Press Releases

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Secretariat for Catholic Human Services Releases 2013 Annual Reports

August 4th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secretariat for Catholic Human Services recently released the 2013 Annual Report for its three divisions. Together they showcase the positive impact on a quarter of a million men, women and children throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Closure of Worship Site in West Philadelphia

August 3rd, 2014

In January 2013, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish merged with Saint Cyprian Parish, both located in West Philadelphia’s Haddington-Carroll Park neighborhood, as part of the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative that has been ongoing in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Both parishes merged at the location and retained the name of Saint Cyprian Parish.

Deacon Paul McBlain Elected President-Elect of The National Diaconate Institute for Continuing Education

July 30th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the election of Deacon Paul McBlain to the office of President-Elect of the National Diaconate Institute for Continuing Education, a national center for continuing education and spiritual formation of deacons and their spouses.

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Hosts Second Annual Seminary Gala

July 30th, 2014

The Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary will host their second annual gala fundraiser featuring an elegant reception followed by a concert featuring the La Diva Tenors. All proceeds will directly benefit the Seminary in forming priests as servant leaders for the Catholic Church.

Father Joseph Bongard Named President of Roman Catholic High School for Boys

July 30th, 2014

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Father Joseph Bongard as President and Rector of Roman Catholic High School For Boys, effective August 1st.

Leadership Appointments at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

July 28th, 2014

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Bruce Robinson as President and Mr. John Murawski as Executive Director of Alumni Relations of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School. Both appointments became effective July 1st.

Statement Regarding the Attendance of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

July 25th, 2014

There has been no official confirmation by the Vatican or The Holy See of Pope Francis’ attendance at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. We still expect that any official confirmation will come approximately six months prior to the event.

Saint John Paul II and Saint Gianna Announced as Patron Saints for World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

July 21st, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. officially announced Saint John Paul II and Saint Gianna as the Patron Saints for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. First made public during the July 20th Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Archbishop Chaput’s announcement was made in conjunction with the unveiling of the first-class relic of Saint John Paul II for public veneration.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia To Host Open Forum With U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins

July 16th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is hosting an informational gathering with the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins before their 2014 convocation, which is being held in Philadelphia.

First Class Relic of Pope Saint John Paul II To Be Venerated At Cathedral Basilica Of Saints Peter And Paul

July 15th, 2014

A precious Relic of the recently canonized Pope Saint John Paul II will be exposed for public veneration between all of the Masses at the Cathedral Basilica.