April 29, 2018

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Site in Northeast Philadelphia

Our Lady Help of Christians Church will no longer serve as a worship site of  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish and will close as a Roman Catholic Church. Contextual Background In July 2016, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish merged with Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, both located in Northeast Philadelphia, […]

April 8, 2018

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces the Establishment of a Quasi-Parish in Montgomery County to be Staffed by Clergy from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

This announcement comes in response to an interest for additional pastoral care for those wishing to participate in Divine Worship in the Extraordinary Form.

May 21, 2017

Archdiocese Announces Decision in Pastoral Planning Initiative for Two Parishes in the City of Philadelphia

Resurrection of Our Lord Parish (Rhawnhurst) and Our Lady of Ransom Parish (Oxford Circle) will merge effective June 19, 2017.

May 7, 2017

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Site in Delaware County

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Church, Essington (Delaware County), will no longer serve as a worship site of Saint Gabriel Parish, Norwood (Delaware County), and will close as a Roman Catholic Church.

January 15, 2017

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Continuation of Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative

Two parishes in the City of Philadelphia will enter the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative this year.

December 11, 2016

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Sites in the City of Philadelphia as well as Chester and Montgomery Counties

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has approved the relegation of the Saint Augustine Church building, the Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Church building, the Saint Madeleine Sophie Church building and the original Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church building to profane but not sordid use.

April 10, 2016

Archdiocese Announces Decisions In Pastoral Planning Initiative For Parishes In South Philadelphia And Delaware County

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has reviewed recommendations of the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee and made decisions regarding three parishes from South Philadelphia and two parishes from Delaware County taking part in the ongoing Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative.

February 22, 2016

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Site in Montgomery County

In July 2014, Saint Gertrude Parish (West Conshohocken), Saint Mary Parish (Conshohocken), and Saints Cosmas and Damian Parish (Conshohocken) merged with Saint Matthew Parish (Conshohocken) as part of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative that has been ongoing in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. At that time, each parish merged at the location and retained the name of Saint Matthew Parish.

February 8, 2016

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Continuation of Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today the continuation of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative with three parishes from the City of Philadelphia and two parishes from Delaware County entering the process.

January 24, 2016

Archdiocese Announces Decisions in Pastoral Planning Initiative for Five Parishes in the City of Philadelphia

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has reviewed recommendations of the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee and made decisions regarding five parishes taking part in the ongoing Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative.