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February 16, 2024

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Sends Letter To The Catholic Asian Community On The Occasion Of The Lunar New Year

Together with the people of the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, I send warm greetings and prayerful best wishes to the Asian Catholic Community who recently ushered in the Lunar New Year.

February 15, 2024

Nutritional Development Services Hosts Annual “One-Can Meal” Lenten Food Drive

This year’s Lenten food drive runs Wednesday, February 14 – Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

February 15, 2024

Religious Leaders Council Of Greater Philadelphia To Host Interfaith Inaugural Prayer Gathering For Mayor Cherelle L. Parker

Philadelphia Interfaith leaders recognize Mayor Parker and build bridges of peace across communities

February 15, 2024

Saint John The Evangelist Church to Hold Annual Memorial Mass Honoring Firefighters Who Died in the Line of Duty

Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Center City Philadelphia will celebrate its Annual Memorial Mass to honor the four firefighters who lost their lives battling a fire that burned down Saint John Church on February 16, 1899. All people of good will are invited to participate in the Mass to remember all firefighters who have […]

February 12, 2024

Archdiocesan High Schools And Parochial Elementary Schools In The City Of Philadelphia Will Utilize A Flexible Instructional Day On Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Due to the projected inclement weather, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary school buildings in the City of Philadelphia will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.  These schools will utilize a Flexible Instruction Day.

February 12, 2024

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Launches 49th Annual Rice Bowl in Conjunction with Catholic Relief Services

Rice Bowl is a nationwide Lenten program providing people of all ages with a way to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

February 12, 2024

Archbishop Pérez To Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass as Catholics Throughout the Philadelphia Region Embark on Their Lenten Journey

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Blessed Ashes will be distributed to the faithful in over 200 parishes across the five-county Archdiocese throughout the day. This tangible symbol is a […]

February 12, 2024

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s All Catholic Concert Band to Perform Annual Concert

Sixty-three students representing Archdiocesan Secondary Schools and private Catholic High Schools throughout the five-county region have been selected to participate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 2024 All Catholic Concert Band and to perform in the annual concert. This year’s All Catholic Concert Band, is under the direction of guest conductor, Mr. Keith Hodgson, Assistant Professor […]

February 8, 2024

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Kick Off 49th Annual Rice Bowl Initiative

Rice Bowl is a Lenten almsgiving program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.