“The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock” (Jeremiah 31:10)
On This Date…
On April 8, 1808 Pope Pius VII established the Catholic Diocese of Philadelphia. It included all of Pennsylvania, all of Delaware, and the southern half of New Jersey. Eleven dioceses now serve this area, eight of them in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia became an Archdiocese in 1875. There are now five counties in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. Archbishop Charles Chaput, a Franciscan, became archbishop in 2011. Saint John Neumann and Saint Katharine Drexel are both buried in Philadelphia.
Today at Mass we prayed, “The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock”. That is our prayer for all the members of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
– Father McLaughlin