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April 11, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: Holy Week And The Gift Of Priesthood

Holy Week is the most sacred time of the Christian year. And on every Holy Thursday, priests of the archdiocese gather at the annual Chrism Mass to renew their fraternal bonds and the meaning of their vocation. The readings of the Chrism Mass have a special beauty and power, and they deserve the attention of […]

April 10, 2014

Archbishop Chaput To Celebrate Annual Mass For Persons With Disabilities

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities. The Eucharistic liturgy is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate, which recognizes the needs and gifts of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and facilitates […]

April 8, 2014

Holy Week And Easter Masses At The Cathedral Basilica Of Saints Peter And Paul

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – April 13th, 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at both Masses. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Proclamation of the Passion. It marks the beginning of Holy Week. Other Masses […]

April 3, 2014

Share A Simple Meal With Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

Thomas Awiapo, a survivor of bleak poverty and hunger in his village in Ghana, will share his story of perseverance and success over a simple meal at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Mr. Awiapo survived with the aid of Catholic Relief Services. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is participating in CRS Rice Bowl for the 39th year […]

April 2, 2014

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Gathering That Needs Our Support

This week’s column is brief. But the subject matter warrants all our attention. Again this June, our nation’s bishops have asked Catholics across the country to observe a “Fortnight for Freedom.” The theme this year is “Freedom to Serve.” It highlights the many Catholic social and charitable ministries that serve the poor, the homeless and […]

March 28, 2014

Saint Laurentius Church Worship Site To Be Closed Immediately For Safety Reasons

The Saint Laurentius Church worship site in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia will be immediately closed until further notice. The building has been examined on multiple occasions over the past several months by an independent engineering firm. An inspection conducted earlier this week led to a recommendation to close the site. This recommendation was accepted […]

March 28, 2014

Office Of Catholic Education And Faith In The Future Foundation Announce Administrative Appointments

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Peter Balzano, Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School (Delaware County), Mr. William E. Brannick, Director of Technology, Office of Catholic Education and Mr. Michael J. McArdle as Director of Financial Aid, […]

March 26, 2014

World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia 2015, The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia, VISIT PHILADELPHIA™, And The City Of Philadelphia Partner On Twitter Campaign To Help Bring Pope Francis To Philadelphia

The World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, VISIT PHILADELPHIA, and the City of Philadelphia are encouraging people to show their desire for Pope Francis to visit our city as well as their support for the international event being held in our city next fall. World Meeting of Families and Archdiocesan social media […]

March 25, 2014

Remarks Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. And Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President Of The Pontifical Council For The Family At Today’s World Meeting Of Families – Philadelphia News Conference In Rome

As part of the Leadership Delegation from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s formal itinerary in Rome, planning meetings were held at the offices of the Pontifical Council for the Family followed by a news conference at the Press Office of the Holy See featuring remarks from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, […]

March 25, 2014

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Honor Four At Distinguished Graduate Awards

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will honor four remarkable Catholic school graduates with its 2014 Distinguished Graduate Awards. The event honors Catholic school alumni who, through their achievements and commitment to living a Catholic life, best embody the spirit of Catholic education in the Archdiocese. 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 The Crystal Tea Room – […]