The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools throughout the five-county region recently celebrated their baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the Class of 2017. The graduates go out to the world ready to live Catholic schools’ core mission: “to equip saints for life in this world and the next.”
Students of Bishop McDevitt High School help one other with their gowns before marching up the aisle for commencement.
Bishop McDevitt students say a final farewell to their classmates after graduation.
Students from Bishop McDevitt High School celebrate their graduation on the lawn of Arcadia University on Wednesday, June 7.
Students from Archbishop Ryan High School process in to the Liacouras Center at Temple University June 5 for their commencement exercises.
The newly graduated students from Archbishop Ryan High School are proud to leave the Liacouras Center with their diplomas June 5.
The students of West Catholic Preparatory High School celebrate their graduation at their school on Monday, June 5.
The Bambies of St. Hubert High School held their graduation ceremony June 7 at Holy Family University, Philadelphia.
Roman Catholic High School students get ready for their commencement exercises on Friday, June 9 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
Joseph Dougherty processes in to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for Roman Catholic High School’s baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises on Friday, June 9.
Chris Mominey, secretary for Catholic education, congratulates Harry White at Roman Catholic High School’s graduation at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Friday, June 9.
Students of St. John Paul II High School in Royersford prepare for their graduation on June 7.
Students from SS. John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School graduate at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 8. (Bradley Digital)
Students from SS. John Neumann Maria Goretti High School show their status as high school graduates with the switching of the tassel. (Bradley Digital)
The ladies of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School graduate at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Monday, June 5.
The young men from Father Judge High School graduated on June 6.
Students from Conwell-Egan celebrate their graduation with the traditional tossing of their caps.
Cardinal O’Hara High School students pose for a picture at Neumann University before they graduated on June 7.
Cardinal O’Hara High School students graduated on June 7.
Seniors of Bishop Shanahan High School begin their graduation ceremony June 9 at the school in Downingtown.
Lansdale Catholic High School’s newest graduates celebrated their achievement after commencement exercises June 6 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown.
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