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Across the Aisles: St. Patrick Parish, Philadelphia

Prior to Philadelphia's 2019 parade in honor of the Irish saint, the faithful gathered for a commemorative Mass that featured music by the Emerald Society Pipe Band, as well as local choirs and vocalists.

Rite of Election welcomes those entering Catholic Church

People preparing to be baptized Catholics and those preparing to receive the sacraments of penance and Eucharist gathered last weekend for three ceremonies led by Archbishop Chaput at the cathedral.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of the Assumption, Strafford

Parishioners at the Chester County parish gathered Sunday, March 3 for Mass with their pastor, Father Gerald Carey. During Lent this year, the church will display a life-size statue of the scourged Christ.

Catholics receive ashes, begin path to ‘believe in the Gospel’

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput led the noon-time Ash Wednesday Mass on March 6 with distribution of ashes for hundreds of Catholics at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Day helps Philly’s faithful Catholic men Man Up

The 11th annual Man Up Philly conference allowed the record 1,500 participating Catholic men to set aside a day for prayer, friendship, food and inspiring talks by a slate of top Catholic speakers.

Dr. Seuss Day at Catholic school for deaf, blind children

The students of Archbishop Ryan School for the Deaf and St. Lucy School for the Blind celebrated Theodore Geisel's birthday Feb. 28 with a read-along of a Dr. Seuss book in American Sign Language.

Scenes from the Catholic League basketball finals

Philadelphia's legendary Palestra was the venue for the league championship games Monday night, Feb. 25. Emerging victorious for the girls' title was Archbishop Carroll, and Roman Catholic for the boys.

Across the Aisles: St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Norristown

Faithful parishioners and guests gathered for Mass at the parish church in West Norriton Township on Saturday evening, Feb. 23 led by their pastor, Father J. Jerome Wild.

Across the Aisles: St. Maria Goretti Parish, Hatfield

Parishioners and guests of the Montgomery County parish gathered to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year on Feb. 10 as ancient traditions joined in a sacred Catholic liturgy celebrated by the pastor, Father John C. Nguyen.

Catholic schools’ event links learning with service

See scenes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's event for Catholic Schools Week in which more than 450 students and Catholic leaders filled some 3,000 bags of personal items for home-bound elderly residents.