News Releases from the Archdiocese
Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Calls on Faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Join in National Moment of Prayer on Good FridayPublish date: April 8, 2020
In response to the dynamic and ever-evolving health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Most Reverend José H. Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop of Los Angeles, has invited Catholics across the nation to participate in a moment of prayer on Good Friday that will be streamed live via https://www.facebook.com/usccb.
News from CatholicPhilly.com
Archbishop Jose Gomez will lead Catholics in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart at noon Friday, April 10 -- see the links to the prayer service from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
Archbishop Nelson Perez will be the celebrant and homilist for the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, April 10 at 3 p.m., livestreamed from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
Archbishop Emeritus Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
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)
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.
Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal support close to 180 ministries and programs.
Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia benefits more than 175,000 individuals annually. Motivated by its mission to serve the most vulnerable and at-risk members of our society, CSS offers a variety of community-based and residential programs and services to assist and support men, women and children living in Philadelphia and its four surrounding counties.
Mothers of Children with Disabilities Retreat
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Malvern Retreat House, David and Mercedes Rizzo, will lead a retreat for mothers and grandmothers who are raising children with disabilities and also those who have adult children with disabilities. There will be time to pray, reflect, and chat with other mothers. Click here for flyer.
Wedding Anniversary Mass
The annual Wedding Anniversary Mass is celebrated in May to pray for and with married couples in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are married 1-5 years, and couples who have been married 25 years or more or who have been married 50 years or more. Click here for more information.
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.
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Explore the Archdiocese’s Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and Early Childhood Programs.
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.
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.
Pray for My Priest – Spiritual Motherhood
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is an active participant in the Spiritual Motherhood and Adoration Cenacles, a prayer ministry of the Pray For My Priest Apostolate. It seeks to organize faithful Roman Catholic women to put the spiritual care of all priests in the Archdiocese at the forefront of their prayer life and good works. Click here to learn how you can spiritually adopt a priest.