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    /slideshows/homeLarge/PeaceMass4-1.jpg #prayforpeace More than 200 worshippers from across the area gathered Wednesday evening, July 20, at St. John's for a Community Mass for Peace. Fr. Ed Hallinan preached a message of hope and renewed commitment to non-violence. Click here for more. http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20160720/mass-for-peace-we-wanted-to-be-a-voice-for-hope _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/IMG_1659.JPG Feast of St. Mary Magdalene We honored the "Apostle to the Apostles," our female saints, and all Catholic women with a Prayer Service on July 22. Candles were lit for 86 "women of wisdom," living and deceased, from our parish community. Click here for more photos. /parish-photo-albums _parent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/france%20memorial.jpg 'Deep Sorrow' Pope Francis condemns the attack in Nice, France, while bishops urge Catholics worldwide to remember the victims in prayer. http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2016/07/15/pope-francis-expresses-deep-sorrow-and-spiritual-closeness-to-france-after-nice-attack/ _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/IMG_0135.JPG Benvenuti, amici! Fr. Ed welcomes guests from Rome's Pontifical Lateran University who are studying with the International School of Pastoral Management, a collaboration with Villanova University's Center for Church Management and Business Ethics.
    /slideshows/homeLarge/welcomestranger.jpg Welcoming Lina & Nami Click here to learn more about the needs and story of our new family. /refugee-support _parent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/DallasPrayerFull.jpg 'A Moment of National Reflection' Catholic bishops ponder a time of tragedy: "Let us assemble in brotherhood to learn what unites us and put aside what divides us," says Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich. http://www.catholicsun.org/2016/07/08/usccb-president-says-violence-calls-for-moment-of-national-reflection/ _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/HopeCafe.JPG A Helping of Hope St. John's enthusiastic kitchen and waitstaff enjoyed our latest visit to CityTeam's Hope Cafe, where we served our Chester guests an elegant meal in high style. Please click here to join us for our next visit July 23! /documents/2016/5/HopeCafe.pdf _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/CYO_StTimothy_Awards.png Honoring the Best in Youth and Youth Ministry Our prayers and thanks go with this year's recipients of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry's highest awards. Right: The St. Timothy Award, for outstanding service by high school students, was presented to Mary Kate Klodarska and Tommy White. Left: The Companions on the Journey Award honored veteran CYO coaches Glenn Venturini (left) and Mike Kirkman (right). The parish's Monsignor Stevenson Award went to eighth graders Kyle Ly and Gabby McGinn for their outstanding sportsmanship, dedication and leadership.
    /slideshows/homeLarge/FirstEuchAdapt.jpg A Very Special First Eucharist Seven children from our Adaptive PREP celebrated their First Holy Communion surrounded by family and friends at a service April 12. The children, from left, are Dominique Bottino, Lara Bruno, Christopher McGowan, Gavin Feehery, Michael Brady and Nora Deskis. Not pictured: Chloe Zarko.
    /slideshows/homeLarge/CYOBanner.png CYO Rocks Track & Field Our CYO athletes lit up the Archdiocesan Track & Field Championships on June 4 at Penn's Franklin Field. Click to learn more! /track-field _parent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/StJohn663-4715ulx.jpg God Bless our First Communicants Sixty-six children celebrated First Eucharist on May 7 at St. John Chrysostom. Our prayers are with them and their families. (Photo courtesy Carl Casella Studio)
    /slideshows/homeLarge/Confirmation1.jpg God Bless Our Confirmandi Bishop Robert P. Maginnis conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 79 youths and two adults at St. John Chrysostom on April 21. May the gifts and joy of the Holy Spirit be with all our Confirmandi always!
    /slideshows/homeLarge/Memorial1.jpg Memorial to the Lost SJC concluded its two-week display of the Memorial to the Lost with a prayer service April 16 in memory of all of those who have lost their lives to gun violence. For more information, visit www.heedinggodscall.org. /peace-and-justice _parent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/Loyola_Presentation.jpg 2015 Loyola Press Open Door Award 'In recognition of the Parish's commitment to helping people with disabilities fully engage and serve in parish life' (National Catholic Partnership on Disability). http://www.ncpd.org/ _blank