The former Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bensalem has become a social service center for the Lower Bucks County community’s residents, many of whom are Latino. The center, a collaborative project of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, was blessed Wednesday, Oct. 8 at a dedication liturgy led by Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre. See the full story here. See video here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Bishop John McIntyre presides at the Evening Prayer liturgy at Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Joseph Sweeney, secretary for Catholic Human Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, addresses the congregation from the church’s pulpit during the liturgy.
Msgr. Edward Deliman, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Bensalem with which Our Lady of Fatima merged last summer, blesses the Fatima Catholic Outreach Center and its portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a favorite devotion of many Latino Catholics.
Bishop John McIntyre hangs a crucifix by the door of the Fatima Catholic Outreach Center, which he blessed during its dedication ceremony Oct. 8 in Bensalem.
Guests review information for the many available social services at the center.
Greg Wozniak (center), CEO of St. Mary Medical Center and Ed Lis (to his right) of Catholic Social Services explain the center’s mission and outreach to guests Oct. 8. The two organizations are working together to provide the services at the Fatima Catholic Outreach Center.