175th Anniversary Closing Liturgy

Thank you for joining the Society of the Holy Child Jesus this past year in prayer, service, and gatherings centering on our legacy to Love & Serve. The joyful yearlong 175th Anniversary Celebration will conclude with a Liturgy at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus look forward to alumnae/i, family, friends, Holy Child Associates, Holy Child Network of Schools, and Holy Child ministries coming together to prayerfully and joyfully close this historical occasion.


Event Details

175th Anniversary Closing Liturgy

Sunday, October 17, 2021

11:00 a.m. EDT

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul
1723 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Celebrated by Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D.,
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Livestreaming will be available.


Mask Mandate for the 175th Anniversary Closing Liturgy

Following the City of Philadelphia’s Mask Mandate, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia strongly encourages people to wear a face covering/mask, whether vaccinated or not, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Thank you for observing this directive at the Closing Liturgy.

Click here to read the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s statement. 


Parking Suggestion

Gateway Parking
1540 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hotel Accommodations

To assist out-of-town guests planning to attend the closing celebration, hotel room blocks are in place at two locations. Please reference the Society of the Holy Child Jesus Room Block when making your personal reservations.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

201 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Reservations: 866-716-8134
General Information: First night room deposit required and guests can cancel prior to 48 hours of their scheduled arrival.

The Inn at the League

1450 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Front Desk: 215-587-5570
General Information: No deposit is required and guests can cancel up until 48 hours prior.