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‘The Holy Spirit is at work’ in St. Andrew’s 200 outreach volunteers

Six teams each with up to 40 volunteer parishioners go out to meet whatever needs they find in the Newtown, Bucks County community, especially the elderly. The scale of the HOPE program is vast, but so is the faith of its lay members.

Hundreds of runners take to Havertown’s streets for Shamrock Shuffle

Some 450 runners raised thousands of dollars March 17 for Sacred Heart Parish in Delaware County. The seventh annual race benefits upgrades at the school gymnasium while bringing the community together.

Philadelphia halts foster care referrals to Catholic Social Services

Calling city partnerships with organizations that do not place foster children with gay people discriminatory, the city has ceased referring new child placements with Catholic and Christian agencies. CSS hopes the partnership will resume.

World-renowned Irish tenor Emmet Cahill coming to St. Kevin’s

The parish in Springfield, Delaware County will host a concert of sacred and secular Irish music, which "speaks of subjects like love and loss and emigration," said Cahill, this Thursday night. Learn how to win two tickets.

Kids start day with healthy breakfast, thanks to long-term partnership

Nutritional Development Services and the USDA have been serving free meals at area Catholic schools for 47 years. In the region almost 9,000 students a day receive a nutritious breakfast at schools like St. Monica in South Philadelphia.

CCA Night with the 76ers supports outreach to all

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of pro basketball’s most exciting teams, and now Catholic parishioners can enjoy a fun night watching the team March 19, all to benefit the annual Catholic Charities Appeal.

Multi-language, multi-choir Mass set for this Saturday

All are welcome to attend the annual Cultural Heritage Mass, which highlights the rich history and cultural diversity of the Catholic community here, on Saturday, March 17 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Economics, care for creation topic of lecture at St. Charles Seminary

Professor March Hirschfeld will speak Monday evening, March 19 on the tension of economic growth serving as a remedy for poverty while also putting pressure on the environment.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade goers reflect on immigrant ancestors

While enjoyed all the Mass, floats, bands and dancers in the March 11 parade in Philadelphia, attendees celebrated their forebears who came to America and sacrificed to give their children a better life.

Volunteers, parishioners feed hungry thousands in Bucks County

Mary's Cupboard, in partnership with Catholic Social Services in Levittown, relies on help from 10 local parishes and business-savvy volunteers to fight food insecurity. The need for food is rising in multi-family households.