Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, Montgomery County, welcomed Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for a parish visit and as celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 8. CatholicPhilly.com brings back the Across the Aisles photo feature of parish life, which regularly appeared in the former Catholic Standard and Times. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Lector Mimi Butler-Lebair and Father Michael Ryan sing the recessional hymn at the conclusion of Mass.
Extraordinary minister of holy communion Louise McSherry distributes the Eucharist to Holy Martyrs parishioners.
Father Michael J. Ryan, pastor of Holy Martyrs, distributes Communion.
Laura Demkovitz, left, leads the parish choir.
Usher Rob Andrews takes up the collection.
Young John Cawley follows the Mass from the missalette alongside his father John.
Holy Martyrs Church, Oreland.
The Brennan family participates in the Mass.
Cantor Michael McDermott leads the congregation in song.
Two of the youngest worshipers at Holy Martyrs are Andy Toland (left) and Connor Klick.
Bishop Daniel Thomas sprinkles the people with holy water during the Mass.
Julia Matthews enjoys singing at Holy Martyrs Church.
Tina and Tom McDonald pray during the Mass.
Altar server Lily D’Angelo lifts high the cross during the entrance procession.
Jessica Lynch reads the parish bulletin before Mass begins.