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Gathering honors memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On the commemoration of the civil rights hero's birthday Jan. 16, Archbishop Charles Chaput led a prayer service and discussion on race relations at St. Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill.

Across the Aisles: Epiphany of Our Lord Church

Members and guests of the Plymouth Meeting parish gathered for Sunday morning Mass Dec. 18 whichincluded Angela Alquiros as piano accompanist for her mother, cantor Anna Alquiros.

St. Laurence Christmas pageant inspires Delaware County faithful

Students in grades pre-K through 8 at the Upper Darby Catholic school participated in the pageant by singing traditional hymns with American Sign Language (ASL), as well as hymns sung in Spanish.

It’s a wrap: High schoolers give 500 kids something to tear into at Christmas

Some 400 students from 11 Catholic high schools wrapped presents Dec. 13 at Cardinal O'Hara High School for about 500 children who attended the 61st annual Archbishop's Christmas Party for Children held this week in Philadelphia.

Little angels tell Christmas story in Collegeville

The young students in second, third and fourth grades of Holy Cross Regional School presented the annual Christmas show for a capacity audience on Monday, Dec. 12 in St. Eleanor Church.

Archbishop celebrates Mass at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

Prisoners, some of whom had never seen a Catholic Mass and others who met Pope Francis when he visited last year, heard a message of hope and consolation from Archbishop Charles Chaput this week.

Blessing of Nativity scene marks 20th year in Philadelphia

For the first time, the blessing took place not at LOVE Park near City Hall but on the corner of 18th and Race Streets at the foot of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. The blessing featured Catholic students singing carols.

Across the Aisles: St. John the Baptist Church, Bridgeport

See scenes from the Mass in the Anglican tradition celebrated by Father David Ousley on Sunday, Dec. 11 for his parishioners who, like him, are former Episcopalians. They are Catholic but retain their own Anglican traditions and liturgy.

Our Lady of Guadalupe feast celebrated in Philadelphia

Faithful from across Philadelphia walked from their home parishes on Sunday night, Dec. 11 to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for a Mass in anticipation of the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

St. Charles Seminary hosts Christmas concert

Hundreds of Catholic faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia explored St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for its annual open house Sunday, Dec. 4 followed by an evening Christmas concert of sacred and seasonal music by the seminary choir.