Bishop John McIntyre led the Christian initiation rites in which six members of the West Chester parish were baptized, confirmed and received first holy Communion during the Mass which celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead for the redemption of mankind. Concelebrating the Mass with Bishop McIntyre was the pastor of St. Agnes, Father William Donovan, parochial vicar Father Russell Ortega, O.S.A., and other clergy. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Samuel Tryon

Samuel Tryon

Deacon Francisco Henriquez prepares the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Deacon Francisco Henriquez prepares the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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Concelebrating the Mass from left are Augustinian Father Russell Ortega, Bishop John McIntyre and Father William Donovan.

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Bishop McIntyre places pins in the sign of the cross into the paschal candle during the Service of Light at the start of the Easter Vigil Mass outside St. Agnes Church.

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Bishop McIntyre lights the paschal candle, from which worshipers’ candles will be lit inside the church, from the Easter fire lit outside during the Service of Light.

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Father Bill Donovan, pastor of Saint Agnes Chuch in West Chester, processes in to the chruch for the Easter vigil mass.

Father William Donovan, pastor of St. Agnes Parish in West Chester, processes into the church for the Easter Vigil Mass.

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The paschal candle’s flame spreads from person to person inside St. Agnes Church at the start of the Mass.

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The Livezey from Saint John the Baptist Church in Bridgeport attened the Easter vigil mass at Saint Anges in West Chester where six people were welcome in to the church with baptism and confirmation.

The Livezey family from St. John the Baptist Parish in Manayunk attended the Easter Vigil Mass at St. Agnes Church in West Chester, where six people were received into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism and confirmation.

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The newly confirmed light the candles of the community.

The newly confirmed light the candles of worshipers in the church.

The newly confirmed light the candles of the community.

The newly confirmed light the candles of worshipers in the church.

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Bishop John McIntyre sprinkles the faithful with holy water after the renew their baptismal vows at Saint Agnes Chruch in West Chester.

Bishop John McIntyre sprinkles the faithful with holy water after they renewed their baptismal vows at St. Agnes Church in West Chester.

Marian Gallagher and Matthew Jurchak

Marian Gallagher and Matthew Jurchak

Father Bill Donovan lights the candle of a young man as he processes up the aisle of St. Agnes Church in the evening twilight.

Father Bill Donovan lights the candle of a young man as he processes up the aisle of Saint Agnes in the dark.

Dominic Zak is fixed on the light of his candle which was lit from the Easter candle.

Dominic Zak is fixed on the light of his candle which was lit from the paschal candle.

Edward Dolphin

Edward Dolphin

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The newly confirmed memebers of Saint Agnes Chruch light the candles of the community.

A newly confirmed members of St. Agnes Parish lights the candles of her fellow parishioners.

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