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Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Consolation Parish

The Parkesburg, Chester County parish welcomed parishioners and guests for the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Schneider Parish Center.

Catholics join in divine praise at St. Martin de Porres Mass

The annual Mass on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the cathedral, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Black Catholics, celebrated the memory of the 17th century Peruvian saint.

Candidates for priesthood, patronal feast celebrated at seminary

Archbishop Charles Chaput led the rite of admission to candidacy for ordination at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Nov. 4. See the names of the seven Philadelphia seminarian candidates.

Across the Aisles: 40 Hours at St. Charles Seminary

The seminary community celebrated the traditional 40 Hours devotion last week, and closed the celebration Sunday, Nov. 3 with solemn Evening Prayer and an outdoor eucharistic procession.

Across the Aisles: St. Patrick Parish, Kennett Square

St. Patrick's, a pretty little church in sprawling, bucolic Chester County, was filled with faithful worshipers on Saturday, Nov. 2 as Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the parish's 150th anniversary Mass.

Children craft Christmas art with missions’ theme

Local winners of an annual contest sponsored by the archdiocesan Pontifical Mission Societies retell the birth of Christ in original drawings that will be featured throughout Advent.

Scenes from the 5K race at St. Andrew’s, Drexel Hill

The 10th annual Spirit 5K Run and Walk through the streets of Delaware County drew the community together at St. Andrew Parish.

Prayer service offers healing, and the patience to await it

An Oct. 24 gathering at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul chapel lifted hands, hearts and voices in praise and petition. Sponsored by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services and the Office for Life and Family, the event focused on Christ's power to restore both body and soul.

Women embrace their God-given identity, mission at day-long event

The sold-out 2019 Catholic Women's Conference on Oct. 26 explored the role of women as "unique and unrepeatable" creations with a clear role in the divine plan for humanity.

Across the Aisles: St. Helena Parish, Blue Bell

Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant and homilist for the Montgomery County parish's 100th  anniversary Mass Sunday, Oct. 27.