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Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Southampton

The Catholic community of the Lower Bucks County parish gathered Sunday, Aug. 5 for the 10 a.m. Mass, celebrated by Father Robert G. Suskey, pastor.

St. Ephrem holds Welcome Back to School Picnic

For the first time, the Bensalem Catholic school held an event for existing and prospective students and their families on Sunday, Aug. 12 on the school grounds, under perfect weather.

Big splashes, big smiles at annual Catholic Social Services youth picnic

Some 800 students from the Out of School Time (OST) program gathered for a day of fun in the sun at a Bucks County park. Through OST, Catholic Social Services provides year-round academic and social support at 12 area sites.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Hilltown

Not only did parishioners come together at their parish church for Mass celebrated by their pastor, Father John Schiele, on Sunday, July 22, they also celebrated the sacrament of baptism afterward.

Across the Aisles: St. Andrew Church, Newtown

Msgr. Michael Picard, pastor of St. Andrew Parish, was the celebrant and homilist for the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, July 15.

Nutritional Development Services kicks off nutritious, blessed summer

The "blessing of summer" event June 28 marked the start of the archdiocesan agency's summer meals program, which partners with federal and state resources to feed kids in the Philadelphia area.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Hope Church

Celebrating their parish's 25th anniversary, parishioners gathered July 1 at their church on North Broad Street in Philadelphia for a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and their pastor, Father Efren Esmilla.

Little learners, big accomplishments at Catholic Social Services preschool

More than 50 students received their diplomas from the Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in a June 22 ceremony at Holy Innocents Parish. The top-rated learning center provides culturally responsive education that prepares kids for kindergarten.

Hispanic Catholics take Marian devotion to North Phila.’s streets

A Mass celebrated Sunday morning, June 24 at St. Hugh of Cluny Church, North Philadelphia, began a public day of worship of God and devotion to Mary by St. Veronica parishioners -- see scenes from the day.

Across the Aisles: Mass for Refugees

St. Raymond of Penafort Parish in Philadelphia hosted a Mass June 17 in which parishioners were joined by recent international refugees resettled in the area by Catholic Social Services.