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Mummers Add a Second Parade, Through Manayunk, Around Mardi GrasAt least ten of the 16 string bands have committed to the February 22, 2015, event (which will miss Mardi Gras, February 17th, by a few days).
Delaware Valley Christians Mark Start of Somber Lenten SeasonArchbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.
Website Offers 'Daily Sacrifice' To Tech-Savvy Christians During LentLent – or 40 days of prayer, purification and sacrifice many Christians undertake in preparation for Easter – has begun, and if you were thinking about going cold-turkey with social media, this might change your mind.
For Catholics, Tuesday Marks Last Day Before Official Start Of LentTomorrow marks Shrove Tuesday for members of the Catholic faith, the last day before the official start of Lent.
Philadelphia Area Catholics Mark Ash Wednesday With Prayer, AshesHundreds of people took part in the lunch hour ceremony on Ash Wednesday, being reminded of their own mortality.
A Philadelphia Church Carries Its Sacramental Ashes To Center City CommutersOne local Episcopal church knows many people are too busy to go to church to get ashes, so they came up with an unusual way to help.
Rigali Asks Parishioners To Pray For Both Accused Priests And VictimsTo celebrate the first Friday of Lent, the Archbishop of Philadelphia held a special service at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Center City.