Press Releases

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.

Servicios Sociales Católicos Dedicará Nuevo Centro de Alcance

October 3rd, 2014

El obispo John J. McIntyre presidirá sobre la dedicación y bendición del Centro Católico de Fátima, una colaboración de Servicios Sociales Católicos de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia y Saint Mary Medical Center.

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Launches Spanish Facebook and Twitter: Encuentro Mundial de las Familias – Filadelfia 2015 and @WMF2015ES

October 2nd, 2014

The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today announced the launch of the new Spanish versions of the conference’s Facebook and Twitter account: Encuentro Mundial de las Familias – Filadelfia 2015 and @WMF2015ES.

Archdiocese Announces Multiple Real Estate Transactions; Projects Expected Satisfaction of Trust and Loan Funding Shortfall

October 2nd, 2014

In July of 2013, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia published audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. The financial statements disclosed a $39.2 million operating deficit for that period as well as very significant underfunded balance sheet liabilities that measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Judge Nelson Diaz to Visit Students at Catholic Social Services Out of School Time Program

September 29th, 2014

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Honorable Nelson Diaz, former Judge for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, will visit Catholic Social Services’ Casa del Carmen to speak about his experience with law school and pursuing a career in law with students in the Out of School Time Program.

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Food for the Catholic Mind and Soul

September 29th, 2014

One of the great needs we have as adult Catholics is to deepen our faith and stay current in its application to issues we face as a culture. Providing ways to do that is the motive behind the “Archbishop’s Lecture Series,” organized and led very well by Meghan Cokeley in our Office for the New Evangelization.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Sites in Philadelphia

September 28th, 2014

Saint Callistus Church and Saint Laurentius Church will no longer serve as worship sites of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Holy Name of Jesus Parish, respectively, and will close as Roman Catholic Churches