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October 27, 2011


The Word of the Lord abides forever

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will open the 2011 Catholic Life Congress with the celebration of Mass. This educational gathering for faithful, religious, deacons and priests features keynote speakers, presentations and workshops geared toward faith formation and educational development.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Opening Mass- 9:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Catholic Life Congress- 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The Sheraton Hotel
17th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The keynote speakers are Thomas Smith, author and former Director of Denver Catholic Biblical School, and Nelly Lorenzo, Coordinator of Leadership and Catechist Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

This year's theme is "The Word of the Lord abides forever" taken from Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic exhortation on Sacred Scripture, Verbum Domini. This document presents the Church's teaching of Sacred Scripture and how the Bible is to be read, interpreted and prayed in the life of the Church.

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Editor's Note: To obtain more information or to register for Catholic Life Congress please call
215-587-0500 or visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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