Boy Scouts and their leaders from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia came together in prayer on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for a special Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald and Father David Friel, chaplain for archdiocesan Catholic Committees on Scouting. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Boy Scout chaplain Father David Friel distributes holy Communion to a Scout leader.
Some young Cub Scouts attended the Mass.
Mary and Thomas Dominiecki from the Chester County Council receive the St. John Neumann award from Bishop Michael Fitzgerald.
Boy Scouts receive medals for special recognition.
Michael Donnelly from St. Denis Parish in Havertown receives the Parvuli Dei award and congratulations from Bishop Fitzgerald.
Kyle Kershaw, from Pack 199 of St. Agnes Parish in West Chester, shakes Bishop Fitzgerald’s hand as he is given the Light of Christ award.
Father David Friel, archdiocesan scouting chaplain, congratulates all the award winners.
Logan Schott of Troop 219 from St. Katharine of Siena Parish, Wayne.
Young scouts offer one another a sign of peace.