The Archdiocese of Philadelphia rejoices that three of her priests have been chosen by Christ and named by our Holy Father to be elevated to the dignity of the episcopal office. Archbishop Perez asks the faithful to pray daily for Bishop-elect Keith J. Chylinski, Bishop-elect Christopher R. Cooke, and Bishop-elect Efren V. Esmilla as they prepare for their episcopal ordination on March 7, 2024.
A special holy hour of intercession for the bishops-elect will be offered on March 6, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and is open to the public. All are invited to attend. At the Ordination Mass on March 7, seating in the Cathedral is by invitation only given space limitations. All are encouraged to participate in the Mass via livestream that day. Leer este anuncio en español
Episcopal Ordination of
Bishop-elect Keith J. Chylinski,
Bishop-elect Christopher R. Cooke,
and Bishop-elect Efren V. Esmilla
Eucharistic Holy Hour with Solemn Vespers
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
and the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open to the Public.
Free parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot.
Solemn Mass with the Ordination of Several Bishops
Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
The faithful are invited to participate via livestream at this link:
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