Archbishop Nelson Perez invites all the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to join him spiritually every day this week at 7 p.m. to watch a 15-minute video given by dynamic local speakers in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s presentation, “Resurrection & Restoration: Archbishop Pérez’s Easter Video Series.”

(Learn more about the video series and its speakers here.)

This seven-part series in English, Spanish and American Sign Language will break open the mystery of the resurrection of Jesus and his power to bring new life in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The online retreat is part of “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic,” the archdiocese’s initiative to invigorate parish life with guidance and resources, and help transition back into in-person life in the church as COVID-19 restrictions slowly lift.

See each segment of the seven-day retreat below. 

Day 7

Saturday, May 16

Allowing the Resurrection to Take Flesh in Our Lives by Megan Murphy, Catholic speaker, teacher and evangelist

Day 6

Friday, May 15

For Families: Returning to Normal While Preserving What We Gained during the Pandemic by Damon Owens, founder and executive director, Joytob

Para las familias: Regresando a lo normal conservando lo que ganamos durante la pandemia por Diácono Andrés Carrillo, Parroquia Santos Inocentes

Day 5

Thursday, May 14

Helping Others Encounter the Risen Christ by Dan Tarrant, director, Faith for Life, St. Andrew Parish, Newtown, and founder of ReEngaged Ministries

Ayudando a otros a encontrar al Cristo Resucitado por Victoria Fontánez, Directora del Apostolado Hispano, Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, Filadelfia

Day 4

Wednesday, May 13

How Forgiveness Allows the Power of the Resurrection to Enter Our Lives by Sister Sheila Galligan, I.H.M., Professor Emerita of Theology, Immaculata University

Cómo el perdón permite al poder de la Resurrección entrar en nuestras vidas por Hermana Rosemary DePaul, I.H.M., Parroquia San Patricio, Norristown

Day 3

Tuesday, May 12

Restoring Our “In Person” Encounter with Christ in the Mass by Father Eric Banecker, Parochial Vicar, St. Pius X, Broomall

Restaurando nuestro encuentro en persona con Cristo en la Misa por Rev. Remigio Morales, Director de Espiritualidad, Parroquia Santos Ágata y Santiago, Filadelfia

Day 2

Monday, May 11

Why Nothing Compares to Receiving the Sacraments in Person by Father Dennis Gill, director, Office for Divine Worship

Porqué nada se compara con recibir los sacramentos en persona por Hermana Sonia Avi, IHM, Enlace de Catequistas Hispanos ante la Oficina para Formación Catequética

Day 1

Sunday, May 10

The Power of the Resurrection to Restore Our Lives after the Pandemic by Meghan Cokeley, director, Office for the New Evangelization

El poder de la Resurrección para restaurar nuestras vidas después de la pandemia por Rev. William Murphy, Párroco, San Martín de Tours, Filadelfia