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November 13, 2012


Baptized in Christ: Live in the Joy of Believing

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will open the 2012 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. It is designed to benefit those who wish to learn more about the Church, its teachings and practices with a specific focus on those who serve as lay leaders in their parish communities.

Congress presentations will feature insightful and engaging speakers on the topics of the new evangelization and the many ways our faith is lived out with joy.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
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 Archbishop José Gomez from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

This year's theme is "Baptized in Christ: Live in the Joy of Believing." It is based on Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, which calls all Catholics to reflect upon and renew their encounter with Jesus Christ.


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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