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St. William Parish’s youths help needy Philadelphians

Teenager Alexa Baldon organized other young people in her Northeast Philadelphia parish to run a food drive for Aid for Friends, which helps senior shut-ins. They packaged breakfast bags and letters Aug. 13.

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church hosts Indian Catholic Heritage Day

The church in Northeast Philadelphia welcomed Bishop Edward Deliman for a Mass Aug. 12 that included a blessing for married couples and a celebration of Indian culture and Catholic faith that traces back to St. Thomas in the first century.

Across the Aisles: St Jude Malankara Catholic Church

Catholics of the Eastern Syro-Malankara rite in the Philadelphia Archdiocese gathered for divine worship on Sunday, July 16 at at their church in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section.

Statue of ‘Homeless Jesus’ blessed at St. John’s Hospice

The life-size bronze statue of Jesus, shrouded in a blanket and lying on a park bench, was dedicated July 31 by Archbishop Charles Chaput, who also helped serve a meal to homeless men.

Archdiocesan archives settling into new home

When dedicated on Sept. 21, the Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will welcome anyone with an interest in the rich history of the church in Philadelphia.

Kids enjoy fun day out of school, in the park

Catholic Social Services hosted its annual picnic for 650 children and youth from 10 Out of School Time (OST) programs on Friday, July 21 at Neshaminy Shore Picnic Park.

Across the Aisles: Carmelite Monastery, Philadelphia

The Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph and St. Anne hosted an overflowing congregation for a Mass that welcomed 10 new nuns into the cloistered, contemplative community.

Celebrating Native American life on St. Kateri’s feast

Guests and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament gathered July 15 at the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem to celebrate the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and Native American cultures.

Across the Aisles: Resurrection of Our Lord Church

Parishioners of the Northeast Philadelphia parish gathered for Mass on Sunday, July 9, celebrated by their new pastor, Father James DeGrassa.

Across the Aisles: St. Francis de Sales Church, Lenni

The Delaware County parish hosted the Centennial Image of Our Lady of Fatima, and the accompanying pilgrimage team, on June 16. After Mass, the team journeyed to pray at four nursing homes.