Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s ANTHEM to Host Youth and Young Adult Events to Kick Off the Month of October

ANTHEM, which provides substantive and engaging ministry to youth and young adults in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will host a weekend of events to kick off the month of October in an effort to engage young people with their Catholic faith throughout the five-counties of the Archdiocese.

The weekend will open with an Oktoberfest celebration. Special guests include: Archbishop Chaput, Ike Ndolo, and Polkadelphia.

Friday, October 6, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

The event is open to adults 21 and over and tickets are available for $25.00. For additional information on this event or to purchase tickets, please visit here. Please note events listed below are geared specifically toward different age groups.


ANTHEM October Weekend Kickoff schedule:


Youth Night with Ike Ndolo

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.

Location: Saint Raymond of Peñafort Parish, 1350 East Vernon Road, Philadelphia, PA 19119

This event is open to all high school youth. It will feature an evening of praise, adoration, and live music by contemporary Christian artist, Ike Ndolo. Megan Mastroianni, Associate Director of ANTHEM, will be the featured speaker.


Queen Takeover: Consecration Mass to Our Lady

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at this Mass, which will dedicate the youth  and young adults of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Blessed Mother.

Ike Ndolo, along with renowned vocalist Bobby Hill, who performed on stage for Pope Francis during the Festival of Families during the Holy Father’s visit to Philadelphia in September 2015, will lead the music.

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Courtney Flach
Communications Assistant
215-587-3747 (office)