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Family night at Phillies to benefit Catholic Charities

The Phils' June 21 game against the Marlins will feature Chase Utley's retirement, a bobblehead and, if enough tickets are sold, the National Anthem will be sung by a group benefiting from the annual appeal.

Archbishop offers prayers for Jewish community at Passover

Before the observance of Passover begins April 19, Archbishop Charles Chaput extends the prayerful solidarity and neighborly respect of the parishioners and clergy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Church agency to use $30K grant to link seniors with food aid

Archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services won a grant from the Walmart Foundation to tell seniors about federal food aid programs so they need not sacrifice their nutrition for medications.

Named for the common man, St. David’s marks 100 years

The Willow Grove parish looked back on its first century, begun with the humble service of a local storekeeper, as it celebrated with Mass April 7 led by Archbishop Charles Chaput.

On ‘Ultimate’ day, 130 young adults join seminarians for Frisbee

Faith, friendship and flying discs abounded as St. Charles Borromeo Seminary held its sixth annual Cassock Classic Tournament April 6, hosting young adult groups from across the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Catholic Social Services honored for its aid to pregnant women

The archdiocesan agency won two awards from Real Alternatives, the state program offering abortion alternatives in Pennsylvania. CSS assists beyond pregnancy, supporting mothers and their children.

Hispanic families, with their sons, get special day at seminary

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Vocations Office welcomed 260 Hispanic Catholics for a day of fun, games and prayer to learn about the life of a seminarian at St. Charles Seminary, and maybe a vocation to priesthood.

St. Agnes, Sellersville, is 100 years old yet young and flourishing

Priests had been visiting the Bucks County community since 1863. But after the parish finally was founded, it took off, and now boasts 11,000 people, several new vocations and vibrant teen ministry.

They’re going to the prom — thanks to neighborhood helpers

The high cost of a prom means some teens can't afford it. But a partnership including St. Hubert High School for Girls and Catholic Community Services in Northeast Philadelphia is making dreams come true.

‘We should be together’: St. Mary’s fish fry serves up the love

Volunteers of the Schwenksville parish make the Fridays of Lent a community dinner event that feeds the body and the soul with good food and good company.