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Awards given to hundreds who teach the faith in archdiocese

Hundreds gathered in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul Jan. 12 to receive acclaim for their many years of service as volunteer catechists and directors of religious education.

At St. Margaret Church, faithful pray for vocations

Parishioners and guests from nearby parishes came to Narberth to join in a Holy Hour of prayer for priestly vocations, as did a dozen other parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese Jan. 6.

The spirit of joy and giving — with a Latino flair

At the Archbishop's Christmas Gala for Children held in Philadelphia Dec. 18, children served all year long by Catholic Social Services gathered for a day of fun with a distinct Latin American flavor.

Across the Aisles: St. Pius X Parish, Broomall

Parishioners and guests of the Delaware County parish gathered with their pastor, Msgr. William Kaufman, who celebrated the 11:30 a.m. Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, Dec. 16.

St. Charles Seminary sings music of the season

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary welcomed hundreds of guests for the 31st annual Christmas Concert in St. Martin's Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 9. See scenes of the concert and Advent prayer service.

Santa’s special helpers fill stockings to cheer needy kids

Volunteers and clients who receive services from archdiocesan Catholic Social Services agencies gathered Dec. 13 to prepare gifts for needy children for Christmas -- see a photo gallery.

Faithful fill the Cathedral for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Pilgrims from several archdiocesan parishes traveled on foot and in traditional costume to honor the Blessed Mother during a Dec. 11 vigil Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Christmas spirit soars under festive rotunda at Immaculata U.

A long-standing Christmas tradition returned to Immaculata University on Friday night, Dec. 7 as students and guests gathered in the multi-story rotunda to sing and hear carols of the season.

Across the Aisles: St. Lawrence, Riegelsville

The faithful of St. Lawrence, the most northerly parish in the Philadelphia Archdiocese in Upper Bucks County, gathered for the Saturday vigil Mass Nov. 17, led by their pastor, Father Walter Benn.

Across the Aisles: St. Matthew Church, Philadelphia

Students of St. Matthew School brought gifts of toys for needy children to St. Matthew Church for a special "toy Mass" on the feast of St. Nicholas, Dec. 6.