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  Here I am, Philly, coming by you again...

Thanks to our Mother for making this beautiful procession possible. In order to see more pictures of the procession click here

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Our Phone number is 267-787-5000.  Email us at

Stations of the Cross: Each Friday in Lent at 6:30PM in Church.

Volunteers are needed for the Triduum Choir! If you sing or play an instrument, please volunteer for the Triduum Choir for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil, April 2, 3, and 4. To participate at any or all of these celebrations, please contact Liz at

Tuesday evenings - Adoration and Mass in St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, 33rd and Arch Streets. Adoration at 8:30PM; Mass at 9:00PM. Everyone is welcome! Please join us! On hiatus until Tuesday, March 31.

Wednesday evenings - Adoration and Mass in Church - Adoration at 9:00PM; Mass at 9:30PM. Everyone is welcome! Please join us!

Hospitality: The Hospitality Committee welcomes people with the love of Christ. We offer coffee and donuts after Sunday Masses and host Parish meal events, such as the Corpus Christi Parish picnic and the annual Christmas potluck dinner. There are different levels of participation. Anyone interested in Hospitality is welcome. For more information, contact Pia Nicolini at 267-228-2549 or

Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture offers lectures, workshops, and meetings of interest to thinking Catholics. For more information, write Or visit the Collegium Institute's website:

Gospel of St. Matthew, New Testament Bible Study: This Group will announce when it will resume meeting on Sundays from 12:45PM - 2:15PM, upper level lounge. For the resumption date and more information, contact or 267-228-2559.

Pray the Rosary! All are welcome to stop in to the Chapel, Upper Level, Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut Street, to pray the Rosary on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 6:30PM. Fridays in Lent come to Stations of the Cross in Church at 6:30PM.

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: Are you facing important decisions? Do you want to experience greater freedom and joy, drawing closer to God? These exercises meet on Sundays and/or Monday evenings. This session is closed but for further information about future sessions, contact:; 267-228-2559. 

Children's Religious Education / Sacramental Preparation: For information, please contact Doug at or 267-228-2559.

For People Seeking Recovery - Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Four meetings every week in the Church Hall (enter at the rear of the Church through the parking lot). Beginners Meeting (Mondays 7-8:15PM); Speaker & Discussion Meeting (Mondays, 8:30-10PM); WAIT Meeting (Fridays, 7-8:15PM); Step Meeting (Fridays, 8:30-10PM). For more information: visit or call 215-629-6757.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Or in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Come to RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) which introduces adults to the Catholic faith and way of life. Regardless of your religious background, whether you already know you want to become Catholic or simply wish to learn more, RCIA will help. This program is also for Catholics who have not received First Communion and/or Confirmation. Meetings are Sundays 3:45PM to 5:15PM before the 5:30PM Sunday Mass. To register or for more info, contact Andrew at  

Meditation Contemplative Prayer: You are welcome to join this small ecumenical group which meets in the Newman Center on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00PM. For the schedule and information about the group and about learning to pray in the Christian contemplative tradition, please contact Tom Connolly at 484-995-4046 or  

Volunteers needed for Liturgical Ministries: We need Acolytes, Lectors, Musicians, Choir Members, and Ushers. If you are interested in helping in any capacity with these ministries, please contact us at

38th Street Stained Glass Windows: Walk along 38th Street between Chestnut and Sansom and view our stained glass windows! We thank those who contributed to these windows. If you are interested in contributing to the restoration of additional windows, please write to


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