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Three deacons ordained for Philadelphia Archdiocese

The men received the sacrament of holy orders and were ordained transitional deacons by Archbishop Charles Chaput on Saturday, May 14 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. See our photo gallery.

Sisters of Life in prayer, work and play

See our photo gallery of the Sisters of Life fulfilling their vow to “protect and enhance the sacredness of human life” as they work and pray with the women coming to the order's crisis pregnancy home in New York City.

St. John’s Parish, Manayunk, toasts 185th in grand style

The parish welcomed Archbishop Charles Chaput, many priests and hundreds of parishioners and guests for a festive milestone anniversary Mass and block party on a recent sunny Sunday morning.

Catholic education event honors 3 outstanding alumni

Sports writer Ray Didinger, Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel Hilferty and former World Meeting of Families executive director Donna Crilley Farrell received awards at the inaugural CAPS fundraiser May 3.

Trenton Bishop confers ministry on 31 men

See scenes from the Mass in the grand St. Martin's Chapel at St. Charles Seminary at which Bishop David O'Connell conferred the ministry of acolyte upon seminarians and candidates for the permanent diaconate.

At Mass, priests pray in gratitude for ordination

Priests celebrating the anniversary of their ordination this year and other priest alumni of St. Charles Seminary concelebrated Mass April 28, joined by Archbishop Charles Chaput. They enjoyed social time together afterward.

Across the Aisles: St. Thomas More Parish, South Coventry

Parishioners gathered for the Saturday evening vigil Mass at St. Thomas More Church April 23 with their pastor, Father Hugh J. Dougherty, celebrant. See our photos of the northern Chester County parish.

Across the Aisles: St. Michael Church, Philadelphia

Parishioners of St. Michael's in North Philadelphia gathered for Mass in Spanish on April 24 as they do every Sunday. But later that day they also went outdoors to sing, dance and pray in a nearby park. See our photo gallery.

Parade cheers St. Martin’s state basketball championship

The North Philadelphia community celebrated St. Martin de Porres School's Pennsylvania CYO title with a parade along West Lehigh Avenue to the school on Thursday, April 21. See our photos.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

Second graders of the parish in Buckingham, Bucks County, received their first holy Communion during Mass on a perfect springtime Sunday morning, April 17. See our photo gallery.