Hundreds of Catholics gathered to celebrate their roots in the faith and their homeland for the annual Hispanic Heritage Mass Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia.

(Related: Read our feature article on the 14th annual Hispanic Heritage Mass.)

Auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman was the celebrant for the Mass that featured a procession of individuals representing the many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean whose sons and daughters are now present in the Philadelphia region.

(Photos by Sarah Webb)