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Catholic Schools Week activities planned across region Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

Schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2023. This year's theme is "Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service."

Video: Catholic education is a ‘lifelong gift,’ says archbishop

Archbishop Pérez recently shared a special message on social media wishing everyone a Happy Catholic Schools Week 2023.

Catholic students present award-winning solutions to real-world problems at STEM competition

Archdiocesan elementary students interested in the STEM profession recently showcased their hard work and solutions to real-world issues on a broad scale Jan. 21. in Delaware County.

Germantown’s renowned Miraculous Medal Shrine becomes minor basilica

On Jan. 25 the Miraculous Medal Shrine, a Marian devotional destination and ministry of the Vincentians of the Eastern Province in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, announced it has been elevated by the Vatican to minor basilica status.

Archdiocese to send 3,000 pilgrims to the 2023 March for Life, CSS holds annual Luminaries for Life observance

A delegation of approximately 3,000 individuals from the archdiocese will take part in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 20.

SEEK23 brings heart of Gospel to thousands

Around 90 Catholic students from Penn, Drexel, Temple, and West Chester universities joined thousands of other young people at the SEEK23 conference Jan. 2-6 in St. Louis, Missouri for a week of faith and fellowship.

MLK Day volunteer opportunities in the archdiocese

On Jan. 16, communities across the Philadelphia region and the country will celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are five ways to volunteer your time and talents to build upon Dr. King’s legacy.

Catholic Foundation launches new grant program for 2023

In a Dec. 15 announcement, the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia announced its Angel Award to support innovative evangelization efforts throughout the five-county region.

Archbishop Pérez to offer Jan 1. Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Cathedral

Archbishop Pérez will be the principal celebrant of Mass for the intention of the happy repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul Jan. 1 at 11:00 a.m. All people of goodwill are invited to participate in person or via live streaming.

Archbishop Pérez speaks with adults of ‘all generations’ in Media

Nativity B.V.M.’s Catholic Adults in their Twenties and Thirties (Nat. C.A.T.T.) met for their monthly Theology on Tap Dec. 22 in Delaware County with the archbishop as their special guest speaker.