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Mass for Catholic Scouting

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the annual Mass for about 200 Catholic scouts Saturday, April 22 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

Four people baptized, 15 confirmed at Easter Vigil Mass in Manoa

Parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish in Manoa, Delaware County welcomed growth in the Catholic Church on Saturday night as parishioners and some students from Archbishop Carroll High School received the sacraments of initiation.

Good Friday: St. John the Evangelist Church

A passion play with Scripture readings and song on Good Friday, April 14 in the church at 21 South 13th Street in center city Philadelphia offered a poignant reminder of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Cathedral Basilica

At the Mass celebrating the institution of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday, April 13 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput washed the feet of 12 seminarians from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Nativity B.V.M. Church

Father Dennis Fedak, pastor of Nativity Parish in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section, celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening, during which he washed the feet of 12 seventh graders from Our Lady of Port Richmond School.

Holy Thursday Chrism Mass at the cathedral

Bishops and priests of the Philadelphia Archdiocese and religious orders in the region came together at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to celebrate the institution of the priesthood. Archbishop Chaput also consecrated the holy oils used in parishes.

Easter Sunday: St. David Church, Willow Grove

The faithful of the Montgomery County parish came to the 9 a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday, celebrated by Msgr. Michael Flood. The parish's pastor, Father Richard Connors, greeted his parishioners and wished them all a happy Easter.

The joys and the sorrows of Palm Sunday in prison

Archbishop Charles Chaput drew lessons from the readings of Palm Sunday for the 200 inmates he visited April 8 at the State Correctional Institution at Graterford in Schwenskville, Montgomery County.

Across the Aisles: Palm Sunday at the cathedral

Catholic Christian faithful gathered to celebrate the Passion of Our Lord on Palm Sunday morning, April 9, at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. See our photo gallery.

Teens rally to respect all human life at annual event

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Life and Family sponsored the High School Respect Life Conference and Rally April 6 at Neumann University’s Mirenda Center, which drew 350 high school students.