St. Gabriel Parish in Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry section got an early start on summer fun with a eucharistic procession, May crowning and picnic in the church’s large yard.

The May 2 gathering followed a 10 a.m. Mass at which the parish unveiled a new shrine to Venerable Matt Talbot, a favorite patron among parishioners and those served by adjacent Our House Ministries.

(All photos by Gina Christian.)