Students Pioneer New “Kids Helping Kids” Christmas Outreach Program in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Just in time for the 60th Annual Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children, nine Archdiocesan High Schools and three local private Catholic high schools will provide presents for close to 350 out of the nearly 500 young people who will attend the annual Christmas Benefit and who receive services from over a dozen programs administered by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Pope John Paul II High School (PJP) in Royersford (Montgomery County) will host 350 children during its 6th Annual First Grade Christmas Party for area Catholic school children. The event is hosted by PJP’s National Honor Society and Student Council.
Statement of Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia on the Incident at Al Aqsa Islamic Society
Today we stand with Imam Mohamed Shehata and our friends in that community, saddened that they have been victims of a vile act of desecration targeting a sacred place of worship and study.
The faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate the opening of what Pope Francis has declared as an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy where Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist.
It is my sincerest prayer that this Chanukah will be particularly strengthening for your community’s families.
In Bucks County, Immaculate Conception B.V.M. Church (Levittown) will no longer serve as a worship site of Queen of the Universe Parish (Levittown) and will close as a Roman Catholic Church. In Montgomery County, Saint Gertrude Church (West Conshohocken) will no longer serve as a worship site of Saint Matthew Parish (Conshohocken) and will close as a Roman Catholic Church.
Each innocent life lost in the December 2 violence in San Bernardino was precious.
The 59th Annual Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children will host nearly 500 young people who receive services from over a dozen programs administered by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Dedicate Mural Honoring the Visit of Pope Francis
With more than 2,700 people painting the mural, representing more than 100 countries, the mural is a contender for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™
Advent is a season of preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. Every Christmas reminds us that God so loved the world that he sent his only son to be born as one of us, in order to redeem and renew creation.