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African Heritage Mass celebrated in West Philadelphia parish

African Mass Father Livinus Ugochukwu offers those presenting the gifts a blessing  IMG_9652 Posted on October 22nd, 2014

The Mass, celebrated by Father Livinus Ugochukwu and including four choirs, was multilingual and multicultural, representing the linguistic and cultural diversity of Africa. Participants wore traditional attire of their countries of origin. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Faith in the Future touts progress of Catholic schools

Bishop Michael Fitzgerald and other guests at the Union League watch a video presentation by Faith in the Future on the state of Catholic schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Faith in the Future Foundation marked its second anniversary by hosting Catholic education stakeholders Oct. 2, where they learned about the progress being made by the foundation to stabilize finances and grow enrollment in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. See our photo gallery by Sarah Webb.

Vibrant devotion, flags and dress mark Hispanic Heritage Mass

HH IMG_8130 Posted on October 15th, 2014

October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrated the occasion with the ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Mass Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Across the Aisles: Candlelight rosary at St. Paul Parish

StPRosary brother and sister Matt and Marybeth Toscani IMG_8329 Posted on October 14th, 2014

St. Paul Church in East Norriton, Montgomery County, hosted hundreds of Catholics who prayed the rosary Oct. 13, the 97th anniversary of the final apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal.

St. Paul parishioners pray rosary together

Parishioners of St. Paul pray the rosary. Posted on October 10th, 2014

St. Paul Parish in South Philadelphia held a rosary novena devotion Oct. 5-7. Our photo gallery captures the faith of the parishioners and their honor for Mary, the Mother of God, on the close of the novena and the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Oct. 7.

Seminary gala concert features renowned singers

Thomas Bethman, Antonio Buonauro, James Gafgen Posted on October 10th, 2014

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary hosted its second annual fundraiser Oct. 4 and 5 featuring a reception and concert by the La Diva Tenors plus singers and musicians at the seminary.

Fatima Catholic Outreach Center opens in Bensalem

OLFIMG_7909 Posted on October 10th, 2014

The former Our Lady of Fatima church and school has become a social service center for the Lower Bucks County community’s residents. Bishop John McIntyre blessed the center amid prayers and pomp Wednesday evening, Oct. 8.

Daughters of Charity celebrate 200 years of service

Archbishop Chaput greets sisters after mass Posted on October 7th, 2014

Sent 200 years ago by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from Baltimore, the Daughters of Charity were the first order of religious women to serve in Philadelphia. They celebrated their milestone Oct. 4 at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown, Philadelphia.

Crowd fills seminary hall to learn about marriage

Lecture series photo(3) Posted on October 7th, 2014

Hundreds of interested people of all ages packed a St. Charles Seminary auditorium to hear Princeton professor Robert George speak on “What Marriage Is and Isn’t.” Learn more about the Archbishop’s Lecture Series in our photo gallery from the event.

75th anniversary at Little Flower H.S.

students hold hands as they sing their alma mater Posted on October 6th, 2014

Little Flower High School in Philadelphia’s Juniata Park section celebrated its founding in 1939. School spirit is as strong as ever at the all-girls archdiocesan Catholic school, as our photo gallery shows.

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