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Concert gathers diverse choirs to sing of racial healing

Several hundred Catholics gathered for the “We Find Hope in You: A Concert for Racial Healing” on Sunday, May 15 in Philadelphia, uniting in hope in the face of racism.

Honors convocation recognizes top scholars from Catholic high schools

More than 130 seniors from archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools were lauded during a May 19 ceremony at which Archbishop Nelson Pérez presided.

Dance festival highlights, helps Ukraine

Dozens of performers donned their traditional best for a May 15 pageant of Ukrainian folk dances, hosted by St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jenkintown to help kids in war-torn Ukraine.

Philadelphia priests celebrate anniversaries of ordination

Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are celebrating 25th, 50th and other significant anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood this spring -- see our list of jubilarians and a photo gallery.

Catholic teachers, students gather at special Mass

Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated Mass Thursday, May 5 to observe National Teacher Appreciation Week in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

St. John the Baptist Parish celebrates 190 years in Manayunk

The Philadelphia parish marked a significant milestone April 30 with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Perez along with several priests including the pastor, Msgr. Kevin Lawrence.

Scouts gather for Mass, receive scouting awards

Archbishop Nelson Perez awarded religious emblems to more than 200 Catholic scouts and thanked them for their witness and being active representatives of the faith.

At the Penn Relays, a blessing for CYO racers

Archbishop Nelson Perez stopped by the venerable Philadelphia tradition April 26 to chat with athletes and relay carnival officials -- and even fired the starting gun for a race.

Across the Aisles: St. Katherine of Siena, Philadelphia

The parish in Northeast Philadelphia marked its 100th anniversary with a Mass led by Archbishop Nelson Perez April 24, joined by clergy including the pastor, Msgr. Paul Kennedy.

Pinwheels remind of child abuse prevention

At Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School in Maple Glen, archdiocesan leaders and the school community built a garden of blue pinwheels to promote childhood safety.