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Across the Aisles: St. Mary Parish, Schwenksville

Parishioners of the Western Montgomery County parish gathered for the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, July 16 as their pastor, Father Louis Bellopede, was main celebrant.

Across the Aisles: St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish

Father Paul Brandt, pastor, led the unveiling of the official name change from Blessed to Saint Teresa of Calcutta following Saturday evening Mass July 16. The parish in Limerick was founded 10 years ago.

Across the Aisles: St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Wayne

The Chester County parish celebrates a 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday evenings, with many ministries performed by youths of the parish. The Mass is well attended even in the summertime.

Worshipers listen, pray, sing about peace at Wallingford Mass

St. John Chrysostom Parish celebrated a special Mass with about 200 Catholic and non-Catholic faithful. Father Edward Hallinan, pastor, preached about non-violence, citing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pilgrims get ready for trip to Poland and World Youth Day

Young people traveling to one of the most significant public events in the Catholic world next week in Krakow prepared bags of religious mementos July 17 to share with other young pilgrims at the event.

Young adults bring light of faith to center city on Saturday night

Young adult Catholics gathered at St. John the Evangelist Church to pray for peace then went out to the streets and invited Saturday night passersby to join in prayer and light a candle in the church.

Across the Aisles: St. Katharine Drexel’s sisters mark 125 years

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated their founding July 9-10 at the Bensalem motherhouse. Because the property is intended for sale, the guests might have enjoyed one of the last such gatherings there.

Operating Base Cecilia helps struggling veterans thrive

A victory garden and renovated facility in Coatesville was blessed by Bishop John McIntyre three years after it began helping veterans and their families in Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties.

Catholic League’s boys play in the big leaguers’ park

The Carpenter Cup Classic offered a chance for some of the Philadelphia region's best players to compete at Citizens Bank Park, including the Catholic League team which fell in the final game.

Prayer service in South Phila. heeds Pope Francis’ call to remember migrants

Archbishop Charles Chaput led a gathering June 21 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church for about 400 faithful representing many cultures in the archdiocese. The pope asked every diocese to highlight the issue of migration.