Mummers Mass: Golden slippers and banjos in heaven
For 30 years, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in South Philadelphia has celebrated the beloved liturgy on New Year's Eve, honoring one of the city's most iconic traditions.
Santa saddles up for at-risk kids
With a roar and a rumble, local bikers brought Christmas cheer to the teens served by the St. Francis-St. Joseph and St. Vincent Homes, an outreach of Catholic Social Services.
Preparing the way for Christmas at St. Charles Seminary
Watch our video of the 31st annual concert of sacred music and Advent prayer on Dec. 9 featuring the choir and musicians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Patroness of the Americas draws hundreds to Cathedral
In procession, prayer and praise, hundreds of area faithful gathered for the annual vigil Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Dec. 11.
Caroling around the tree at Immaculata
Watch our video of the annual festivities of singing Christmas carols around the big, lighted tree in the rotunda of Immaculata University.
Seniors dance away summer while defying stereotypes
At a Sept. 21 celebration, members of the St. Charles Senior Community Center in South Philadelphia proved that you can make your own rules about fashion -- and about getting older.
From crack to calculus: St. Gabriel’s Hall grad triumphs as a teacher
Quamiir Trice overcame crime and drugs thanks to a Catholic Social Services program. Now a teacher, he inspires students at the school that changed the course of his life.
Little learners, big goals at Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy
The school graduated its largest class ever in a June 22 ceremony at Holy Innocents Parish. The top-rated learning center provides culturally responsive education that prepares kids for kindergarten.
Holy Innocents and two special education schools team up for graduation
The students joined thousands who are graduating this month from the archdiocese's 141 schools throughout the five-county Philadelphia area.
St. Gabriel’s horticultural program plants the seeds of success
Out of the city and living in the Montgomery County countryside, at-risk young men are learning in the classroom and on the grounds how to plant vegetables and maintain lawns while working as teammates.