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Archbishop, students wish Jesus a happy birthday in style

Barnyard animals, balloons, music and dance -- plus a giant cake -- made for an A-list party on Dec. 19, which topped off a year-long fundraiser for Catholic Social Services programs that support hundreds of kids and families.

Across the Aisles: St. John Fisher, Boothwyn

The Delaware County parish rebuilt its main worship church into a traditional Catholic church that Bishop John McIntyre consecrated during Mass with the parishioners and St. John Fisher's pastor, Father Robert McDermott.

New high school football tradition comes to town

See scenes from the inaugural Nov. 27 Thanksgiving game between Archbishop Carroll and Roman Catholic, which also featured a breakfast among the players and staffs.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Guadalupe feast

Catholic faithful in Philadelphia, many hailing from Latin America, celebrated the Mother of the Americas at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul with a Dec. 11 vigil Mass, celebrated by Bishop Edward Deliman.

Silence of the Season: Seminary’s Advent concert

The seminarians and administration of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary hosted their annual open house and festive concert in St. Martin's Chapel Sunday, Dec. 8.

Papal honors bestowed on 10 Catholics at cathedral

Archbishop Charles Chaput conferred papal awards during an evening vespers liturgy Monday, Dec. 9 in the chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Hope amid grief at Christmastime

Father John Large, pastor of St. Paul Parish in South Philadelphia, organized a program to help some three dozen attendees deal with grieving the death of a loved one around the holidays.

Scenes from the Byzantine Ukrainian Mass at St. Charles Seminary

Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak celebrated a Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic rite Nov. 20 in St. Martin's Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

A quiet moment in Advent, among women

Some 300 women came out to St. Elizabeth Parish for "Advent by Candlelight," an evening of reflection where they shared food and friendship as they reflected on the season of preparation.

Scenes from the Barry Awards event at the Union League

The American Catholic Historical Society awarded its highest honor Nov. 22 to Citizens Bank President Daniel K. Fitzpatrick at a banquet at the Union League of Philadelphia.