Photo features

St. Charles Seminary sings music of the season

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary welcomed hundreds of guests for the 31st annual Christmas Concert in St. Martin's Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 9. See scenes of the concert and Advent prayer service.

Santa’s special helpers fill stockings to cheer needy kids

Volunteers and clients who receive services from archdiocesan Catholic Social Services agencies gathered Dec. 13 to prepare gifts for needy children for Christmas -- see a photo gallery.

Faithful fill the Cathedral for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Pilgrims from several archdiocesan parishes traveled on foot and in traditional costume to honor the Blessed Mother during a Dec. 11 vigil Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Christmas spirit soars under festive rotunda at Immaculata U.

A long-standing Christmas tradition returned to Immaculata University on Friday night, Dec. 7 as students and guests gathered in the multi-story rotunda to sing and hear carols of the season.

Across the Aisles: St. Lawrence, Riegelsville

The faithful of St. Lawrence, the most northerly parish in the Philadelphia Archdiocese in Upper Bucks County, gathered for the Saturday vigil Mass Nov. 17, led by their pastor, Father Walter Benn.

Across the Aisles: St. Matthew Church, Philadelphia

Students of St. Matthew School brought gifts of toys for needy children to St. Matthew Church for a special "toy Mass" on the feast of St. Nicholas, Dec. 6.

Chester County parish honors its deceased founders

St. Thomas More in Pottstown, now marking its 50th anniversary, remembered those who established the parish with a Nov. 4 Mass and pancake breakfast.

St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb installed at Cathedral

At a Nov. 18 Mass attended by hundreds, Archbishop Charles Chaput formally dedicated the resting place of the beloved saint, now located near the Drexel family altar at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Across the Aisles: St. Nicholas of Tolentine, South Phila.

Founded in 1912 for Italian immigrants, St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to celebrate its ethnic roots, while inviting all to join its community of faith.

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.