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THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADEPHIA. IT HAS LOTS OF INFORMATION ON THE VARIOUS PARISHES AND THE ARCHDIOCESE ITSELF, INCLUDING NEW RELEASES
CARRIES CURRENT ARTICLES AND A FREE ARCHIVE OF STORIES PUBLISHED IN THE PAST MONTH OR SO.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING AND WHAT TO KNOW WHERE AND AT WHAT TIME YOU CAN GET TO MASS, CLICK ON MASS TIMES AND PLACES ABOVE. THE MASS TIME, TELEPHONE NUMBER MAPS ARE AVAILABLE. THE TIMES MAY BE OUTDATED, SO IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO CALL TO CONFIRM ESPECIALLY IF THE CHURCH IS IN A RESORT AREA WHERE MASS TIMES MAY CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS.
This is a web site location which anyone can utilize to ask questions related to the Catholic Church. This office, namely that of the Vicar for Renewal and Evangelization, will coordinate the process of any questions and forward to the questioners the appropriate responses.
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has launched a revolutionary toll-free, confidential hotline for people to call to help them re-connect with the Catholic Church.
1-877-BLESS-ME can be reached toll-free by people who live in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. A special group of priest volunteers answer the telephone lines from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. When the phone is not manned, callers may leave a voice mail message(with their first name only if they prefer) and their confidential call will be returned by a priest. Over 11,000 phone calls have been received since the hotline started on Monday, November 16, 1998.
The purpose of this "hotline" is to let people know that no matter what their problem is, no matter how far away from God they feel that they are, no matter what sin they have committed, they are welcome to return to the Church. Issues discussed by callers have included marriage, divorce, annulment and abortion. People have asked: how do I return to confession after being away for so long? What if I had an abortion? How can I get help for my marriage?
Priests are prepared to listen, offer spiritual advice and resources. While the sacrament of penance cannot occur over the phone, priests can provide support, reassurance and direction. The Archdiocese wants people to know that, like the prodigal son, they are welcome home. In fact, the Holy Father has called for the Church to reach out to people as never before with new evangelization efforts. This hotline is part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphias response to the Holy Fathers call.
For more information, contact the Office for Renewal and Evangelization at (215) 587-0500.
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NEW ADVENT - LISTING OF MANY OTHER GOOD
CATHOLIC LINKS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
compiled by Prof. Felix Just, S.J. - Loyola Marymount University
Introduction / Purpose: Many other websites provide easy access to the scripture readings assigned to particular Sundays and/or Weekdays in various church Lectionaries (see the links section). In contrast, this website has comprehensive tables of the scripture readings from several Latin and English editions of the Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass, so that you can easily obtain an overview of all the readings used in a particular liturgical season (Advent, Christmas, etc.) and/or in a particular year of Ordinary Time (Sundays in Years A, B, C; Weekdays in Years I & II). There are also many cross-references and some comparative analyses so that you can more easily see the differences between various editions of the Lectionary.
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