The Catholic Church will observe the season of Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 18. Click here for Lenten resources.

Bishop Mark presided at Rite of Election rituals on February 22 at both Cathedrals. He officially welcomed candidates and catechumens seeking full initiation in the Catholic Church at Easter.

Lent is a time to seek God's healing mercy through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Click here for a schedule of Communal Penance Services at various parishes.

Stations of the Cross are prayed throughout the season of Lent at parishes in the Diocese. Click here for various parish schedules.

An hour of prayers for vocations is held every Thursday evening at the Prince Gallitzin Chapel House in Loretto.  More.

The World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia September 22-27, 2015.  More.  Statement by Bishop Mark Bartchak.

The Catholic Church will celebrate a Year of Consecrated Life beginning November 30, 2014, and continuing through February 2, 2016.  More.

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The Precious Blood will once again be offered at Masses.

The Diocese is accepting nominations for the 2015 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award.

Do you want to be in Philadelphia when Pope Francis visits in September?

The Diocese has announced the Pontifical Schedule for Holy Week 2015.