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St. Helena Parish opens new Outreach Center

Serving the Olney neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, the parish's pastor blessed a converted space in the convent where Sisters of St. Joseph and volunteers will serve the community's needs.

Cathedral hosts Mass for consecrated virgin

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the solemn Mass of Consecration to the Life of Virginity of Jennifer Lynn Settle at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Flower Show inspires Catholic students to think spring

As the annual Philadelphia Flower Show was taking place recently, area Catholic school students also were completing their own horticultural study projects.

Hundreds gather to pray for immigrants at cathedral

About 200 faithful came to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on March 19 to pray in the "Justice for Immigrants and Refugees" prayer service. Archbishop Charles Chaput preached about immigration reform in the U.S.

Across the Aisles: Recovering from addiction

A special Mass in the chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, was celebrated March 11 for people dealing with addictions, with the support of family members and friends.

Mass and parade honor St. Patrick’s Day

See our photo gallery of scenes from the 247th annual parade in Philadelphia that was preceded by Mass celebrated by Archbishop Chaput at St. Patrick Church. The president and prime minister of Ireland were in attendance.

Preparing for Easter sacraments, 557 pray at cathedral

Archbishop Charles Chaput led the Rite of Election March 4-5 to pray with and encourage men and women who will be baptized or receive the sacraments of penance and Eucharist this Easter.

Scenes from Man up Philly conference

The 1,300 men who came to the annual conference were in good company as they spoke together, learned together and prayed together March 4 at St. Joseph's University.

Scenes from the boys Catholic League basketball final

Archbishop Wood chipped away at a 13-point deficit at halftime of the championship game Feb. 27 at the Palestra and delivered a torrid fourth quarter to top Neumann-Goretti for the title.

Scenes from the girls basketball championship

The ladies of Cardinal O'Hara upset favored Archbishop Wood in the Catholic League final Feb. 27 at the Palestra.