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Northeast Phila. moms ready for baby, thanks to Catholic Social Services

More than 50 expectant women received valuable resources -- as well as some pampering -- at an Oct. 26 shower, part of CSS's plan to double the number of moms-to-be (5,000 last year alone) it assists.

Across the Aisles: St. Martin de Porres, North Phila.

Formed from three older parishes, St. Martin de Porres Parish in North Philadelphia is a vibrant, self-sufficient faith community, one that proudly embraces its African-American heritage while welcoming all.

St. Thomas More celebrates 50th with game night, ministry fair

The Pottstown parish is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of events and outreaches, including game nights and ministry fairs, as well as a Nov. 4 Mass in honor of its founding members.

South Philly seniors scare up fun at Halloween party

Members of the St. Charles Senior Community Center donned masks and smiles at an Oct. 26 costume party. The nationally accredited center is part of archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services, which served more than 4,600 adults last year.

Across the Aisles: Rosary at Resurrection School

Students of Resurrection Regional Catholic School in Northeast Philadelphia gathered outside the school Oct. 12 to pray the rosary and offer a public witness of faith.

Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass celebrates rich diversity

Hundreds of area Latino Catholics attended the Oct. 6 Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Church in North Philadelphia, which was preceded by a formation retreat and a session on liturgical music.

Prepping for parenthood, thanks to parish and Catholic Social Services

More than 300 attended an Oct. 13 community baby shower at St. Raymond of Penafort Parish, as part of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services' ongoing outreach to thousands of expectant mothers in the Philadelphia area.

Catholic Tent Revival draws thousands for prayer, togetherness

Malvern Retreat House held its first-ever outdoor revival Sunday, Oct. 7 as some 2,000 people enjoyed thoughtful talks, Mass and rosary, and music on an eight-acre swath of the grounds.

Across the Aisles: St. Agnes Church, West Chester

At 225 years old, St. Agnes is one of the oldest parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Clergy and faithful of the parish welcomed Archbishop Charles Chaput on Sept. 30 for a festive anniversary Mass.

Genesis program opens new spiritual paths to Archbishop Carroll students

A weekly gathering at the Delco high school strengthens teens' ties to God and to each other through eucharistic adoration, prayer and faith-sharing.