A few hundred area families are all set to welcome their newest members, thanks to an Oct. 13 community baby shower sponsored by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services (CSS) and hosted by St. Raymond of Penafort Parish in Philadelphia.

The gathering was CSS’s second parish-based shower this year. Last year, CSS assisted more than 5,000 expectant mothers, a number the agency is looking to double, according to Amy Stoner, CSS’s community-based services director.

(Photos by Gina Christian.)