Press Releases

Archbishop Perez Gathered with Hundreds of Catholic School Students at Cardinal O’Hara High School to Kick-off the 2023-2024 School Year in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

September 28th, 2023

On Wednesday, September 20, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez gathered with hundreds of students from Catholic parish and regional elementary schools, high schools, and schools of special education at Cardinal O’Hara High School’s (COHS) stadium in Springfield (Delaware County) to celebrate the beginning of the 2023-204 academic year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. They were […]

Nutritional Development Services to Participate in 27th Annual Race Against Hunger

September 27th, 2023

This annual initiative raises funds for NDS and other anti-hunger organizations in the Philadelphia region.

Bishop Shanahn High School to Host College Fair

September 25th, 2023

Over 100 Colleges and Universities to participate. Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown (Chester County) will host its 16th annual College Fair. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Bishop Shanahan High School – Main Gym 220 Woodbine Road Downingtown, PA 19335 (Chester County) Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from throughout the […]

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to Commission Ten New Missionaries of Mercy with Mandate from The Holy See

September 21st, 2023

Pope Francis appointed ten new Missionaries of Mercy in June. Eleven Archdiocesan Priests serve as Missionaries of Mercy for the Church of Philadelphia. Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will officially commission ten new Missionaries of Mercy with their mandate from the Holy See at Vespers in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter […]

Saint Philip Neri, Saint Mary Interparochial and Saints Philip and James Schools Named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

September 19th, 2023

They are among only 40 private or religious schools in the country to receive this honor. Saint Philip Neri Catholic School in Lafayette Hill (Montgomery County), Saint Mary Interparochial School in the Society Hill Section of Philadelphia, and Saints Philip and James School in Exton (Chester County) were selected as part of the 2023 cohort […]

Archbishop Ryan High School to add Girls’ Wrestling as a Varsity Sport this Academic Year

September 14th, 2023

Earlier today, Archbishop Ryan High School (ARHS) announced the addition of Girls’ Wresting as a Varsity sport for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) recently voted to approve girls’ wresting as an official sport effective with the coming season. “The addition of this program provides our female students an opportunity to […]

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Sends Letter to the Jewish Community as It Marks Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

September 14th, 2023

Dear Friends in the Jewish Faith Community, I write to extend warm greetings and prayerful best wishes as you prepare to celebrate the Most Holy Days of the year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These days are a time to pray and reflect on the past while looking to the future with joyful hope. May […]