Press Releases

Archdiocese Announces Continuation of Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative

October 12th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today the continuation of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative with 14 parishes in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties entering the process.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Saint Peter Claver Center for Evangelization

October 9th, 2014

Since 1986, the former Saint Peter Claver Parish church building, located at 12th and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia, has been home to the Saint Peter Claver Center for Evangelization. For nearly 30 years, the Center has carried on the ministerial outreach of the former Saint Peter Claver Parish by serving the spiritual, pastoral, and temporal needs of black Catholics from across the Archdiocese through the celebration of the Holy Mass, the offering of retreats, and regular community service projects.

Archdiocese to Celebrate 9th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass

October 7th, 2014

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate its 9th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass. Monsignor Jorge de los Santos, Vicar for Hispanic Ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado, will be the main celebrant and homilist.

Archdiocese to Celebrate 9th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass

October 7th, 2014

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate its 9th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass. Monsignor Jorge de los Santos, Vicar for Hispanic Ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado, will be the main celebrant and homilist.

First Annual African Heritage Mass Highlights African Culture in Song and Prayer

October 6th, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees is sponsoring the first annual African Heritage Mass commemorating the rich heritage and diversity of the African Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

First Annual African Heritage Mass Highlights African Culture in Song and Prayer

October 6th, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees is sponsoring the first annual African Heritage Mass commemorating the rich heritage and diversity of the African Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Catholic Social Services to Dedicate New Outreach Center

October 3rd, 2014

Bishop John J. McIntyre will preside over the dedication and blessing of the Fatima Catholic Outreach Center, a partnership of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Saint Mary Medical Center.