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St. Patrick’s, Malvern breaks ground on new education center

The Chester County parish launched a project Oct. 10 to build, starting in November, a state-of-the-art center with eight classrooms for pre-K 3- and 4-year-olds, Kindergarten and PREP students of the parish.

Immaculata marks university’s 100th anniversary with Mass

The community of Immaculata University observed its year-long centennial celebration with a Mass Oct. 9 celebrated by Archbishop Perez and joined by the university's student leaders, faculty, staff and especially its founders, the I.H.M. Sisters.

Mass draws Catholics of African heritage to cathedral

A rich pageant of the Catholic faith of peoples of African descent present in the Philadelphia Archdiocese was on proud display at the African Heritage Mass Sunday, Oct. 10, with Archbishop Nelson Perez as main celebrant.

Across the Aisles: St. Barbara Church, Philadelphia

Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated Mass Oct. 2 as St. Barbara's parishioners marked the 100th anniversary of serving God and their neighbors in West Philadelphia.

Archbishop visits archdiocese’s largest high school

Archbishop Nelson J. Perez visited La Salle College High School Oct. 6 for a tour of the school, Mass with the students and an experience of the brotherhood of the community.

Fur (and holy water) flies for feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Parishes throughout the archdiocesan area blessed animals of all sizes to honor the patron saint of ecology, and to praise the Maker of all.

Cutting the ribbon on new step from homelessness to hope

St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter for Homeless Families opened a new transitional housing unit Sept. 23 to the delight of mothers seeking a safe and dignified home, and of former students of the school that has been repurposed for its new mission.

Padre Pio Festival brings smiles and solace to faithful

Now in its sixth year, the annual two-day gathering at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland united faithful of all ages around a beloved patron saint, drawing them all closer to Christ.

Puerto Rican Catholic heritage celebrated at cathedral Mass

Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated the Mass Sept. 23 that featured numerous Philadelphia Police officers, youths in traditional dress, priests who serve in Hispanic ministry and waving among all, the colors of the flag of Puerto Rico.

AbbeyFest’s day of music, faith, fun a hit for 7th year

Hundreds of young people and families enjoyed a full day of Christian music plus games and moving prayer during the annual all-day festival held Saturday, Sept. 18 at Daylesford Abbey, Paoli.