St. Martin de Porres Mass opens Black Catholic History Month
Hundreds of area faithful filled the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul for a Nov. 5 Mass that honored a beloved patron of Black Catholics, and celebrated the richness of the African-American Catholic life.
‘Living saints museum’ teaches young students of saintly lives
At Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Northeast Philadelphia, older students portrayed a saint and talked about the saint's life with the school's younger students.
First-year theology seminarians become candidates for holy orders
Eleven men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia formally became candidates for ordained ministry during the rite of Admission to Candidacy on Sunday, Nov. 4 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Northeast Phila. moms ready for baby, thanks to Catholic Social Services
More than 50 expectant women received valuable resources -- as well as some pampering -- at an Oct. 26 shower, part of CSS's plan to double the number of moms-to-be (5,000 last year alone) it assists.
Across the Aisles: St. Martin de Porres, North Phila.
Formed from three older parishes, St. Martin de Porres Parish in North Philadelphia is a vibrant, self-sufficient faith community, one that proudly embraces its African-American heritage while welcoming all.
St. Thomas More celebrates 50th with game night, ministry fair
The Pottstown parish is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of events and outreaches, including game nights and ministry fairs, as well as a Nov. 4 Mass in honor of its founding members.
South Philly seniors scare up fun at Halloween party
Members of the St. Charles Senior Community Center donned masks and smiles at an Oct. 26 costume party. The nationally accredited center is part of archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services, which served more than 4,600 adults last year.
Across the Aisles: Rosary at Resurrection School
Students of Resurrection Regional Catholic School in Northeast Philadelphia gathered outside the school Oct. 12 to pray the rosary and offer a public witness of faith.
Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass celebrates rich diversity
Hundreds of area Latino Catholics attended the Oct. 6 Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Church in North Philadelphia, which was preceded by a formation retreat and a session on liturgical music.
Prepping for parenthood, thanks to parish and Catholic Social Services
More than 300 attended an Oct. 13 community baby shower at St. Raymond of Penafort Parish, as part of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services' ongoing outreach to thousands of expectant mothers in the Philadelphia area.