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North Philadelphia priest comes home to celebrate first Mass

Father Richard Owens, a Mercy Vocational High School graduate, was ordained a Capuchin Franciscan priest in Pittsburgh on June 7. Father Owens celebrated his first Mass June 15 at Our Lady of Hope Church in North Philadelphia, along with priests who have influenced his vocation and the Sisters of Mercy who staff Mercy Vocational.

Welcome Center helps America’s newest arrivals

The Sisters of St. Joseph's project in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood provides aid of all kinds to residents, but especially services to immigrants. See our photo gallery of the center by Sarah Webb

‘Across the Aisles’ at Holy Martyrs Church, Oreland

Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, Montgomery County, welcomed Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for a parish visit and as celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 8. CatholicPhilly.com brings back the Across the Aisles photo feature of parish life, which regularly appeared in the former Catholic Standard and Times. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Permanent deacons ordained in rites at cathedral

Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained seven men to the permanent diaconate Saturday, June 7. Accompanied by their wives, the men will begin their service as ordained clergy in parishes of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Scenes from the graduating Class of 2014

Graduating seniors at Catholic high schools across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrated their achievements at commencement exercises this week. Those include the ceremonies for Bishop McDevitt, Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools, images of which were captured by photographer Sarah Webb.

Priests’ meeting aims to revitalize priestly ministry

The 320 priests of the archdiocese met in Hershey, Pa., last week with the theme: “Priest, Prophet and King: Reviving Pride in our Priesthood.” (Photo gallery by Sarah Webb)

Graduating high school seniors honored at cathedral

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput led a Liturgy of the Word celebration for 158 top-ranked students at the Academic Honors Convocation May 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to honor archdiocesan and private Catholic high school seniors for their academic excellence.

New group homes for Don Guanella men blessed in Downingtown

Former residents of Don Guanella Village in Springfield moved into their new group homes in Downingtown recently, and saw their homes blessed in two ceremonies Tuesday, May 20. (Photos by Maria Tucker)

Catholic League softball season ends with Ryan atop the pack

Archbishop Ryan captured the Catholic League softball championship with its victory over Lansdale Catholic High School May 22 at Widener University. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Six men ordained amid beauty of Cathedral rite

See our photo gallery of the Mass and rite of ordination for six priests ordained by Archbishop Charles Chaput on Saturday, May 17 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.