Parishioners gathered for the Saturday evening vigil Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Easter at St. Thomas More Church, April 23. The Mass was celebrated by the parish’s pastor, Father Hugh J. Dougherty. St. Thomas More is located at 2101 Pottstown Pike, Route 100 north of Route 23, in South Coventry, northern Chester County. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Alex Hyduke, Fred Sylvester and Leslie Sylvester pray during the Liturgy of the Eucharist at St. Thomas More Church.

From left, Alex Hyduke, Fred Sylvester and Leslie Sylvester pray during the Liturgy of the Eucharist at St. Thomas More Church.

Siblings Aidan and Elise Sylvester serve the 5:30 mass on Saturday evening at St. Thomas More Church.

Siblings Aidan and Elise Sylvester serve the 5:30 p.m. Mass Saturday evening at St. Thomas More Church.

Jesse Crew

Jesse Crew

Organist Carol Phillips lends her talents to the 5:30 mass on Saturday evening at St. Thomas More Church in South Coventry.

Organist Carol Phillips lends her talents to the Mass.

Stephanie, Adam and Keith Brown hold hands to pray together.

Stephanie, Adam and Keith Brown hold hands as they pray together.

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Parishioners return to their pew after receiving holy Communion.

Judy Davis distributes the Blood of Christ.

Judy Davis distributes the Blood of Christ.

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Father Hugh Dougherty preaches his homily in the spacious sanctuary.

 

Bob Pichola

Bob Pichola

Eleanor Gowrys blesses herself upon entering chruch.

Eleanor Gowrys blesses herself upon entering the church.

Lector Ed Fowler processes in to church with the book.

Lector Ed Fowler processes into church with the Book of Gospels.

Cantor Andrea Fowler fills the church at St. Thomas More Church in South Coventry.

Cantor Andrea Fowler leads the congregation in song at St. Thomas More Church in South Coventry.

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Charles Palladino and John A Koury, Jr. fill the church with their voices during the entrance procession.

Charles Palladino (left) and John A. Koury Jr. fill the church with their voices during the entrance procession.

Anne Haycock and Todd Morris share a book during mass at St. Thomas More Church in South Coventry.

Anne Haycock and Todd Morris share a book during Mass.

David and Kim Warren

David and Kim Warren

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Jim Varnes attends mass with his mother Dolly.

Jim Varnes attends Mass with his mother Dolly.

Christine Walsberg attends mass with her sons Alex and Sven.

Christine Walsberg attends Mass with her sons Alex and Sven.

Father Hugh Dougherty, pastor, carries the book to read the word of the Lord.

Father Hugh Dougherty, pastor, carries the book to the ambo to proclaim the Gospel reading.

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