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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.

Religious women, men mark anniversaries of consecrated life

The sisters, brothers and religious priests serving in the Philadelphia Archdiocese celebrated their jubilees Sunday, Sept. 19 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul with a Mass led by Archbishop Nelson J. Perez.

Catholic Charities Appeal notches a win for all at Phillies game

For the eighth year, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted a fundraiser and a fun night out for a ballgame on Friday, Sept. 10. Although the home team lost, fans enjoyed the game and proceeds benefited area residents through numerous social programs.

New pastor installed for St. Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia

See images of the Mass that Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald celebrated and presided over the installation of Father Charles Ravert on Sunday, Sept. 12 as pastor of the parish community in lower Northeast Philadelphia.

Across the Aisles: St. William Parish

The Northeast Philadelphia parish welcomed Archbishop Nelson J. Perez -- a former pastor of St. William before he was ordained a bishop -- on Sept. 11 to celebrate Mass and confirm 23 youths and adults.

Delco parish honors first responders at Blue Mass on 9/11

Some 100 gathered for a Sept. 11 liturgy St. Anastasia in Newtown Square to pray for those who paid the ultimate price, and those who stand ready to do so every day.

St. Charles Seminary welcomes newest seminarians to community

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary celebrated its opening Mass for the new academic year Sept. 8 and welcomed Archbishop Nelson J. Perez as principal celebrant for the liturgy in St. Martin's Chapel.