**MEDIA ADVISORY** ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ TO VISIT POPE JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL AND CELEBRATE MASS **MEDIA ADVISORY**

Thursday, October 14th

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will celebrate Mass for the Pope John Paul II High School (PJP II HS) community in Royersford (Montgomery County).  Father Alessandro Giardini, who serves as the school’s chaplain as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Eleanor Parish in Collegeville (Montgomery County) will concelebrate. Deacon Thomas Phillips, a long-term substitute teacher at PJP II will assist at Mass. 

During the liturgy, the Archbishop will bless members of the PJP II HS student council, who will be installed that night.

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Pope John Paul II High School

181 Royersford Road

Royersford, PA 19468

Brynn Delaney, the student council president will present Archbishop Pérez with a token of appreciation on behalf of the school community.

Following Mass, the Archbishop will tour PJP II HS and visit with members of the school community. 

The Mass is also being celebrated for Pope John Paul II’s Feast Day on October 22nd. Pope John Paul II died on April 2, 2005 and was canonized by Pope Francis on September 30, 2013. Saint John Paul II served as Pope for 27 years. 

Background Information on Pope John Paul II High School

Pope John Paul II High School opened in September 2010. PJP II High School assists in the formation of Catholic students to be full and practicing members of the Church while simultaneously recognizing and respecting the cultural diversity of the student body. The school is a center of academic excellence rigorously preparing students to be contributing members of the global community with the ultimate goal of eternity in Heaven. For additional information about PJP II High School, please visit www.pjphs.org/.

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Editor’s Note: 

For information about Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit aopcatholicschools.org/. For information about Faith in the Future Foundation, please visit faithinthefuture.com/