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October 4, 2013


The Respect Life Mass marks the beginning of Respect Life Month

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the celebrant and homilist at the annual Respect Life Mass. This Mass marks the beginning of Respect Life Month during which all Catholics are encouraged to promote the culture of life. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, October 6, 2013
5:30p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (Confessions)
6:30 p.m. (Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Organized by the Office for Life and Family of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Respect Life Mass is a celebration of the Church's pro-life teachings. The Office for Life and Family promotes life through education, advocacy and pastoral care programs.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops prepares a Respect Life Program every year that is launched on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday of October. It is the cornerstone of the bishops' pro-life educational outreach. This year's theme is "Open your hearts to life".

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Editor's Note: For more information, please contact the Archdiocese Office for Life and Family at 215-587-5661 or visit

To view materials and publications from the United States Conference Catholic Bishops visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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