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Across the Aisles: One week in parish life

Archbishop Nelson Perez met parishioners and administered the sacraments at four parishes recently in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, across both city and suburban communities. See an array of scenes from the visits.

Mother of Divine Providence gets crafty at Christmas bazaar

The parish in King of Prussia brought a welcome return of its Christmas Craft Fair and Bazaar Nov. 20, with numerous craft vendors and visitors across the Philadelphia region.

Annual Mass celebrates Black Catholic faith, gifts of Spirit

The 59th annual St. Martin de Porres Mass Nov. 7 honored a long tradition of deep spirituality, while laying the foundation for a new generation of believers.

Mass offers prayers for priests who died during pandemic

Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated a memorial Mass Nov. 11 for all priests of the Philadelphia Archdiocese who have died during the COVID pandemic, along with families and other faithful, in the chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

At St. Helena Parish, listening for The Call to religious life

The parish in the city's Olney section held its fourth annual vocations conference for young people, coinciding with National Vocations Week in the church, and welcomed Archbishop Perez for a visit Nov. 6.

Eight seminarians called to priestly candidacy at Mass

St. Charles Borromeo seminarians from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Harrisburg received the call to candidacy for ordination to the priesthood during a Mass celebrated Nov. 6 by Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Archbishop welcomes South Phila. seniors to their new home

On Nov. 10, Archbishop Nelson Pérez blessed and dedicated St. Rita Place, a new archdiocesan complex that will provide 46 affordable apartments for older adults in South Philadelphia.

St. Albert the Great Parish unveils new rosary garden

Archbishop Nelson Pérez blessed a new place for prayer at the Montgomery County parish Oct. 30, capping a two-year Eagle Scout project that brought the community together.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Philadelphia

The parish in South Philadelphia celebrated its 125th anniversary this year, and Archbishop Nelson Perez joined in by leading Mass with clergy and parishioners on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Archbishop Perez confirms 53 youths at St. Anselm’s

Archbishop Nelson Perez administered the sacrament of confirmation Nov. 3 at St. Anselm Parish in Northeast Philadelphia. During the visit he also blessed a new library in the parish school.