Archbishop Perez's messages

Archbishop Perez issues pastoral letter on Pentecost 2020

In a message released May 28 before the feast of Pentecost Sunday, May 31, Archbishop Nelson Perez writes that "it is time for all to Come Home, renewed by the Holy Spirit!"

Archbishop Perez’s blessing for the Class of 2020

Listen to the Archbishop's message or read the text as he prays for this year's school graduates.

Archbishop offers Eid message to the Muslim community

Amid the uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic, the friendship between Christians and Muslims "bears great fruit" as they remain "grounded in faith and hope," writes Archbishop Perez.

Archbishop offers Passover message to Jewish community

In a message to the "elder brothers and sisters" of the Jewish community, Archbishop Nelson Perez offered urged unity as the world continues "to navigate the challenging waters of the global coronavirus pandemic."

Archbishop Perez encourages ‘people of hope’ in Easter video

Speaking to the "united Christian family" in his pastoral message for Easter, Archbishop Nelson Perez prayed for God's blessing and "the peace and joy of the Resurrection" for all.

Listen to Archbishop Perez’s Easter message

Archbishop Nelson Perez has offered a recorded message for Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord, in English and in Spanish.

Archbishop calls for faith, prudence in responding to pandemic

As the world confronts the coronavirus outbreak, Archbishop Nelson Perez invites all to join in prayerful solidarity, confident in God's grace and mercy.

Archbishop offers prayers for Phila. cop killed on duty

Archbishop Nelson Perez asks all the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the archdiocese to join in prayers for Corporal James O'Connor, killed in the line of duty early March 13, and pray "for the consolation and peace of his family."

Archbishop Perez’s pastoral message on the season of Lent

As they begin the journey to Easter, Archbishop Nelson J. Perez encourages the faithful to keep their eyes "fixed on the outstretched arms of Christ crucified and Christ the merciful."