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60. Holy Week 2020, from Philadelphia to Rockville Centre

Published: April 07, 2020

Holy Week 2020, during the COVID-19 crisis, has sparked new creativity and a missionary spirit in parishes across the country. Today  Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend talks with two missionary disciples who oversee two of the largest dioceses in the country.

Archbishop Nelson Perez is the new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Feb 2020). Archbishop Perez talks with us about his first couple of months in Philadelphia and both his surprise and happiness to be called to lead his home diocese. Archbishop Perez also speaks about a new virtual Lenten Retreat, which has been held nightly in service to parishes. Archbishop Perez recently transferred from the Diocese of Cleveland.

Bishop John Barres just completed his third year as Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Bishop Barres talks with us about his new pastoral letter, The Great Week, which you can download here, and how it is being used by other dioceses to serve the faithful’s spiritual needs during this time of quarantine. Bishop Barres also talks about how families can use this time of quarantine to draw closer and deepen relationships.


Don’t miss the webinar series FORGING FORWARD, a virtual philanthropic conference designed to bring you nonprofit experts from around the country who are leading through the COVID-19 crisis.

Daily Spiritual Reflection and Prayers on “Kristin’s Crosses”

Join Jim and Kristin Friend and their family on Kristin’s Crosses YouTube Channel for “Today’s Catholic Prayers.” Jim and Kristin offer the daily Gospel and Reflection along with the Rosary and Catholic Prayers of the day. Click here to visit the YouTube Page and subscribe. If you would like to join the Kristin’s Crosses prayer group on Facebook, click here to request to join.

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