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Scenes from Holy Week in the Philadelphia Archdiocese

Holy Trinity Church in Morrisville, Bucks County. Posted on April 22nd, 2014

From Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, the Catholic faithful in the archdiocese and all Christians in the region celebrated the mysteries of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection during Holy Week. Photographer Sarah Webb captured images from the liturgies of last week in the cathedral and in parish churches of the archdiocese.


Bishop Fitzgerald celebrates vigil Mass at Holy Trinity Parish

Parishioners listen to the Word of God proclaimed during the Liturgy of the Word during the Mass. Posted on April 21st, 2014

The bishop also confirmed a man during the solemn Easter Vigil Mass at the Morrisville, Bucks County, church that was filled with parishioners.


Passion of the Lord plays out on the streets of South Philly

Jesus (Jose Miguel Almaras) carries his cross on the street past Annunciation Church. Posted on April 21st, 2014

Annunciation B.V.M. Parish in South Philadelphia commemorated the passion and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 18, with a procession and reenactment through the streets of the neighborhood.


The Mass of the Lord’s Supper (photos)

The archbishop washes the feet of the seminarians. Posted on April 21st, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the Holy Thursday evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 17 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.


Archbishop celebrates Chrism Mass with hundreds of priests at cathedral

Father David Friel drinks the Blood of Christ from the chalice. Posted on April 21st, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the Mass on Holy Thursday, which marks Christ’s institution of the priesthood. Hundreds of priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia concelebrated the Mass and renewed their priestly promises.


Easter Sunday at Immaculate Conception, Jenkintown

Deacon Alvin Clay leads Msgr. David Diamond in the entrance procession for Easter Sunday Mass, April 20, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jenkintown. Posted on April 21st, 2014

Msgr. David Diamond, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, celebrated the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20. See our photo gallery by photographer Sarah Webb.


Archbishop celebrates Masses at cathedral for Palm Sunday

Baby Lara Kuttab receives the archbishop's blessing after Mass as her mother Nawaf carries her, and some palm. Posted on April 15th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated and preached the homily for two Masses on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.


Persons with disabilities celebrate Mass with archbishop in cathedral

The hearing impaired community offer to one another the sign of peace. Posted on April 15th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant and homilist at the annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities April 12 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. See our photo gallery by Sarah Webb.


Archbishop confirms 51 parishioners of St. Genevieve, Flourtown

Matthew Christopher Burger, accompanied by sponsor Sarah Ritcey, is confirmed by Archbishop Chaput. Posted on April 9th, 2014

Archbishop Charles Chaput conferred the sacrament of confirmation on 51 young people of St. Genevieve Parish, Flourtown, on Thursday, April 3. (Photos by Sarah Webb)


Ministry of lector conferred on 13 men at seminary

Matthew Brody, a seminarian and member of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish  in North Wales, receives the lectionary from Bishop Senior during the rite. Posted on April 9th, 2014

Four men of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and nine others were instituted into the ministry of lector on Saturday, April 5 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.


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