News Releases from the Archdiocese
*Media Advisory* Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Host Free Drive-Through Community Food Distribution in Bensalem (Bucks County)Publish date: March 1, 2021
Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is hosting a free drive-through “Farmers to Families” food box distribution for individuals and households facing food insecurity stemming from the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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See this month’s public schedule for Archbishop Nelson Perez.
Cardinal Bechara Rai gathered thousands of Christians, Muslims and their leaders to encourage reforms and unity in the country where poverty and unemployment are soaring and currency is plummeting amidst millions of refugees from Syria and Palestine.
Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.
Parish Support Initiative
Click here to support your local parish offertory through the Parish Support Initiative
The Voices of Faith Radio Program
Tune into the Voices of Faith radio program on WPHT/1210am the first Saturday of every month at 5:00 p.m. for a powerful message of hope from Archbishop Pérez. Click here to listen to the live broadcast via your smart phone. If you miss a show, you can listen at your convenience on the Voices of Faith YouTube channel.
CRS Rice Bowl
Throughout Lent, faithful are encouraged to participate in Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl initiative, which provides ways to incorporate fasting and almsgiving into our Lenten journeys. In our Archdiocese, 25% percent of all donations to CRS Rice Bowl benefits Nutritional Development Services supporting hunger alleviation efforts locally. For more information, please click here.
Mass for the Feast of Saint Katherine Drexel
The faithful of the Archdiocese are invited to celebrate the feast day of Saint Katharine Drexel with a Sung Mass at her Holy Shrine within the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, March 3 at 12:05 p.m. All are encouraged to join in praying the Solemn Novena to Saint Katharine Drexel beginning Monday, February 22nd. For more information, please click here.
Man Up Philly 2021 Virtual Conference
Man Up Philly invites the men of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the 13th Annual Men’s Spirituality Conference that will be held virtually on March 6, 2021. This great day will help men focus on faith and reliance on Our Lord, and will include inspirational speaker presentations. Please click here for more information and to register for the virtual conference.
Forming a People of Life Faith Formation Series
Join the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, March 24th and Wednesday, June 16th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for a special faith formation series. The series will explore the Church’s teachings on the urgent social issues of our day so as to be strengthened in our resolve to defend them and also be equipped to dialogue fruitfully with others. For more information, please visit http://cathedralphila.org/life/.
Arise: Restoring Catholic Life after the Pandemic
The period immediately following the lifting of the COVID19 restrictions requires us to be ready to assist people to reintegrate into an active, in person engagement with parish life. To find resources, guidelines, recommendations, and directives for parishes and Archdiocesan institutions for the period following the lifting of the COVID19 restrictions, please click here.
The Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Resources from the Office for Catholic Education Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
With 141 schools across five counties, find a school that is right for you. Explore the Archdiocese’s Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and Early Childhood Programs.
Mark Stice Agency: Knight of Columbus
For over 130 years, the primary mission of Knights of Columbus Insurance has been to provide financial security to members and their families. With over 1.9 million members in 15,000 councils, Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family service organization, donating $1.55 billion and 691 million volunteer hours to charitable projects over the past decade. Offering top-quality life insurance, long term care insurance, disability income insurance, and annuity products, we are your shield for life.
The Institute for Christian Formation
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary recently launched the Institute for Christian Formation. The Institute offers a dynamic, new program of spiritual formation and development for men and women in a non-degree/non-credit format. Through small, interactive sessions led by acclaimed SCB faculty members and other vibrant speakers, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their faith. For more information, please click here.
Archdiocesan Audited Financial Statements and Additional Financial Information
For copies of current audited financial statements for entities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as information about the Archdiocesan Finance Council and parish financial policies, please click here.
File an EthicsPoint Report
The Archdiocese has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a way to anonymously and confidentially report actual or possible violations of financial policies.
Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting System
CBAR is a service operated by Convercent, Inc. an independent, third-party entity that provides intake services to private institutions for reports of sensitive topics such as sexual harassment through a secure, confidential, and professional platform. Individuals may go to ReportBishopAbuse.org to file a report or call (800) 276-1562.
The Holy See
The official website of the Holy See is available in six languages. This website is updated regularly with news about Pope Francis, the Vatican, and issues facing the Church and the World.
Office for Divine Worship Workshops
The Office for Divine Worship offers workshops for lectors and ministers of Holy Communion that are designed to provide ongoing formation for this important liturgical ministry.