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November 3, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Issues Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education and Faith Formation

Catholic schools and faith formation programs are vital to the Catholic teaching mission and the well-being of the whole believing community. As a result, we need to reflect more deeply on what these apostolates do, not just for young people but for the entire local Church.

October 31, 2014

Archdiocesan Students and Nutritional Development Services Team Up to Fight Hunger

Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate the successful completion of its 2014 Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in conjunction with Archdiocesan schools and various outreach programs.

October 27, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Two Events that Shouldn’t be Missed: A Catholic Life Congress and an Evening with Remi Brague

One of the tasks we all have as adult Catholics is to deepen our faith by daily prayer and to form ourselves more fully in what the Church believes. That means we need to seek out and take advantage of learning opportunities that come our way. The archdiocesan Office of the New Evangelization, led by Meghan Cokeley, has done a great job of creating those opportunities. Two of them this week deserve our special attention.

October 27, 2014

Columna del Arzobispo Chaput: Dos eventos que no se debe perder: un Congreso de Vida Católica y una Noche con Rémi Brague

Una de las tareas que tenemos como católicos adultos es profundizar nuestra fe mediante la oración diaria y formarnos más plenamente en lo que cree la Iglesia. Eso significa que tenemos que buscar y aprovechar las oportunidades de aprendizaje que se nos ofrecen. La arquidiocesana Oficina de la Nueva Evangelización, liderada por Meghan Cokeley, ha hecho un gran trabajo en la creación de esas oportunidades. Dos de ellas merecen nuestra atención especial esta semana.

October 24, 2014

Statement Regarding Reverend Mark J. Haynes

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has learned that Father Mark Haynes was arrested by Chester County Police. He was charged with two counts of dissemination of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of criminal use of a communications device.

October 15, 2014

Catholic Health Care Services Announces the Accreditation of its Senior Community Centers

Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been awarded National Accreditation for three of its senior community centers. This accredited is made possible by the National Institute for Senior Centers (NISC) through the National Council on Aging. Each center will celebrate with an award ceremony, which will include special food and fun activities. All are invited to attend.

October 15, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Divine Worship Provides Institute for Christian Initiation

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Divine Worship will provide the Institute for Christian Initiation. The Institute has been a very helpful and successful formation and information experience for so many over the past several years.

October 14, 2014

Archbishop Chaput to Celebrate Annual World Mission Sunday Mass

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Annual World Mission Sunday Mass. This Mass commemorates the vital work of mission churches throughout the world and the support extended to their efforts by the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

October 13, 2014

Nutritional Development Services is Cooking up a Celebration for School Lunch Week

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate National School Lunch Week with a special day at Holy Cross School in the Mount Airy section of the city. On Wednesday, October 15th, students will receive nutrition puzzles, coloring sheets and stickers to remind them of the importance of eating healthy at school and at home. A proclamation celebrating National School Lunch Week will also be read at lunchtime in the school cafeteria.