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June 1, 2014

Archdiocese Announces Parish Mergers in Philadelphia as well as Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties Resulting from Pastoral Planning Initiative

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 to merge parishes in the City of Philadelphia as well as Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties.

May 28, 2014

Catholic Social Services Out Of School Time Programs To Celebrate Fantasy Baseball World Series

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Out of School Time (OST) Programs will host a championship fantasy baseball tournament featuring over 50 students from six sites. The students at the fantasy baseball tournament will apply statistical analyses to the sport of baseball. Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cardinal Bevilacqua […]

May 22, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Preserving The ‘Vital Sources Of Our Humanity’

A week after arriving in Philadelphia in 2011, I got an email from a very persuasive student inviting me to speak at his school – the University of Pennsylvania. I said yes, and I’m glad I did. It was my first taste of our city’s many excellent universities and colleges, from Villanova and St. Joe’s, […]

May 20, 2014

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap Regarding Marriage Ruling In Pennsylania

Today’s federal district court decision striking down Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act is a mistake with long-term, negative consequences. Like many other Pennsylvanians, I hope that an appeal will be made promptly. Laws that defend the traditional definition of marriage were enacted for sound reasons-namely to defend the rights of children and contribute to the […]

May 19, 2014

House Blessing For Former Residents Of Don Guanella Village

Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold a Blessing for two of its group homes in Downingtown for former residents of Don Guanella Village. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:30 p.m. 125 Whiteland Avenue Downingtown, PA After the first House Blessing the participants including the residents of the two houses, their relatives, […]

May 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Ordain Rev. Mr. David A. Waters, Jr. To The Priesthood

The Rev. Mr. David A. Waters, Jr. son of Mr. David and Mrs. Evelyn Waters, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:45 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA […]

May 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Ordain Rev. Mr. Charles J. Ravert To The Priesthood

The Rev. Mr. Charles J. Ravert, son of Ms. Eleanor M. Todd, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:45 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Born in […]

May 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Ordain Rev. Mr. Christopher C. Moriconi To The Priesthood

The Rev. Mr. Christopher C. Moriconi, son of Dr. E. Steven and Dr. Christine D. Moriconi, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:45 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, […]

May 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Ordain Rev. Mr. Robert M. Gross To The Priesthood

The Rev. Mr. Robert M. Gross, son of Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Mary Gross, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:45 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 […]

May 15, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Ordain Rev. Mr. Sean P. English To The Priesthood

The Rev. Mr. Sean P. English, son of Mr. Paul and Mrs. Marybeth English, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:45 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 […]