During a Jan. 24 visit to the Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in Philadelphia, Archbishop-elect Nelson J. Perez met some of the youngest members of his new flock, while connecting with old friends and former parishioners.

(Related: High fives and hugs for Archbishop Perez during preschool visit.)

An outreach of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, the Casa del Carmen site provides a wide range of family supports and resources to the city’s Latino community, which it has served for some six decades.

(All photos by Sarah Webb.)