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Faith blossoms among the flowers at Montco parish

Across a 37-acre campus, parishioners at St. Helena in Blue Bell have built dozens of shrine gardens, which offer sanctuary and serenity amid a troubled world.

Archbishop learns what’s on minds of Chester County young adults

Meeting with young adults was on Archbishop Nelson Perez's agenda in February, but then the coronavirus hit. The gathering with prayer and conversation took place July 8 at St. Agnes, West Chester.

Priest’s calls makes difference for St. Laurence parishioners

Personal contacts from Father Jeffrey Rott to parishioners supported them during the pandemic, which has helped the Delaware County parish weather the turmoil.

Clergy assignment announced

Archbishop Nelson Perez announced the additional assignment to the educational apostolate for one priest of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

With creativity, Pottstown parish handling COVID crisis just fine

At St. Aloysius Parish, weekly offerings were close to normal, virtual Mass attendance was stronger than in-person and the school projects a higher enrollment for the fall.

Archdiocesan seniors earn more than $412 million in scholarships

Graduates of the 17 archdiocesan high schools -- described by Archbishop Nelson Perez as "a smart crowd" -- netted a record-breaking total of financial aid from an array of schools and universities.

Prudence, prayer needed to handle COVID’s financial fallout, says local expert

Whether you're working extra hours or none at all due to the pandemic, now is the time to apply faith to your finances, says business leader and St. Norbert parishioner Guy Ciarrocchi.

Seniors eat their veggies, fruit thanks to archdiocesan partnership

Some 250 older adults served by Catholic Housing and Community Services recently enjoyed fresh produce boxes from Giordano's Garden Groceries, which stocks Philly's best restaurants.

Quo Vadis retreat shows discernment transcends pandemic

COVID-19 restrictions precluded a typical summer camp for the 12th annual retreat for young men discerning a call to the priesthood, so the 32 men enjoyed a mostly virtual experience.

Persons with disabilities gather online for prayer with archbishop

A deacon and his family led the June 30 gathering that provided a way for the community to connect and pray with one another. Many cannot attend Mass due to underlying health issues.