Photo features

Kids enjoy picnic hosted by Catholic Social Services

More than 950 children from elementary to middle school age, who take part in CSS' 10 Out of School Time programs in Philadelphia neighborhoods, had fun in the sun last month at a park in Neshaminy.

Across the Aisles — St. Philip Neri Church

Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish in the Queen village section of Philadelphia worshiped at the 4:30 Saturday evening vigil Mass.

Hundreds venerate relic of St. John Paul II

The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul welcomed hundreds of Catholics after all Masses July 19-20 for veneration of a relic of the late pope, who was canonized last spring. See a photo gallery by photographer Sarah Webb.

Theology of the Body gathers 700 for study, discussion

The International Theology of the Body Congress took place last week, July 9-11, in Philadelphia to study and share thoughts on the Theology of the Body developed by Pope St. John Paul II. See the photo gallery by photographer Sarah Webb.

Fortnight for Freedom closes with Mass, call to preserve religious freedom

See a photo gallery from the Mass at the National Shrine in Washington, where lay men and women, families, priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women religious filled the Upper Church for the Mass. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington was the principal celebrant and Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz was the homilist.

‘Across the Aisles’ at Corpus Christi Parish

On the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi Parish in Lansdale celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday, June 22 with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput. Parishioners also joined in an outdoor eucharistic procession.

Children celebrate Blessing of the Summer in Philadelphia

Children from the West Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia spend part of their summer at St. Athanasius School where they receive healthy meals and learn how to become peacemakers in their community. See a photo gallery by Sarah Webb.

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. 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)