On the saint’s feast day, worshipers prayed at the tomb of the saint at St. Peter the Apostle Church where¬†the¬†Redemptorist priests still serve as they did in his time. See scenes from the Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and read full coverage here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Diane DeRita and her grandson Nico traveled from St Annastasia in Newtown Sqare to attend mass at the Shrine.

Diane DeRita and her grandson Nico traveled from St. Anastasia Parish in Newtown Square to attend Mass at St. Peter’s.

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Archbishop Charles Chaput and Fr Richard Bennett, CSsR, pastor, celebrate Mass on the feast of Saint John Neumann.

Archbishop Charles Chaput and Father Richard Bennett, C.Ss.R., pastor of St. Peter Parish, celebrate Mass on the feast of St. John Neumann Jan. 5 at St. Peter’s.

Arcbishop Charles Chaput distributes communion to Charles Hergenroeder from Saint Mary in Annapolis, Maryland.

Archbishop Charles Chaput distributes communion to Charles Hergenroeder from St. Mary Parish in Annapolis, Md.

Sixth grader Alina Pavia helps kindergardeners Nolan Pustina and Victoria Green follow along in the Mass booklet.

Sixth grader Alina Pavia helps kindergartners Nolan Pustina and Victoria Green follow along in the Mass booklet.

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Hassan Jackson and Otis Shenk, 2nd grade students at Saint Peter the Apostle School, sign along during Mass.

Hassan Jackson (center) and Otis Shenk (right), second grade students at St. Peter the Apostle School, sing during Mass at St. John Neumann’s feast day Mass on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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Maggin Shell, center, who regularly attends Mass at the Shrine of Saint John Neumann was one of many who filled the chruch on his feastday.

Maggin Shell, center, who regularly attends Mass at the Shrine of St. John Neumann, was one of many who filled the church on St. John’s feast day.