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Seminarians, permanent deacon candidates receive mininstry of lector

Bishop Michael Fitzgerald conferred the ministry for proclaiming Scripture at liturgies upon upon eight seminarians studying for the Philadelphia Archdiocese and 10 men in formation for the diaconate.

St. Alphonsus Parish hosts talk by Catholic evangelist Matthew Kelly

The prolific author and popular speaker addressed hundreds of people at two full churches last weekend in the archdiocese: St. John the Evangelist in Morrisville and St. Alphonsus in Maple Glen.

New name, same spirit at Mercy Career and Technical School

A pep rally at the former Mercy Vocational High School, founded in 1950, celebrated the name change and the mission to continue providing contemporary job options and a non-traditional path to higher education.

Blue Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Church recalls peacemakers, victims of 9/11

First responders including police, fire and emergency medical officers from the Wayne, Chester County community gathered with parishioners on the solemn 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

New student leaders in a new year at St. Cornelius School

The eighth graders of the school in Chadds Ford received Leadership Crosses from their pastor Sept. 8 at the Opening School Mass. The students promised to model good behaviors for the younger students.

Black Catholics from across eastern U.S. fill St. Cyprian Church

The annual St. Peter Claver Mass held this year on Sept. 10 at St. Cyprian in West Philadelphia gathered parishioners and hundreds of members of the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary.

A fun and prayerful way to kick off the new academic year

Some 200 students, teachers and administrators joined in a pep rally at the steps of the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia -- including a marching band, cheerleaders, games, songs and a show of gratitude for Catholic schools.

Memories of soon-to-be Saint Teresa endure

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was photographed during her several visits to Philadelphia from the 1970s to the 1990s, leaving an inspiring impression upon all who met her.

Across the Aisles: St. Agnes Church, Sellersville

Members St. Agnes Parish gathered for Sunday morning Mass Aug. 28, as the congregation of all ages was bathed in colorful light from the church's large stained-glass windows.

Across the Aisles: Haitian community at St. William Church

Worshipers in the Haitian Creole language worshiped God in the Mass Sunday evening, Aug. 7 with a Haitian religious-order priest. See our photos representing one of many ethnic communities in the archdiocese.