Press Releases

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

October 27th, 2014

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.

Statement Regarding Reverend Mark J. Haynes

October 24th, 2014

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.

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

October 15th, 2014

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.

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

October 15th, 2014

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.

Archbishop Chaput to Celebrate Annual World Mission Sunday Mass

October 14th, 2014

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.

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

October 13th, 2014

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.

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.