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Catholic Housing and Community Services Breaks Ground For Saint Joseph Place, An Affordable Senior Housing Community In Delaware County

Publish date: September 17, 2021

This morning at a special ceremony, Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) broke ground for Saint Joseph Place, a new affordable housing community for independent seniors in Collingdale (Delaware County).

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  • Watch AbbeyFest via livestream

    View the 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Perez, plus more, live from Daylesford Abbey in Paoli as the day-long festival of music, faith and family draws to its ending crescendo.

  • Led to joy by a mother’s tears

    As Our Lady of Sorrows, Mary shows us how anguish can break open our hearts for Christ and for others, writes Gina Christian.

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CCA 2021

Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.

AbbeyFest: Faith, Music & Family Festival

All are welcome to attend this year’s AbbeyFest on Saturday, September 18th at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA. The event will include speakers, music, food, confession, and Adoration. Archbishop Pérez will also be there to celebrate Mass. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the AbbeyFest website.

Parish Support Initiative

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The Voices of Faith Radio Program

Tune into the Voices of Faith radio program monthly for a powerful message of TRUST and HOPE from Archbishop Pérez. The program airs the first Saturday of every month on WPHT/1210am at 5:00 p.m. You can listen to the live broadcast on your Smartphone via the Radio.com app by searching for WPHT. If you miss a show, you can watch it at your convenience on the Voices of Faith YouTube channel.

Bioethics of COVID-19 Vaccines

The development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has received much public attention and raised several ethical questions related to their development and use. The Office for Life and Family has gathered resources to provide information about the COVID-19 vaccines in relation to the pro-life movement here.

Creation Care (EcoPhilly)

In response to Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si, EcoPhilly’s mission is to establish a network of creation care teams throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that achieve measurable improvements in their local environment. To learn more about this initiative or to become involved, please click here.

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia is dedicated to providing general gynecologic care, natural family planning education and infertility services – all while honoring the sanctity of each human life, the dignity of women and the integrity of marriage. To learn more about the center, please click here.

Join Young Catholic Professionals for Launch of Local Chapter

Join Archbishop Pérez and Young Catholic Professionals on Saturday, August 21st at the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann as they celebrate the launch of a new local chapter here in Philadelphia. For more information about this event, please click here.

Nothing Compares to Being There

The Nothing Compares initiative is an opportunity for parishes to issue a heartfelt invitation to parishioners to return to the in-person celebration of the Mass after the many long months of the pandemic. For more information, please click here.

COVID-19

The Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

AOPS COVID-19

Resources from the Office for Catholic Education Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Catholic Schools

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.

Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia and bestselling author of Strangers in a Strange Land, has authored a book that examines life’s central questions: why are we here, and how can we live and die meaningfully? With compelling grace, he shows us that the things worth dying for reveal most powerfully the things worth living for. Click here to learn more and order your copy

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.

Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti”

Pope Francis recently released his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on fraternity and social friendship. The encyclical is available in English and Spanish.