Formed from vestiges of three older parishes (St. Elizabeth, St. Columba and Most Precious Blood), St. Martin de Porres Parish in North Philadelphia marked its 25th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 28 with a jubilee Mass and dinner celebration.

The parish, a vibrant and self-sufficient faith community, proudly embraces its African-American heritage, while welcoming all.

(Read a related story on St. Martin de Porres Parish.)

(All photos by Sarah Webb.)