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Ministry of lector conferred on 14 men in permanent deacon formation

Fourteen men studying to become permanent deacons were installed into the rite of lector Monday, Oct. 28 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Bishop Timothy C. Senior conferred the rite in Immaculate Conception Chapel in the presence of the men's wives. The ministry empowers the men to proclaim the Word of God in Catholic liturgical celebrations.

Girls, boys soccer champions crowned for Catholic League

The girls Catholic League soccer championship Oct. 27 came down to a historic nailbiter. In the second overtime period, defending champion Archbishop Ryan edged Archbishop Wood, 1-0. In boys championship soccer action on Oct. 28, Father Judge defeated Lansdale Catholic, 3-1.

Faithful come together in prayer for World Mission Sunday

Bishop John J. McIntyre was the main celebrant and homilist at the annual World Mission Sunday Mass on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. The Mass commemorated the vital work of mission churches throughout the world and the support extended to their efforts by the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Pilgrimage of Faith in the Philadelphia Archdiocese

More than a thousand Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia made a public witness of their faith by participating in the Walking Pilgrimage of Faith Sunday, Oct. 13. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was the main celebrant for the 6:30 p.m. Mass in the cathedral, which was filled to its 1,100 seating capacity.

Rwandan genocide survivor leads two-day retreat at West Chester parish

More than 400 people participated in a two-day retreat of “Healing and Hope” Oct. 11-12 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, West Chester. The featured guest at the parish retreat was Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, who spoke on how her Catholic faith guided her during the 1994 atrocity and allowed her to […]

Blessing of pets and pet show make St. Bede parishioners smile

St. Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland, hosted its annual blessing of the pets and pet show Saturday, Oct. 5 in celebration of the previous day’s feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Father Sean A. Loomis, parochial vicar, performed the blessing rite. All winners in the pet show, indicated in the gallery below, received statues of St. Francis while the […]

Mayor Nutter visits West Catholic Prep, honors school’s new student leaders

West Catholic Preparatory High School at 4501 Chestnut St. hosted The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, during a student leadership assembly on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The mayor addressed the student body on the topic of leadership and help hand out pins to West Catholic’s newly installed student leaders after they maid their pledge to leadership.

St. Joseph’s Prep tops rival Roman Catholic in Catholic League play

St. Joseph’s Prep breezed past rival Roman Catholic, 42-7, in Class AAAA Catholic League football action Sept. 28 at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.

Pope Francis in Sardinia

Pope Francis meets with the poor and prisoners in the cathedral in Cagliari, Sardinia

St. Andrew School welcomes bishop for blessing

Bishop Daniel Thomas blessed the students of St. Andrew School, Drexel Hill, and dedicated two renovated school buildings Sept. 11. (Photos by Steve Litz)