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Participants in the Hispanic Heritage Mass dressed in the traditional attire of their countries of origin and processed in a colorful pageant into the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul before the Mass Oct. 12.
Sent 200 years ago by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from Baltimore, the Daughters of Charity were the first order of religious women to serve in Philadelphia. They celebrated their milestone Oct. 4 at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown, Philadelphia. Read more here. See photos here. (Video by Sarah Webb)
St. Paul Church in East Norriton, Montgomery County, hosted hundreds of Catholics who prayed the rosary Oct. 13, the 97th anniversary of the final apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal. The rosary devotion Monday night was the 19th annual such gathering organized by St. Paul’s pastor, Father Harry E. McCreedy. Read the [...]
The former Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bensalem has become a social service center for the Lower Bucks County community’s residents, many of whom are Latino. The center, a collaborative project of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, was blessed Wednesday, Oct. 8 at a [...]
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary hosted its second annual gala fundraiser Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, featuring a reception and a two-hour-long concert by the La Diva Tenors plus singers and musicians at the seminary. The event took place in St. Martin of Tours Chapel at the seminary. All proceeds benefited the seminary in its mission [...]
The Archbishop’s Lecture Series welcomed Princeton University professor Robert George to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the first installment of the series this fall. (Video by Sarah Webb)
Friends wished Bishop Daniel Thomas goodbye and Godspeed as he preached during an evening prayer liturgy Oct. 1 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, and met the hundreds who attended individually during a reception at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. See photos from the evening. (Video by Sarah Webb)
Little Flower High School in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park section celebrated its founding in 1939. School spirit is as strong as ever at the all-girls archdiocesan Catholic school. Read the full story here. (Video by Sarah Webb)
See the October newsletter from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s office that serves Latino Catholics.
Divine Providence Village marked its 30th anniversary of serving women with mental disabilities with a Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior and Msgr. Richard Bolger on Sunday, Sept. 21, during which the women’s bell choir provided music. Prior to Mass during a remembrance service, candles were lighted for staff and residents of Divine Providence Village who had died. Following [...]