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February 10, 2021

Catholic Parish and Regional Elementary Schools in the City of Philadelphia to Open Two Hours Late on Thursday, February 11, 2021

Due to the projected inclement weather, parish and regional elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia will operate on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2021. Parochial elementary schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit closure status independently. A communication specific to secondary […]

February 10, 2021

Archdiocesan High Schools in the City of Philadelphia will be on a Two Hour Delay Plan for Virtual Delivery of Instruction Tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2021

Due to the projected inclement weather, Archdiocesan secondary schools in the City of Philadelphia will be on a two-hour delay plan for virtual delivery of instruction tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2021. Students and parents should refer to their local school website for schedule information. Archdiocesan high schools in the suburban counties normally follow the decision […]

February 10, 2021

Ash Wednesday in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia— Catholics Throughout the Philadelphia Region Mark the Beginning of Lent

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for Christians throughout the world. Lent is a 40-day period of penitence, prayer, […]

February 8, 2021

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Celebrated the National Observance of Catholic Schools Week

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrated the national observance of Catholic Schools Week (CSW) from Sunday, January 31, 2021 through Saturday, February, 6, 2021. The CSW theme for this year was Faith. Excellence. Service. Each day had a daily theme. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez participated in his first CSW as shepherd of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. […]

February 7, 2021

USCCB: International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking to be Observed on February 8

The International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking will be observed on February 8.

February 5, 2021

*Media Advisory* Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Host Free Food Distribution to Combat Ongoing Food Insecurity

Nutritional Development Services will have 1,000 USDA food boxes to distribute as well as over 700 free student meal boxes for children and youth who are attending school virtually.

February 4, 2021

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Launches 46th Annual Rice Bowl in Conjunction With Catholic Relief Services

This year, Rice Bowl will officially begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17th, and conclude on Holy Saturday, April 3rd.

February 4, 2021

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Domestic Chairman Expresses Support of Executive Orders Protecting the Environment

President Joe Biden signed executive orders during his first week in office addressing climate change and the care for our common home. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed support for several of the new administration’s environmental priorities.

February 4, 2021

USCCB: Bishop Chairmen Express Support for Additional COVID-Relief Package, Lay Out Priorities to Help Those Most in Need

Following proposals and discussions from the Biden Administration and members of Congress regarding a new COVID-relief package, several bishop chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) wrote to all members of Congress in support of an additional package.

February 4, 2021

USCCB: USCCB Migration Chairman Welcomes Administration’s Actions to Rebuild Immigration System, Restore Due Process, and Recognize Human Dignity of Immigrants and Refugees

Yesterday, President Joe Biden issued three migration-related Executive Orders related to removing barriers and restoring due process in the legal immigration system.