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Archbishop Echoes Pope Francis’ Call for Special Intentions, Continued Prayers Ahead of Synod In Rome

Archbishop Pérez is echoing our Holy Father’s call by encouraging all clergy, religious, and lay faithful in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to support the synod through prayer throughout the month of October.

Aston Parish Celebrates Triduum Seeking Intercession of ‘Blessed in Sneakers’

Saint Joseph Parish in Aston will hold its annual Triduum October 7-10, seeking the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

Doylestown Parish to Host Four-Night Mission with Fr. Larry Richards

“Encounter Christ, Encounter True Love!” is the theme of a four-night Parish Mission at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Oct. 9-12.

Archbishop Pérez and Office of Catholic Education Celebrate New School Year with Pep Rally

Hundreds of students gathered at Cardinal O’Hara as part of the official kick-off celebration for the 2023-2024 school year.

James Amato, Archdiocese’s Secretary for Catholic Human Services, to Retire at End of 2023

For the past 40 years, Amato has served the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secretariat for Catholic Human Services in several roles.

Beth Alfonsi Appointed Chief of Staff for Independence Mission Schools

Alfonsi will play a critical part in serving and supporting the 14 schools in the IMS network.

Saint Gabriel Parish to Commence Matt Talbot Devotional Prayers

Believers will call on the Venerable figure in combating addiction.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Commissions Ten New Missionaries of Mercy

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez commissioned ten new Missionaries of Mercy with their mandate from the Holy See at Vespers in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday, September 24.

Knights of Malta Hold Anti-Human Trafficking Seminar at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center

Last week, the Knights of Malta presented an Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry Seminar at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center for priests, deacons, and lay Church employees.

Community Umbrella Agency Celebrates Decade of Service to Families in Northeast Philadelphia

The agency provides community engagement, prevention and intervention services, and case management services formerly maintained by the Department of Human Services.