Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to Visit Archbishop Ryan High School and Celebrate Mass

Archbishop Pérez to celebrate Mass for the entire Archbishop Ryan High School student body, including 260 members of the freshman class.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will visit Archbishop Ryan High School (ARHS) in Northeast Philadelphia and celebrate Mass. Father James Callahan, Pastor of Christ the King Parish and member of ARHS’ Board of Limited Jurisdiction, will concelebrate.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Archbishop Ryan High School
11201 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Following Mass, Archbishop Pérez will visit the ARHS community and tour the school with members of student council.  

Representatives from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education will be present including: Nancy Kurtz, Interim Superintendent for Secondary Schools; James Molnar, Human Resources Director for Secondary Schools; Michele Beachy, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools; and Steve Clement, Senior Director of Enrollment Management.

Background Information on Archbishop Ryan High School

Archbishop Ryan High School empowers a diverse student body to become contributing members of the Church and society. In partnership with family and community, Archbishop Ryan strives to teach as Jesus did by providing spiritual, social, and service opportunities for growth. The faculty challenges the students of today to become the leaders of tomorrow through a comprehensive academic curriculum rooted in excellence. For addition information on Archbishop Ryan High School, please visit

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Meredith Wilson
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