Parishioners and guests of the Northeast Philadelphia parish gathered for the 11:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, June 18 as Father Edward Kearns, pastor, was the main celebrant. Located at 8504 Frankford Avenue, the parish has been serving the Holmesburg and Torresdale sections of the city since 1849. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Chris and Loretta Cain
Cantor Joann Hayes leads the people in song.
Father Edward Kearns, pastor, and Deacon Mark Salvatore reverence the altar at the beginning of Mass.
Iris Durso happily attends Mass with her mother Gina June 18 at St. Dominic Church in Northeast Philadelphia. (Photo by Sarah Webb)
Guest homilist Bishop Varghese Thottankara, C.M., a bishop in Ethiopia, speaks to the congregation about the need of his mission diocese.
Usher Bill O’Hara takes up the collection and serves the parish by greeting parishioners when they arrive at St. Dominic Church.
Dolores and John Mayza bring up the offertory gifts.
Robert Thomas distributes holy Communion.
Ann Hornback distributes holy Communion.
Mikhail Yada prays during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Jessica and Oliver Grossman
Deb Sabatino and Ralph Pecloriello bless themselves at the end of Mass.
Father Edward Kearns offers a Father’s Day blessing to all the fathers in the congregation.
Deacon Mark Salvatore, altar server Damenica Kieffer and FatherEdward Kearns recess out of the church after Mass.