Office for Communications

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office for Communications is to serve the Cardinal Archbishop by effectively utilizing the media to spread the Good News of the Catholic Church in Philadelphia.

The Office seeks to utilize all means of media including the internet, television, radio, magazines and newspapers to reach out to all people of God, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, to communicate and evangelize the word of God and generate a greater understanding of the Catholic Church, its teachings, its service and its actions.

The Communications staff works to promote and publicize the work of the Archbishop and the local Church in all of its ministries.  Those ministries include, among others, human services, respect for life, evangelization, stewardship, vocations to religious life, ecumenical and interreligious affairs and education, including the education of children in our parish elementary and diocesan high schools, as well as the formation of youth and young adults, adults and families.

The Communications Office works to promote an understanding of the Church in all its dimensions.  Most especially, the office works to “seize teaching moments” in the secular press to clarify teachings of the Church.

The Communications Office works to facilitate the voice of the church and the Archbishop, as appropriate, on moral issues that speak to the faithful, as well as to the general public.

The Communications Office develops and continually works to strengthen good relationships between the Archdiocese and the secular and religious press.

The Office for Communications staff commits itself personally and professionally to utilizing the power of media to effectively communicate the work of the Church to all people of the region.

Projects


The Office for Communications facilitates the live stream broadcast of the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The Mass is also sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. You can watch the Mass on Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page or on the Archdiocesan website.
La Voz de Dios en Las Voces de Nuestros Pueblos (The Voice of God in the Voices of the People) is a weekly Spanish-language radio ministry produced by the Office for Communications. La Voz is a lively program delivering a pastoral message to the Hispanic community featuring interactive segments that help listeners better understand the Gospel and how it relates to their lives.
Celebrate Sunday Mass from home with 6abc’s weekly broadcast with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. You can watch the Sunday Mass live at 5:30 a.m. or on the 6abc website.
The Office for Communications facilitates Archbishop Pérez’s outreach to the faithful through social media, letters and events. Messages from Archbishop Pérez can be viewed on his Facebook page.
Each year, the Office for Communications distributes Saint Joseph Missals to members of the faithful who view Mass from home due to physical or health restrictions or are in need of their own copy of the Sunday Mass readings. To add yourself or someone you know to the missal list, please email [email protected] with the contact name, address and the number of missals needed.

CONTACT US
Office: 215-587-3747
Fax: 215-587-3875
222 N. 17th St. Philadelphia PA 19103

Follow us on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Facebook page and Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page.