The Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Office for the New Evangelization present “Supporting Those with Mental Health Struggles,” a workshop for parish leaders, family members, and friends. The program is designed to give parish leaders, as well as family and friends caring for those with mental health struggles, practical tools to nurture and support. For more information, please click here.
The Archbishop’s Benefit for Children (ABC) is a year-round fundraising initiative that provides vital support for Catholic Social Services’ programs designed to care for children and young people in need throughout the Philadelphia region. They provide help and create hope for thousands of children each year, including children with disabilities, at-risk children, and dependent or court-adjudicated youth. For more information or to make a donation in support of the ABC, please click here.
Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica is a joyous occasion for all who seek the light of the newborn Savior. Please extend an invitation to your families, friends, and neighbors to join us at the Cathedral Basilica for the Holy Days of Christmas. View the full liturgical schedule here.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will once again host its annual Christmas Concert on December 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Join the Cathedral Choirs and instrumentalists as they perform works by Gjeilo, Whitacre, and Bettinis as well as beloved Christmas Carols for all to participate. May we all experience the hope, joy, and love of our Lord, throughout Advent and the Christmas season. Purchase tickets here.
Individuals can now sign up for the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services’ interactive monthly e-newsletter, “Charity in Action” here. It illustrates the deeply positive impact CHS has on our local communities and the good works of its three divisions—Catholic Social Services, Catholic Housing and Community Services, and Nutritional Development Services.
The Eucharistic Congress will be held on September 30th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Doylestown). Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington and former Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will serve as the keynote speaker. Mrs. Antonia Acutis, Mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis, will also speak about personal love and devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist. Several speaker tracks are available for various age groups. There be opportunities for Eucharistic adoration, confession, and more.
Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will officially commission 10 Archdiocesan priests as Missionaries of Mercy on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please click here.
Missionaries of Mercy are priests commissioned by the Holy Father to promote the duty of all priests to “hear confessions and preach on behalf of and promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” In addition, they have authority from the Holy Father to pardon certain sins reserved to the Holy See. Our local Church rejoices to have 10 more of our priests newly appointed to this ministry. For more information, please click here.
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