More than 35 students in seventh to 12th grades in Delaware County took part in a day of prayer and community service Nov. 7 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Chester. “Mercy Day,” sponsored by the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Philly Youth and Young Adult Ministry, featured music by Paul Forsythe and a talk by Father Tom Whittingham, pastor of St. Katharine’s.

The emcee for the event was Zac Moren, youth minister at Havertown Youth Ministry, which serves St. Denis, Annunciation B.V.M. and Sacred Heart parishes.

The students also volunteered at work sites including St. Katharine Drexel Parish Food Pantry and Missionaries of Charity in Chester, Aid for Friends and St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia.