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The Cenacle at The Padre Pio Prayer Center in Philadelphia will be Dedicated Monday

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will bless and dedicate a new outreach ministry, The Cenacle at The Padre Pio Prayer Center, a joint initiative of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) and the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.
The center, located in the Frankford neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, will focus on ministering to pregnant women, new parents, families and extended families as they build their skills as the first teachers in the life of a child.
Monday, October 18, 2021
11:00 a.m.
The Cenacle at The Padre Pio Prayer Center
Saint Joachim Church
1527 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 1912
Brief remarks from attending dignitaries will precede the Rite of Blessing. Following the blessing, all are invited to an open house and tour of the new space.  
Services at The Cenacle at The Padre Pio Prayer Center include pregnancy and parenting education, food and diaper pantries, health literacy, educational workshops, and other supportive services.
Background Information on The Padre Pio Prayer Center
The Padre Pio Prayer Center is located at the site of the former Saint Joachim Parish, which merged with Holy Innocents Parish (Philadelphia) in 2013 and was acquired by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Augustine. The center ministers to the area’s vulnerable populations through partnerships with CSS and other nonprofits.