Bookmark and Share

January 12, 2015


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will celebrate Mass for the inmates and staff at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (CFCF) in Philadelphia. Media are invited to cover the Mass.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. Mass
Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (A/B Gymnasium)
7901 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136

The Prison Ministry Program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia seeks to carry out the Biblical work of mercy to "visit those in prison." By a constant presence in the correctional facilities located within its boundaries, the Church responds to the pastoral and sacramental needs of prisoners, their families, and victims of crime.

Opening in 1995, CFCF is the largest facility in the Philadelphia Prison Systems. It is named in honor of Warden Patrick N. Curran and Deputy Warden Robert F. Fromhold, who were killed in the line of duty at Holmesburg Prison in 1973.

# # #

Editor's Note: Reporters seeking to cover the Mass are kindly asked to contact Shawn Hawes (215-685-7888,, Public Information Officer for the Philadelphia Prison System, in advance of Thursday's Mass. All visitors must present a valid state issued driver's license, state issued photo identification or passport.

Visiting reporters are also reminded that CFCF is a secure facility. Press will be permitted to bring recording devices, cameras, etc. Telephones are not permitted inside of the jail.

Please also note that faces of inmates should not be on camera, with the exception of those designated by prison officials.

Any questions, clarifications or concerns should be directed to the Philadelphia Prison System's Public Information Office at 215-685-7888 or 215-827-8334.

Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications

Back to Top