Photo features

Showcases of Excellence on display throughout region

Students at more than 65 Catholic schools will highlight academics and fine arts during the spring “Showcase of Excellence,” which will be held at six locations in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. See a photo gallery from the first event.

Rainbow of cultures, united in faith, mark Mass at cathedral

The 20th annual Cultural Heritage Mass welcomed Catholic faithful rooted in cultural backgrounds from around the world and living their faith in parishes of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. See our photo gallery.

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.