All is Love, a New York-based hip-hop group, raised the roof at St. Margaret Church in Essington with young adults at the Catholic Underground event April 11. The concert was preceded by a eucharistic holy hour, and ended with friendly fellowship with about 50 participants. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

DJ Ideal Soundz and Rebelz

Hip hop artist Rebelz (right) along with DJ Ideal Soundz (left) led a raucous good time April 11 at St. Margaret Alacoque Church in Essington.

 

David Mirando from St Thomas of Villanova

David Mirando from St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Villanova, prays during holy hour at St. Margaret Church. The adoration and benediction was the first part of the Catholic Underground event.

 

Brody Black from St John in Manyunk

Brody Black from St. John the Baptist Parish in Manayunk, Philadelphia.

Eli Velund and Brian Bradley from FL came to Catholic Underground since they were visiting family

Eli Velund (left) and Brian Bradley from Florida came to Catholic Underground while on a trip to visit family in the area.

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Rabelz and DJ Ideal Soundz pray during holy hour before they perform

Rebelz (left) and DJ Ideal Soundz pray during holy hour before they perform.

Dorian Kernytsky

Dorian Kernytsky

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Jordan Pieper and Elisabeth Nichols from Villanova sing their praises

Jordan Pieper (left) and Elisabeth Nichols from Villanova sing the praises of God during the evening prayer service.

Mario Amaro and Esmon Adad play guitar with the Juventud Holy Family Youth Group Choir during holy hour

Mario Amaro (left) and Esmon Adad play guitar with the Juventud Holy Family Youth Group Choir from Union City, N.J., during holy hour.

Gabriela Romero singing with Juventud Holy Family Youth Group Choir from Union City NJ with Esmon Abad on guitar

Gabriela Romero (top left) sings with Juventud Holy Family Youth Group Choir with Esmon Abad on guitar, right.

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The Blessed Sacrament is displayed for adoration at St. Margaret Church, which became a worship site after the parish’s merger with St. Gabriel Parish in Norwood last year.

 

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Deacon Gary Guy Our Lady of Fatima Secane

Deacon Gary W. Guy, a permanent deacon assigned to Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane, leads benediction.

Deacon Gary Guy, (holding hands Eli Velund and Brian Bradley)

Eli Velund and Brian Bradley hold hands as Deacon Gary Guy leads benediction.

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Attendees at Catholic Underground socialize in the church hall after the “coffeehouse”-style concert.

 

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The youngest attendees have fun hanging out together on a Saturday night at church.

 

DJ Ideal Soundz and Rebelz

DJ Ideal Soundz and Rebelz

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Rebelz stirs the crowd into a raucous mood.

Rebelz and  DJ Ideal Soundz

Rebelz and DJ Ideal Soundz put their message of Christian faith to rock-solid hip hop beats.

Rebelz and  DJ Ideal Soundz

Rebelz and   DJ Ideal Soundz

Rebelz and DJ Ideal Soundz