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Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Philadelphia

Family and friends celebrated first holy Communion April 30 at the parish in the Overbook section of Philadelphia. The parish's pastor, Mercedarian Father Michael Rock, was the main celebrant.

St. Charles Seminary grads gather for baccalaureate Mass

Seminarians graduating from the College Division of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary celebrated baccalaureate Mass together May 16 in the seminary's St. Martin's Chapel.

Eight men ordained transitional deacons at seminary

Bishop Timothy Senior ordained six seminarians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, plus two men studying for Sri Lanka, to the diaconate Saturday, May 13 in St. Martin's Chapel.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane

Archbishop Charles Chaput observed the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal with his visit to the Delaware County parish in her name on Sunday, May 14.

Philadelphia priests pray together at alma mater, St. Charles Seminary

Priests celebrating significant anniversaries of their ordination this year gathered for the annual Priest Alumni and Jubilarian Mass May 4 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Men receive ministry of acolyte at seminary

Bishop John McIntyre conferred the ministry of acolyte on seven seminarians of the Philadelphia Archdiocese along with 24 men in formation as permanent deacons May 6 at St. Charles Seminary.

Faithful honor Mary in May procession at Cathedral

The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul hosted a traditional May procession and crowning of a statue of Mary on Sunday, May 7, featuring the rosary and prayers led by Father Dennis Gill.

Across the Aisles: Mother of Mercy House, Kensington

There were no aisles or pews for a Mass on Saturday, April 29 because it was celebrated not in a church but in McPherson Square Park in the city's Kensington section by Mother of Mercy House.

Coffee Club offers encounter for the needy and volunteers

Hot coffee and a meal are served with warm friendship for homeless and needy people in Chester at the Coffee Club, a program of the Family Services Center in Delaware County.

Catholic speakers tell about the Family Fully Alive

A series of talks on marriage, family life and the roles of fathers and mothers in Catholic families were the themes for the Family Fully Alive Festival April 30 at St. Joseph Parish, Downingtown.