Press Releases

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Sends Letter to the Jewish Community at Passover

April 22nd, 2024

Dear Friends in the Jewish Faith Community, Together with the people of the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, I extend peaceful greetings as you celebrate the holy days of Passover. In a time of turmoil and violence throughout the world, Passover and its promise are more timely than ever. No oppression, in any form, can overcome […]

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education to Host STREAM Expo Showcasing Innovational Achievements in Catholic Schools from Preschool Through University Levels

April 17th, 2024

Over 50 Archdiocesan preschools, parish and regional elementary schools, and secondary schools, as well as Catholic colleges and universities to participate. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE) will host the 2024 STREAM Expo for preschools, parish and regional elementary schools, secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities throughout the five-county region. […]

Saint John’s Hospice to Celebrate 60 Years of Serving Philadelphians Experiencing Homelessness

April 16th, 2024

Its 60th Anniversary Gala will take place at the American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia.

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel to Host Annual Keys and Sword Event

April 16th, 2024

This annual initiative serves as the principal fundraising effort for the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel will celebrate its annual Keys and Sword […]

Catholic Charities Appeal Partners with Philadelphia Phillies for 11th Annual Catholic Charities Night

April 15th, 2024

If 500 or more tickets are sold, an individual from Holy Innocents Out-of-School Time Program, a ministry of Catholic Social Services and a CCA beneficiary, will throw out the first pitch of the game.

Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Perez Regarding Shooting in West Philadelphia at Eid al-Fitr Celebration Marking the Conclusion of Ramadan

April 10th, 2024

I was deeply saddened to learn of the gun violence that erupted in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia this afternoon shattering an Eid al-Fitr celebration marking the conclusion of Ramadan. On behalf of the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I extend heartfelt prayers and expressions of […]