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Archdiocesan archives settling into new home

When dedicated on Sept. 21, the Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will welcome anyone with an interest in the rich history of the church in Philadelphia.

Kids enjoy fun day out of school, in the park

Catholic Social Services hosted its annual picnic for 650 children and youth from 10 Out of School Time (OST) programs on Friday, July 21 at Neshaminy Shore Picnic Park.

Across the Aisles: Carmelite Monastery, Philadelphia

The Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph and St. Anne hosted an overflowing congregation for a Mass that welcomed 10 new nuns into the cloistered, contemplative community.

Celebrating Native American life on St. Kateri’s feast

Guests and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament gathered July 15 at the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem to celebrate the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and Native American cultures.

Across the Aisles: Resurrection of Our Lord Church

Parishioners of the Northeast Philadelphia parish gathered for Mass on Sunday, July 9, celebrated by their new pastor, Father James DeGrassa.

Across the Aisles: St. Francis de Sales Church, Lenni

The Delaware County parish hosted the Centennial Image of Our Lady of Fatima, and the accompanying pilgrimage team, on June 16. After Mass, the team journeyed to pray at four nursing homes.

Across the Aisles: Padre Pio Festival

St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland hosted a three-day festival capped by a liturgy in observance of St. Pio of Pietrelcina on June 25. After the Mass a public procession wound through the streets of the parish.

Bless the children of summer

At more than 400 sites in Philadelphia and the suburbs, children won't miss a meal thanks to the Summer Meals Program, which got a prayerful kick off at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School.

Scenes from graduation days across the archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools throughout the five-county region recently celebrated their baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the Class of 2017.

Archbishop Chaput ordains 12 men to diaconate

The men from suburban Philadelphia became deacons June 10 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul as their wives, families, fellow deacons and priests supported them in prayer.