Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Liturgical Directives for the Celebration of the Sacred Liturgy during the Pennsylvania Green Phase and the Archdiocesan Open Phase

On June 26, 2020, the bulk of the five-county region comprising the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will move into the “green” phase of the statewide re-opening plan. The City of Philadelphia will begin to move into the “green” phase on July 3, 2020.

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Encourages All Clergy And Faithful Of The Archdiocese To Pray For Peace And Healing Throughout The Month Of June

Today at a news conference, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez addressed the resumption of the public celebration of the Holy Mass throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He did so within the context of the need for healing in the wake of societal tensions following the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd. During the news […]

Statement from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Regarding the Projected Resumption of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Five-County Region

In mid-March, the celebration of public Mass was suspended in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass was dispensed.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Calls On Faithful From The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Join In Reconsecration Of The Nation To Mary, Mother Of The Church

In response to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Most Reverend José H. Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop of Los Angeles, has announced that the USCCB will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother on Friday, May 1st.

USCCB: U.S. and Canadian Catholic Bishops to Seek Intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, for Strength in Struggle Against COVID-19

As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother.

Saint John’s Hospice Receives Donated Meals From Wawa To Feed Men Experiencing Homelessness In The Face Of The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

From April 13th – May 29th, SJH will receive nearly 700 pre-packaged meals each week donated from Wawa via the Step Up to the Plate Initiative. The meals will be distributed during SJH’s daily lunch service.

Nutritional Development Services Partners with The City of Philadelphia to Distribute Diapers to Families Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center located at 222 North 17th Street will serve as a designated diaper distribution site for families in need in Center City, Philadelphia.

Catholic Social Services’ Northeast Family Service Center to Provide Meals to Children Impacted By the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Children and youth living in Northeast Philadelphia who are in need of healthy and nutritious meals are receiving ongoing assistance in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a partnership between two agencies of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Catholic Social Services (CSS) and Nutritional Development Services (NDS). The Northeast Family Service Center (NEFSC), a […]

USCCB: Bishop Chairmen Urge FDA to Develop Ethical Vaccine for COVID-19

Four bishop chairmen of committees for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have urged Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure that vaccines for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion.

Agencies of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Receive Grants from The PHL COVID-19 Fund To Continue Providing Support To Those Impacted By The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The grants will support on-going efforts to provide emergency assistance and critical support to individuals, seniors, families, and children in need in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.