Philadelphia’s new shepherd got straight to work after his Feb. 18 installation Mass.

On Feb. 23, Archbishop Nelson J. Perez confirmed 11 youth during the 11 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

The confirmandi were from a number of area parishes, including the Cathedral Basilica, St. Teresa of Calcutta in Limerick, St. Augustine in Philadelphia, St. Rose Parish in Haddon Heights, N.J. and parishes in Delaware.

(All photos by Sarah Webb.)