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AbbeyFest 2017 is a hit for teens, families and the church

Thousands of people came to Daylesford Abbey in Paoli for the fourth annual AbbeyFest, a day-long celebration featuring top contemporary Christian musical acts, games and communal prayer under the stars.

Across the Aisles: SS. Philip and James Parish, Exton

The lay faithful and religious sisters at the Chester County parish joined their pastor, Father Joseph Dieckhaus as he celebrated the Mass in the parish church on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Holy Trinity Catholic School has special day to begin the year

Students, teachers and staff of the parish school in Morrisville celebrated the start of the new school year on Friday, Sept. 8 with Mass, a space theme and a tour of American pop music.

Catholic school year kicks off with a pep rally

More than 300 students representing 119 Catholic elementary schools, high schools and special education schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese gathered Sept. 11 by the cathedral for a prayerful and raucous rally.

Across the Aisles: Missioning Mass for new volunteer

Regina Scheller from Wurzburg, Germany, became the newest volunteer with the Redeemer Ministry Corps during a ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 28 in the chapel of the Holy Redeemer Sisters.

It’s Move-in Day at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

The 43 new seminarians prayed together and, with the help of family and returning seminarians, settled into their rooms on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and the start of a journey of formation toward priesthood.

St. William Parish’s youths help needy Philadelphians

Teenager Alexa Baldon organized other young people in her Northeast Philadelphia parish to run a food drive for Aid for Friends, which helps senior shut-ins. They packaged breakfast bags and letters Aug. 13.

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church hosts Indian Catholic Heritage Day

The church in Northeast Philadelphia welcomed Bishop Edward Deliman for a Mass Aug. 12 that included a blessing for married couples and a celebration of Indian culture and Catholic faith that traces back to St. Thomas in the first century.

Across the Aisles: St Jude Malankara Catholic Church

Catholics of the Eastern Syro-Malankara rite in the Philadelphia Archdiocese gathered for divine worship on Sunday, July 16 at at their church in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section.

Statue of ‘Homeless Jesus’ blessed at St. John’s Hospice

The life-size bronze statue of Jesus, shrouded in a blanket and lying on a park bench, was dedicated July 31 by Archbishop Charles Chaput, who also helped serve a meal to homeless men.