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Relive the installation Mass for Archbishop Perez

See scenes of the Feb. 18 Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in which Archbishop Nelson J. Perez became archbishop of Philadelphia amid an outpouring of affection by clergy, religious and lay people.

Across the Aisles: St. Monica Parish, Philadelphia

Father Joseph Kelley, pastor of South Philadelphia's largest parish, which is celebrating its 125th year, was the celebrant of the vigil Mass Saturday, Feb. 8, with a special blessing for couples.

Bucks County young adults gather for faith, fellowship

The Transfigure group based at St. Andrew Parish in Newtown meets Sunday nights for prayer at the church and, afterward, at a local restaurant for fun.

Religious women, men join in Mass for consecrated life

Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass marking the World Day of Consecrated Life Feb. 2 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul with religious women and men in the archdiocese.

Catholic school teachers mark anniversaries at special Mass

Bishop Michael Fitzgerald was the celebrant of a Mass concluding Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 in Philadelphia for teachers who have dedicated their lives to the mission of Catholic education for 25 years, 50 years or more.

175 parish catechists honored for years of service at Mass

Bishop Edward Deliman celebrated the Mass for Religious Educators in which 175 teachers in Parish Religious Education Programs received awards for service in categories ranging from five to 45 years.

Jesuit priest offers global view, update on sex abuse crisis

Almost 200 people filled a hall at Villanova University Jan. 29 looking to deepen their understanding about global perspectives on the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, with a leading Vatican expert.

Prayers, praise rise at interfaith service honoring Dr. King

More than 400 participants came out to honor slain civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Jan. 20 archdiocesan interfaith prayer service at Our Mother of Consolation Parish in Philadelphia.

Archbishop Perez returns to roots at Casa del Carmen

On Jan. 24, the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia toured the North Philadelphia ministry site where he had spent a decade serving the area's Latino community.

St. John Neumann Shrine first stop for incoming archbishop

As a Philadelphia priest, Archbishop-elect Nelson Perez often prayed at the shrine of Philadelphia's saintly fourth bishop. As the next archbishop of Philadelphia, he made the shrine his first public visit Jan. 24.