Deacon Franz N. Fruehwald right) makes the promise of the elect to Archbishop Nelson Perez during the diaconate ordination Mass June 13.

Calendar of Events

Are you called to be a deacon in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia?

Catholic men, and their wives if married, with a deep spiritual life who are between the ages of 29 and 55 are invited to join in a live webinar with a panel of clergy Oct. 12 to discuss the permanent diaconate program.

St. Elizabeth Parish brings ‘Catholic Coming Home’ series

Sessions starting Sept. 20 at the Chester County church are for Catholics inquiring about returning to the church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith.

Relics exhibit coming to Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

"Sacred Relics of the Saints: Treasures of the Church" will feature an extraordinary Vatican collection of over 150 relics Sept. 19 at the Ukrainian Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia.

St. Gabriel Parish sets 125th anniversary gala

The parish in South Philadelphia's Grays Ferry neighborhood will celebrate Oct. 24 with Mass at the church followed by dinner and dancing at the Crystal Tea Room.

Byzantine marriage explored at Ukrainian Catholic church

Holy Myrrhbearers Ukrainian Catholic Church, Swarthmore, hosts the program “Byzantine Marriage: An Eastern Christian Sacrament for the Life of the World” on Oct. 30.

St. Isaac Jogues to host 9/11 Blue Mass, bell ceremony

First responders will have prominent roles in the Mass as well as the solemn ceremony to follow, in which the emergency code for a fallen firefighter is tapped out to honor deceased first responders on a fire bell.

Legion of Mary marks 100 years with Mass Sept. 11

Bishop John McIntyre will celebrate the centennial anniversary Mass Saturday afternoon with the local Philadelphia Senatus. Preceding the 1 p.m. Mass, faithful will pray the rosary and recite Legion prayers at 12:30.

SS. Simon and Jude Parish to mark 60 years

The parish in West Chester will celebrate its milestone anniversary with an outdoor Mass and festivities under a tent on Sunday, Sept. 12.

Book study on contemplative prayer runs Sept. 15-Oct. 27

Daylesford Abbey, Paoli is hosting the seven-session program led by Norbertine Abbot Emeritus Ron Rossi that explores the book, "Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life."

Young adults’ Mass celebrates Assumption

The Aug. 15 liturgy at St. Francis de Sales in Philadelphia will be followed by a "meet and greet" hosted by the Religious Sisters of the Assumption.