Catechists teaching in parish religious education programs across the Philadelphia Archdiocese received awards for their service during a ceremony and Mass led by Archbishop Charles Chaput Jan. 11 at the Cathedral. Bishop Joseph McFadden’s family also accepted the Paul VI Award for him posthumously. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Sister Jane McFadden, I.H.M., along with family members receives the Paul VI Award given posthumously to her brother, Bishop Joseph McFadden, by Archbishop Chaput. (Sarah Webb)
John McFadden, brother of the late Bishop Joseph McFadden, listens as Archbishop Chaput explains the Paul VI Award.
Women prepare to receive from Archbishop Charles Chaput the St. Charles Borromeo award for 25 years’ service as parish religious educators, during a Mass and ceremony Jan. 11 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Donald Corcoran of St. Pius X Parish in Broomall accepts the St. Martin de Porres Award for 20 years’ service.
Angela Davis receives the St. John Neumann Award for five years’ service as a parish religious educator from Archbishop Chaput and Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald. (Sarah Webb)
Renee Casani, who accepted the St. John Neumann Award for five years’ service, receives Communion from Archbishop Chaput during the Mass.
Brianna Covaleski (left) and Dell James from St. Isidore Parish in Quakertown both received the St. John Neumann award for their five years’ service as catechists.
Elizabeth Csernek of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Limerick received the St. John Neumann Award for five years’ service as a parish religious educator.
Participants at the Mass for religious educators join their prayers with Archbishop Chaput, Bishop Fitzgerald and priest concelebrants during the Mass at the cathedral.