Earlier today, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Reverend Keith J. Chylinski, Reverend Christopher R. Cooke, and Reverend Efren V. Esmilla as Auxiliary Bishops to serve the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and her people.
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Together with the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I write to extend prayerful best wishes as you celebrate the Festival of Lights in all of its beauty.
Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, has appointed Ms. Stacy Williams as the next Director of the Office for Black Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Ms. Williams will succeed Mrs. Kimberly Walker, who has served in that capacity for the past year.
Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D., Archbishop of Philadelphia, has appointed Mrs. Heather Huot, MSW, LSW, as the next Secretary for Catholic Human Services (CHS) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Saints Philip and James Parish School (SSPJ) in Exton (Chester County) will celebrate its designation as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School with a pep rally featuring the Phillie Phanatic and a special video message from 2016 NFL Most Valuable Player Matt Ryan, an alumnus of SSPJ.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold auditions for the All Catholic Chorus, All Catholic Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Strings.