A special Mass in the chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, was celebrated Saturday, March 11 for people dealing with addictions, with the support of family members and friends. Read all about the Mass and Catholic outreach efforts to those seeking healing and recovery, here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, preaches a homily about addiction during the Mass for healing and recovery.
Ryan Meehan, from Sicklerville, N.J., prays during Mass.
Marty Keller from Our Lady of Calvary Parish prays during the Mass for healing and recovery.
Ronald Meehan from St. Charles Parish in Sicklerville, N.J., embraces his son as a sign of peace. (Sarah Webb)
Father Charles O’Hara, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Spring City, Chester County, and Father Kenneth Brabazon of the Cathedral Parish concelebrate the Mass for healing and recovery.
Tom Gallagher from St. Rita Church in South Philadelphia prays during the Mass.
Ken Johnston introduces the Calix Society, which aids people in 12-step recovery groups throughout the Philadelphia region.