Young adult Catholics from St. John the Evangelist Parish (the “Jack’s YACs” group) gathered in their center city Philadelphia church Saturday night, July 9 to pray for peace. The attendees and the Capuchin Franciscan friars, led by Father Tom Betz, not only lit candles, sang songs and prayed in the church but they also went out into the streets to light the night by inviting Saturday night passersby to join in prayer and light a candle in the church. (Photos by Chris Weinacht)
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: