September 11, 2024

Day of Peace, Prayer, and Remembrance

Day of Peace, Prayer, and Remembrance

Date(s) - Sep 11, 2024
11:30 am - 3:15 pm

On this Day of Peace, Prayer, and Remembrance, we gather to reflect on one of the deadliest days on American soil and remember all those who were impacted in any way from these violent attacks.  Join Bishop Joseph Coffey of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, as we pause to pray for peace in our hearts, home, and world.  We extend a special welcome and invitation to all military personnel, veterans, and first responders.  There is no cost to attend this retreat; however, it is a ticketed event.  Register at by clicking on the event calendar for September 11th.  Registration opens on August 4thBring your own packed lunch or pre-order and pre-pay $17.00 for a boxed lunch when registering for your ticket on-line.  The deadline to order lunch is September 4th.

Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Rosary – 11:30 AM
Mass – 12:00 PM
Followed by Veneration of the Relic Glove of Padre Pio
Lunch and Free Time for Museum and Gift Shop – 1:00 PM
Presentation by Bishop Joseph Coffey – 2:00 PM
The Life and Spirituality of Servants of God Father Emil Kapaun and Father Vincent Capodanno 
Chaplet of Divine Mercy – 3:00 PM

About Our Retreat Director
Bishop Joseph Coffey is the fifth of nine children and was raised in Philadelphia.  He remains a life-long fan of all the Philly sports teams! He attended Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, and while still in seminary, was given permission to enter the U.S. Navy Chaplain Candidate Program in 1992 with the rank of Ensign. He stayed in the Navy Reserve for the next nine years.  Following ordination in 1996, Bishop Coffey was assigned as an Associate Pastor to Saint Katherine of Siena parish in Philadelphia. After five years in parish ministry, he was given permission for full-time active duty as a Navy Chaplain in September of 2001. He now serves as one of the Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and as the Vicar for Veterans Affairs.