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Archbishop ordains 7 new transitional deacons for archdiocese

Ordained in a May 12 rite celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput, the seminarians will serve as deacons for the next year until their ordination as priests for the Philadelphia Archdiocese in 2019.

Celebrating the disabled, and the service they offer

As they do every month, parishioners of St. John Chrysostom Parish in Wallingford, Delaware County welcomed persons with disabilities and their caregivers to Sunday Mass on May 6.

Students build hands-on skills with innovative programs

St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in Northeast Philadelphia offers a fashion design course and a Robotics Club in which the Bambies are learning valuable skills for the future.

Kids rule at Casa del Carmen carnival

The April 20 celebration capped the "Week of the Young Child" at Catholic Social Services' preschool academy, which holds top-level state accreditation.

Wedding Anniversary Mass

See scenes from the annual Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, at which couples celebrating various wedding anniversaries renewed their vows.

Christ the King Parish honors five members at gala

The Northeast Philadelphia parish held a party to induct five current or former parishioners into its Hall of Fame.

Priests celebrate anniversaries at seminary Mass

Jubilarians celebrating their anniversary of priestly ordination gathered April 13 for the annual Alumni Jubilarian Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, with Archbishop Chaput as main celebrant.

Priests enjoy fellowship, prayer together in Malvern

Archdiocesan priests came together for a retreat and workshop April 12 at Malvern Retreat House that included time for shared prayer, reflection and camaraderie.

Concert of Excellence wows music lovers at Kimmel Center

More than 450 of the top musicians and singers in archdiocesan Catholic schools performed in the annual concert and debuted a new work by a composer and alum of Archbishop Wood High School.

Archbishop confers formal blessing on new Norbertine abbot

Norbertine Father Domenic Rossi was elected the new abbot of Daylesford Abbey Jan. 23, but Archbishop Charles Chaput conferred the abblatial blessing on Abbot Rossi during a ceremony April 14.