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Chrism Mass to livestream from cathedral tonight

Catholics can make Monday of Holy Week special by watching the annual Chrism Mass not on its traditional day on Holy Thursday morning but tonight, April 6 at 7 p.m. with Archbishop Nelson Perez.

Divine Mercy novena goes digital as prayers to end pandemic continue

Starting on Good Friday, the archdiocese will host an online recitation of the devotion in both English and Spanish, plus a free subscription to Formed featuring Catholic books, movies and programming.

Rice Bowl more needed than ever during coronavirus crisis

With 25% of all donations supporting archdiocesan food pantries, the annual Lenten initiative helps area residents while providing relief to the world's poorest populations.

Cathedral sets schedule of livestreamed liturgies for holy week

Archbishop Nelson Perez will lead the liturgies of holy week, including the Chrism Mass Monday night at 7 p.m., which will be livestreamed from the Cathedral due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch Palm Sunday Mass with Archbishop Perez

Watch a rebroadcast in high-quality video and audio as Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated Mass for Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion on Sunday, April 5 from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Holy Week: Days of prayer in a time of pandemic suffering

The absence of public Masses during the solemn days of next week "is a heartbreak that you can’t get around,” said Father Dennis Gill, who suggests ways Catholics can have a deep spiritual communion this Easter.

Ministry receives surprise $30K, but still faces challenges during pandemic

St. John's Hospice, which serves men experiencing homelessness, received major help from the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. But the need for support is rising.

Celebrate sacred days of Holy Week at home, with hope

Even as public gatherings for the liturgies of Holy Week are suspended due to fears of COVID-19, Catholic Christians at home can use a variety of creative tools and methods to enrich their Easter preparations.

Holy Week liturgies across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

See our growing list of parishes, schools and monasteries presenting livestreamed or prerecorded Masses, liturgies and devotions during these holiest of days of the church's year.

South Philly parishioners treat first responders to lunch

Members of St. Monica, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Stella Maris raised more than $3,000 to provide pizza and strombolis for some 500 police, firefighters and emergency room staff.