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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.

Demand at St. John’s Hospice triples; $30,000 needed for April

The archdiocesan ministry that serves homeless men is seeing a steep uptick in clients seeking food because of the coronavirus. Your emergency donation can help sustain the outreach.

Thousands learn to ‘cling to God’ in 1st night of virtual retreat

Father Matthew Guckin spoke of meeting fear from the coronavirus with love and responding to the invitation to go to God, as more than 13,000 people joined the archdiocese's six-day online retreat.

Catholic agency still feeding local kids during pandemic

Nutritional Development Services will deliver some 14,000 federally funded meals this week to more than 25 sites in the Philadelphia region as food insecurity grows.

Join in the Lenten virtual retreat this week

Watch, listen and pray in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's “The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat" featuring a video presentation every evening at 7 p.m.