few. As such the services of the Exchange are only available to the clergy and members of the religious.
Open-House for Clergy Event
The following information from the Office for the Ecclesiastical Exchange is in regards to
the “Open-House for Clergy” at St. Madeleine Sophie Church and St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church, Philadelphia.
Please share this information with all priests and deacons in your parish/entity.
Of particular note, from St. Madeleine Sophie, is the stunning Altar of Sacrifice made from inlaid marble,
the Baldachin with Crucifix, Side-Altars, Pulpit, and Altar Railing. Please see our website for photos of these pieces.
At this time, the available items from the two churches will be on view at the
St. Madeleine Sophie Church location, 6440 Greene St., Philadelphia, PA 19119.
St. Madeleine Sophie/St. Therese of the Child Jesus Churches
Date: Friday, February 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (archdiocesan clergy)
12:00 AM – 3:00 (clergy outside the Archdiocese
Please be prepared to take all movable items with you.
We remind all clergy, you are asked not to make direct contact with the pastor and parish staff.
All placement of items will be overseen and approved by the Office for the Ecclesiastical Exchange in conjunction with the pastor.
For any questions, please contact the Office at 215-587-3996 or email at email@example.com.
The Ecclesiastical Exchange is located on the grounds of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 E. Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
How to find us at the Seminary:
Upon entering the Seminary grounds from the Wynnewood Road entrance, please stop at the Security booth and inform the guard that you are visiting the Ecclesiastical Exchange.
Just past the booth, please make a right in front of the College Division building onto Saint Martin Road. Go to the stop sign and make a left turn onto Faculty Road. Keep bearing left to the back of the building. This becomes Drexel Road. Almost immediately you will see a driveway on the left leading up to a pair of double grey doors. This is where you will enter. The warehouse area is to the left.
NOTE: Please park on the road when arriving. The driveway is kept open for the Seminary personnel and for pick-up and deliveries to the Ecclesiastical Exchange.
Thank you for your cooperation and if you are need of any more information, please contact the office at 215-587-3996 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ecclesiastical Exchange Office
Mr. Ed Rafferty
Monsignor Louis A. D’Addezio
Assistant to the Coordinator
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
222 North 17th Street Suite #901
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1299