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Contingents from schools and parishes plus individuals from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia traveled to the nation’s capital last Tuesday for the 42nd annual March for Life. See our photo gallery of scenes from the march.
For the first time, the Philadelphia Historical Commission has conferred historical certification on a piece of sacred art — the ceiling-mounted painting at Old St. Joseph Church, Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic church.
Clergy and faithful from several Philadelphia church communities and the Cathedral Parish met Jan. 20 to sing hymns, reflect on Scripture readings and show their commitment to unity and solidarity in the Gospel.
The faithful filled St. Barbara Church in West Philadelphia for a prayer service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19, the national holiday of service and remembrance of the civil rights leader.
Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Northeast Philadelphia hosted a pastoral visit and Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput last week. See our photo gallery on the visit, which highlighted the archdiocese’s prison ministry.
Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the 125th anniversary Mass at the West Philadelphia church — see scenes from the Mass by CatholicPhilly.com photographer Sarah Webb.
Archbishop Chaput handed out the awards honoring milestones of service in parish religious education programs, encouraged the catechists in his homily and received a top award for his own efforts.
The Baptism of the Lord last Sunday was a fitting occasion for two baptisms celebrated at St. George Parish using holy water from Holy Spirit. There was sadness but little anger over the decision to end Sunday Masses at Holy Spirit.
The celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Church included the blessing of a new atrium for small ceremonies and other events at the church.
The community of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Darby, Delaware County, recently hosted Archbishop Charles Chaput for a pastoral visit and celebration of the Mass.