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Catholic schools kick off year in high spirits

More than 300 students representing Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered for a pep rally Sept. 7 at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia.

Across the Aisles: Nativity B.V.M. Parish, Media

The Delaware County parish celebrated 150 years with a Mass Sept. 8. About 5,400 families call it their spiritual home, which is led by Father Edward Bell, pastor. See scenes from the anniversary Mass.

Our Lady of Angels moves to O’Hara after fire

After a devastating July 18 fire, students and teachers from the Delco grade school have found a temporary home at Cardinal O'Hara High School, while rebuilding efforts are underway.

Backpacks are a blessing at Casa del Carmen preschool

The agency of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services in North Philadelphia got its 73 3- and 5-year-old learners ready for the new school year with a blessing led by the pastor of St. William Parish.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish scores smiles with family fun day

At a soccer tournament and picnic Aug. 26, co-sponsored by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, attendees had a ball saying farewell to summer.

Metanoia holds prayerful, informative retreat in Collegeville

St. Eleanor Parish hosted some 40 Catholic young adults from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for a day of prayer, discussion and togetherness on Aug. 25.

St. Agnes celebrates the Assumption

Parishioners of St. Agnes Parish in West Chester and surrounding communities gathered to celebrated the solemnity of Mary's assumption into heaven with a day-long celebration.

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.