Father Charles Zlock, pastor of St. Monica Parish in Berwyn, Chester County, celebrated the vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the parish church located at 63 Main Avenue. Invite CatholicPhilly.com to feature your parish church in Across the Aisles — send us a message at editor@catholicphilly.com. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Sacristan Megan Woods lights candles before Mass.

Michael Tomasicchio, left, and his son Matt pray before Mass.

Cantor Jackie Dunleavy leads the congregation in song.


A couple, along with the congregation, prays the World Meeting of Families prayer before Mass.

Sullivan Esposito (right) is held by his father Jeff.


Megan Woods carries the cross in the entrance procession for Mass.

Sullivan Esposito follows the cantor’s lead in song, even if he doesn’t see her.


Lector Melissa Gerding proclaims a reading from Scripture.

Nick Kennedy, center, and Joe Serbu, right, listen to the Gospel proclaimed at Mass.

Altar server Owen Tomasicchio, left, serves as the book bearer for the celebrant and parish pastor, Father Charles Zlock.

Jody Wagner uses her hymnal to sing with the congregation.

Deacon Bill Masapollo, left, assists at the altar. The retired permanent deacon from St. Norbert Parish, Paoli, said he assists at parishes with no assigned deacon to model ordained ministry for young men.

Trudie Bennett prays during Mass.

Extraordinary minister of holy Communion Mary Belle Laroque gives communion to Michael Tomasicchio.

Father Zlock returns the reserved eucharistic hosts to the tabernacle.