Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass Sunday, Dec. 2 for SS. Cosmas and Damian Parish’s 100th anniversary. Father Gasper A. Genuardi, pastor of the Conshohocken, Montgomery County parish, estimates it has about 950 families.
For this jubilee year each month was celebrated by a different event. Hospitality and healing are two hallmarks of the parish, and yes, being Italian, food is very much part of any gathering. Traditions are preserved through the annual celebration of the patron saints in September; there is the annual blessing of St. Anthony bread and the presentation of apples at Christmas. (Photos by Sarah Webb)