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Ringing in Christmas at St. Cyprian

Despite torrential rains, some 60 faithful gathered at the West Philadelphia parish for a joyous liturgy, welcoming the newborn Savior with heartfelt prayer and praise.

Catholic hospital workers receive first COVID vaccine

Four Catholic hospitals in the region operated by Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and began vaccinating physicians and colleagues last week.

Across the Aisles: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

The parish in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia welcomed Archbishop Nelson Pérez for Mass on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Faithful show love for Our Lady of Guadalupe, even during pandemic

The annual celebration on the eve of the solemnity marking the Blessed Virgin Mary's 16th century apparition in Mexico took on a smaller scale this year, though still reverent and joyful.

Martin Saints Classical High School welcomes Archbishop Pérez

During his Dec. 16 visit to the school, which provides a classical education at its location at Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland, the archbishop celebrated Mass and toured the classrooms.

Filipino Catholics mark Simbang Gabi with archbishop

Parishioners of St. James Parish, Elkins Park, observed the traditional pre-Christmas celebration at Mass Sunday, Dec. 20, with Archbishop Nelson Pérez and the pastor, Father Efren Esmilla.

Archbishop sees school day through eyes of visually impaired

During a Dec. 9 visit, Archbishop Nelson Pérez learned from students of St. Lucy Day School how education looks for those who use adaptive technology and "the gift of seeing differently."

Young adults enjoy Q & A with Archbishop Perez, young clergy

Archbishop Nelson Pérez participated in a Q & A discussion Dec. 9 with about 30 members of Transfiguration Young Adults of Bucks County, along with several priests and a deacon.

Holy Name Union celebrates founder’s cause with Archbishop Pérez

Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Abington, hosted a Mass Dec. 6 sponsored by the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Holy Name Union, honoring the cause of canonization for Blessed John of Vercelli.

Seniors share their thoughts on Thanksgiving

Residents of several archdiocesan affordable housing complexes reflected on the blessings they treasure most during this season of gratitude.